About the Conference

The European PVMMPI Users’ Group Meetings has evolved from the initial 1994 meeting of European users of the Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM) system into the premier annual event dedicated to message-passing based high-performance computing. Each year, users and developers of the Message Passing Interface (MPI), PVM and other message-passing based programming models from all over the world meet at a European location to discuss the state of the art in message-passing standards, hardware, middleware and applications.

The 2006 conference from 17th to 20th September is the 13th event in this successful series. It will take place in Bonn, Germany, and is organized jointly by the C&C Research Labs, NEC Europe Ltd., and the Research Centre Jülich. This meeting will offer an agenda with 6 high-profile keynote speakers, two parallel sessions for the technical program, a poster session, special sessions for outstanding papers, Late and Breaking Results and on Numerical Simulation for Parallel Engineering Environments, and last but not least an attractive social event alongside the wonderful romantic Rhine valley. A number of highly relevant tutorials will be offered the day before the conference starts.

EuroPVM/MPI 2006 is over. A big thanks goes to all authors, reviewers & PC members, participants, speaker, all those who helped and last but not least our sponsors (see at the right) that all together made this event a success.

This site will continue to be online to provide you with the following information and results from the conference:

  • Selected Papers from the conference have been revised and extended, and are published as a Special Issue of Parallel Computing (Volume 33, Issue 9, Pages 593-644, September 2007, ScienceDirect).
  • We have a small number of proceedings to give away to students/faculties which can demonstrate their interest and which can not afford to buy the proceedings. Please drop us a mail if you feel that this applies to you.
  • EuroPVM/MPI 2007 will take place from 1st-3rd October 2007 in Paris (France, not Texas!).
  • As a result of the Open Forum, the process to refine the MPI standard towards MPI 2.1 (and maybe beyond) has been revitalized. Visit the MPI 2.1 web page to get updated and possibly contribute.
  • Presentation slides online: the slides of nearly all presentations are linked throughout all subtopics of the agenda
  • Lots of photos from the conference are available – visit the online album (last updated Nov 9th, 2006).
  • The proceedings are available online at Springer (Springer subscription needed for download).
  • Below are the two group photos from the Petersberg Reception and the “Orange-Shirt-Photo” (click to enlarge)