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International FORTWIHR Conference 1998

High Performance Scientific and Engineering Computing

March 16-18, 1998

Siemens AG, München-Perlach
Otto-Hahn-Ring 6, Forum 1, Bau 12


Bayerische Forschungsstiftung
Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Unterricht, Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst
Siemens AG - München
Technische Universität München
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg


The proceedings are available!
(as Volume 8 of the series Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering of Springer-Verlag)

High performance scientific and engineering computing has developed to a key technology which will play an important role in determining, or at least shaping, future R & D activities in many branches of business and technology. The Bavarian Consortium for High Performance Scientific Computing (FORTWIHR) has contributed significantly to the development of high performance scientific computing (HPSC) and is currently engaged in the transfer of the results of this development into practice. The work of FORTWIHR will be presented in the framework of an international conference, focusing on the work of nationally and internationally renowned research groups. The presentations will be made in the form of lectures and posters, such that a good overview of the status of high performance scientific computing can be obtained. The conference will give an overview of the various subfields of HPSC, such as

  • development of advanced numerical methods (adaptive multilevel methods, e.g.),
  • parallel computing and parallel computer codes,
  • high performance visualization and grid generation,
  • applications to numerical fluid mechanics and material sciences,
  • applications to dynamic systems, semiconductor technology, and electric systems design.


The pre-registration fee for the Conference is DM 200 before February 28, 1998. The fee after this date is DM 250. All participants must register and pay the full fee. This fee includes a copy of the extended abstracts, 3 lunches, refreshements at the coffee breaks and a copy of the final Conference Proceedings to be published by Springer Verlag.

Registration Form

The Registration Form, must be completed and mailed to:
Lehrstuhl für Strömungsmechanik
Sekretariat FORTWIHR Conference 1998
Cauerstr. 4, D-91058 Erlangen
You will receive a registration confirmation and a bill for the total amount payable.


The International FORTWIHR Conference 1998 will be held at the Training Center of the Siemens AG located in the south-east of München (München-Perlach) about 8 km from the centre of the city. All technical sessions, lunches and receptions will take place at the Training Center.


Neuperlach Süd station, bus stop for local rail and regional bus services:

Arriving by train
from München Hauptbahnhof (journey time approx. 20 min.): U2/U5 services bound for Neuperlach Süd (3-5 min. services throughout the day), S1 services bound for Kreuzstraße (20 min. services throughout the day)

from München Ostbahnhof
(journey time approx. 12 min.): U5 services bound for Neuperlach Süd (3-5 min. services throughout the day), S1 services bound for Kreuzstraße (20 min. services throughout the day)

Arriving by plane
S8 services to Ostbahnhof (journey time approx. 30 min., 20 min. services), transfer to U5 or S1, as described above (total journey time approx. 50 min.).

Alternatively with the airport shuttle bus to München Hauptbahnhof, transfer to U2/U5 or S1, direction Neuperlach Süd (total journey time approx. 75 min.).

Alternatively with a rental car. Follow the route as described below (journey time approx. 90 min). Or by taxi (journey time approx. 90 min.).

Arriving by car
Via München east business loop (A99), leave the freeway at the Hohenbrunn exit and take the B471 signposted München, after about 6 km, turn left into Tribulaunstraße, then right into Otto- Hahn-Ring. After another 300 m parking space is available in the northern parking area, with the main entrance immediately opposite.


For your hotel reservation please contact:
Fremdenverkehrsamt München
D-80313 München
Tel.: 089/233-0300
Fax: 089/233-30233
Email: 100711.1505@compuserve.com
Internet: http://www.muenchen-tourist.de

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION may be obtained on Internet:

or contact:

Dr.-Ing. M. Breuer
Lehrstuhl für Strömungsmechanik
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Cauerstr. 4
D-91058 Erlangen, FRG
Tel: ++49-9131-761 246
Fax: ++49-9131-761 242
E-mail: breuer@lstm.uni-erlangen.de

Dr. H.-J. Bungartz
Lehrstuhl für Informatik V
TU München
Arcisstr. 21
D-80290 München, FRG
Tel: ++49-89-289 22018
Fax: ++49-89-289 22022
E-mail: bungartz@informatik.tu-muenchen.de

Dr. W. Mayr-Knoch
Siemens Nixdorf AG
GE Wissenschaft
D-81730 München, FRG
Tel: ++49-89-636 40970
Fax: ++49-89-636 44088

