Workshop on

GPU Developments in the Field of Finite Element Simulations

April 29, 2010, TU Wien, Austria.



Several scientist at TU-Vienna, TU-Graz, and University of Vienna started GPU based software developments within or around the field of finite element simulations. Other groups in this area like to go into this field in the near future. A lot of experience of classical CPU based developments (solvers, mesher, visualizer) is available. The usage of such software tools in practical applications can be also found at these Universities. The time is ready to transfer this knowledge to GPUs in order to be prepared for the next processor generation. Such a task can not be done by single research group. Furthermore, it will need an additional financial support if Austria likes to contribute in a remarkable way. This workshop is motivated by these activities and trends. It indents to:

The workshop can be seen under the slogan:

"to accomplish more together"

Invited Groups

Participants/groups are personally invited. If additional people like to join, please contact the organizer directly.

Prof. Dr. Joachim Schöberl TU-Vienna, Institute for Analysis and Scientific Computing
Prof. Dr. Gundolf Haase, Dr. Manfred Liebmann KF-University Graz, Institute for Mathematics and Scientific Computing
Prof. Dr. Sigi Benker, Dr. Sabri Pllana University of Vienna, Department of Scientific Computing
DI. Karl Rupp TU-Vienna, Institute for Microelectronics
Dr. Hong Linh-Truong, Prof. Schahram Dustdar TU-Vienna, Institute of Information Systems
Doz. Dr. Dieter Pahr TU-Vienna, Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics

General Information


The participation of the workshop is free of charge.

Date and Time

April 29, 2010, 13:00 - 18:00


TU-Vienna at the Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics
Gusshausstrasse 27-29, 5th floor.



The presentation of each work group should be around 10 min + 2 min for questions. A PC with MS-Powerpoint 2007 and Acrobat PDF will be available in the meeting room. The idea of the presentation is to briefly summarize: The presentations can be splitted between 2 people of the same group but I kindly ask you to stay in sum within the 10 min time slot.


Preliminary time table

13:00 - 13:15 Welcome reception, presentation tests
13:15 - 14:45 10 min presentations + discussions
14:45 - 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 - 16:00 summarize what's done, brain storming what's required
  short break
16:00 - 17:00 find links, discuss possible cooperations
  short break
17:00 - 18:00 discuss research grants to get resources (ModSim, ...)
18:00 Dinner

Scientific Talks

13:15 D.H. Pahr - Computational Biomechanics at TU-Vienna.
13:30 H.L. Truong, S. Dustdar - A Perspective on Performance and Data Quality Measurement and Evaluation for (Multi-domain) Simulation Workflows
13:45 S. Benkner - Programmability and Portability for Heterogeneous Parallel Systems.
14:00 M. Liebmann, G. Haase - GPU Computing in Medical and Technical Sciences.
14:15 J. Schöberl - Finite Element Solver NGSolve : Possibilities for GPU computing.
14:30 K. Rupp, ViennaCL - An iterative solver library for GPUs


Dieter H. PAHR
Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics
TU Wien
Gusshausstr. 27-29, 1040 Vienna, Austria

Phone: +43 1 58801/31715
Fax: +43 1 58801/31799

Dieter Pahr 2010-04-28