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Primeur weekly 2018-02-12

Quantum computing

New controls scale quantum chips ...

Controlling quantum interactions in a single material ...

Light controls two-atom quantum computation ...

Focus on Europe

TANGO project releases the Beta version of #TANGOToolbox to facilitate the effort of coding when targeting various hardware architectures ...

Nominations open for PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC 2018 ...

Optalysys and The Earlham Institute achieve over 90% energy savings in breakthrough project applying optical processing for DNA sequence alignment ...

Middleware

Sylabs emerges from stealth to bring Singularity container technology to enterprise performance computing ...

Dell EMC expands server capabilities for software-defined, edge and high-performance computing ...

Hardware

Virtual reality helps explore the GPS of the mind ...

HiPerGator is the number 3 most powerful computer at a U.S. public university ...

Supermicro expands edge computing and network appliance portfolio with new high density SoC solutions ...

Supermicro introduces Silicon Valley's first 3-Megawatt clean energy automated rack integration facility ...

One Stop Systems introduces highest bandwidth, 5th generation NVMe ion accelerator flash storage array ...

Applications

University of Illinois researcher recognized with ACM Fellowship for contributions to parallel programming ...

After the storm: Simulating and visualizing extreme weather with XSEDE ...

XSEDE's Maverick helps explore next generation solar cells and LEDs ...

Optimized solutions for treating bone fractures will soon be reality ...

UMass Amherst computer science experts in artificial intelligence join IBM's AI Horizons Network ...

AI computer vision breakthrough IDs poachers in less than half a second ...

University of Chicago astrophysicists settle cosmic debate on magnetism of planets and stars ...

Portland State University joins nationwide program to develop brain-inspired computing ...

The Cloud

Ampere launches to accelerate hyperscale Cloud computing innovations ...

Oracle Cloud growth driving aggressive global expansion ...

Leading Cloud providers join with NSF to support data science frontiers ...

Smartly containing the Cloud increases computing efficiency, according to first-of-its-kind study ...

University of Illinois researcher recognized with ACM Fellowship for contributions to parallel programming

Laxmikant "Sanjay" Kale, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and NCSA Faculty Affiliate.22 Jan 2018 Urbana-Champaign - Laxmikant "Sanjay" Kale, a professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a NCSA Faculty Affiliate, was named to the the 2017 class of fellows from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the scientific computing community's largest society.

At Illinois, Professor Kale has pioneered an effort to integrate adaptive runtime systems into parallel programming, leading to collaboration and the development of scalable applications across industries, from biophysics to quantum chemistry and even astronomy. Professor Kale also leads the Parallel Programming Laboratory at the University of Illinois.

The ACM Fellows Programme, the organisation's most prestigious honour, recognizes the top 1 percent of ACM members for outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology. This prestigious honour comes on the back of the implementation of Adaptive Runtime Systems in parallel computing, which has been pioneered by Professor Kale and his group, and implemented into the Charm++ parallel programing framework, maintained at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

"We co-developed several science and engineering applications using Charm++, which allowed us to validate and improve the Adaptive Runtime techniques we were developing in our research in the context of full applications", stated Professor Kale. "The application codes developed include NAMD (biophysics), OpenAtom (quantum chemistry/materials modelling), ChaNGa (astronomy), EpiSimdemics (simulation of epidemics), etc. These are highly scalable codes that run from small clusters to supercomputers, including Blue Waters, on hundreds of thousands of processor cores."

This new adaptive runtime system allows code to run much more efficiently than before, keeping an ever-vigilant digital eye on individual processors and how they are processing data, eliminating downtime and ultimately shortening processing time.

"Our approach allows parallel programmers to write code without worrying about where (i.e. on which processor) the code will execute, or which data will be on what processor", explained Professor Kale. "The runtime system continuously watches the programme behaviour and moves data and code-execution among processors so as to automatically improve performance, for example, via dynamic load balancing. This approach especially helps development of complex or sophisticated parallel algorithms."

Thus, Professor Kale's continued work will enable the continued expansion of parallel algorithms for high performance computing, and as such, see expanded use as time goes on.

"The credit for my success and for this award certainly goes to generations of my students who worked on various aspects of adaptive runtime systems", Professor Kale concluded.

Sanjay Kale is also a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a faculty affiliate at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

Source: National Center for Supercomputing Applications - NCSA

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-02-12

Quantum computing

New controls scale quantum chips ...

Controlling quantum interactions in a single material ...

Light controls two-atom quantum computation ...

Focus on Europe

TANGO project releases the Beta version of #TANGOToolbox to facilitate the effort of coding when targeting various hardware architectures ...

Nominations open for PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC 2018 ...

Optalysys and The Earlham Institute achieve over 90% energy savings in breakthrough project applying optical processing for DNA sequence alignment ...

Middleware

Sylabs emerges from stealth to bring Singularity container technology to enterprise performance computing ...

Dell EMC expands server capabilities for software-defined, edge and high-performance computing ...

Hardware

Virtual reality helps explore the GPS of the mind ...

HiPerGator is the number 3 most powerful computer at a U.S. public university ...

Supermicro expands edge computing and network appliance portfolio with new high density SoC solutions ...

Supermicro introduces Silicon Valley's first 3-Megawatt clean energy automated rack integration facility ...

One Stop Systems introduces highest bandwidth, 5th generation NVMe ion accelerator flash storage array ...

Applications

University of Illinois researcher recognized with ACM Fellowship for contributions to parallel programming ...

After the storm: Simulating and visualizing extreme weather with XSEDE ...

XSEDE's Maverick helps explore next generation solar cells and LEDs ...

Optimized solutions for treating bone fractures will soon be reality ...

UMass Amherst computer science experts in artificial intelligence join IBM's AI Horizons Network ...

AI computer vision breakthrough IDs poachers in less than half a second ...

University of Chicago astrophysicists settle cosmic debate on magnetism of planets and stars ...

Portland State University joins nationwide program to develop brain-inspired computing ...

The Cloud

Ampere launches to accelerate hyperscale Cloud computing innovations ...

Oracle Cloud growth driving aggressive global expansion ...

Leading Cloud providers join with NSF to support data science frontiers ...

Smartly containing the Cloud increases computing efficiency, according to first-of-its-kind study ...