MONDAY, MARCH 16, 1998

  • 08:15 Registration
  • 09:00 Welcome and Introduction Bayerische Forschungsstiftung Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Unterricht, Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst
  • 09:45 Advanced models, applications and software systems for high performance computing - application in microelectronics (E. Langer and S. Selberherr)
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 11:00 Numerical simulation of microstructured semiconductor devices, transducers, and systems (St. Dürndorfer, R.H.W. Hoppe, E.-R. König, G. Schrag and G. Wachutka)
  • 11:30 Numerical simulation of mechanical multibody systems with elastic and rigid components (P. Rentrop and B. Simeon)
  • 12:00 Offline and online control of chemical processes (H.J. Pesch and H. Hinsberger)
  • 12:30 On the efficiency of numerical algorithms for future high performance supercomputers (U. Rüde)
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Use of CFD in the Design and Optimisation of Turbomachinery (G. Scheuerer)
  • 14:30 Numerical simulation of coupled fluid-solid problems (M. Schäfer)
  • 15:00 Sparse grid methods and their application to solve the Navier-Stokes equations (M. Griebel)
  • 15:30 Coffee break
  • 16:00 Numerische Simulation und Visualisierung in der Astrophysik (H. Ruder)
  • 16:40 Quantum chemistry on parallel computers: concepts and results of a density functional method (N. Rösch)

TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 1998 Plenary Session

  • 09:00 Modelling physically complex, turbulent flows with the aid of high performance computers (M. Leschziner)
  • 09:45 Very low-thrust trajectory optimization (J.T. Betts)
  • 10:30 Coffee Break

Session A

  • 11:00 A new 2nd order accurate projection method for the calculation of steady incompressible fluid flow on structured grids (M. Kobayashi, J.M.C. Pereira and J.M.F. Pereira)
  • 11:30 Development and application of numerical simulation software for industrial crystal growth and thermal processing (M. Kurz, J. Amon, P. Berwian, A. Pusztai and G. Müller)
  • 12:00 Some software and algorithmic concepts of FEAST (Ch. Becker, S. Kilian, H. Oswald and S. Turek)
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Real-time simulation and on-line control of cars: the moose test and similar handling and driveability investigations (C. Chucholowski, T. Wolter, M. Vögel and O. von Stryk)
  • 14:00 Flight tests with computer generated synthetic vision (W. Klöckner, P. Hermle and G. Sachs)
  • 14:30 Flight path optimization with a new homotop method for reducing safety hazard in microbursts (E. Grigat)
  • 15:00 Coffee break
  • 15:30 Adaptiv grids for time dependent conservation laws: theory and applications in CFD (D. Kröner)
  • 16:00 Numerical bifurcation analysis of methane combustion in inert porous media (M.J. de Neef and P. Knabner)
  • 16:30 Generation and spreading of finger instabilities in film coating processes (A. Münch, B.A. Wagner and K.H. Hoffmann)

Session B

  • 11:00 Treeverse: an implementation of checkpointing for the reverse or adjoint mode of differentiation (A. Griewank and A. Walther)
  • 11:30 Advanced extrapolation methods for large scale differential algebraic problems (R. Ehrig, U. Nowak. L. Overdieck and P. Deuflhard)
  • 12:00 Integrated user environment for numerical solution of optimal control problem (R. Mehlhorn)
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Coarse space orthogonalization for indefinite linear systems of equations arising in geometrically nonlinear elasticity (J.G. Schmidt and G. Starke)
  • 14:00 Multigrid solution of incompressible Navier-Stokes equations and its application to parallel computers (B. Huurdeman, S. Nägele, V. Reichenberger and H. Rentz-Reichert)
  • 14:30 Solution of coupled problems by parallel multigrid (U. Becker-Lemgau, M.G. Hackenberg, W. Joppich, B. Steckel, T. Sontowski, R. Tilch and S. Mijalkovic)
  • 15:00 Coffee break
  • 15:30 Simulation and optimization of logistic processes (H. Leonpacher and D. Kraft)
  • 16:00 Numerical simulation and optimal control of air separation plants (G. Engl, A. Kröner, T. Kronseder and O. von Stryk)
  • 16:30 Numerical simulation of vibrations for the design of a rear axle (D. Tscharnuter)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 1998 Plenary Session

  • 09:00 Parallel multigrid methods for the continuity equations in semiconductor device simulation (K. Gärtner and W. Fichtner)
  • 09:45 Modelling of defects in silicon crystals for semi- conductor devices (E. Dornberger and W. von Ammon)
  • 10:30 Coffee Break

