The1st CFD IMPACT Conference took place on June 30, 2015, between 9:00-18:00, at the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Faculty of Mechanical Engineeing Building, Technion, Haifa.
The keynote speaker was Dr. Peter E. Vincent from Imperial Collage London, UK, who gave a talk about "Next Generation Computational Fluid Dynamics: High-Order Methods and Many-Core Hardware."
Prof. Steven (Chaim) Frankel, ME Technion
Conference topics included:
High-fidelity numerical methods in CFD
High-performance computing in CFD
High Reynolds number turbulence in CFD
High-complexity in CFD
"Next-Generation Computational Fluid Dynamics: High-Order Methods and Many-Core Hardware"
High-order numerical methods for unstructured grids combine the superior accuracy of high-order spectral or finite difference methods with the geometrical flexibility of low-order finite volume or finite element schemes. The Flux Reconstruction (FR) approach  unifies various high-order schemes for unstructured grids within a single framework. Additionally, the FR approach exhibits a significant degree of element locality, and is thus able to run efficiently on modern many-core hardware platforms, such as Graphical Processing Units (GPUs).