News and Announcements

  • 2012-11-16: MuCoCoS Workshop at SC12
    Our research group organized successfully the 5th International Workshop on Multi-Core Computing Systems (MuCoCoS12), Salt Lake City, Utah, November 16, 2012, in conjunction with the Supercomputing Conference (SC12).
  • 2012-11-16: SC12 Conference
    The Research Groups "Scientific Computing" and "Theory and Applications of Algorithms" of the Faculty of Computer Science organized a research exhibition at the SC12 conference (November 10--16, 2012, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA). SC12 is sponsored by ACM and the IEEE Computer Society. With more than 10.000 participants, SC is the World's major event in Parallel and High Performance Computing and announces each year the world's fastest supercomputers (Top 500 list). In addition, Prof. Siegfried Benkner gave an invited talk at the exhibition on programming support for the new Intel Xeon Phi processor.
  • 2012-10-15: Thematic session at the HiPEAC Computing Systems Week in Ghent
    Our research group organized successfully a thematic session on "Models and Assistive Tools for Programming Emerging Architectures" at the HiPEAC Computing Systems Week in Ghent, Belgium; Monday, October 15, 2012.
  • 2012-07-04: New Location of Research Group Scientific Computing
    Starting from the beginning of July 2012 our research group is located at Währinger Straße 29. Please note that also the phone numbers of group members are changed.
  • 2012-01-20: EuroMPI 2012 Conference
    Prof. Benkner is co-chairing the Program Committee of EuroMPI 2012 Conference, which is organized in Vienna, Austria, 23 - 26 September, 2012.
  • 2012-01-20: EPoPPEA Workshop
    Joint ENCORE & PEPPHER Workshop on Programmability and Portability for Emerging Architectures (EPoPPEA). In conjunction with the HiPEAC'12 Conference, January 23-25, 2012, Paris, France (EPoPPEA@HiPEAC'12).
  • 2011-11-28: Research Exhibition at the ACM/IEEE SC11 Conference
    The Research Groups "Scientific Computing" and "Theory and Applications of Algorithms" of the Faculty of Computer Science organized a research exhibition (Photo 1, Photo 2) at the SC11 conference (November 12--18, 2011, Seattle, Washington, USA). SC11 is sponsored by ACM and the IEEE Computer Society. With more than 10.000 participants, SC is the World's major event in Parallel and High Performance Computing.
    Both research groups exhibited their research in the areas of parallel and distributed computing, Cloud and Grid computing, efficient algorithms (e.g., the interaction between algorithms and reconfigurable hardware architectures) and scientific applications. Demonstrations included the Vienna Cloud Environment, jSPACE, the European Union projects PEPPHER, VPH-Share, ADMIRE and AutoTune, high performance computing on FPGAs, and high performance libraries for scientific computing.
  • 2011-10-06: Funded research positions for PhD students in Parallel Computing
    Funded research positions for PhD students in Parallel Computing are available at the Research Group of Scientific Computing, Faculty of Computer Science, University of Vienna, Austria. Applicants, preferably with background in parallel computing, must hold a master's degree (or equivalent) in computer science or other related areas. Programming skills in C/C++ and/or Java are required. Fluency in English (written and spoken) and interest in writing up and presenting research results completes the applicant's profile.
    Applications should be submitted electronically and should include a short statement of research interests, CV, copy of diploma thesis, and the name of at least one reference that may be contacted for additional information.
    Please submit your application to Prof. Dr. Siegfried Benkner.
  • 2011-03-18: Talk Announcement - Prof. Torben Hagerup
    Prof. Torben Hagerup (University of Augsburg) will be visiting our research group on April 7-8th. He will give a talk on Cole's parallel merge sort on the 7th, and a talk on (sequential) minimum spanning tree verification and construction on the 8th. Everybody is welcome; there will also be opportunities for discussion.
  • 2011-03-01: FP7 Project VPH-SHARE Started
    Our research group is contributing as partner to the EU-funded FP7 project "Virtual Physiological Human: Sharing for Healthcare - A Research Environment (VPH-SHARE)", which started on 2011-03-01. The total budget of VPH-SHARE is 14.5 million Euro, and the duration of the project is 48 months.
  • 2011-01-01: Neuer Name - New name
    Nach einer nderung der Binnenstruktur an der Fakultt fr Informatik lautet unser neuer Name ab sofort "Forschungsgruppe Scientific Computing".
    After a change in the organizational structure of the Faculty of Computer Science our new name is now "Research Group Scientific Computing".
  • 2010-12-16: Research Exhibition at the ACM/IEEE SC10 Conference
    The department of scientific computing and the research lab computational technologies and applications organized a research exhibition at the SC10 conference (November 13--19, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA). SC10 is sponsored by ACM and the IEEE Computer Society. With more than 10 000 participants, SC is the World's major event in parallel computing.
