Mathematics and Computer Science Division

Selected papers in pdf

Ewing ("Rusty") Lusk
Argonne Distinguished Fellow Emeritus

Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, Illinois 60439
Phone: 630 252-7852
Fax: 630 252-2211
email: lusk at

Biographical Sketch

Ewing Lusk received his B.A. in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in 1965 and his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Maryland in 1970. He is currently a senior computer scientist in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. His current projects include implementation of the MPI Message-Passing Standard, parallel performance analysis tools, and system software for clusters. He is a leading member of the team responsible for MPICH implementation of the MPI message-passing interface standard. He is the author of five books and more than a hundred research articles in mathematics, automated deduction, and parallel computing.

Current Research Interests

  • MPICH2 -- implementation of the MPI message-passing interface standard and winner of an R&D 100 award in 2005.
  • Parallel performance tools -- including Jumpshot and Upshot
  • Cobalt -- Scalable component-based systems software
  • Some Recent Publications

    T. G. Armstrong, J. M. Wozniak, M. Wilde, K. Maheshwari, D. S. Katz, M. Ripeanu, E. L. Lusk, I. T. Foster, "ExM: High Level Dataflow Programming for Extreme-Scale Systems," Proceedings of HotPar'12, . Also Preprint ANL/MCS-P2045-0212. [view online]

    J. M. Wozniak, T. G. Armstrong, K. Maheshwari, E. L. Lusk, D. S. Katz, M. Wilde, I. T. Foster, "Turbine: A Distributed-Memory Dataflow Engine for Extreme-Scale Many-Task Applications," Proceedings SWEET 2012, Scottsdale, AZ, May 2012. Also Preprint ANL/MCS-P2057-0312. [view online]

    P. Balaji, W. Feng, H. Lin, J. Archuleta, S. Matsuoka, A. Warren, J. Setubal, E. Lusk, R. Thakur, I. Foster, D. S. Katz, S. Jha, K. Shinpaugh, S. Coghlan, and D. Reed, "Global-Scale Distributed I/O with ParaMEDIC," Concurrency and Computat.: Prac. Exper., vol. 22, no. 16, November 2010, pp. 2266-2281. [view online]

    J. Krishna, P. Balaji, E. Lusk, R. Thakur, and F. Tiller, "Implementing MPI on Windows: Comparison with Common Approaches on Unix," 17th EuroMPI Conference, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, vol. 6305, Stuttgart, Germany, 2010, September 2010, pp. 160-169. [view online]

    Dinan, J., Balaji, P., Lusk, E., Sadayappan, P., Thakur, R., "Hybrid Parallel Programming with MPI and Unified Parallel C," Association for Computing Machinery, Bertinorio, Italy, May 2010, pp. doi>10.1145/1787275.17873. [view online]

    J. Dinan, P. Balaji, E. Lusk, P. Sadayappan, and R. Thakur, "Hybrid Parallel Programming with MPI and Unified Parallel C," 7th ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers, Bertinoro, Italy, May 2010, pp. 177-186. Also Preprint ANL/MCS-P1805-1010. [view online]