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Dr Jan Van Lent (University of Bath) - visit to University of Tartu

When Nov 21, 2007 11:00 PM to
Dec 02, 2007 03:30 PM
Where Liivi 2, Tartu, Estonia
Contact Name Eero Vainikko
Contact Email
Contact Phone 7375454, 5223440
Attendees All interested buddies
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Jan Van lent: visit to the University of Tartu 21.Nov - 2.Dec 2007 

Plan for activities and lectures

Title: Multilevel Methods for Solving HPC Problems


Calendar of the visit:


  • Wed 21. Arrival at Tallinn
  • Thu 22. arrival at Tartu, Computer class Tutorial: "Python for Scientific Computing" 18:15, room no 205 (Computer lab)
  • Fri 23. Lecture 1 2*45 min, time/place - Kairit will find out. Preferably 10:15, room no 402
  • Sat 24. some weekend fun
  • Sun 25. more fun to continue...
  • Mon 26. -- discussion 
  • Tue 27. Lecture 2 8.15, room no 404
  • Wed 28. Computer class 8.15, room no 205 (Computer lab)


* schedule/description
** Python for Scientific Computing
- A brief introduction to the Python programming language
- An overview of how Python can be used for scientific computing

At the end of the lecture there will be a practical session where we
will implement some simple computations using Python.

** Multilevel Methods for HPC
*** Part 1
- Model problems and some methods for solving them
- Overview of the ideas behind multigrid
- The simple iterative methods at the basis of multigrid
- Convergence analysis of iterative methods
- Numerical results
*** Part 2
- Exploiting the special properties of simple iterations
- Components of a multigrid method
- Convergence analysis
- Numerical results
- Variations and extensions
*** Computer Lab Session
In the practical session, we will implement a multigrid method.
We start by implementing and testing the simple iterative
methods that will form the building blocks for the multigrid method.
Using this experience, we implement the other components of the
multigrid method.
Finally we combine all the components and test the resulting multigrid



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