Thursday December 10 at 15:15 in Schrödinger (E324)

Professor Bertil Gustafsson, Department of Scientific Computing, Uppsala University,

will present a talk with the title

High Performance Computing today: Faster computers and faster algorithms

Theory and experiments are the two classical methods for getting new insight into various problems in science and technology. Today there is a third method: computer simulations. In research as well as industrial design, this new method is becoming increasingly important. For large problems, high performance computers are required. But this is not enough, fast and reliable algorithms are also required.

In this talk we shall discuss current research in numerical analysis and algorithm development. We shall also present numerical results from different applications, such as fluid dynamics, acoustics and electro-magnetic wave-propagation. The implications of modern parallel computer architectures will also be discussed.