School of Computational Science and Engineering Showcases Parallel and Distributed Computing Research at IPDPS’18

Georgia Tech’s latest parallel and distributed computing research was presented at the 32nd IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS’18) in Vancouver, Canada, May 21-25. 

The School of Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) helped lead the way as faculty involvement included keynotes, invited talks, plenary panels, technical papers, and committee service. Visiting Professor Anne Benoit, Professor and Associate Chair Ümit V. Çatalyürek, and Visiting Research Scientist II Bora Uçar were involved in this year’s committee service for the symposium.

“This year, we had a great Georgia Tech team leading the conference: Bora Uçar was the general chair, Anne Benoit was the program chair, and I assisted as the program vice chair,” said Çatalyürek.

Benoit served in several other roles for the symposium. She spoke as part of a panel of distinguished researchers about attracting those underrepresented in the parallel and distributed computing community and how to foster social changes. This women-led panel addressed the underrepresentation of women and other minority groups in tech fields, and the consequences of inequity in the scientific hierarchy. Benoit also led an invited talk at the HPPAC 18 workshopTrade-offs Between Performance, Reliability, and Energy Consumption.

In conjunction with serving as program vice chair, Çatalyürek also served as the IEEE Computer Society TCPP Chair and was a keynote speaker for the HCW18 workshop, Challenges and Opportunities in Heterogeneous Computing – Applications Perspective. The workshop discussed the challenges of developing efficient, scalable, and maintainable applications for heterogeneous systems, and associated opportunities for systems researchers in the field.

"This was the first year we executed a new two-phase review system, which we believe helped to improve the quality of the technical program. The whole technical program featured 113 papers, three great keynotes, 22 workshops, and a panel on diversity issues. And, last but not least, IPDPS’18 was in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada. Everything was simply great!” exclaimed Çatalyürek.

To see a complete list of CSE’s involvement in IPDPS’18, click the link here or review the list below.

IPDPS’18 – Georgia Tech Events

Scraped from: IPDPS18 Advance Program

Keynotes, invited talks, plenary panels

Technical papers

Eric Hein (GTRI / GT-ECE): "An Initial Characterization of the Emu Chick" -- AsHES'18 Workshop paper -- Mon May 21, 3:30-4 pm

  • Co-authors: Eric Hein, Tom Conte, Jeffrey Young, Srinivas Eswar, Jiajia Li, Patrick Lavin, Richard Vuduc, Jason Riedy

Anne Benoit (ENS Lyon and Georgia Tech): "Combining Check-pointing and Replication for Reliable Execution of Linear Workflows" -- Mon May 21, 2:10-2:35 pm

  • Co-authors: Anne Benoit (ENS Lyon and Georgia Tech), Aurélien Cavelan, Florina Ciorba, Valentin Le Fèvre and Yves Robert

Paper: "A Parallel Algorithm for Bayesian Network Inference using Arithmetic Circuits" -- Tue May 22, 11:30 am-12 pm (Session 1: Graph Algorithms 1)

  • Md Vasimuddin (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay), Sriram P. Chockalingam (Georgia Institute of Technology), Srinivas Aluru (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Paper: "CoolPIM: Thermal-Aware Source Throttling for Efficient PIM Instruction Offloading" -- Wed May 23, 2-2:30 pm (Session 16: Power and temperature)

  • Lifeng Nai (Google), Ramyad Hadidi (Georgia Institute of Technology), He Xiao (Georgia Institute of Technology), Hyojong Kim (Georgia Institute of Technology), Jaewoong Sim (Intel), Hyesoon Kim (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Paper: "A Communication-Avoiding 3D LU Factorization Algorithm for Sparse Matrices" -- Thu May 24, 1:30-2 pm (Session 22: Linear solvers)

  • Piyush Sao (Georgia Institute of Technology), Sherry Li (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Richard Vuduc (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Paper: "Convergence Models and Surprising Results for the Asynchronous Jacobi Method" -- Thu May 24, 3-3:30 pm (Session 22: Linear solvers)

  • Jordi Wolfson-Pou (Georgia Institute of Technology), Edmond Chow (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Paper: "An Energy-Efficient Single-Source Shortest Path Algorithm" -- Thu May 24, 4:30-5 pm (Session 26: Graph algorithms 4)

  • Sara Karamati (Georgia Institute of Technology), Jeffrey Young (Georgia Institute of Technology), Richard Vuduc (Georgia Institute of Technology)


IPDPS Organizing Committee

  • Bora Uçar (CNRS and ENS Lyon, France + Georgia Tech) General Chair
  • Anne Benoit (ENS Lyon, France + Georgia Tech) and Ümit V. Çatalyürek Program Co-Chairs
  • David BaderUmit CatalyurekBora UçarAnne Benoit Steering Committee members
  • Jason RiedySrinivas AluruJeffrey YoungJiajia LiTushar Krishna Program committee members
  • Rich Vuduc: Session chair (#13: Tensors, Wed May 23, 1:30-3:30 pm)
  • Jeff Young: Session chair (#19: Memory & data access, Thu May 24, 10 am-12 pm)

HiCOMB'18: 17th IEEE International Workshop on High Performance Computational Biology -- Mon May 21

  • David Bader & Srinivas Aluru Steering committee members
  • Sharma Thankachan (CSE Research Faculty Alum, now at UCF) Program committee

GABB'18: Graph Algorithms Building Blocks -- Mon May 21

  • David Bader Steering committee member

HPBDC 2018: The 4th IEEE International Workshop on High-Performance Big Data, Deep Learning, and Cloud Computing -- Mon May 21

  • Ada Gavrilovska Program committee member

AsHES 2018: The 8th International Workshop on Accelerators and Hybrid Exascale Systems -- Mon May 21

  • Jeff Young Session chair, 3:30-4:30 pm

HPPAC'18: The 14th Workshop on High-Performance, Power-Aware Computing -- Mon May 21

  • Rich Vuduc Program committee member

GraML'18: The 2nd Workshop on the intersection of Graph Algorithms and Machine Learning -- Fri May 25

  • Jason Riedy Program committee member

iWAPT'18: The 13th International Workshop on Automatic Performance Tuning -- Fri May 25

  • Rich Vuduc Program committee member

PMAW: The Programming Models and Algorithms Workshop -- Fri May 25

  • Jun Shirako Program committee member

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