Munich Centre of Advanced Computing - Summer Workshop 2010

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Summer Workshop with our Special Guests from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Rechenzentrum Garching, Building D2
Garching, July 14, 2010, 15:00


The Munich Centre of Advanced Computing (MAC) is a research consortium which has been established at TUM to bundle research activities related to computational science and engineering (CSE) as well as high-performance computing (HPC) - across disciplines, across departments, and across institutions. After a successful launch in 2009, the MAC projects meanwhile have filled with life, new projects have joined the centre, and lots of scientific research and interchange ran under the umbrella of the diverse projects. We thus are happy to announce a half-day MAC Summer Workshop 2010 on July 14, 2010, where we hope to meet all our members, our friends, and people interested in our work.

Among the MAC activities are two international projects which are particularly important to us: the Simulating CO2 Sequestration and the Virtual Arabia project. Their cooperation with the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) made MAC a main pillar of the strategic partnership of TUM and KAUST. We are very happy to have two guests from KAUST as invited speakers at the workshop. They will not only give a scientific talk, but will also present their home institution, offer us an insight into an exiting and promising scientific endeavour, and reveal career opportunities for upcoming, promising Ph.D. students of MAC, for Master's Students and Bachelors who think about continuing their studies abroad.

We thus not only invite our members and friends, we'd also like to ask you to bring along your friends and students who might be interested either in MAC or in KAUST. The exact agenda can be found on our webpages ( Please register for the event before July 1, 2010, to enable use to organise everything.

With best wishes,

Hans-Joachim Bungartz, Tobias Weinzierl


15:00 Reception

15:15 Welcome Addresses

  • Tobias Weinzierl, MAC@KAUST Scientific Project Manager
  • Arndt Bode, Chairman of the Board of Directors, LRZ

15:30 MAC - an Idea Gains Impact

Hans-Joachim Bungartz, Director, MAC

16:00 Introducing KAUST - and its Opportunities for Students and Ph.D.s

Jamal Alsayyed, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

17:00 Bayesian Filters for Estimating the State of Large Dimensional Nonlinear Systems

Ibrahim Hoteit, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

17:30 Tackling the Multi-Challenge - Multi-Physics

Miriam Mehl, Institute for Advanced Study, TUM

18:00 Scientific Summer Party

  • Welcome Address (Michael Klimke, TUM-GS Coordinator, IGSSE Managing Director)
  • Dinner
  • Scientific Summer Party

with life demos of an augmented reality environment, posters, movies, and a (virtual) flight over Utah.

21:00 End


If you want to participate in the MAC Summer Workshop event, we kindly ask you to register via MAC's web formular for the event.


The Rechenzentrum Garching of the Max-Planck-Institut is located at the Garching Forschungszentrum. [1] describes how to get to the event's conference hall from the airport or the central station. Please pass the security check of the Max-Planck-Institut and follow the road straightforward over the bridge. After the bridge, the conference hall can be entered through the second entry on the right-hand side (entry D2).

The MAC summer party then takes place at the TUM-GS building at the Garching Campus near the Mechanical Engineering building.