PASC18 is the fifth edition of the PASC Conference series, an international platform for the exchange of competences in scientific computing and computational science, with a strong focus on methods, tools, algorithms, application challenges, and novel techniques and usage of high performance computing.
PASC18, co-sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), will be held from July 2 to 4, 2018 at the Congress Center Basel, located in Basel, Switzerland.
The theme of PASC18 is Fast and Big Data, Fast and Big Computation, emphasizing our vision of the close coupling of data and computation. Exposing and expressing massive and irregular parallelism in computational problems are key challenges for exploiting the massive and heterogeneous parallelism available in current, and expected in future, HPC systems, as well as to find new ways of generating scientific insight from data and models. Through its rich and interactive program, PASC18 aims to highlight the computational approaches that computational scientists, computer scientists, and practitioners employ today and will employ over the next decades to address these challenges.
Further information on the scope of the conference can be found under About.
The program includes keynotes from David Bader (Georgia Tech) on massive-scale analytics in real world problems, Marina Becoulet (CEA/IRFM) on first-principles modelling of magnetohydrodynamics in fusion devices, Alice Gabriel (LMU Munich) on extreme-scale earthquake simulations, and Nils Wedi (ECMWF) on kilometer-scale weather and climate simulations.
This plenary session will focus on quantum chromodynamics.
The panel discussion will address the main theme of PASC18: "Fast and Big Data, Fast and Big Computation" and explore the critical challenges facing key HPC application areas in the next 5-10 years, based on a mix of knowledge and speculation.
"We aim to help close the chasm between compute-driven and data-driven research with an inclusive high quality technical program and broad interest contributions at the intersection of high performance algorithms and implementations that form the scientific computing field."
Florina Ciorba and Erik Lindahl, PASC18 Conference Chairs