Bath/RAL Day 2014

Thursday 30th January

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

The 12th annual Bath/RAL numerical analysis day will take place on January 30th, 2014, at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Didcot. The day is run as a collaboration between the numerical analysis groups of the University of Bath and STFC's Scientific Computing Department. All are welcome to attend.


10:15 Registration and Refreshments  
10:50 Wil Schilders (TU Eindhoven) Recent results regarding the decomposition of indefinite matrices
11:30 Iain Duff (RAL) Preconditioning of Least-Squares Problems by Identifying Basic Variables
12:10 Eike Müller (Bath) Petascale solvers for extremely large elliptic PDEs on CPUs and GPUs
12:50 Lunch  
14:20 Paul Houston (University of Nottingham) hp-Version Discontinuous Galerkin Methods on Polygonal and Polyhedral Meshes
15:00 Evgueni Ovtchinnikov (RAL) Sparse LDLT factorization on a CUDA-enabled GPU
15:40 Tea and coffee  
16:00 Adrian Hill (Bath) Starting and finishing methods for time discretizations
17:30 Dinner Prezzo, Didcot


All are welcome, and there is no registration fee for attendance. Please register with Tyrone Rees ( so that security passes can be arranged to allow you onto the RAL site.

We will go out in Didcot for dinner in the evening. Please indicate whether or not you'd like to join us when registering so we have a rough idea of numbers.


The postcode for the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory is OX11 0QX.

The nearest train station is Didcot, and there are regular buses to the Harwell campus (route X1 or X32 towards Wantage). Alternatively, RAL is approximately 15-20 minutes away by taxi.

Detailed travel instructions are provided on the STFC "How to Find Us" page.

Talks will take place in room CR12/13 of building R68 on the main Rutherford Appleton Laboratory site. On arrival, please report to reception and they will direct you to the room. If driving, reception will direct you to a suitable place to park.