The Research Groups "Scientific Computing" and "Theory and Applications of Algorithms" of the Faculty of Computer Science organized a research exhibition at the SC12 conference, sc12.supercomputing.org (November 10--16, 2012, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA). SC12 is sponsored by ACM and the IEEE Computer Society. With more than 10.000 participants, SC is the World's major event in Parallel and High Performance Computing and announces each year the world's fastest supercomputers (Top 500 list, www.top500.org).
Both research groups presented their work in the areas of parallel and distributed computing, Cloud and Grid computing, efficient algorithms (e.g., the interaction between algorithms and reconfigurable hardware architectures) and scientific applications. Demonstrations included the Vienna Cloud Environment, the European Union projects PEPPHER, VPH-Share, and AutoTune, high performance computing on FPGAs, and high performance libraries for scientific computing. In addition, Prof. Siegfried Benkner gave an invited talk at the exhibition on programming support for the new Intel Xeon Phi processor.