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Introduction to High-Performance Computing
Introduction to High-Performance Computing
20-31 August 2012 KTH main campus
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David Black-Schaffer
received his PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 2008 focusing on parallel programming systems for many-core processors. After that he worked for at Apple designing and developing the first implementation of the new OpenCL specification for heterogeneous parallel processing on CPUs and GPUs. He is currently an assistant professor at Uppsala University looking at parallel programming systems and runtimes.

Mattias Chevalier 
holds a PhD in fluid dynamics and worked as an application expert in Computational Fluid Dynamics between 2010-2011 at PDC and as a coordinator at the Swedish e-Science Research Centre (SeRC) at KTH. Prior to that he worked as a Senior Scientist at the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) working an various flow related problems among other things flow control problems, laminar wing design, method and code development. Currently he holds a position as a CFD engineer at Scania working on flow problems related to underhood thermal management.

Björn Engquist 
is professor in mathematics at University of Austin, Texas. Formerly, he has had similar positions at Princeton University and the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Engquist is also a professor of Numerical Analysis and Computing Science at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH) since 1992. He received his B.S. in 1966 and the Ph.D. in 1975 from Uppsala University, Sweden. Between 1966 and 1985, he held positions at the Courant Institute, the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, and Uppsala University. He is the chairman of KTH Center for Computational Science and Engineering and former director of Parallel and Scientific Computing Institute (PSCI) at KTH and Uppsala University and the Center for Parallel Computers (PDC), KTH. His principal research interests are the mathematics and algorithms of scientific computing. 

Thomas Ericsson 
is working at Chalmers University of Technology. He is an expert in high- performance computing and numerical analysis, in particular in numerical linear algebra. 

Erik Hagersten 
Uppsala University, teaches courses in computer architecture. His research focus is "Increase data processing speed through adopting architectures and [coherent] data replication." He works in both academia and industry in Sweden and the US, and has initiated a collaborative research program between Uppsala University and Sun's Engineering in the U.S.

Niclas Jansson
is a Ph.D. student in numerical analysis at CSC, KTH
since 2008. He received his M.S. Degree in computer science in 2008 and
his Lic. Degree in numerical analysis in 2011 from KTH. His research is
focused on high performance adaptive finite element methods.

Erwin Laure 
is the director of PDC-HPC. Before joining PDC in 2008 he was the Technical Director of the EU funded project "Enabling Grids for E-Science in Europe (EGEE)" working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). After joining CERN in 2002 he worked on data management issues within the EU DataGrid (EDG) project, became the Technical Coordinator of EDG, and coordinated the middleware re-engineering activities in the first phase of EGEE. He holds a PhD in Business Administration and Computer Science from the University of Vienna, Austria. His research interests include grid computing with a focus on data management in grid environments as well as programming environments, languages, compilers and runtime systems for parallel and distributed computing. 

Pekka Manninen
is the Head of Education & Outreach at CSC, the Finnish IT center for science, and an adjunct professor of physical chemistry at the University of Helsinki. He obtained his Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 2004, and has worked since then, before joining CSC in 2007, at the universities of Helsinki and Århus and at the Helsinki University of Technology. His research interests include petascale computing and utilization of non-x86 processor technologies in HPC, and other interests include combat sports (kickboxing & MMA), quantum mechanics, and animal rights.

Stefano Markidis 
is a postdoctoral fellow at PDC- HPC. He received a MS degree from Politecnico di Torino and a PhD degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining PDC-HPC, he worked as researcher at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and as capita selecta professor at the Catholic University of Leuven. He received an R&D100 award as part of the developer team of the CartaBlanca code. At PDC-HPC he is part of the CRESTA EC-FP7 project to investigate the suitability of new programming models to the next generation supercomputers. His research interests include the investigation of novel programming models for HPC, and innovative algorithms for parallel computing.

Kaspar Müller
is a PhD student at the Computational Technology Laboratory at KTH since 2010.
Hi is working on adaptive finite element methods to compute flows in the atmosphere and ocean.

Niyazi Cem Degirmenci

is a PhD. student in department of numerical analysis, CSC, KTH since 2010.
working on adaptive fluid structure interaction simulations using finite element methods.

Mark Parsons

is Executive Director of EPCC and Associate Dean for e-Research within the College of Science & Engineering at The University of Edinburgh. He joined EPCC in 1994 as an Applications Scientist and was appointed to the role of Commercial Manager in 1996 and subsequently Commercial Director. From 2001 to 2010 he was also Commercial Director the National e-Science Centre. He was appointed to the role of EPCC Executive Director in 2011. His research interests have included the application of HPC to manufacturing, Grid computing, reconfigurable computing and most recently data intensive and low power computing. He has led a large number of European Commission Framework Programme projects from FP4 onwards. He currently coordinates the PlanetHPC, APOS-EU and CRESTA FP7 projects. He holds a PhD in Experimental Particle Physics, an MSC in Parallel Systems and a BSc (Hons) in Physics and Digital Microelectronics.

Michael Schliephake 
started working at PDC in January 2010. As a system administrator, he is concentrating on the operation of PDC's HPC computer systems. After spending several years as a software developer creating engineering software, he began working in the area of HPC at the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart. There, Michael gained experience in the installation and operation of cluster systems as well as in several projects which were associated with the design and implementation of supercomputing and grid infrastructures. These projects were the German D- Grid Initiative and the European projects DEISA and PRACE. Furthermore, he brings with him his past experience educating students in HPC. Michael obtained his qualified engineer degree at the Technical University Leipzig.

Jonas Yngvesson 
has a MSc in Computer Science & Engineering and a Tech Lic in Information Theory from Linköping University. After graduating he worked ten years for Sectra AB in Linköping building distributed systems for Medical Imaging. The last seven years he has been at Google in Zürich, Switzerland. At Google he has worked on data storage layers, infrastructure for large data processing, video analytics and online video for TV.

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