Head of Large-scale simulation & applications division
Research Center for High Performance Computer,
Institute of Computing Technology,
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Zhongguancun Kexueyuan Nanlu 6, Haidian, Beijing 100190, China
rongtian AT ncic DOT ac DOT cn
Dr Tian is currently a full professor at the HPC Center of Institute of Computing Technology (ICT) and a selected “Hundred Talents Program” researcher of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received a PhD from Dalian University of Technology in engineering in 2001 and an international course certificate from Kyoto University of Japan in 2003. From 2003 to 2009, Dr Tian has worked at, in order, the University of Tokyo, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, and Northwestern University (USA), focused on parallel finite element, meshless/particle simulation methodologies and large-scale simulation software. He has been involved in the e-Japan project of Frontier Simulation Software, developing the next generation large-scale parallel finite element and particle simulation software for Earth Simulator. His past experience also includes the development of the first Terascale grid-based finite element seismic simulation of nuclear facilities (the virtual nuclear plant project) and the development of large-scale multiscale ductile fracture simulator for computational material designs on BlueGene/L. He is currently leading a multidisciplinary group, including staff and students from mechanics, mathematics and computer science, to develop petascale simulation codes that can efficiently use petaflops supercomputers.
RA and PhD positions are available for
students in computer science, computational mechanics/mathematics with
greatest interest in large-scale parallel computing
CAS-TWAS President's Fellowship for PhD Candidates from developing countries. Successful applicants will receive a monthly stipend (including living expenses, travel expenses and health insurances) of RMB 7,000 (approx. USD 1,100) or RMB 8,000 (approx. 1,250), depending on whether he/she has passed a qualification test arranged by UCAS for all PhD candidates after admission.
Awardees of the Fellowship will be exempted from tuition fees.
The funding duration of the PhD Program is 4 years, divided into:
CODESIGN 2012, Oct. 23-25, 2012, Beijing China, http://www.ncic.ac.cn/codesign
2012/9: “Petascale fracture process simulation” was awarded 1,000,000 CPU core hours on Jaguar .
2011/1: “Petascale fracture process simulation” was awarded 900K CPU core hours on Jaguar .
Numerical Analysis (generalized FEM, meshfree/particle simulation)
High scalable and fault tolerant application algorithms
Multiscale simulation of microstructural materials
Mixed precision numerical analysis on many cores
Ultrascale parallel numerical simulation software
Emerging architecture and numerical software codesign
Zhitao Ma (PhD, Assistant professor)
Chaowei Wang (MS, Research associate)
Jiangyong Ren (MS, Research associate)
Zedong Wu (phD, Research associate)
Leisheng Li (D2)
Yingrui Wang (D1)
Guangxu Yang (M2)
Linjun Shou (M1)
Longfei Wen (M1)
Zhigang Huo (PhD, Associate professor)
Guangming Tan (PhD, Associate professor)
Wing Kam Liu (Northwestern U)
Genki Yagawa (Toyo U)
Seiichi Koshizuka (Tokyo U)
Mikio Sakai (Tokyo U)
Kazuya Shibata (Tokyo U)
Albert C To (Pittsburg U)
Hitoshi Matsubara (Ryukyus U)
Mark Hoemmen (Sandia Lab.)
Jianhua Liu (MS)
Qingchen Yang (Pittsburg U, USA, 2011)
Wenjun Qou(Northwestern U, USA, 2011)
, Courtesy of Professor Wing Kam Liu and Professor Gregory B. Olson at Northwestern University)
From parts to the whole: virtual nuclear power plant (Project wrap-up movie, Courtesy of Dr. Norihiro Nakajima at the Center for Computational Science and Engineering of Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
Next generation of structural analysis (Project wrap-up movie, Courtesy of Professor Genki Yagawa, the Frontier Simulation Software Project of MEXT of Japan)
Scalable algorithms for petascale particle/freemesh simulation. NSFC-JSPS Scientific Cooperation Program, 2011.4.1-2013.12.31.
A conforming local meshfree method and its parallel implementations in 3D. NSFC, grant # 11072241, 2011.1-2013.12.
Scalable application algorithms at extreme-scale. CAS 100 talents program, 2011.1-2013.12.
PetaPar, an internationally joint effort on a petascale simulation code on Nebulae.
Rong Tian, Zedong Wu, and Chaowei Wang. Scalable FEA on non-conforming assembly mesh. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 10.1016/j.cma.2013.07.012.
Rong Tian. Extra-dof-free and linearly independent enrichments in GFEM. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 10.1016/j.cma.2013.07.005.
