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Lab Hosts Workshop on Tools for Scientific Computing

August 6, 2003

More than 40 computational scientists from around the country attended the fourth workshop on the DOE Advanced Computational Software Collection. Hosted by the Computational Research Division, the workshop was held on the Clark Kerr Campus of UC Berkeley. The ACTS Collection (http://acts.nersc.gov) comprises a set of software tools developed at DOE laboratories, and is aimed at simplifying the solution of common and important computational problems, with substantial benefits demonstrated in a wide range of scientific and industrial applications.

The four-day workshop present edan introduction to the ACTS Collection for application scientists whose research demands include either large amounts of computation, a large volume of data manipulation, the use of robust numerical algorithms, or combinations of these. The workshop will include a range of tutorials on the ACTS tools (those currently available in the collection and some deliverables from the DOE SciDAC ISICs), discussion sessions aimed at solving specific computational needs of the participants, and hands-on practice sessions on NERSC's state-of-the-art computers.