Our research

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.

COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS: Parallelizing and Accelerating a nuclear reactor modeling miniapplication

BIOINFORMATICS: Building a portable and fast DNA sequence alignment tool

Exascale computing Project (ECP) SOLLVE PROJECT: Building validation & verification (V&V) suites to validate the implementations of OpenMP 4.5 offloading features

MOLECULAR DYNAMICS: Accelerating prediction of chemical shift that provides insights into protein secondary structure

SPEC HPG: Building accelerator benchmark suite to stress test hardware, in collaboration with Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation High Performance Group (SPEC HPG)

OPENACC TESTSUITE: Building an OpenACC Validation & Verification (V&V) testsuite to validate implementations of OpenACC 2.5 features

News

CRPL students write about their week-long GPU hackathon experience at the Brookhaven National Lab, 2018

on November 7, 2018

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?

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Two CRPL Research Poster Submissions Accepted for SC18

on November 7, 2018

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.

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CRPL Lab members - Summer Internships

on July 30, 2018

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.

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Blog on OpenACC Validation and Verification (V&V) Testsuite

on July 15, 2018

Purpose of the V&V Testsuite A comprehensive and community-driven OpenACC validation suite is an essential tool for computing facilities that procure and evaluate large production and experimental systems to test OpenACC compilers’ implementations, its coverage of a given specification, conformance to the specification and consistency with the definition of the features. Testsuite available on Github The OpenACC Validation and Vetification Testsuite is available on GitHub for anyone to download and use.

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