Rong Tian. Simulation at extreme-scale: co-design thinking and practices. Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering. 2013 (accepted)
Rong Tian, Yingrui Wang. A new co-processing model on emerging heterogeneous architectures. HPC China 2013
Leisheng Li, Rong Tian. Toward extreme-scale meshfree particle simulation: hierarchical parallelization, sacability up to 260K CPU cores, and super linear speedup. HPC China 2013
Rong Tian. Meshfree/GFEM in hardware-efficiency prospective. Interaction and Multiscale Mechanics. 2013; 6(2) [pdf]
Rong Tian, Ninghui Sun. Some considerations on exascale computing in China. Communications of China Computer Federation. 2013; 9(2): 52-60 [pdf, in Chinese]
Rong Tian, Leisheng Li, Yingrui Wang, Jiangyong Ren, Chaowei Wang, Zedong Wu, and Qinghe Jin. The Opportunities and Challenges of Exascale Computing (translated from “Summary Report of the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC) Subcommittee”, 2010, Office of Science, DOE.) Information Technology Letter, 2012; 10(3): 1-49 [pdf, in Chinese]
Rong Tian. Co-design Thinking towards Exascale Computing. Information Technology Letter, 2012; 10(3): 50-63 [pdf, in Chinese]
Jiangyong Ren, Chaowei Wang, Yingrui Wang, Rong Tian. Scalability Tests of a Finite Element Code on Tens of Thousands Cores and Heterogeneous Architecture, HPC China 2012 [pdf, in Chinese]
Yingrui Wang, Rong Tian, Jiangyong Ren. Efficient sparse matrix-vector multiplication and CG solver optimization on GPU. HPC China 2012 [pdf, in Chiese]
Rong Tian. Large scale simulation of ductile fracture process of microstructured materials. Progresses on Nuclear Sciences and Technologies 2011 [pdf].
Rong Tian, Albert C. To, Wing Kam Liu. Conforming local meshfree method. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 2011; 86(3): 335-357 [pdf]
Rong Tian, Stephanie Chan, Shan Tang, Adrian M. Kopacz, Jian-Sheng Wang, Herng-Jeng Jou, Larbi Siad, Lars-Erik Lindgren, Gregory Olson, Wing Kam Liu. A multiresolution continuum simulation of the ductile fracture process. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 9 July 2010, ISSN 0022-5096, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2010.07.002. [pdf]
Xueming Yang, Albert To, Rong Tian. Anomalous heat conduction behavior in thin finite-size silicon nanowires . Nanotechnology 2010; 21. [pdf]
W.K.Liu, Larbi Siad, Rong Tian, Sanghoon Lee, Dockjin Lee, Xiaolei Yin, Wei Chen, Stephanie Chan, Gregory B. Olson, Lars-Erik Lindgren, Mark F. Horstemeyer, Yoon-Suk Chang, Jae-Boong Choi, and Young Jin Kim. Complexity Science of Multiscale Material via Stochastic Computations . International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 2009, DOI: 10.1002/nme.2578. [pdf]
Albert C. To, Wing Kam Liu, Greg Olson, Ted Belytschko, Wei Chen, Mark Shephard, Yip-Wah Chung, Roger Ghanem, Peter Voorhees, David Seidman, Chris Wolverton, J. S. Chen, Brian Moran, Art Freeman, Rong Tian, XiaoJuan Luo, Eric Lautenschlager, Dorian Challoner. Materials Integrity in Microsystems: Roadmap for a Petascale Predictive-Science Based Multiscale Modeling and Simulation System. Computational Mechanics 2008; 42: 485-510.
Akemi Nishida, Hitoshi Matsubara, Rong Tian, Osamu Hazama, Yoshio Suzuki, Fumimasa Araya, Norihiro Nakajima, Masayuki Tani and Makoto Kondo. Numerical Simulation System “Three-Dimensional Virtual Plant Vibration Simulator” for Nuclear Plants by Using Assembled Structural Analysis. Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology 2007; 6(3): 376-382. (in Japanese) [pdf]
R. Tian, G. Yagawa. Non-matching mesh gluing by meshless interpolation – an alternative to Lagrange multipliers. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 2007; 71: 473-503. [pdf]
R. Tian, G. Yagawa. Generalized node and high-performance elements. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 2005; 64: 2039-2071. [pdf]
R. Tian, G. Yagawa, H. Terasaka. Linear dependence problems of partition of unity based generalized FEMs. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 2006; 195; 4768-4782. [pdf]
R. Tian. A PU-based 4-node quadratic tetrahedron and linear dependence elimination in three dimensions. International Journal of Computational Methods 2006; 3; 545-562.
