Comsol is an interesting tool for Multi-Physics simulations.
Today took place the annual conference of Comsol in Israel, the agenda is described below:
Here are two photos I took using my cellphone:
The conference building:
I have serious doubts how one can do serious Multi-Physics simulations without serious Parallel Processing capabilities. The current version, 3.5, of Comsol has no Distributed Parallel Processing support, e.g. MPI and a limited Multi-Core support but not at the user level; No Parallel Computing commands and no external Parallel Tools like Star-P. This limits the problem size that can be simulated.
However, for sure it is an excellent tool for education.