Monday, April 06, 2009

Bay Area Scientific Computing Day

The Bay Area Scientific Computing Day (BASCD) is an annual informal gathering to encourage the interaction and collaboration of researchers in the fields of scientific computing and computational science/engineering from the San Francisco Bay Area. This event provides a great venue for junior researchers to present their work to the local community, and for the Bay Area scientific and computational science/engineering communities at large to interchange views on today's multidisciplinary computational challenges and state-of-the-art developments.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of BASCD. For this occasion, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which organized the first BASCD in 2000, will host the event on site on Saturday, May 9, 2009.

The event will feature presentations by researchers from institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area. There will also be opportunity for poster presentations.


Robert Crockett
Esmond Ng

Administrative Support:

Rachel Lance
Yeen Mankin


Location: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Building 66 Auditorium
Date: Saturday, May 9, 2009

Program Agenda

Current Speakers:

* Jim Bremer (UC Davis), "Efficient Discretization of Boundary Integral Equations on Domains with Corners"
* Anwei Chai (Stanford University), "Compressed Sensing and Imaging: A Comparative Study"
* Mark Hoemmen (UC Berkeley), "Communication-avoiding iterative methods"
* Nicole Lemaster (Sandia Lab), "Adaptive Load Balancing for Component-based PDE Solvers"
* Kamesh Madduri (LBNL), "High Performance Computing for Massive Graph Analysis"
* Chris Rycroft (LBNL), "Real-time control of mixing in dense granular flow"
* Mike Singer (LLNL), "TBA"

Poster Presentations:

Those interested in presenting a poster presentation should email Robert Crockett, rkcrockett-at-lbl-dot-gov, by the deadline of April 17. Please include title and abstract. There are a limited number of slots available, and those selected will be notified the following week.

The final agenda will be available soon.


No registration fees are required for participiation in the Bay Area Scientific Computing Day.

All participants of the Bay Area Scientific Computing Day must register in order to gain site access at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Go here to register.

Additional Information

Site Access

All participants must sign up at the registration page in order to visit Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and attend the Bay Area Scientific Computing Day.


The Bay Area Scientific Computing Day will be held in Building 66 Auditorium, which is located at the east end of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Building 66 is easily accessible from the Strawberry Canyon Gate. A map of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is available.

General information on directions to Lawrence Berkeley National can be found at

To get to the Strawberry Canyon Gate from I-80: Click here for directions from Google Map.

To get to the Strawberry Canyon Gate from CA-24: Click here for directions from Google Map.

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Previous Bay Area Scientific Computing Days

2000 - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2001 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
2002 - Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore
2003 - University of San Francisco
2004 - Stanford University
2005 - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2006 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
2007 - Stanford University
2008 - University of California, Berkeley

A nontrivial amount is HPC. I will probably not be attending because of Team Phoenicia testing, but I strongly encourage people to do so. If you want to network into the HPC/scientific computing world. this is one of the good ways to do so.

Link in the title like always.

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