November 11, 2009 10:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Georgia Tech Focuses on Experimental Systems and Computational
Sciences at SC09
Technical papers, leadership activities and a research showcase round
out active presence at leading high-performance computing conference
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Georgia Institute of Technology, an emerging leader in
high-performance computing research and education, will be showcasing
scientific research at the technical edge at next week’s SC09, the
international conference on high-performance computing, networking,
storage and analysis scheduled for Nov. 14-20, 2009, at the Oregon
Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. An SC09 best paper nomination for
work in computational biology, a new GPU based experimental HPC system
in the works, and expert presence across a range of hardware, software
and application domains are just some of the ways Georgia Tech will
feature multidisciplinary, cross-industry research efforts focusing on
computational scientific discovery and sustainable high-performance
“At Georgia Tech, we have a history of tackling new frontiers with the
realities of future needs in mind”
“At Georgia Tech, we have a history of tackling new frontiers with the
realities of future needs in mind,” said Dr. Mark Allen, senior vice
provost for Research and Innovation at Georgia Tech. “As we look to
high-performance computing to drive advanced breakthroughs in science,
health, energy and other industries, true leaders in this field will
emerge only by rethinking current systems and developing new
computational methods that address today’s challenges with massive data
processing and energy-efficiency. Georgia Tech welcomes SC09 attendees
to visit our booth, meet our researchers, and observe our work to expand
the capabilities of the computational science community.”
The papers and presentations outlined below will feature leading-edge
Georgia Tech research, including the recently announced NSF Track 2
award, new research grants under the NSF Industry & University
Cooperative Research program, and numerous NSF PetaApps awards.
Technical papers, panels, poster sessions and Birds-of-a-Feather
discussions featuring researchers from Georgia Tech include (activities
held at the Oregon Convention Center unless otherwise noted):
TECHNICAL PAPER: A Massively Parallel Adaptive Fast-Multipole Method
on Heterogeneous Architectures (Best Paper Nominee) – presented on
Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Room PB255
Georgia Tech’s George Biros, Ilya Lashuk, Aparna
Chandramowlishwaran, Harper Langston, Tuan-Anh Nguyen, Rahul
Sampath, Aashay Shringarpure, and Rich Vuduc are co-authors on
this paper that presents new scalable algorithms and a new
implementation of our kernel-independent fast multipole method,
employing both distributed memory parallelism (via MPI) and shared
memory/streaming parallelism (via GPU acceleration) to rapidly
evaluate two-body non-oscillatory potentials.
TECHNICAL PAPER: SCAMPI: A Scalable Cam-based Algorithm for Multiple
Pattern Inspection – presented on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 2:00 p.m. –
2:30 p.m. in Room PB255
Georgia Tech’s Virat Agarwal (joint appointment with IBM T.J.
Watson Research Center) is a co-author on this paper that presents
SCAMPI, a ground-breaking string searching algorithm that is fast,
space-efficient, scalable and resilient to attacks.
TECHNICAL PAPER: Age Based Scheduling for Asymmetric Multiprocessors –
presented on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Room
Georgia Tech’s Nagesh B. Lakshminarayana, Jaekyu Lee and Hyesoon
Kim are co-authors on this paper that proposes a new policy, Age
based scheduling, that improves scheduling multithreaded
applications in asymmetric multiprocessors.
PANEL: Preparing the World for Ubiquitous Parallelism – Friday, Nov.
20, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Room PB252
Georgia Tech’s Matthew Wolf will moderate a panel discussion,
composed of a diverse set of industry and academic
representatives, that presents and discusses the abstractions,
models, and (re-)training necessary to move parallel programming
into a broad audience.
POSTER: Cellule: Lightweight Execution Environment for Virtualized
Accelerators – presented on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 5:15 p.m. – 7:00
p.m. in the Oregon Ballroom Lobby
Georgia Tech’s Vishakha Gupta, Priyanka Tembey, Ada Gavrilovska
and Karsten Schwan present this poster that presents Cellule,
which uses virtualization to create a high performance, low noise
self-contained execution environments for the Cell processor.
BIRDS-OF-A-FEATHER: Cray XMT Massively Multithreaded Architecture-
Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Roosevelt
Conference Room, Doubletree Hotel
Georgia Tech’s David A. Bader, David Ediger,Karl Jiang, and Jason
Riedy will participate in this Birds-of-a-Feather to discuss
characterizing and analyzing massive Spatio-Temporal Interaction
Networks and Graphs (STING)
BIRDS-OF-A-FEATHER: Accelerating Discovery in Science and Engineering
through Petascale Simulations and Analysis: The NSF PetaApps Program –
Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. in Room D133-134
Georgia Tech’s David A. Bader, Amit Majumdar and George Biros will
participate in this Birds-of-a-Feather update on recently-awarded
NSF PetaApps research projects.
SC09 EDUCATION PROGRAM: “Think Parallel” broadcast – Wednesday, Nov.
18 at 3:00 p.m.
Georgia Tech’s Matthew Wolf will be featured in a “Think Parallel”
web broadcast, a bi-weekly half-hour interview of experts in the
education, government, and industry to explore how best to
integrate parallel architectures, algorithms, and programming into
the undergraduate computer science curriculum.
Booth Events and Activities
Georgia Tech researchers and staff will be on hand at Booth 132 to
demonstrate and discuss the latest innovations in high-performance
computing research. The Georgia Tech research display will feature
updates on current research projects, video conversations with Georgia
Tech experts in high performance computing, and an interactive display
unlike any other – a virtual field trip to the world’s largest aquarium,
the Georgia Aquarium. Utilizing a high bandwidth (1Gbps) channel
connecting the Aquarium to the SC09 show floor, visitors to the Georgia
Tech booth will be able to interact with researchers, fish and other
marine creatures live through this one-of-a-kind tradeshow experience.
SC09 Leadership Activities
George Biros and Rich Vuduc, Computational Science and Engineering
division, are members of the Technical Papers Applications Area
George Biros is a member of the Doctoral Showcase Committee.
Ada Gavrilovska, School of Computer Science, is a member of the
Technical Papers Architecture/Network Area Committee.
Jeffrey Vetter, joint appointment to Georgia Tech’s Computer Science
and Engineering division and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is a
member of the Technical Papers Storage Area Committee.
David A. Bader, Computational Science and Engineering division, is a
member of the Posters Algorithms Committee.
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research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's
top public universities, Georgia Tech's more than 20,000 students are
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producers of women and African-American engineers. The Institute offers
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