Many-core and Reconfigurable Supercomputing Network

3rd MRS Network Workshop - Numerical Accuracy and Reliability

Queen's University Belfast Thursday 15th January - Friday 16th January, 2009

 Transcripts of the talks given during the Workshop are available at the links given below.

Professor Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee/ORNL

Professor Nick Higham, University of Manchester

Professor Mike Giles, University of Oxford

Professor Siegfried Rump, Hamburg, University of Technology

Dr. Fabienne Jezequel, LIP6, Paris

The Multi-core Reconfigurable Supercomputing network (MRS) is an EPSRC initiative funded under EPSRC’s Digital Economy programme. The aim of MRS is to promote the use of FPGAs, many-core GPUs and other accelerators for scientific computation in a range of application areas within EPSRC's Digital Economy programme.

The 3rd workshop will be on the topic of accuracy and reliability in scientific computation. Through a series of invited talks and hands-on tutorials leading experts will illustrate the pitfalls of numerical computation, describe tools (INTLAB and CADNA) that can be used to assess the accuracy and reliability of existing scientific software, and present techniques to improve the accuracy and reliability of new scientific software. Speakers include: Nick Higham FRS (University of Manchester), Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee/ORNL), Jean-Marie Chesneaux (LIP6, Paris), Siegfried Rump (Institute for Reliable Computing, Hamburg University of Technology), Mike Giles (University of Oxford) and George Constantinides (Imperial College London).

 Details and workshop costs

The workshop will take place in the Department of Computer Science, Wireless Suite, 2nd floor, Bernard Crossland Building, 18 Malone Road, Belfast. To register for the workshop please complete the Registration Form before the 19th, November, 2008.  We will let you know shortly after this date whether your application has been accepted. Attendees from UK academic institutions will NOT be charged, but places are limited. Industrial participants and attendees from overseas institutions, will be charged £130.  Accommodation and travel costs for participants from the partners in MRS (Imperial College, Queen’s University Belfast, Universities of Manchester and Oxford) can be claimed from their home institution. Costs of participants from other academic institutions can be claimed from the University of Oxford.

Provisional Timetable

Thursday, 15th January, 2009
9:30 - 10:30 Registration and coffee
10:30 - 11:30 Nick Higham FRS (Univeristy of Manchester) - introduction to general area of accuracy and reliability
11:30 - 1:00 Siegfried M. Rump (Institute for Reliable Computing, Hamburg University of Technology) - interval arithmetic
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch and poster presentations
2:00 - 3:30 Siegfried M. Rump - interval arithmetic, hands-on tutorial on the INTLAB MATLAB toolbox
3:30 - 4:00 Coffee and poster presentations
4:00 - 5:00 Mike Giles (University of Oxford) - binary tree summation
5:30 - 6:30 Hewlett Packard sponsored lecture by Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee/ORNL) - challenges to, and opportunities for, HPC resulting from multicore and emerging technologies.
6:30 - 7:15 Pre-dinner drinks courtesy of Hewlett Packard
7:30 Dinner in the Great Hall
Friday, 16th January, 2009
9:00 - 10:00 Jean-Marie Chesneaux (LIP6, Paris) - The CADNA library
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee and poster presentations
10:30 - 12:30 Jean-Marie Chesneaux (LIP6, Paris) - hands-on tutorial on the CADNA library
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch and poster presentations
1:30 - 2:30 Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee/ORNL) - mixed precision iterative refinement
2:30 - 3:30 George Constantinides (Imperial College London) - fixed-point arithmetic in digital signal processing
3:30 - 4:00 Coffee and poster presentations
4:00 - 5:00 Laurent-Stéphane Didier (LIP6, Paris) SOFA

Queries to - Ms. Evelyn Milliken