San Diego, CA — The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is now taking applications from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to participate in a three-day workshop on the ACTS Toolkit, September 28-30, 2000.
DOE will fully sponsor students and qualified postdoctoral fellows, covering transportation, lodging and meal costs as well as workshop materials for those who attend this workshop at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, August 1, 2000.
The ACTS, or Advanced Computational Testing and Simulation, Toolkit is a set of DOE-developed software tools that make it easier for programmers to write high-performance scientific applications for parallel computers.
The aim of the workshop, entitled “How can ACTS work for you?” is to familiarize students in various scientific disciplines with the computational science tools available to help them in their research. The tools in the ACTS Toolkit provide solutions for numerical problems, scientific data representations, data manipulation, visualization, program execution and distributed computing. For more information visit the ACTS website at http://acts.nersc.gov .
The ACTS Toolkit differs from other “parallel tools” projects in that it primarily focuses on software used inside an application, instead of software used to develop an application. The tools were mostly developed at DOE labs and universities. ACTS is an umbrella project that has brought the tools together and is funding developers to provide interoperability. While DOE has been motivated to develop the tools for its own programs, it also encourages their adoption and use by non-DOE computational efforts.
Graduate students and post-docs from any scientific field who are interested in attending the workshop must submit a short abstract describing their work and current or future computational needs. Abstracts should be sent to [email protected] Students must also provide a letter of recommendation from the student’s advisor (sent to the same email address and with the student’s name in the subject line) by Aug. 1. Other applicants must submit a letter outlining their current work and future plans and needs for computational resources with a list of publications. For more information on the workshop, go to http://acts.nersc.gov/wrkshop . Additional information about NERSC is available at http://www.nersc.gov . Berkeley Lab ( http://www.lbl.gov ) conducts only unclassified research and is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy.