Conference on High Performance Scientific Computing: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications

October 11-12, 2010
Purdue University, West Lafayette
In Honor of Ahmed Sameh's 70th Birthday

We are pleased to announce that a conference will be held at Purdue University, October 11-12, 2010, on High Performance Scientific Computing, with an emphasis on Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications. The conference will feature talks by leading researchers in high performance scientific computing. The conference is in honor of Ahmed Sameh on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

Please hold the date on your calendars.

Ahmed Sameh

Hotel Accommodations: Purdue Memorial Union Hotel

A block of rooms has been reserved for Sunday, October 10 - Monday, October 11. To get the special rate you must book your room via phone. Mention that the block name is "High Performance Computing" conference. The website for the hotel is:

Union Club Hotel, Purdue University

The phone numbers are 800-320-6291 toll free, or 765-494-8913. Rooms with one or two beds and luxury suites are available.


The registration page is now up! We do not anticipate charging a registration fee for the conference, provided we are able to raise the needed funds from other sources.

Registration Form


Those traveling to the Indianapolis airport can find transportation from Indianapolis to West Lafayette at the ground transportation location. All rental car vendors and available in the ground transportation location. Those who wish to take a shuttle to West Lafayette have two options

* Lafayette Limo ($50.00 round trip, must pay with cash)
* Star of America ($19.00 each way, can pay with credit card or book online).

The Indianapolis to Lafayette shuttles load at ground transportation zone 6. Those traveling from Chicago have the option of taking a shuttle from O'Hare to the Purdue airport. The shuttle service for Chicago is Express Air Coach. The Express Air Coach shuttle picks up individuals only if a reservation is made. Otherwise, the shuttle will not travel to O'Hare. The Purdue Memorial Union Hotel has a shuttle service from the Purdue airport to the hotel (call (765) 494-8900 to schedule a pick-up). A few attendees have requested the option to carpool from the Indianapolis airport. Those who are interested in carpooling can send an email to Please include contact information and arrival time.

Confirmed Speakers

* Abdelkader Baggag
* Michael W. Berry
* Kyle Gallivan
* Efstratios Gallopoulos
* Joe Grcar
* William Jalby
* Matthew Knepley
* Carl Christian Kjelgaard Mikkelsen
* David Padua
* Eric Polizzi
* Alex Pothen
* Vivek Sarin
* Danny Sorensen
* Harry Wijshoff
* Ulrike Meier Yang
* Maxim Naumov
* Eric Cox
* Xiaoge Wang
* Olaf Schenk
* Erricos Kontogirghes
* Janlin Xia
* Sami Kilic

Conference Chair

Yousef Saad

Conference Committee

Michael Berry

Kyle Gallivan

Efstratios Gallopoulos

Ananth Grama

Bernard Philippe

Alex Pothen

Yousef Saad

Faisal Saied

Robert Skeel


Conference Program (click here to download pdf)

Monday, October 11
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast Lawson Hall Atrium
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Welcome Remarks
Yousef Saad, University of Minnesota
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Ahmed Sameh: Contributions to Large Scale Eigenvalue Problems
Danny Sorensen, Rice University
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Scenario discovery using nonnegative tensor factorization and visual analytics
Michael Berry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Title t.b.d
William Jalby, University of Versailles, France
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee Break Lawson Hall Atrium
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Truncation based algorithms for banded and strictly diagonally dominant matrices
Carl Christian Mikkelsen, Umeå University, Sweden
11:30 AM - 12:00 noon Scalable linear solvers for high performance computers
Ulrike Meier Yang, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
12:00 noon - 12:30 PM "Parallel" Preconditioning
Vivek Sarin, Texas A&M; University
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch Lawson Hall Atrium
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Title t.b.d
David Kuck, Intel Corporation
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM The recent work in parallel model coupling tools
Xiaoge Wang , Tsinghua University
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Parallel fast multipole methods
Matthew Knepley , University of Chicago
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM The SPIKE banded kernel: the alpha story
Eric Polizzi, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Coffee Break Lawson Hall Atrium
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Linear system solvers in particulate flows
Abdelkader Baggag, Louisiana Tech University
5:00 PM-5:30 PM Parallel Scalability Analysis of Sparse Hybrid Linear Solvers
Olaf Schenk, University of Basel
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Numerical Estimation of the General Linear Model
Erricos Kontogirghes, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
7:00 PM - Dinner
Tuesday, October 12
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast Lawson Hall Atrium
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Tiling in algorithms and languages
David Padua, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Sparse Computations Revisited
Harry Wijshoff, University of Leiden, Netherlands
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Recent Results in Riemannian Optimization
Kyle Gallivan, Florida State University
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee Break Lawson Hall Atrium
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Efficient structured factorization of large sparse matrices
Jianlin Xia, Purdue University
11:30 AM - 12:00 noon Current works of Ahmed Sameh: scalable linear and eigensolvers
Eric Cox, Purdue University
12:00 noon - 1:30 PM Lunch Lawson Hall Atrium
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM The History of "Gaussian" Elimination
Joe Grcar
Part of Purdue Computer Science Colloquium
2:30 PM Coffee Break Lawson Hall Atrium
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Some Matrix Computation Tools for Information Retrieval
Stratis Gallopoulos, University of Patras, Greece
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Efficient Iterative Solvers for Structural Mechanics Problems
Sami Kilic, Bogazici University, Turkey
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Parallel Numerical Linear Algebra Algorithms for Graphical Processing Units
Maxim Naumov, NVIDIA Corporation


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