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Gérard Meurant
  History of Supercomputers: past, present and future
28.2.2012



Brief bio

Gérard Meurant studied in Paris XI University (Orsay) where he got his degree in numerical analysis in 1972 under the supervision of R. Temam. From 1973 to 2008 he worked for the French "Commissariat à l'énergie atomique". During most of these years he was in charge of supervising the development of simulation codes and their adaptation to new computer architectures for solving different problems from physics. One of his major interest was parallel computing and parallelization of numerical methods. His last position when he retired in 2008 was Directeur de Recherches.
His main research topic is solving linear systems of equations using iterative methods and the estimation of errors for the related algorithms. He published many papers on these topics as well as four books. The last one published in 2010 is devoted to the computation of estimates of quadratic forms with applications to several problems in numerical computations.