In 2004, the visionary prediction of Nievergelt from 1964 finally
became truth: the clock speed of processors is not increasing
any more, and Moore's law only continues because of parallelism.
Increasing computing power is currently only possible by adding
more and more cores in computers, and parallel computing has
become ubiquitous, both at the small scale of multicore machines,
and at the large scale of supercomputers with processor numbers in
the millions. The development and analysis of parallel algorithms is
therefore more important than ever for simulations in the sciences
and engineering. This miniysmposium will give an overview of
the most recent results in this fascinating area of research.