Jee and Rich just returned from the Sixth International Workshop on Parallel Matrix Algorithms and Applications (PMAA 2010), which the University of Basel in Switzerland hosted this year. There were many interesting talks, including a keynote by colleague and collaborator, George Biros, sessions on GPUs and autotuning in matrix computations, as well as Jee’s reprise of his PPoPP 2010 talk on sparse matrix-vector multiply on GPUs.

The University of Basel campus abuts the Rhine river. Rich wonders how students and faculty there still manage to get so much great work done…