NAIS's launch event took place on October 21. Coming on the heels of the NSF-NAIS Workshop on Intelligent Software: the Interface between Algorithms and Machines the Launch Event featured a superb public lecture by Marc Snir (University of Illinois) on Key Challenges in High Performance Computing: Algorithms and Programming Environments for Petascale and Beyond. This was followed by a fine reception in the new Informatics Forum and a dinner at St Leonards Hall. Photos Below from the Launch Event.

The stunning new Informatics Forum at the University of Edinburgh provided an excellent setting for the Launch Event.

 

Marc Snir Demonstrates Illinois-style parallellism

 

Cora Cartis (Edinburgh-Maths) discusses with Phillippe Toint (NAIS Advisory Board) and Nick Gould (Rutherford Appleton Lab).

 

Liz Jessup (Colorado) and Iain Duff (Rutherford Appleton Lab).

 

Photo from NSF-NAIS Workshop on Intelligent Software.

 

At the reception.

 

Strathclyde's Dean of Science Iain Hunter and Edinburgh's Head of College of Science and Engineering Nigel Brown (PI on the NAIS project).
 

 

Ben Leimkuhler (NAIS Director) in discussion with Rudolf Roemer, the director of Warwick's Centre for Scientific Computing.