  • 2010-11-23: Mitglied der Intel MARC-Initiative in Oesterreich
    Die Universitaet Wien ist Mitglied der von Intel ins Leben gerufenen weltweiten MARC-Initiative (Many-Core Applications Research Community). An der Universitaet Wien beschaeftigt sich das Institut fuer Scientific Computing mit dem Intel SCC. Unter der Leitung von Prof. Traeff und Prof. Benker arbeitet das Institut an Programmieraspekten des Intel SCC.
  • 2010-08-24: Wiley Book on "Programming Multi-core and Many-core Computing Systems"
    Sabri Pllana is editing a Wiley Book on "Programming Multi-core and Many-core Computing Systems". This book is planned to be published in 2011 in the Wiley Series on "Parallel and Distributed Computing" by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Deadline for submission of chapter proposals is October 1, 2010.
  • 2010-04-27: Membership in HiPEAC European Network of Excellence
    Members of our Department are contributing to HiPEAC, which is the European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation.
  • 2010-02-26: HPCwire Published an Article about the PEPPHER Project
    An overview of the PEPPHER project appeared in the HPCwire on February 26, 2010. HPCwire is considered to be the leading source for global news and information covering the entire ecosystem of High Performance Computing (HPC).
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  • 2010-01-11: FP7 Project PEPPHER Started
    The EU-funded FP7 project "Performance Portability and Programmability for Heterogeneous Many-core Architectures (PEPPHER)", which is coordinated by our research group, started on January 01, 2010. The total budget of PEPPHER is 3.44 million Euro.
  • 2009-12-14: MY SCIENCE European Programme for Young Journalists
    Within the framework of the EU-funded FP7 project MY SCIENCE, 15 journalists from various European countries visited the Department of Scientific Computing in the period December 07--11, 2009. The journalists aimed to get acknowledged with the EU ICT research activities and to improve their skills for communicating science to mass media. A reach program for journalists has been prepared that included talks of the senior members of the Department of Scientific Computing and several invited external speakers. After the visit it is expected that each journalist will describe his/her impressions in one or two contributions to mass media. Some photos are available here.
  • 2009-11-20: Research Exhibition at SC09
    Our department organized a research exhibition at the SC09 conference (November 14--20, 2009, Portland, Oregon, USA). SC09 is sponsored by ACM and the IEEE Computer Society. With more than 10 000 participants, SC is the World's major event in parallel computing.
  • 2009-09-28: Talk Announcement
    Dr. Jesper Larsson Traeff (NEC Laboratories Europe) will give a talk titled "MPI on a million processors - and less" at our Department (Nordbergstrae 15/C316, 1090 Wien) on the 15th of October 2009, 14:00h.
  • 2009-09-22: Conference Organization - ICPP 2009
    Siegfried Benkner is serving as Program Chair for the 38th International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP 2009). Proceedings of the conference are published by the IEEE Computer Society.
  • 2009-07-22: EU FP7 Project Proposal - PEPPHER
    The FP7 Project Proposal PEPPHER (Performance Portability and Programmability for Heterogeneous Many-core Architectures), which is coordinated by our research group, has been top-ranked during the evaluation and no other project proposal that addressed the topic ICT-2009.3.6 received more points. The project is being considered for funding by the EC and the consortium has been already invited to negotiations.
  • 2009-06-26: CORDIS Express Top Events - My Science Workshops
    In the June 26th edition of CORDIS Express, the workshops organized by our EU-funded My Science project appeared in the list of Top Events.
  • 2008-03-16: Workshop Organization
    Members of our research group have successfully organized the 2009 International Workshop on Multi-Core Computing Systems (MuCoCoS'09). Fukuoka, Japan, March 16, 2009, in conjunction with CISIS'09. Workshop proceedings are published by the IEEE Computer Society Press.
  • 2009-03-03: Book Chapter
    Members of our research group, Sabri Pllana and Siegfried Benkner, contributed the chapter "Hybrid Performance Modeling and Prediction of Large-Scale Parallel Systems" to the book "Parallel Programming, Models and Applications in Grid and P2P Systems". This book is published by IOS Press in the book series Advances in Parallel Computing.
  • 2009-01-05: MY SCIENCE - EU FP7 Project
    Our EU FP7 project "MY SCIENCE" started on January 01, 2009.
  • 2008-11-30: Zeitungsartikel (derStandard)
    Grafikkarten beschleunigen Strmungssimulationen.
  • 2008-11-21: Research Exhibit at SC08
    Our department has organized a research exhibit at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC08, November 15-21, 2008, Austin, Texas, USA).
  • 2008-10-24: Editorial Activities - Special Issue of the SCPE Journal
    The SCPE special issue on 'Recent Developments in Multi-Core Computing Systems' , which has been edited by Siegfried Benkner and Sabri Pllana, is published.
  • 2008-06-18: Forschungsnewsletter
    Peter Brezany talks about the ADMIRE project in an article called 'Mit Supercomputern Daten vernetzen' in the June edition of the Forschungsnewsletter of the University of Vienna.
