The purpose of this tutorial/workshop is to discuss actual software for the numerical solution of PDEs with realistic demonstrations of the software by international experts that have been directly involved in the software development.
Thus, the workshop will introduce and demonstrate the software to the IMA visitors, postdocs, and other participants as well as provide a forum for the exchange of ideas BETWEEN the workshop participants on the design of and user requirements for this type of software system.
The emphasis is NOT on large-scale commercial packages, such as, for example, NASTRAN and ANSYS (for structural analysis) but more on special and/or general purpose systems that can be used in research and development as well as in teaching at universities.
This workshop precedes the workshops
April 28--May 2: Grid Generation and Adaptive Algorithms, May 12--16: Parallel Processing of Discrete Problems, June 9--13: Parallel Solution of PDE
and should give the IMA HPC visitors and participants a good background for these events as well.
Each software system will be allocated a half day in the workshop. Each such session will contain:
- A lecture by one of the developers giving an overview of the software, its use and limitations.
- A demonstration of the software (advanced application) by one of the developers
- Some simple application exercise using the software that can be tried/carried out by the participants
- A general discussion among the participants of the software system, including Q/A based on the experience gained.
All SW packages will be installed on the IMA computer system before the workshop. An SGI workstation will be available in the auditorium with suitable projection to a large screen for the participants. It is assumed that the presentations will include `live' computer demonstrations.
The last day will be used to discuss future developments of SW for PDEs and summarize the first four days.