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CRD Staff Making Key Contributions to SC05 Conference in Seattle

September 1, 2005

When the global HPC community meets at the SC05 conference in Seattle in November, a number of LBNL staff members will be making significant contributions to the con- ference program. Four of the technical papers accepted by the conference were written principally by CRD staff and two oth- ers list LBNL researchers are co-authors. Here is a list of the papers with LBNL contri- butions: “Analyzing Ultra-Scale Application Communication Requirements for a Reconfigurable Hybrid Interconnect,” by John Shalf, Shoaib Kamil and Leonid Oliker of CRD and David Skinner of NERSC. “Leading Computational Methods on Scalar and Vector HEC Platforms,” by Leonid Oliker, Michael Wehner and Andrew Canning of CRD, Jonathan Carter of NERSC and oth- ers from Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, NEC, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and JAMSTEC. “Apex-Map: A Global Data Access Benchmark to Analyze HPC Systems and Parallel Pro- gramming Paradigms,” by Erich Strohmaier and Hongzhang Shan of CRD. Kathy Yelick, leader of CRD’s Future Technologies Group, is an author of “Making Sequential Consistency Practical in Titanium” along with her UC Berkeley students Amir Ashraf Kamil and Jimmy Zhigang Su. Their paper has been nominated for the Best Student Paper Award. Additionally, Erich Strohmaier is a coauthor with UC San Diego researchers of a paper on “Quantifying Locality in the Memory Access Patterns of HPC Applications.” Mike Welcome of the Future Technologies Group, along with scientists from LLNL, coauthored a paper on “Tera-Scalable Algorithms for Variable-Density Elliptic Hydrodynamics with Spectral Accuracy.”

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