  • 2008-05-29: Editorial Activities - Scientific Programming Journal
    Sabri Pllana is serving as guest editor for the special issue of the 'Scientific Programming Journal' on 'Software Development for Multi-Core Computing Systems'.
  • 2008-04-02: Editorial Activities - Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience
    Siegfried Benkner and Sabri Pllana are editing 'Recent Developments in Multi-Core Computing Systems', which is a special issue of the journal 'Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience'.
  • 2008-03-03: ADMIRE - EU FP7 Project
    Our EU FP7 project "Advanced Data Mining and Integration Research for Europe (ADMIRE)" started on March 01, 2008.
  • 2008-03-03: CoreGRID - EU Network of Excellence (NoE)
    Our Institute has joined the CoreGRID NoE, which is the European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies.
  • 2008-02-15: PCA (Patch Check Advanced)
    PCA is featured on Sun's list of official patch tools. It's also mentioned in an article on System News. Gerry Haskins, the Senior Engineering Manager in charge of Software Release Engineering and Patch System Test at Sun, lists PCA in his blog entry on patch automation tools, and it has received some very positive comments.
  • 2008-02-07: NESSI European Technology Platform
    Our Department has joined the Networked European Software and Services Initiative (NESSI), which is the European Technology Platform on Software and Services.
  • 2008-01-21: Zeitungsartikel
    Multicore-Software-Entwicklung hinkt Hardware hinterher
  • 2008-01-18: Workshop Organization
    Members of our reasearch group are involved (as a Co-Chair and PC members) in organization of the 2008 International Workshop on Multi-Core Computing Systems (MuCoCoS'08). Barcelona, Spain, March 7, 2008; in conjunction with CISIS'08.
  • 2008-01-15: Book Chapter
    Members of our research group are contributing the chapter "Specification, Planning, and Execution of QoS-aware Grid Workflows" to the book "Market Oriented Grid and Utility Computing". Wiley, New York, USA.
  • 2007-06-19: Informationsveranstaltung zum Masterstudium Scientific Computing
    Am Mittwoch, 27.6.2007, 15 Uhr, findet eine Informationsveranstaltung zum neu eingerichteten Masterstudium Scientific Computing statt. Ort der Veranstaltung ist der HS 3 im UZA II (Geologiezentrum), Althanstra? 14 (siehe Link).
    Bei der Veranstaltung wird das Gebiet Scientific Computing erl?tert und das Studium vorgestellt. Informationen dazu findet man unter
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  • 2007-05-21: Conference Organization
    AURORA 2007 Conference on Scientific Computing (June 18-20, 2007).
    AURORA is a Priority Research Program on Advanced Models, Applications and Software Systems for High Performance Computing supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The AURORA program started in April 1997 and has its major focus on high-productivity language, compiler, and tool development, in addition to applications and Grid computing.
    This conference marks the official end of the AURORA Program. It combines a presentation of the major scientific achievements by the leading researchers involved with an assessment of the state-of-the-art and an outlook to future developments in the field. Particular emphasis will be placed on outlining the importance of the synergy between computer scientists, mathematicians, and application designers, which was the key for the successful work in AURORA.
  • 2007-04-28: Zeitungsartikel
    Supercomputer von heute sind Laptops von morgen.
    "Der Einzug der Multicore-Architektur in Anwender-PCs und -Laptops wird Software-Entwickler sehr bald vor die selben Probleme stellen, die derzeit im Bereich des Supercomputing auftreten. "Wenn man sich die historische Entwicklung anschaut, dann kann man davon ausgehen, dass die heutige Rechenleistung von Supercomputern in zehn bis 15 Jahren auf dem Desktop verf?bar sein wird", erkl?t Siegfried Benkner, Leiter des Instituts f? Computerwissenschaften (Institut f? Scientific Computing, Anmerkung der Red.) an der Universit? Wien (, im Gespr?h mit pressetext."
  • 2006-08-31: Magisterstudium
    Magisterstudium Scientific Computing (neu ab WS 2006/2007).
    Die Absolventinnen und Absolventen des Masterstudiums Scientific Computing an der Universit? Wien sind ?er ein Bekkalaureatsstudium hinaus bef?igt, die oben skizzierten Anforderungen f? eine T?igkeit im Bereich des Scientific Computing zu erf?len. Im Rahmen des Studiums erhalten sie eine fundierte Ausbildung in der Informatik, welche sich am aktuellen internationalen Standard des High Performance Computing orientiert. Daneben haben sie auch eine Ausbildung in einem der m?lichen Anwendungsfelder des Scientific Computing, so dass sie in interdisziplin?en Forschungs- und Entwicklungsteams an interessanten und aktuellen Fragestellungen der computergest?zten substanzwissenschaftlichen Forschung mitarbeiten k?nen.