PASC14 will have  7 plenary speakers, 1 public lecture, 62 contributed talks, and 77 posters related to the five different PASC areas plus one dedicated to computer science & mathematics

Additionally, the conference includes an information event dedicated to users of the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS).

You can now download a booklet with the agenda of the conference.


Contributed Talks


A contributed talk is a 20-minute presentation, which will be grouped by the organizers with other contributed talks into the two-hour parallel sessions each morning and afternoon of the conference. Presenters are asked to submit their titles, abstract (600 words or less), author and affiliation data, and speaker designation data (in the case of multiply-authored papers) using the abstract submission procedure. The submission of talks is now closed, but you can still submit posters until April 23, 2014 (at 12:00 noon).

Poster Session


Based on experience from previous events, poster sessions are one of the most important aspects of the conference. Several collaborations have resulted from the informal discussions held at these sessions. Posters should be put up on the morning of Monday, June 2 and remain posted until the end of the meeting on Tuesday, June 3.

Day 1 - June 2, 2014

09:30 – 10:40  Registration open, Coffee

10:40 – 10:50  Audimax (HG F 30) - Plenary Opening

Welcome to the Conference; Ralf Eichler, President ETH Zurich

10:50 – 11:40   Audimax (HG F 30) - Invited Plenary

Weather and Climate modelling at the Petascale: achievements and perspectives; Pier Luigi Vidale, University of Reading, United Kingdom (Abstract)

11:40 – 12:30   Audimax (HG F 30) - Invited Plenary

Big data, sparse information: Bayesian inference for large-scale models, with application to inverse modeling of Antarctic ice sheet dynamics; Omar Ghattas, Center for Computational Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, USA (Abstract)

12:30 - 13:20 Lunch

13:20 - 14:10   Audimax (HG F 30) - Invited Plenary

The High Level Support Team — A support unit for petaflop computing; Roman Hatzky, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, IPP-EURATOM-Association, Germany (Abstract)

Day 2 - June 3, 2014


09:00 – 09:50 Audimax (HG F 30) - Invited Plenary

Towards the development of wavefunction-based methods for materials modeling; Ali Alavi, Department of Chemistry, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (Abstract)

09:50 – 10:40  Audimax (HG F 30) - Invited Plenary

Feedback, lineages and cancer; John Lowengrub, University of California at Irvine, USA (Abstract)

10:40 – 11:05 Coffee Break

11:05 – 12:25 Parallel Sessions (4 talks 15+5 min)

12:25 – 13:10 Lunch sponsored by CSCS

13:10 – 14:30  Audimax (HG F 30) - Plenary

CSCS User Meeting (Agenda)

14:30 – 15:20  Audimax (HG F 30) - Invited Plenary

Engineering for Performance in High Performance Computing; Bill Gropp, Director of the Parallel Computing Institute, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA (Abstract)

15:20 – 16:10 Audimax (HG F 30) - Invited Plenary

HPC & The Inventor’s Dilemma: Abandoing 20 years of Molecular Simulation Knowledge and Moving to GPUs; Eric Lindahl, SciLifeLab Stockholm, KTH, Sweden (Abstract)

16:10 – 16:20 Audimax (HG F 30) - Plenary Closing

Piero Martinoli, President Università della Svizzera italiana