April 19, 2013: Michael successfully presented his summer work at major UG event at UD
Michael presented the results of his summer research at the UD Undergraduate Research Program’s Summer Scholars Poster Session. His research was featured in UDaily. Well done Michael!
April 15, 2013: Two UG awards to members of our group
Michael was awarded with the Steven Geracimos Memorial Award and Stephen was awarded with the CIS Outstanding Student Award. Congratulations Michael and Stephen!
April 9, 2013: Journal paper accepted in the Future Generation Computer Systems
Our work on "On the Powerful Use of Simulations in the Quake-Catcher Network to Efficiently Position Low-cost Earthquake Sensors" was accepted in the Future Generation Computer Systems. Congratulations Kyle, Sam, and Trilce!
April 4, 2013: Journal paper accepted in BMC Structural Biology Journal
Our work on "Enhancement of Accuracy and Efficiency for RNA Secondary Structure Prediction by Sequence Segmentation and MapReduce" was accepted in the BMC Structural Biology Journal. Congratulations Boyu and Daniel!
Feb 23, 2013: Papers accepted at HiCOMB and PDSEC
Our work on "Performance dissection of a Molecular Dynamics code across CUDA and GPU generations" was accepted at PDSEC on May 24, 2013 in Boston; our work on "Secondary structure predictions for long RNA Sequences Based on Inversion Excursions and MapReduce" was accepted at HiCOMB on May 20, 2013 in Boston. Congratulations Boyu, Matt and Trilce!
Jan 3, 2013: FEN ZI code available for download!
The code of FEN ZI is now available in Google Code. Let us know if you want to help extending the code. Any help or feedback is welcome!
Dec 6, 2012: Named Chair for Dr. Taufer Michela Taufer, associate professor at the University of Delaware, has been named the David L. and Beverly J.C. Mills Chair of Computer and Information Sciences. UDaily article
Nov 16, 2013: Our SC12 paper featured in HPCwire HPCwire reported on our paper in their article on SC12. Read more about our work in HPCwire in the article session on Self-Management for Volunteer Grids.
Nov 16, 2012: Matt awarded with the Silver Medal in ACM Poster competition
Matt Wezowicz was awarded with a silver medal in the ACM undergraduate poster competition with the poster "On the cost of a general GPU framework - The strange case of CUDA 4.0 vs. CUDA 5.0". Well done Matt!
Nov 12-17, 2012: Visit our group at SC12 - BOOTH 2504
We are at SC12 in Salt Lake City, Utah. We are presenting posters showcasing the science enabled by our research. Please stop by our booth 2504 if you are attending too! Here you can find the exhibits floorplan. See you at SC12!
We went to fly over UD and the Chesapeake Bay, including a touch-and-go landing at Summit airpot to celebrate Dr. Taufer's tenure.
Sep 9, 2012: ACM Poster accepted at SC12
Our work on the cost of a general GPU framework - The strange Case of CUDA 4.0 vs. CUDA 5.0 was accpeted at SC12. Congratulations Matt!
Sep 6, 2012: Paper accepted at eSoN
Our work on ExSciTecH: Expanding Volunteer Computing to Explore Science, Technology, and Health was accpeted at the 2nd workshop on Analyzing and Improving Collaborative eScience with Social Networks (eSoN 12). Congratulations Sam, Michael, and Trilce!
Sep 3, 2012: Paper accepted at CSBW
Our work on a modularized MapReduce framework to support RNA secondary structure prediction and analysis workflows was accepted at the 2012 Computational Structural Bioinformatics Workshop (CSBW). Congratulations Boyu!
Aug 9, 2012: Two GCLab members presented their research at 3nd UG Research Symposium
Matthew Wezowicz and Michael Matheny succesfully presented their summer research at the poster session of the second annual Undergraduate Research and Service Symposium, to be held on Wednesday, August 9th at Clayton Hall, from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at UD. Congratulations Matt and Michael!
July 12, 2012: Paper accepted at SC'12
Our work on the effectiveness of application-aware self-management for scientific discovery in volunteer computing systems was accepted at SC'12. Congratulations Trilce!
May 12, 2012: Trilce won Frank Pehrson award
The CIS Department held its annual Honors Breakfast. At this breakfast, awards were given to honor the achievements of our students. Trilce Estrada won the prestigous Frank A. Pehrson Graduate Student Achievement Award.
