Section: Highlights of the Year

Highlights of the Year


We have released a version of FreeFem++ (v 3.42) which introduces new and important features related to high performance computing:

  • improved interface,

  • improved interface with PETSc library,

  • improved interface with HPDDM (see above).

This release enables, for the first time, end-users to run the very same code on computers ranging from laptops to clusters and even large scale computers with thousands of computing nodes.

Invited talk Supercomputing 2015

Laura Grigori was an Invited speaker at the ACM/IEEE Supercomputing'15, International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, Austin, November 2015, http://sc15.supercomputing.org/schedule/event_detail?evid=inv103 . This is the major conference of high performance computing, attended by 12,000 people. A blog can be found at http://sc15blog.blogspot.com/2015/10/sc15-invited-talk-dr-laura-grigori.html .

SIAM Lecture Note book

Frédéric Nataf, with V. Dolean and P. Jolivet, published a SIAM lecture note book on domain decomposition methods. The four draft versions on HAL https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/cel-01100932 were downloaded more than 2 300 times.

SIAM SIAG on Supercomputing

Laura Grigori was elected the Chair of the SIAM SIAG on Supercomputing (SIAM special interest group on supercomputing) for the period of January 2016 - December 2017. She was nominated by a Committee and elected by the members of this SIAG.