R. Tian, H. Matsubara, G. Yagawa. Advanced 4-node tetrahedrons. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 2006; 68: 1209-1231. [pdf]
R. Tian, G. Yagawa. Allman’s triangle, rotational dof and partition of unity. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 2006; 69: 837-858. [pdf]
M. Tani, Y. Suzuki, A. Nishida, H. Matsubara, R. Tian, O. Hazama, M. Ida, N. Kushida, and N. Nakajima. From parts to the whole: a structured approach for tera-scale seismic simulation. SC06, Florid, USA. [pdf] [poster]
M.T. Luan, X.H. Yang, R. Tian and Q. Yang. Numerical analysis on progressive fracture behavior by using element-free method based on finite covers. International Journal of Computational Methods. 2005; 2(4): 543-554.
R. Tian, Y. Ohnishi. An analytically integrated general finite element method. Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics 2003, 2003; 2152-2155. [pdf] [ppt]
R. Tian, M.T. Luan and Q. Yang. A new meshless method - finite-cover based element free method. Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering, 2002; 26: 359-372.
M.T. Luan, R. Tian, Q. Yang, D.L. Zhang. Applications of the finite-cover element-free method in friction contact problems of tension-weak geomaterials. Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. 2002; 24(2): 137-141 (in Chinese).
M.T. Luan, D.L. Zhang, Q. Yang, R. Tian. Applications of the finite-cover element-free method in numerical analyses of crack-expansion. Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. 2003, 25(5): 527-531 (in Chinese).
M.T. Luan, R. Tian, Q. Yang. Generalized node finite element method. Journal of Computational Mechanics. 2000; 17(2): 192-200 (in Chinese).
M.T. Luan, R. Tian, Q. Yang. Generalized 4-node quadrilateral isoparametric finite elements. Acta Mechnica Sinica. 2002; 34(4): 578-585 (in Chinese).
R. Tian, M.T. Luan, Q. Yang. High-order generalized-node finite element method. Journal of Dalian University of Technology. 2000; 40(4): 200-205 (in Chinese).
R. Tian, M.T. Luan, Q. Yang, Keizo Ugai. High-order manifold methods. Journal of Engineering Mechanics. 2001, 18(2): 21-26 (in Chinese).
R. Tian. A finite cover based element free method for continuous and discontinuous deformation analysis. PhD Dissertation, Dalian University of Technology, 2001 (in Chinese) [content] [chapter_1] [chapter_2] [chapter_3] [chapter_4] [chapter_5] [chapter_6] [chapter_7] [chapter_8] [chapter_9] [chapter_10].
Rong Tian. Co-designing numer. algorithms with emerging architectures. Advances in Computational Mechanics A Conference Celebrating the 70th B-day of TJR Hughes, Feb 24-27, 2013, San Diego, USA(Invited).[pdf]
Rong Tian. Co-design Thinking towards Exascale Computing. The 3rd International Workshop of GPU Solutions to Multiscale Problems in Science and Engineering (GPU-SMP 2012), June 1-4 2012, Shenzhen, China. [pdf]
Rong Tian. Petascale Simulation and Codesign-Thinking towards Exascale Computing. The Fourth International Symposium on Parallel Architectures, Algorithms and Programming (PAAP 2011), Dec 9-11, 2011, Tianjin, China (Plenary). [pdf]
Rong Tian. Large scale simulation of ductile fracture process of microstructured materials. International Conference on Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications. October 17 to 21, 2010, Tokyo, Japan (Invited). [pdf]
Rong Tian. Computational Science Enabled Prediction. 1st Symposium on Disaster & Environment, Disaster Prevention Research Center for Island Regions, University of Ryukyus, Nov. 15-20, 2009, Okinawa, Japan (Plenary lecture). [ppt] [movie]
Wing Kam Liu, Rong Tian, Brian Moran, Stephanie Chan, Greg Olson, Larbi Siad, Dockjin Lee, Lars Erik Lindgren, Franck Vernerey, Cahal McVeigh. Multiscale Mechanics for Toughness Design. D3D Annual Review Meeting, September 8-12, 2008. [ppt]
Wing Kam Liu, Rong Tian, Cahal McVeigh, and Albert To. Multiresolution mechanics, parallel implementation, and large-scale multiscale simulation of nano/micro structured materials. Fourth International Workshop on Meshfree Methods for Partial Differential Equations, September 17-20, 2007, Bonn, Germany (Keynote lecture).