May 8, 2012: Two posters accepted at GHC'12
We just learned that two posters we submitted to GHC were accepted. The first poster is on "Benchmarking Gender Differences in Voluntary Computer Projects" and is collaborative work with the Kathy Pusecker and her team at the Office of Educational Assessment at UD and UVA. The second poster is on "a modularized MapRedcue framework to support RNA secondary structure prediction and analysis workflows" and is work in collaboration with UTEP. Congratulation to Boyu and Trilce for leading the research!
April 30, 2012: Paper accepted at HPCC'12
Our paper on "" was accepted at the 14th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC 2012). This is collaborative research with Roger Armen (TJU) and Pietro Cicotti (SDSC). Kudos to Trilce and Boyu for leading the research!
April 27, 2012: Trilce successfully defended her PhD thesis
Trilce successfully defended her PhD thesis on the effectiveness of application-aware self-management for scientific discovery on volunteer computing system. Members on her committee were: Steve F. Siegel (University of Delaware), Martin Swany (Indiana University), Jon Wiessman (University of Minnesota), David Anderson (University of Berkeley), and Olac Fuentes (University of Texas at El Paso). Congratulations Dr. Trilce!
April 24, 2012: Matt successfully presented his work at SPIE'12
Matt and Dr. Taufer attended the DSS11 SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing Symposium in Baltimore. Matt successfully presented his work on Matrix multiplication module primes on GPUs at the session on Modeling and Simulation for Defense Systems and Applications VI. This is collaborative work with the LinBox group led by Dr. Saunders.
Nov 13, 2011: GCLab at SC'11 - Booth 212
Our group is featuring our research at the UD booth at SC'11 in Seattle from Nov 14 to Nov 17. Come by and meet us!
Sep 8, 2011: Omar Boyu, and Will selected for as SC'11 Student Volunteeers
Congratulations Omar, Boyu, and Will!
Aug 31, 2011: Paper accepted at eScience'11
Kyle and Trilce's paper "On the Powerful Use of Simulations in the Quake-Catcher Network to Efficiently Position Low-cost Earthquake Sensors" was accepted at eScience'11. This is the first paper for Kyle. Congratulations Kyle and Trilce!!!
Aug 17, 2011: Poster accepted at SC'11
Our poster "Study of Protein-ligand Binding Geometries using a Scalable and Accurate Octree-based Algorithm in MapReduce" was accepted at SC'11. Congratulations Trilce and Boyu!
Aug 10, 2011: Three GCLab members presented their research at 2nd UG Research Symposium
Matthew Wezowicz, Michael Matheny, and Samuel Schlachter succesfully presented their summer research at the poster session of the second annual Undergraduate Research and Service Symposium, to be held on Wednesday, August 10th at Clayton Hall, from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at UD. Click here to see the program. Congratulations Matt, Michael, and Sam!
Jul 15, 2011: Our QCN work featured in UDaily
Our work on the simulation of QCN systems with EmBOINC was featured in the UDaily. This iw work done by Kyle Benson, Trilce Estada, Sam Schlachter, and Michela Taufer togehter with with Jesse Lawrence from Stanford and Elizabeth Cochran from the U.S. Geological Survey. Congratulations Kyle, Trilce, and Sam!
Jul 14, 2011: Paper accepted to Resilience 2011
Results from our collaboration with Sandia National Lab and IBM on "Simulating Application Resilience at Exascale" is presented in a paper accepted to the 4th Workshop on Resiliency in High Performance Computing (Resilience) in Clusters, Clouds, and Grids, held in conjunction with the 17th International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par), Bordeaux, France, August 30, 2011. Rolf Riesen (IBM), Kurt Ferreira (SNL), Maria Ruiz Varela (UD), Michela Taufer (UD) and Arun Rodrigues (SNL) are the authors of this paper. Congratulations Maria!
Jul 1, 2011: Paper accepted to HPCC
Our paper on "Providing Quality of Science in Volunteer Computing" has been accepted at the 13th IEEE High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) Conference in Baneful, Canada. Congratulations Trilce for your new paper!
Jun 1, 2011: Two new journal articles accepted
Two journal articles have been accepted in two prestigious journals, the Journal of Computational Chemistry and Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling respectively. Congratulations to Trilce, Narayan, and Michela who are authors on the papers!
May 27, 2011: Three posters at the Research Symposium on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
We successfully presented three posters at the Research Symposium on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at DBI on "STRUCTURAL, DYNAMIC, AND ELECTROSTATIC PROPERTIES OF FULLY HYDRATED DMPC BILE'S FROM MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATIONS ACCELERATED WITH GRAPHICAL PROCESSING UNITS (GPUS)", "EXSCITECH: AN INTERACTIVE, EASY-TO-USE VOLUNTEER COMPUTING SYSTEM TO EXPLORE SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND HEALTH IN DRUG DESIGN", and "STUDY OF PROTEIN-LIGAND BINDING GEOMETRIES USING A SCALABLE AND ACCURATE OCTREE-BASED ALGORITHM IN MAPREDUCE".
