Mardi Gras Conference 2014 -- Application Development for Exascale Computing

February 27 - March 1, 2014
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

The LSU Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) invites you to participate in the 19th Annual Mardi Gras Conference on Application Development for Exascale Computing. The meeting will start Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., and run through Saturday, March 1, 2014, approximately 12:30 p.m.

Scope & Audience: Application developers have been up against a barrier of scalability when trying to solve large complex problems. This year's conference is designed to introduce possible solutions to this scalability problem. A series of talks and workshops are planned where the creators of modern runtime systems are put into direct contact with application developers providing an avenue for application developers to hear about innovative, new approaches to computation. Likewise, runtime system groups will educate developers on their capabilities.

Hosted by both the Materials Science Group and STE||AR Group at the LSU Center for Computation & Technology, we invite scientists from academia and research labs, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students working in the wide domain of application development. Join us as we promote the exchange of ideas, experiences and research results, and discuss current challenges in exascale computing.


  • Timothy Germann, Los Alamos National Lab

  • Emanuel Gull, University of Michigan

  • Thomas Heller, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

  • Karol Kowalski, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • Thomas Sterling, Indiana University, Center for Research in Exteme Scale Technologies

  • Michael Wong, IBM



Mark Jarrell (chair), LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy and CCT

Hartmut Kaiser (co-chair), LSU CCT and Computer Science

Juana Moreno, LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy and CCT

Adrian Serio, LSU CCT

William A. Shelton (co-chair), LSU Department of Chemical Engineering and CCT


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