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Organizing and Program Committee

  • Anne C. Elster, Chair
  • Jack Dongarra (USA)
  • Jerzy Wasniewski (Denmark)
    PARA Workshop Series Steering Committee
  • Jack Dongarra (Honorary Chair) (Utenn/ORNL, USA)
  • Jerzy Wasniewski (Chair) (TU Denmark)
  • Petter Bjørstad (U of Bergen, Norway)
  • Anne C. Elster (NTNU, Norway)
  • Bjørn Enquist (KTH, Sweden)
  • Juha Haatja (CSC, Finland)
  • Kimmo Koski (CSC, Finland)
  • Bo Kågström (U of Umeå, Sweden)
  • Hjalmtyr Hafsteinsson (U of Iceland)
  • Kaj Madsen (TU Denmark)
  • Sven Sigurdsson (U of Iceland)
    Local Committee:
  • Anne C. Elster (NTNU CS)
    local host and Chair
  • Jørn Amundsen,
  • Bjørn Lindi, HPC center group leader (NTNU-IT)
  • Jan Christian Meyer (NTNU CS)
  • Snorre Boasson (NTNU-IT)
  • Ellen Solberg (NTNU CS),
    Conference Secretary

    NTNU-IT includes our HPC Center; NTNU CS is the NTNU Department of Computer and Information Science

  • PARA 2008:Travel

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    Tips on how to get to Trondheim

    If at all possible, fly directly to Trondheim.

    If you have the time, I do recommend the train from the Trondheim Airport Værnes and in to Trodheim -- a beautiful 30 minute or so ride along the fjord. Alternatively, grad one of the airport buses right outside that takes you to the hotels downtown. The buss is around NOK 80, whereas taxis run over 500 for the local ones, or ca. NOK 300, if you ask for a "flytaxi" fixed rate from the Trondheim city-based taxis that are marked "Trønder taxi" or "Norges taxi".

    Both taxis and busses take you through the "Hell" tunnel (named after the local town "Hell" which actually means "slope" in Norwegian), but it gives you bragging right of "having to go through Hell to get here", ;-)

    There are direct flights to Trondheim from the following cities outside Norway as of April 14, 2008: (Source -- may contain typos!

    1. Alicante, Spain (SAS Norway) -- Satudays only
    2. Amsterdam, Netherlands (KLM) -- Twice daily flights: Arr: 12:20 and 13:00; Dep: 06:15 and 13:00;
    3. Dubrovik, Croatia (Norwegian) -- Saturdays only; twice weekly June 30- Aug 4)
    4. Copenhagen, Denmark (Widerø -- 50% owned by SAS).
      • Three daily flight M-F: Arr: 11:35, 16:40, 22:40 Dept: 06:05, 12:10, 17:20
      • Saturdays: Arr 11:50, Dept: 07:00 and 12:20
      • Sundays: Arr: 11:35, 16:40 and 22:40; Dep: 12:10 and 17:20
    5. London/Stansted, UK (Norwegian) -- three times a week
      • Tuesdays & Thursdays: Arr 15:40, Dep 10:20
      • Sundays: Arr 13:20; Dep:07:45
    6. Malaga, Spain (Norwegian) -- Saturdays only until October
    7. Murcia, Spain (Norwegian) -- Saturdays: Arr:23:30; Dep: 13:35
    8. Nice, France (Norwegian) -- Sundays: Arr 14:00; Dep: 06:30 (more flights in July)
    9. Praha, Czek Republic: Twice weekly:
      • Wednesdays Arr 15:50; Dep: 10:20
      • Saturdays Arr 12:25; Dep 07:05
    10. Riga, Latvia (Norwegian) -- twice weekly:
      • Mondays Arr 14:50; Dep: 10:25
      • Fridays Arr 14:50, Dep: 10:25
    11. Stockholm, Sweden (SAS Sweden) --
      • Daily M-F: Arr:10:35, Dep: 11:05
      • Saturdays Arr: 10:45, Dep: 11:10 (until October)
      • Sundays Arr 15:05; Dep: 15:35 (check for changes after Oct)
    12. Warszawa, Poland (Norwegian) until June 15:
      • Tuesdays and Sundays: Arr: 09:40; Dep: 10:05
    Note that even from Oslo, Trondheim is a cruel 6.5-8 hr train ride away. Train tickets run NOK 299 each way of you book early, whereas you can still find a a plane ticket on Norwegian ( for NOK 362-583 each way from Gardemoen (Oslo main airport to Trondheim) on May 12 (as of April 14, 2008).

    Anne's favorite way to get to Trondheim from the US is via the direct flight on NW/KLM from Amsterdam to Trondheim.

    SAS has connections from the US via Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo.

    Norwegian and SAS connect up directly to Trondheim from a number of Norwegian cities, including Oslo and Bergen.

    As of April 14, Fly Nordic is now also Norwegian

    More Norway and Trondheim Information

    Some related conferences and workshops:

    HPC at NTNU and Norway