BIT Circus 2015

Inspired by the former BIT Chief Editor Axel Ruhe* we announce BIT Circus 2015,
focusing on Numerical Mathematics and Computational Sciences, to be held
August 26-27, 2015 at Umeå University, Sweden.
Young researchers are invited to present their on-going work.

* Sadly, Axel Ruhe passed away suddenly on April 4, 2015.
The BIT Board welcomes Lars Eldén as the new BIT Chief Editor.

For more information, we refer to the attached invitation letter and the
BIT Circus 2015 web page, with the registration form (dead-line June 12):
https://www.hpc2n.umu.se/events/workshops/BITcircus2015

We kindly ask you to distribute this information to colleagues and especially
to PhD students, Post-docs and young researchers interested to network and
exchanging of ideas in their research.

We wish you most welcome,
The BIT Board and the Local Organizers

Announcements

eSSENCE Academy 2014 in Umeå

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Welcome the eSSENCE Academy 2014, October 15-16 in Umeå

The eSSENCE Management has the pleasure of inviting all of the eSSENCE community to the 3rd eSSENCE Academy Workshop. The strategic research programme is in its fifth year of developing state-of-the-art e-Science for the benefit of society in a collaborative effort between our three universities. Now we will have the opportunity to meet and acquaint ourselves with the exciting research that is happening within eSSENCE.

Attendance is free of cost and includes meals during the programme and one hotel night (15/10) for those travelling to Umeå. Travel expenses should be covered by your home institute.

We expect all the eSSENCE projects to be represented in person and also by a poster. Poster presenters will receive further instructions in October.

Registration is now closed. If you wish to inquire about a late registration, please contact Erik Elmroth at elmroth@cs.umu.se.

Map (link)

Maps for download (pdf): Umeå  & Campus

Venue for the seminars: Aula KB3B1 (stora hörsalen), KBC-building

Wednesday, October 15
12:00 Lunch Hjortron @ Universum
13:10 Welcome to the eSSENCE Academy 2014 in Umeå
Ingela Nyström, Coordinator of eSSENCE, UU /
Bo Kågström and Erik Elmroth, eSSENCE-PIs, Local organizers, UmU
13:30 Keynote presentation: Swedish Science Cases for e-Infrastructure Anders Ynnerman, Linköping University
14:00 Sensor based research at Humanities lab with special reference to data handling and eye tracking Kenneth Holmqvist, LU
14:20 Data management for research infrastructures with special reference to MAXlab and humanities Jonas Lindemann / Anders Follin, LU
14:40 Accelerating sparse matrix computations through the fusion of operations with applications in molecular dynamics Carl Christian Kjelgaard Mikkelsen, UmU
15:00 Tactile manipulation of finite element models and direct solutions Daniel Åkesson, LU
15:20 Accepted for presentations at IEEE e-Science 2014, Sao Paulo, October 20-24
HTSeq-Hadoop: Extending HTSeq for Massively Parallel Sequencing Data Analysis using Hadoop, Alexey Siretskiy, UU
15:40 Poster Session with Drinks & Snacks Brashörnan @ Universum
17:40 Transportation (bus/walk) to Scandic Plaza and check-in
19:00 Dinner and Discussions Scandic Plaza
Thursday, October 16
08:10 Bus from Scandic Plaza to Universum
08:30 Adaptive and flexible platforms for eScience – the future is cloudy Johan Tordsson, UmU
08:50 Chunks and Tasks: A programming model for parallelization of dynamic algorithms Emanuel Rubensson, UU
09:10 Present and future data challenges in High Energy Physics at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN Richard Brenner, UU
09:30 Finite Element Methods for PDEs on Surfaces Mats G. Larson, UmU
09:50 Coffee break
10:20 SeSE – Swedish e-Science Education Anders Hast, Director of SeSE, UU
10:40 eSSENCE and the SFO Evaluation 2014 Carmen Medina, Research Secretary, UU
11:00 Panel Discussion: Swedish Science Cases for e-Infrastructure and the Future of e-Science in Sweden
Moderator: Sven Strömqvist, LU, member of eSSENCE Programme Council
Panel:
* Erik Elmroth, UmU
* Sverker Holmgren, UU
* Göran Sandberg, LU
* Ellen Sherwood, SciLifeLab, KI
11:50 Closing Words Ingela Nyström, Coordinator of eSSENCE, UU
12:00 Farewell Lunch Hjortron @ Universum

Meeting updates will be posted regularly at this website

 

 

1st Cloud Control Workshop, Feb 13-14, 2013

1st Cloud Control Workshop, Feb 13-14, 2013

The 1st Cloud Control Workshop, February 13-14, 2013
Umeå University, Sweden

The workshop is an open kick-off for the Cloud Control project, funded by a VR framework grant during 2013 – 2016. The workshop is open to project participants and people in the participants’ near vicinity, with whom we see potential for collaborations or other synergies.

