Wednesday, July 15

The Integration of High-Performance Libraries with Applications

Sponsored by SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing

2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Room: Sidney Smith 2108

The design and development of high-performance libraries face many unique issues. The interface to such libraries must hide the complexity of the underlying algorithms from the application developer and at the same time allow access to features and functionality. The algorithms should not impose restrictions on the application developer and yet need to provide efficiency. The issue of data-locality often brings with it a requirement of integration of the computational model throughout the application, making it difficult to effectively use an individual library routine.

The speakers in this minisymposium bring a varied set of perspectives and experiences and will discuss design issues from a range of language and application standpoints.

Organizer: Anne E. Trefethen
Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd., Oxford, United Kingdom
2:00 Generic Library Design with Template Algorithms
Roldan Pozo, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg
2:30 Parallel Numerical Software Interface Issues
Satish Balay, Lois Curfman McInnes, William Gropp, and Barry Smith, Argonne National Laboratory
3:00 The SAMRAI Software Framework for Structured Adaptive Mesh Refinement Applications
Xabier Garaizar, Richard Hornung, and Scott Kohn, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
3:30 Issues in Design and Development of Parallel Libraries
Anne E. Trefethen, Organizer

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LMH Created: 3/18/98 Updated: 4/6/98