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1st CHANGES Workshop

New and highly scalable algorithms, performance tools and performance modelling were the topics of the first CHANGES workshop on high-performance computing, which took place from 3 to 5 September 2012 at JSC. The workshop was initiated by the Computer Network Information Center (CNIC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and the Jülich Supercomputing Centre at Forschungszentrum Jülich. These global players in supercomputing together with the organizations to which they belong joined forces and agreed to co-sponsor a CHinese-AmericaN-German E-Science and cyberinfrastructure workshop series (CHANGES) with local organization of the workshops alternating between the three partners each year. In the past, the three institutions had organized several bilateral cooperations and workshops, such as the US-American-Chinese series ACCESS and the German-Chinese Workshop on Supercomputing CHSC11. CHANGES, however, is the first trilateral cooperation and will not only consider the issues of the partner institutions but will also take national topics into account.

The first CHANGES workshop was a highlevel platform dealing with the latest trends in supercomputing, sophisticated information techniques and interdisciplinary applications. About 40 well-known experts came together by invitation, and presented and discussed the latest results in their research fields. The workshop focussed on the above-mentioned topics but also covered several fields in supercomputing, as well as e-science and its applications in China, Germany and the United States. In addition to the presentations, the workshop provided a forum for trilateral cooperations on student exchanges and mutual research projects. The first promising cooperation ideas were developed and will be launched in the near future.
(Contact: Dr. Norbert Attig, n.attig@fz-juelich.de)


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