Session A

  • 11:00 Computation of flow and GaAs deposition in the planetary reactor TM using 3D adaptive unstructured grids (Y.E. Egorov, A.O. Galjukov and A.I. Zhmakin)
  • 11:30 3D high performance simulation of chemical vapor deposition reactors (P. Kaufmann, M. Dauelsberg, L. Kadinski and C. Lindner)
  • 12:00 Direct numerical simulation of turbulent flows in idealized Czochralski crystal growth configurations (C. Wagner and R. Friedrich)
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Parasitic reduction of large RC-interconnect problems by determination of leading eigenvalues with a modified Jakobi Davidson algorithm (M. Kahlert)
  • 14:00 A comparison of solvers for large eigenvalue problems originating from Maxwell's equations (S. Adam, P. Arbenz and R. Geus)
  • 14:30 Continuous field analysis of distributed parasitic effects caused by interconnects in high power semiconductor modules (P. Böhm, E. Falck and G. Wachutka)
  • 15:00 Coffee break
  • 15:30 Fluid damped oscillations of a lamina at large initial amplitudes (H. Dütsch, A. Melling and F. Durst)
  • 16:00 Simulation of internal and free turbulent flows (M. Meinke, Th. Rister, F. Rütten and A. Schworak)
  • 16:30 Direct numerical simulation of turbulent supersonic boundary layer flow (N.A. Adams, T. Maeder and L. Kleiser)

Session B

  • 11:00 Partitioning and multirate strategies in circuit simulation (M. Günther and M. Hoschek)
  • 11:30 Circuit simulation in consideration of electronic noise (G. Denk and C. Penski)
  • 12:00 Convex analysis of the energy model of semiconductor devices (G. Albinius)
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Interdisciplinary aerodynamics/ aeroelastics high- performance computation (E.H. Hirschel, J. Kramer and H. Rieger)
  • 14:00 Application of parallel numerical flow solvers invoking advanced turbulence-transport models to aircraft components (M. Franke, T. Rung, L. Xue and F. Thiele)
  • 14:30 Efficient treatment of complicated geometries and moving interfaces for CFD problems (H.-J. Bungartz, A. Frank, F. Meier, T. Neunhoeffer and S. Schulte)
  • 15:00 Coffee break
  • 15:30 Analysis of electro-mechanical microdevices using coupled FEM-BEM based on the TP2000 CAD platform (P. Groth, E.-R. König and G. Wachutka)
  • 16:00 Mesh generation and update strategies for 3D numerical simulation of the thermal oxidation process (S. Bozek, V. Senez, D. Brocard, J. Herbaux, R. Boussut and B. Baccus)
  • 16:30 Parallel computation of multi-dimensional neutron and photon transport in inhomogeneous media (G. Kanschat)


Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. F. Durst
Lehrstuhl für Strömungsmechanik
Technische Fakultät der FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Prof. Dr. Ch. Zenger
Lehrstuhl für Ingenieuranwendungen in der Informatik
Fakultät für Informatik der TU München

Committee Members:
Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. R. Bulirsch
Lehrstuhl für Höhere und Numerische Mathematik
Zentrum Mathematik der TU München

Prof. Dr. K.-H. Hoffmann
Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Mathematik
Zentrum Mathematik der TU München

Prof. Dr. F. Hofmann
Lehrstuhl für Betriebssysteme
Technische Fakultät der FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Prof. Dr. G. Sachs
Lehrstuhl für Flugmechanik und Flugregelung
Fakultät für Maschinenwesen der TU München


Prof. Dr. A. Bode, Lehrstuhl für Rechnertechnik und Rechnerorganisation, TU München
Dr. M. Breuer, Lehrstuhl für Strömungsmechanik, FAU Erlangen
Dr. H.-J. Bungartz, Lehrstuhl für Ingenieuranwendungen in der Informatik, TU München
Prof. Dr. T. Ertl, Lehrstuhl für Graphische Datenverarbeitung, FAU Erlangen
Prof. Dr. R. Friedrich, Lehrstuhl für Fluidmechanik, TU München
Prof. Dr. A. Gilg, Siemens AG, München
Prof. Dr. R.H.W. Hoppe, Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Mathematik I, U Augsburg
Dr. W. Mayr-Knoch, Siemens Nixdorf AG, München
Prof. Dr. P. Knabner, Institut für Angewandte Mathematik, FAU Erlangen
Prof. Dr. D. Kraft, Fachbereich Maschinenbau, FH München
Prof. Dr. G. Müller, Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften VI, FAU Erlangen
Prof. Dr. H. Ryssel, Lehrstuhl für Elektronische Bauelemente, FAU Erlangen
Dr. W. Schierholz, Hoechst AG, Frankfurt am Main
Dr. R. Scholz, ATZ-EVUS, Sulzbach-Rosenberg
Prof. Dr. G. Wachutka, Lehrstuhl für Technische Elektrophysik, TU München


Dr. H.-J. Bungartz
Lehrstuhl für Ingenieuranwendungen in der Informatik
TU München
Tel.: ++49-89-289-22041
Fax: ++49-89-289-22022
Email: fortwihr@informatik.tu-muenchen.de

Dr. W. Mayr-Knoch
Siemens Nixdorf AG
GE Wissenschaft
D-81730 München, FRG

Selection of Papers


fortwihr@in.tum.de, 23.3.1999