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XXVI IUPAP Conference on
Computational Physics, CCP2014

August 11-14, 2014, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

CCP2014 open for registration, submission of abstracts for poster presentations, and reservation of discounted housing at hotels and residence halls close to the venue.

The deadline for abstracts for contributed oral presentations has passed (June 15).
Abstracts for poster presentations will be accepted until July 31.

CCP is a series of conferences held annually under the auspicies of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) on the basis of endorsement by its Commission on Computational Physics (C20). The purpose of the conference series is to bring together computational scientists working in physics and closely related areas to exchange the latest developments in computational techniques and their applications.

CCP2014 will feature plenary, invited, and contributed talks as well as poster presentations in the following topical areas:

Classical statistical mechanics and complex systems
Soft-matter, polymer, and biological physics
Materials science and nano science (e.g., structure, dynamics, electronic structure, multi-scale methods)
Fluid dynamics, turbulence, nano-fluidics, magnetohydrodynamics
Quantum many-body physics (e.g., lattice models, ground states, quantum-criticality, novel methods)
Quantum computation
Lattice field theory in particle and nuclear physics
Astrophysics, space-plasma physics, gravitation, cosmology
Computational-physics education
Novel hardware and software paradigms (e.g., GPU computing, cloud computing, the path to exa-scale computing)
The Proceedings of CCP2014 will be published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series.

Key Dates

March 11, 2014
- Discounted (“early bird”) on-line registration opens, abstract submission opens
June 1, 2014 (extended to June 15)
- Abstract submission for contributed talks closed (still open for posters)
June 2, 2014
- full-price registration fee applies
July 1, 2014
- Decisions on contributed talks/posters sent to authors before this date
July 31, 2014
- Conference program posted on-line, on-line registration ends, poster abstracts deadline.
August 10, 2014
- On-site registration starts in the afternoon

Sponsors of CCP2014

IUPAP (International Union for Pure and Applied Physics)
The American Physical Society (Division of Computational Physics)
Boston University
Harvard University
Northeastern University (College of Science, College of Engineering)
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston College
Clark University

To secure IUPAP sponsorship, the organizers have provided assurance that CCP2014 will be conducted in accordance with IUPAP principles as stated in the ICSU-Document “Universality of Science” (sixth edition, 1989) regarding the free circulation of scientists for international purposes. In particular, no bona fide scientist will be excluded from participation on the grounds of national origin, nationality, or political considerations unrelated to science.

Other organizations endorsing CCP2014

The European Physical Society
The Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies

Register for CCP2014
Reserve lodging
Submit abstract

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at group rates at nearby hotels. Participants should make their own bookings using the links provided here in order to be eligible for the discounted rates. The CCP2014 group rate is available for all options below for reservations made before July 10, 2014. However, since the number of rooms is limited you are urged to make your reservation early.

Main designated CCP2014 hotel

The main designated CCP2014 conference hotel is The Hyatt Regency Cambridge (575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139), ~15 min walking distance from the conference venue (shuttle-bus transportation to and from the venue will also be arranged). The CCP2014 price is USD 189 per night (+ 14.45% taxes) for a a room with up to two persons (higher for 3 or 4 persons in the room). Reserve rooms on-line here.

Boston University on-campus housing

A low-cost housing option is the 10 Buick Street residence in the Student Village on the Boston University Campus; USD 75 per night (which includes all taxes). More information and on-line reservations here.

Other area hotels offering CCP2014 discounted rates

The Hotel Commonwealth, at Kenmore Square in Boston, is also located close to the conference venue (500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 02215). The price is USD 229 per night (+ 14.45% taxes) for a room with 1-2 persons. To make reservations, send email to or call +1-866-7844000 (toll-free within the US) or +1-617-5325019. Mention “Conference on Computational Physics” to get the discounted price.

The Marriott Residence Inn, Boston Backbay/Fenway (125 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215). Price: USD 229 (+ 14.45% taxes) for 1-2 persons. Reserve on-line here . To reserve by phone, call +1-800-3313131 (toll free within the US) or +1-617-2368787 and mention “BU CCP Conference” to receive discounted rate.


Holyoke marks grand opening of $165 million Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center

A $1.6M multi-university NSF grant has been awarded to support high-performance computing research.

The grant will fund the purchase of a hybrid computing cluster that will combine high-performance computing CPU power with GPU accelerators. The cluster will be connected by dedicated 10 gigabit optical links to each of the partner universities in a regional consortium that brings together researchers from BU, MIT, Northeastern University, the University of Massachusetts campuses, and VMware. The system will be housed at the new state-of-the-art high performance computing center in Holyoke, Massachusetts operated by the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC). The new computing environment is intended to provide a bridge between high-end HPC practitioners, computer scientists and science domain experts amongst faculty, post-doctoral, graduate and undergraduate populations in the consortium.

The BU Team of investigators includes Claudio Rebbi (co-PI, Physics), Jonathan Appavoo (CS), Lorena Barba (Mechanical Engineering), Azer Bestavros (CS), Rich Brower (ECE and Physics), Mark Friedl (Earth and Environment), Roscoe Giles (ECE and Physics), Anders Sandvik (Physics), Sandor Vajda (Biomedical Engineering), and Curtis Woodcock (Earth and Environment).

This major research instrumentation will be available through the auspices of the BU Center for Computational Science, the Scientific Computing and Visualization Group, and the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering.

" Boston University is a partner in the Massachusetts Green High- Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), a collaboration of universities, industry, and the Massachusetts state government. The group is in the process of building a new data center in Holyoke, Massachusetts to take advantage of the abundant source of clean renewable energy from Holyoke Gas and Electric's hydroelectric power plant on the Connecticut River. MGHPCC is expected to be available for use in early 2013. More information about the MGHPCC is available at ."

Subcommittee on Energy Hearing- America's Next Generation Supercomputer: The Exascale Challenge



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