Tenth Workshop on the DOE Advanced Computational Software Collection

Tenth Workshop on the DOE Advanced Computational Software Collection
Leveraging the Development of Computational Science and Engineering
Software Through Sustainable High Performance Tools
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
August 18-21, 2009


The Advanced CompuTational Software (ACTS) Collection comprises a set 
of non commercial tools mainly developed at the Department of Energy's
(DOE) laboratories, sometimes in collaboration with universities. These 
software tools aim to simplify the solution of common and important
computational problems, and have substantially benefited a wide range of 
applications and fields in computational sciences. These benefits are
accounted not only for applications running efficiently on high performing
computing environments but also realizing computation that would not
have been possible otherwise.Nowadays, with the introduction of hardware
technologies such as of multi-core, the use of software libraries is key
in the development of high end software applications. This is because
libraries provide a level of software abstractions in which the robustness,
scalability and portability can be easily and reliably passed into the
application codes across a large class of computer platforms.

The 10th ACTS Collection workshop will be a four-day workshop and will
include a range of tutorials on the tools currently available in the 
collection,discussion sessions aimed to solve specific computational needs
by the workshop participants, and hands-on practices using NERSC's
state-of-the-art computers.

The workshop is opened to computational scientists from industry and 
academia.Registration fees are fully sponsored by the DOE's Office of
Science. In addition, DOE will sponsor travel expenses and lodging for a
limited number of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For more
information on the workshop, please contact Tony Drummond at (510) 486-7624
or email acts-AT-nersc-DOT-gov.

This year's workshop will be held in collaboration with CSE program at
LBNL and the Center For Information  Technology Research in the  Interest of
Society (CITRIS) at the University of California, Berkeley

Relevant Workshop Links:
– Application form: http://acts.nersc.gov/events/Workshop2009/application.html
– ACTS Collection information: http://acts.nersc.gov
– LBNL's CSE program: http://www.lbl.gov/cs/cse/index.html
– CITRIS http://www.citris-uc.org/

Important Dates to Remember:

– Application submission deadline: June 26, 2009
– Application review completed and invitations sent: July 07, 2009
– Attendee confirmation of participation deadline: July 13, 2009
– Workshop Dates: August 18-21, 2009