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High Performance Scientific And Engineering Computing

Proceedings of the 3rd International FORTWIHR Conference on HPSEC, Erlangen, March 12–14, 2001

  • Michael Breuer
  • Franz Durst
  • Christoph Zenger
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. R Löhner, J D Baum, Ch. Charman, D. Pelessone
    Pages 3-20
  3. B. Witte, R. Hinkelmann, R. Helmig
    Pages 29-36
  4. H Boysen, G. Wozny, M. Lisso, W. Arlt, T. Laiblin
    Pages 45-52
  5. A. Halfmann, E. Rank, M. Glück, M. Durst, F. Breuer, J. Bellmann et al.
    Pages 63-70
  6. R. Sieber, P. Droll, M. Schäfer
    Pages 71-80
  7. J. G. Marakis, J. Chamiço, G. Brenner, F. Durst
    Pages 89-96
  8. M. F. Göz, B. Bunner, M. Sommerfeld, G. Tryggvason
    Pages 97-106
  9. R. W. C. P. Verstappen, A. E. P. Veldman
    Pages 107-114
  10. A. Henze, W. Schröder, M. Meinke
    Pages 131-138
  11. St. Roettger, Th. Ertl, M. Schulz, W. Bartelheimer
    Pages 139-146
  12. M. Bader, A. C. Frank, Ch. Zenger
    Pages 157-166

About these proceedings


In Douglas Adams' book 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy', hyper-intelligent beings reached a point in their existence where they wanted to understand the purpose of their own existence and the universe. They built a supercomputer, called Deep Thought, and upon completion, they asked it for the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything else. The computer worked for several millennia on the answers to all these questions. When the day arrived for hyper-intelligent beings the to receive the answer, they were stunned, shocked and disappointed to hear that the answer was simply 42. The still open questions to scientists and engineers are typically much sim­ pler and consequently the answers are more reasonable. Furthermore, because human beings are too impatient and not ready to wait for such a long pe­ riod, high-performance computing techniques have been developed, leading to much faster answers. Based on these developments in the last two decades, scientific and engineering computing has evolved to a key technology which plays an important role in determining, or at least shaping, future research and development activities in many branches of industry. Development work has been going on all over the world resulting in numerical methods that are now available for simulations that were not foreseeable some years ago. However, these days the availability of supercomputers with Teraflop perfor­ mance supports extensive computations with technical relevance. A new age of engineering has started.


Hochleistungsrechner advanced numerical methods chemical engineering computational fluid dynamics computer high performance computing neuartige numerische Methoden numerical methods numerische Strömungsmechanik optimization scientific and engineering applications supercomputers technisch-wissenschaftliches visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Breuer
    • 1
  • Franz Durst
    • 1
  • Christoph Zenger
    • 2
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Strömungsmechanik (LSTM)Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Institut für InformatikTechnische Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

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