News

  • February 2022:

    • The February FASTMath Seminar has been scheduled at 3:00pm Eastern on February 16, 2022. The talks will focus on fusion science. The speakers will be David Green from ORNL and Jeff Candy from General Atomics. The moderators will be Cody Balos (LLNL) and Cameron Smith (RPI).

    • 2022 SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing (PP22), February 23-26, 2022:

      • Sherry Li (LBNL) is a co-chair on the organizing committee.

      • Yang Liu (LBNL) and Sivasankaran Rajamanickam (SNL) serve on the Proceedings Paper Committee.

      • Ulrike Yang (LLNL) is a member of the Steering Committee.

      • Many FASTMath members will participate at the PP22 Conference. In particular, Andy Nonaka (LBNL) and David Gardner (LLNL) have organized a 3-part minisymposium at PP22. The title of the minisymposium is "Experiences in Developing GPU Support for DOE Math Libraries”. The PP22 conference program can be found here.

  • January 2022:

    • The January FASTMath Seminar has been scheduled at 4:00pm Eastern on January 31, 2022. The talks will focus on chemistry. The speakers are Thomas Maier from ORNL and Martin Head-Gordon from UC Berkeley/LBNL. The seminar will be moderated by Yang Liu (LBNL) and Ben Whitney (ORNL).

    • Recent recognizations of contributions by FASTMath members:

      • Sven Leyffer (Argonne) was recently elected as President of SIAM. He will serve a 2-term, starting January 1, 2023. Sven serves as President-Elect in 2022.

      • Rob Falgout (LLNL) has been awarded the 2022 SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing (SIAG/SC) Career Prize. He will deliver his prize talk, titled "Scaling in Space and Time", during the SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing at 9:25am-9:55am Pacific on Friday, February 25, 2022.

      • Sherry Li (LBNL) and her co-authors have been awarded the 2022 SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing (SIAG/SC) Best Paper Prize. The paper, titled "Optimizing Communication-Avoiding Sparse LU Factorization on Multi-GPU Clusters" and authored by Piyush Sao (LBNL), Sherry Li, and Richard Vuduc (Georgia Tech), will be presented at 8:30am-9:15am on Friday, February 25, 2022 during the SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing.

      • Sven Leyffer and Todd Munson (both at Argonne) also won the 2021 Best Paper Competition from Mathematical Programming Computation for the paper titled "Minotaur: A Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization Toolkit". The authors were Ashutosh Mahajan, Sven Leyffer, Jeffrey Linderoth, Jim Luedtke, and Todd Munson.

  • December 2021:

    • The NP/ASCR SciDAC-5 Partnership Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0002589 was released on December 22, 2021.

    • The NE/ASCR SciDAC-5 Partnership Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0002592 was released on December 14, 2021.

  • November 2021:

    • The FASTMath and RAPIDS SciDAC Institutes collaborated and collected a set of webinars that highlight the interest, expertise, and work on AI/ML in the two projects. Rick Archibald, Todd Munson, and Habib Najm from FASTMath and Prasanna Balaprakash and Shinjae Yoo from RAPIDS spearheaded the effort. There was a kick-off meeting describing the webinars on November 18, 2021. The FASTMath AI/ML webinars can be found at https://scidac5-fastmath.lbl.gov/aiml-capabilities and the RAPIDS AI/ML webinars can be found at https://rapids.lbl.gov/webinars.

    • The BER/ASCR SciDAC-5 Partnership Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0002585 was released on November 22, 2021.

    • The HEP/ASCR SciDAC-5 Partnership Program Announcement LAB 22-2580 was released on November 3, 2021.

  • October 2021:

    • The second FASTMath All-Hands Meeting is scheduled on October 28, 2021. It is a virtual meeting.

    • The October FASTMath Seminar has been scheduled at 4:00pm Eastern on October 26, 2021. Dr. Eirik Edeve Price from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Dr. Robert Edwards from Jefferson Laboratory will present math and computational challenges encountered by the nuclear physics community.

  • September 2021:

    • The September FASTMath Seminar has been scheduled at 4:00pm Eastern on September 14, 2021. Dr. Stephen Price from Los Alamos National Laboratory and Dr. Peter Bosler from Sandia National Laboratories will present math and computational challenges encountered by the climate community.

  • July 2021:

    • The first FASTMath Seminar took place on July 29, 2021. Dr. Stephen Jardin and Dr. Choong-Seock Chang, both from Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory gave presentations on their respective SciDAC-4 projects in Fusion Energy Sciences. Additional information is available here. Yang Liu was the host.

    • The SciDAC Coordination Committee organized a Get-Together event on July 28, 2021, which included two technical panels and a networking session.

    • DOE announced the BES/ASCR SciDAC-5 Partnership Awards. Five awards were made. FASTMath members will participate in four of the five projects.

  • March 2021:

    • Robert D. Falgout and Nabib N. Najm were elected to the 2021 Class of SIAM Fellows.

    • SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE21), March 1-5, 2021

      • Esmond G. Ng and Karen D. Devine organized a 2-part minisymposium, titled "Impacts of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science on DOE Computational Science". The speakers were

        • Cameron W. Smith (RPI)

        • Victor A. Paludetto Magri (LLNL)

        • Bert J. Debusschere (SNL)

        • Osni A. Marques (LBNL)

        • Mauro Perego (SNL)

        • Scott Klasky (ORNL)

        • Prasanna Balaprakash (ANL)

        • Katherine M. Johnston (SNL)

        • Ben Whitney (ORNL)

        • Todd Munson (ANL)

  • January 2021:

    • An article on the two SciDAC-5 Institutes was published in SIAM News.

    • Carol Woodward was elected to the 2021 Class of AWM Fellows.

  • December 2020:

    • FASTMath hosted a webinar for the SciDAC community on December 16, 2020. The video and slides can be found at here.

    • FASTMath hosted a project-wide discussion on AI/ML on December 7, 2020.

  • November 2020:

    • The first FASTMath All-Hands Meeting was held on November 19-20, 2020.

    • Esmond G. Ng was elected to the 2020 Class of AAAS Fellows.

  • August 2020:

    • The SciDAC-5 FASTMath Institute was funded.