CECAM Events 2018 at Forschungszentrum Jülich
Within the context of CECAM activities, Forschungszentrum Jülich organizes and runs a number of events each year focused on scientific computing. Topics include electronic structure, materials science, soft matter, and biophysics. This year, there are three central events planned at Jülich.
From 6 August to 12 October, the International Guest Student Programme on Scientific Computing will take place. JSC offers about 12 students the opportunity to work with scientific groups on specific topics in the fields of scientific computing, data analysis, or visualization (see http://www.fz-juelich.de/ias/jsc/gsp).
From 24-28 September, a tutorial on Monte Carlo methods for biophysical simulation will be organized by the Simulation Laboratory Biology at JSC. After an introduction to the basic concepts of Monte Carlo, more advanced topics like generalized ensembles will be introduced and put into the context of protein simulations. The tutorial is designed as a hands-on course, where attendees will be introduced to the simulation code ProFASi, a C++ written code, which is used for e.g. protein folding simulations.
This year, a new type of workshop - an Extended Software Development Workshop - will be organized in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence E-CAM. The topic for this workshop will be "Load Balancing for Particle Simulation Codes". Based on some implementations, which were developed or implemented at JSC, the aim is to collate different methods within a library, which can then be used in various simulation codes. The workshop will address state-of-the-art load balancing, technical necessities for existing simulation codes, and the requirements as well as design of interfaces between the library and existing codes. The workshop will be split into three phases. In May, there will be a first meeting to exchange ideas and create an initial first structure for implementation issues. The next two phases will consist of implementation stages, where participants will be invited to discuss and implement the software together and test it on available parallel architectures. The date of the last two phases has not yet been fixed. The workshop is mainly intended for members of E-CAM. Other interested parties should contact Godehard Sutmann (email@example.com).
JSC News No. 256, 7 March 2018