Jan Zapletal was awarded the Joseph Fourier prize by the Embassy of France in Prague and ATOS IT Solutions and Services, s.r.o. for his research in the field of the parallel boundary element method. He received his prize from professor Jean-Marie Lehn, winner of the Nobel prize in chemistry, during a ceremony in the Buquoy Palace in Prague.
Our experience with vectorization, OpenMP parallelization and acceleration of the BEM4I library using the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors was presented by Jan Zapletal at the plenum session of the Intel MIC programming workshop which took place at IT4Innovations within the joint German-Czech project CzeBaCCA.
A new mobility project with TU Graz has been approved by Czech Ministry of Education and Austrian OeAD for period of 2017 to 2018. The project aims at establishing deeper cooperation between the two institutes in the field of boundary element method and its efficient implementation. The main research tasks of the projects include nonsymmetric FETI/BETI coupling, development of efficient parallel solver for space-time integral equations or parallel implementation of BEM for the Helmholtz equaiton.
During November the Supercomputing conference was held in Salt Lake City, Utah. The BEM4I library was represented during a poster reception by a poster Acceleration of the boundary element library BEM4I on the Knights Corner and Knights Landing architectures which was presented by Michal Merta.
Jan Zapletal presented results of optimization of the code on Knights Corner and Knights Landing architectures at the Intel Xeon Phi User Group meeting in Chicago. Results of numerical experiments on the Salomon cluster at IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center as well as on the Endeavor cluster provided by Intel have been presented.