GEMRES : Gem State Computational Research in Modeling and Simulation

GEMRES is a virtual network of computational scientists, mathematicians, engineers and scientists dedicated to promoting collaboration in computational research, modeling and simulation at Boise State University and other research institutions in Idaho. Our primary focus is on fostering applied academic research in computational science and providing links to the larger cyberinfrastructure available to academic researchers at BSU and in Idaho.

News and special announcements

  • (5/1/2013) Argonne National Laboratory has just announced the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-scale Computing, to be held this year July 28-Aug 9. Application deadline is May 22. This looks like a great opportunity for doctoral students, postdocs and computational scientists to learn about this emerging field (more info)
  • (5/1/2013) Students who want to learn more about HPC might check out offerings now available online. One course in particular is just now starting up - Coursera's "High Performance Scientific Computing", by Randall J. LeVeque (University of Washington). This course is 10 weeks, and will cover many of the basic skills needed to work as a computational scientist, with a focus on computing tools, rather than numerical methods. (more info)
  • (3/31/2013) NSF gives $200 million to fund supercomputing resources for scientific discovery (Advances in Computational Research Transform Scientific Process and Discovery)
  • (2/14/2013) National Research Council justed released their report "The Mathematical Sciences in 2025". A very interesting read, and makes a strong case for the expanding role of computational mathematics in all areas of science and engineering. (more info). mathematics and science.
  • (11/25/2012) The Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar was a big success. You can see the final program, and slides from the presentations here.
  • (11/25/2012) Stay up-to-date with the latest numerical software, job postings, conferences and many other items of interest to numerical and computational scientists by signing up for the weekly NA Digest (more info; click on "NA Digest Archives")

Archive news

Colloquium Series on Computational Science

This series, held on the BSU campus, and organized by the BSU Mathematics Department, aims to provide regular opportunity for researchers in computational science, numerical analysis and applied mathematics to share their work. If you are interested in participating as a speaker, please contact us.

Upcoming talks, Spring 2013

  • Thursday 5/2/2013 : 12:00-12:50 (ILC 404) Rodrigo Platte (Arizona State University) will speak on "Algorithms for recovering smooth functions from equispaced data and the impossibility theorem"
  • Friday 5/3/2013 : 12:00-1:15 (MEC114) Peter Schmid (Ecole Polytechnique) will be speaking on "A global analysis of tonal-noise generation on airfoils"

Past talks, Fall 2012

  • Boise State University is hosting the 25th annual Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar, to be held Saturday October 27th, on the BSU campus. Registration is now open. (more info)

Archived talks

Seminars and workshops

Below is a list of workshops, seminars, and talks taking place on the BSU campus that might also be of interest to the computational science community.

Regular Seminars, Spring 2013

  • BSU Geosciences Seminar : Monday, 3:00PM, (weekly, ENGR313). Note new time and place! (more info)
  • BSU Materials Science Seminar : Friday, 12:00 - 12:50 (weekly, MEC 106, BSU campus) (more info)

Archived seminars and workshops

Computational resources

One of the key goals of GEMRES is to disseminate information on the computational resources available to researchers in Idaho and neighboring states. The people involved in GEMRES represent a wide variety of expertise in high-performance computing on hybrid clusters and super-computers, GPU computing, knowledge of numerical methods and application areas. We encourage partners to exchange information about their computational efforts.

Computational Resources in Idaho

  • Computing at Idaho National Laboratory
    • Center for Advanced Modeling and Simulation ( CAMS).
  • Idaho Regional Optical Network (IRON)

Resouces beyond Idaho

  • Sign up for weekly NA-Digest to get updates on numerical software, job postings, conferences and many other things related to computational and numerical mathematics (more info; click on "NA Digest Archives")
  • Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)

Organizations and institutions in Idaho

Below is a list of organizations and instituions whose members are numerical analysts, mathematicians, engineers and scientists who use computational methods to advance research in their fields.


Government Research

  • Idaho National Laboratory
    • Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES)
    • Center for Advanced Modeling and Simulation (CAMS)


If you would like to be a part of GEMRES, please contact us.

Funding sources and institutions

  • DOE Computational Science Graduate Student Fellowship (CSGF)
  • DOE Program on Scientific Discovery Through Advanced Comptuting (SciDAC)
  • NSF Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI)

Computational science education

Cyberinfrastructure in the United States

GEMRES aspires to be seen as part of the much larger community dedicated to promoting and advancing existing cyberinfrastructure in Idaho. Cyberinfrastructure refers to the collection of high speed networks, large scale data management and visualization tools, and high performance computing available to a community. This infrastructure is typically promoted through state and national centers. Below are some links to nationwide sites that make use of this extended notion of cyberinfrastructure.

What is Cyberinfrastructure?

eScience worldwide

Europe has established many eScience (as cyberinfracstructure is more commonly known there) centers to promote computation-based discovery.

What is eScience?

Reports, white papers, articles and presentations

GEMRES Mailing List

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GEMRES Organizers

Why the name GEMRES?

Idaho is the Gem State, and we liked the obvious word play with the name of the well-known GMRES algorithm for solving linear systems.

Starting from the panhandle, and working towards Utah, our logo shows the locations of University of Idaho (Moscow), Boise State University (Boise), Idaho National Labs (Idaho Falls), and Idaho State University (Pocatello).

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