R. Tian, G. Yagawa. A new technique of multiple crack growth simulation without jump function enrichment. Mechanical Engineering Congress (MECJ-06), September, 2006. [pdf] [movie_1] [movie_2] [movie_3] [movie_4] [movie_5]
Rong Tian, Genki Yagawa. Part/component-based large-scale finite element analysis. 7th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM 7), July 16-22, 2006, LA, CA, USA. [ppt] [move_1] [movie_2] [movie_3] [move_4] [move_5]
R. Tian, A. Miyazaki, H. Matsubara, N. Nakajima, M. Tani. The large-scale numerical simulation of nuclear power plant on ITBL grid infrastructure: Part I: system outline. International Symposium on Structures under Impulsive Loading (IS’05), Nagoya, Japan, Nov., 2005 (Keynote lecture)
R. Tian, G. Yagawa. A formulation of generalized node, a quadratic tetrahedron/triangle with only corners, and meshfree approximation with rotational dofs. The 8th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM8), July 24-28, 2005, Texas, Austin, USA (Keynote Lecture). [ppt]
R. Tian, A. Nishida, N. Nakajima, G. Yagawa. Linear dependence problems of partition of unity based generalized FEMs. The 8th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM8), July 24-28, 2005, Texas, Austin, USA. [ppt]
R. Tian, N. Nakajima, G. Yagawa. Numerical investigation into the linear dependence problem of partition of unity based generalized finite element methods. Proceedings of the Conference on Computational Engineering and Science 2005; 10(1): 393-396, Tokyo, Japan.
R. Tian, N. Nakajima, G. Yagawa. Nodal arrangement for boundary treatments in EFGM. Proceedings of the Conference on Computational Engineering and Science 2005; 10(1): 397-400, Tokyo, Japan.
R Tian, H Matsubara, G Yagawa et al. Improvements on Free Mesh Method: a high performance triangle and tetrahedron with only corners. Proceedings of the Sixth World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM VI) in conjunction with the Second Asian-Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics (APCOM'04), Beijing, China, Sept, 2004. (11 pages, published as CDs) [pdf]
M.T. Luan, R. Tian et al. Meshfree Finite Cover Method – a meshfree Manifold Method for discontinuous deformation analyses. Proceedings of the Sixth World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM VI) in conjunction with the Second Asian-Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics (APCOM'04), Beijing, China, Sept, 2004.(10 pages, published as CDs) [pdf]
R. Tian. Generalized nodes and high accuracy meshfree and/or mesh-based approximations. International Workshop on Advances in Computational Mechanics (IWACOM), 3-6 Nov 2004, Japan. (Invited lecture) [pdf]
R. Tian, G. Yagawa. A meshfree approximation with the Allman’s rotational dofs. Computational Methods (edited by Liu et al.) 2006; 1495-1500. (Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2004), 15-17, Dec., 2004, Singapore. [pdf] [ppt]
R. Tian, G. Yagawa, H. Matsubara, S. Iraha, and J. Tomiyama. Designs of high performance elements in Free Mesh Method – Allman’s rotational dofs, partition of unity and generalized node. Proceedings of the Conference on Computational Engineering and Science 2004; 9(1): 97-100, Tokyo, Japan.
R. Tian, G. Yagawa. Development of high accuracy Free Mesh Method: Linear Dependence Problems in the Partition of Unity based Generalized Finite Element Method. Proceedings of the Japanese 53rd Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Jan, 2004, Tokyo, Japan. (2 pages)
R. Tian, H. Matsubara and G. Yagawa. Developments of High Accuracy Free Mesh Method: Tetrahedron versus Hexahedron. Proceedings of the JSME 16th Computational Mechanics Conference 2003; 915-916, Cobe, Japan. [pdf]
R. Tian, G. Yagawa. Some consideration on Element-free Galerkin Method. Proceedings of the JSME 16th Computational Mechanics Conference 2003; 949-950, Cobe, Japan. [pdf]
R. Tian, G. Yagawa and M. Inaba. High accuracy elements without mid-side nodes in Free Mesh Method. Proceeding of the 2003 annual conference of the Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics 2003; 232-233, Kyoto, Japan. (2 pages) [pdf] [ppt]
Rong Tian. On the development of China’s computational science and engineering software. Nov. 17, 2010. [pdf] (in Chinese)
Rong Tian. Large-scale parallel simulation. Sept. 1, 2010. [ppt] (in Chinese)
Rong Tian. Scientific computing on manycores. Sept., 2009. [pdf] (in Chinese)
Rong Tian. Parallel programming on cluster I (OpenMP), May 2001. [ppt] (in Chinese)
Rong Tian. Parallel programming on cluster II (MPI), May 2001. [ppt] (in Chinese)
GNTet4, a 4-node high performance tetrahedral element.
msFEM, a 3D parallel multiscale nonlinear FEM code.
petaPar, a petascale particle/freemesh code (under developing)
Never forget thinking while hard working.