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

  • (3/12/2015) Draft report "Future Directions in CSE Education and Research". (SIAM CSE Wiki).
  • (3/11/2015) "Women in tech: Boise immigrant fights the perception that computer science is a man's game". Read more here.
  • (3/1/2015) GEMRES is back! We apologize for the long absence. Several of our core members were on sabbatical last year and this year, and those of us left behind got wrapped up in teaching and so on. But we are back online and look forward to letting you know about upcoming events of interest to the computational science community at BSU

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 2015

  • Thursday March 12, 3PM (ILC 404): Carsten Burstedde, University of Bonn (Germany) will speak on "Recent Developmnts in Forest-of-Octrees AMR [adaptive mesh refinemet]". Carsten is one of the developers of the dynamic grid management library p4est ( and 2010 Gordon Bell Prize Finalist. (abstract)
  • Thursday March 19, 3PM (ILC404) : Stefano De Marchi, University of Padua, will speak on "Multivariate Christoffel functions and hyperinterpolation". (abstract)

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 2015

  • BSU Geosciences Seminar : Monday, 3:00PM, (weekly, Location : TBA). (more info)
  • BSU Materials Science Seminar : Friday, 10:30 - 11:20 (weekly, ENGR 110, 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

  • SIAM Computational Science and Engineering Activity Group (SIAM CSE Wiki).
  • 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

If you would like to be included in the GEMRES mailing list, please e-mail us.

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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