The University of Delaware had a successful attendance at the Supercomputing Conference 2018. Visit our SC blog to learn about our student’s experiences.
We conduct research in the areas of developing and applying parallel programming models on large scale applications, exploring heterogeneous computing platforms and investigating Deep Learning techniques on different hardware.
Four students from CRPL@ UDEL Mauricio Ferrato (Ph.D. student), Eric Wright (Ph.D. student), Robert Searles (Ph.D student), Kyle Friedline (Undergraduate student BSCS) attended the 2018 Brookathon - Brookhaven National Laboratory GPU hackathon held at BNL on September 17–21, 2018 as one of the 2 mentors for four hackathon teams. They have also served as mentors in the Boulder, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Pawsey Supercomputing Center and NASA hackathons. What do they have to say?
CRPL’s PhD Students Eric Wright and Mauricio Ferrato have a poster titled “Estimating Molecular Dynamics Chemical Shift with GPUs” accepted for the SC18 conference in Dallas. The research project was started as an undergrad project under the Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) program and consisted of accelerating a chemical shift prediction application called PPM_One using the parallel programming model OpenACC. CRPL’s undergraduate student Thomas Huber was also involved in this project. The application originally existed as a serial application only and porting it to OpenACC allowed to test for both multicore and GPU acceleration.
We have been busy this summer!! Eric Wright spent a month at National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR, Boulder, Colorado) working with researchers on our new collaborative project. Maurico Ferrato interned at the National Cancer Institute (NCI, Bethesda, Maryland) working with researchers on ECP CANDLE Deep Learning Project. Jose Monsalve Diaz has been spening his time with our collaborators in Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) and is working on ECP SOLLVE project that is about building the validation and verification testsuite for OpenMP 4.