Welcome Sangmin Seo

Please welcome Sangmin Seo, a new postdoc in the Programming Models and Runtime Systems group, who will be looking at various aspects of MPICH, particularly those related to threading models and MPI’s interactions with it.  Sangmin did his Ph.D. at Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea, where he was working on accelerators and related research.

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MPI Tutorials by the PMRS Group

The PMRS Group was involved in MPI tutorials at SC13 and ICPADS 2013:

SC13 (Nov. 2013, Denver, CO), by Rajeev Thakur and Pavan Balaji.
ICPADS 2013 (Dec. 2013, Seoul, Korea), by Xin Zhao and Pavan Balaji.

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Our Postdocs as a Model to Attract New Brains to Argonne

Our Postdocs Wesley Bland (left) and Antonio Pena (right) along with our Group Lead Pavan Balaji (middle) pose in a picture for the Argonne’s Postdoctoral Programs website during the Annual Postdoctoral Reception 2013 at the APS building:

http://www.anl.gov/careers/your-career/postdoctoral-programs

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Best paper award at IEEE ScalCom

Xin Zhao, Pavan Balaji, William Gropp, and Rajeev Thakur received the best paper award at the IEEE International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications for their paper “Optimization Strategies for MPI-Interoperable Active Messages”; big congratulations for them from the whole group! – See more at: http://www.mcs.anl.gov/articles/argonne-uiuc-research-team-win-best-paper-award-scalcom2013
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Min Si Successfully Presented MT-MPI at SC13

Min Si, an intern from The University of Tokyo, presented her research about MT-MPI (Multi-Threaded MPI) at the Doctoral Showcase in SC13. MT-MPI aims to attain a high resource usage within the MPI implementation in massively-parallel architectures.

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Best Technical Paper award at IEEE Cluster 2013

Antonio J. Peña and coauthors won the Best Technical Paper award at IEEE Cluster 2013, held in Indianapolis (IN) on September 23-27, for their paper ‘Influence of InfiniBand FDR on the performance of remote GPU virtualization’.

Congatulations to them!

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Min Si presenting at SC Doctoral Showcase

Congratulations to Min Si, a student with the PMRS group. She will be presenting her work as part of the Doctoral Showcase at this year’s Supercomputing ’13 conference in Denver, CO. The title of her work is “Optimizing MPI Implementation on Massively Parallel Many-Core Architectures”.

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Welcome Huiwei Lu

Huiwei Lu, a new postdoctoral researcher, has just joined the PMRS group at Argonne and will be focusing on threading models, improvements to MPI and PGAS runtimes in such environments, and application studies.

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MPICH 3.1b1 Released

A new preview release of MPICH, 3.1b1, is now available for download. This preview release is the first in a new major version series in MPICH (3.1.x), and adds several capabilities including a fully integrated source for vanilla MPICH and the IBM PE/BG device, several improvements for the Intel Xeon Phi architecture, improved support for fault tolerance, and improvements to MPI RMA for shared memory communication. This release also fixes several bugs present in 3.0.4.

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Welcome Junchao Zhang

Junchao Zhang, a new postdoctoral researcher, has just joined the PMRS group at Argonne and will be working on one-sided communication aspects within MPICH and using them in applications. Junchao was in Marc Snir’s group at UIUC before this.

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