The aim of the workshop is three-fold. First and foremost, it aims at making people know each other, professionally and privately, to enhance the potential for future collaborations between project members in Lund and Umeå and between project members and other researchers. Secondly, it aims at knowledge transfer across people’s fields of expertize by crash courses in cloud computing and control theory. Thirdly, it aims at providing the fuel for new multi-disciplinary collaborations through a series of presentations and discussions on on-going research on cloud datacenter management and control theory for computing systems.

We strongly encourage participants to join all sessions, coffee breaks, lunches, and the workshop dinner, since they will all provide good opportunities for discussions across groups and research fields.

For more information

PhD positions in Parallel and High-Performance Computing, Umeå University, Sweden

We are seeking outstanding candidates for PhD student positions within the field of Parallel and High-Performance Computing.

The research group is focused on the design, analysis, and implementation of efficient and robust algorithms, and library software for parallel dense and structured matrix computations. The research is performed in an international and creative environment. Locally, the research group is collaborating with the High Performance Computing Center North (HPC2N) and the UMIT Research Lab.

For further information of the positions, please contact Professor Bo Kagstrom (bokg@cs.umu.se) or Ass. Professor Lars Karlsson (larsk@cs.umu.se) at the Department of Computing Science and HPC2N.

Dead-line for applications is August 20, 2013.
For the complete announcement, visit
http://www8.umu.se/umu/aktuellt/arkiv/lediga_tjanster/313-114-13.html#eng

PhD students in Cloud Computing, Umeå University

PhD students in Cloud Computing

Umeå University, Sweden is seeking outstanding candidates for PhD student positions in Computing Science with focus on management systems for cloud computing. The positions are aimed for research in a new multidisciplinary research project utilizing control theoretic methods for advanced management systems in cloud computing datacenters.

The research is to be performed in one of Europe’s leading research groups in cloud computing at Umeå University and in collaboration with researchers at Lund University. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR).

For information about the research group, see www.cloudresearch.org

For full announcement and instructions how to apply, see:
http://www8.umu.se/umu/aktuellt/arkiv/lediga_tjanster/313-203-13.html#eng

Deadline: April 8, 2013

PhD positions in Parallel and High-Performance Computing, Umeå University, Sweden

PhD positions in Parallel and High-Performance Computing,
Umeå University, Sweden
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We are seeking outstanding candidates for PhD student positions within the field of Parallel and High-Performance Computing.

The research group is focused on the design, analysis, and implementation of efficient and robust algorithms, and library software for parallel dense and structured matrix computations. The research is performed in an international and creative environment. Locally, the research group is collaborating with the High Performance Computing Center North (HPC2N) and the UMIT Research Lab.

For further information of the positions, please contact Professor Bo Kagstrom (bokg@cs.umu.se) or Ass. Professor Lars Karlsson (larsk@cs.umu.se) at the Department of Computing Science and HPC2N.
Dead-line for applications is March 4, 2013.
For the complete announcement, visit
http://www8.umu.se/umu/aktuellt/arkiv/lediga_tjanster/313-114-13.html#eng

20 million to Cloud Computing

Erik Elmroth at umeå University

Energy-efficient computer resources which adapt its capacity to the needs of the application. This is the objective of the project “Cloud Control” which was recently awarded 20 million SEK from the Swedish Research Council. A group of researchers from Umeå and Lund under the leadership of professor Erik Elmroth from the Department of Computer Science at Umeå University, will develop methods and tools to handle resources and services in future computer centers with distributed systems of virtual machines.
The main goals of the project are:

  • to optimize the usage of servers
  • to predict the usage peaks for specific applications so that the number of virtual machines that are needed can adapt in time
  • to optimize the physical placement of the servers in order to reduce cooling requirements

The project will receive funding during five years.

Umeå: HPC2N Symposium — Inauguration of Abisko, May 31, 2012

Umeå University, May 31, 2012

High Performance Computing Center North cordially invites you to participate in the inauguration of Abisko, the new HPC2N supercomputer system. The morning program offers a tutorial and the afternoon program includes presentations by scientists using Abisko, state-of-the-art technical and R&D overviews and the formal inauguration of Abisko.

The procurement of Abisko was made possible through a grant from the Swedish National Metacenter VR/SNIC and the support of Umeå University.

Dead-line for registration: May 21 at 12.00.
There is no conference fee but remember that the number of seats for all events are limited, so register as soon as possible.

Most welcome!
Bo Kågström, HPC2N Director
Marianne Sommarin, Chairperson of the HPC2N Board

Links to program and registration form:
https://www.hpc2n.umu.se/abisko/inauguration
https://www.hpc2n.umu.se/abisko/inauguration/form