Professor Vipin Kumar (PhD, '82), Regents Professor at the University of Minnesota, and the William Norris Endowed Chair in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, is the 2016 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award, one of IEEE Computer Society's most prestigious awards.
High Performance and Scientific Computing
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The Maryland Advanced Research Computing Center, a collaboration between the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University, is scheduled to open this month. The Center will be located close to...
UMD CS Professor Jeff Hollingsworth was interviewed on March 6th, 2014 by the HPCwire Soundbite podcast, which regularly hosts researchers and those who impact the world of high performance computing. Hollingsworth discussed the Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates Program that he and UMD CS Professor Alan Sussman launched to attract more undergraduate students to the field of high performance computing. Because of their program, two dozen undergraduate students travel to the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis every year.
Emeritus Professor Bill Pugh has received the first ACM/IEEE Supercomputing "Test of Time" award for his paper in Supercomputing 91: "The Omega test: a fast and practical
integer programming algorithm for dependence analysis". The paper was selected from all the papers published at the Supercomputing conference between 1988
(the first Supercomputing conference) and 2003. This is the first time the award has been granted, in celebration of Supercomputing's 25th anniversary.
High Performance Computing involves using large computers to solve major scientific and engineering problems. HPC is used from weather prediction to designing consumer products. The members of the HPC group at Maryland investigate many aspects of High Performance Computing from innovations in core numerical algorithms, to system software and tools to enabling productive use of large-scale computation.
Jeff Hollingsworth is serving as the general chair of SC12 to be held in Salt Lake City during Nov. 2012. SC12 is the premier international conference for high-performance computing (HPC), networking, storage and analysis. The conference is expecting 10,000 attendees representing more than 50 countries and more than 350 exhibitors.
For more information about SC12, visit http://sc12.supercomputing.org.