May 17, 2011: Poster at 3rd Annual Delaware Health Sciences Research Symposium
We successfully presented our poster at 3rd Annual Delaware Health Sciences Research Symposium at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia on "STUDY OF PROTEIN-LIGAND BINDING GEOMETRIES USING A SCALABLE AND ACCURATE OCTREE-BASED ALGORITHM IN MAPREDUCE".
May 16, 2011: GCLab at IPDPS'11
Dr, Taufer presented our paper on "FENZI: GPU Enabled Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Large Membrane Regions Based on CHARMM Force Field and PME" at HiCOMB'11 during IPDPS'11 in Anchorage, Alaska.
May 2, 2011: Three new UG students will join the GCLab in summer
Matthew Wezowicz, freshmen in ECE with minor in CS, will work on migrating LinBox kernels to GPU Platforms. Michael Matheny, freshmen in CS with minor in CS, will work on building gaming environments for Volunteer Computing platforms. Samuel Schlachter, ECE senior with minor in CS, will work on simulating a grid of earthquake sensors using Volunteer Computing resources. Welcome to all!
April 20, 2011: Kyle Benson and Jason Pack won very competitive department awards
Kyle Benson has been awarded with the CIS Best UG Senior Award. Jason has been awarded with the Steven Geracimos Memorial Award. Congratulations Kyle and Jason for the well-deserved recognition!
Jan 25, 2011: New movie gallery of FENZI simulations on GPUs
Visit our FENZI webpage to see our new movie gallery presenting simulations of large membrane systems.
Jan 20, 2011: Two papers on GPU programming accepted at SPIE'11 and HiCOMB'11
Our group will present work on GPU programming at SPIE'11 (paper title: Rolling partial prefix-sums to speedup evaluation of uniform and affine recurrence equations) and at HiCOMB'11 (paper title: FENZI: GPU-enabled Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Large Membrane Regions based on the CHARMM force field and PME).
Oct 13, 2010: FENZI webpage now open to the public
Read more about FENZI (yun dong de FEN ZI = Moving MOLECULES), our CUDA code for large-scale, GPU-based MD simulations using the CHARMM force field HERE. Contact us for more information on the code.
Oct 12, 2010: GCLab presents GPU codes for MD and HMMERSearch at Harvard Medical School
Dr. Taufer presented our codes FENZI for MD simulations on GPU and our improved HMMERSearch code for GPUs Harvard Medical School as part of the "Enabling Discovery with Dell HPC GPU Solutions" event sponsored by Dell.
Oct 1, 2010: New NSF CDI Award to Dr. Taufer in volunteer computing Dr Taufer received a new NSF grant (NSF EAR #1027807) together with a team of Universities in California led by Jesse Lawrence at Stanford. The award will enable research on the volunteer computing framework supporting the Quake-Catcher Network (QCN) project.
Sep 23, 2010: GCLab presents GPU codes for MD and HMMERSearch at GTC 2010
Together with our collaborator, Dr. Patel, Drs. Taufer and Ganesan presented our codes FENZI for MD simulations on GPU and our improved HMMERSearch code for GPUs at GTC 2010. The talks are available at the NVIDIA webpage.
Sep 15, 2010: NSF CiC supplement to use Microsoft's Azure Cloud awarded to GCLab
Our group has received an NSF Computing in the Cloud (CiC) supplement to use the Microsoft's Azure platform for the design and implementation of molecular dynamics codes for polarizable force fields on this cloud platform.
Sep 2, 2010: GCLab students awarded with Travel Grant to attend Cluster 2010
Boyu and Maria received a Travel Grant of $2,000 each to attend Cluster 2010 in Greece on Sep 20-24. Congratulations Boyu and Maria!
Aug 23, 2010: GCLab research on advanced GPU algorithms featured in HPCwire and UDaily
Our research on developing advanced GPU algorithms with EM Photonics for Air Force is featured in (HPCwire) and (UDaily).
Aug 10, 2010: New NSF Award to Dr. Taufer
Dr Taufer received a new NSF grant (NSF IIS 0968350) together with the University of Virginia and the University of Millersville. The award will support the Docking@Home project for other three years.
July 19, 2010: Our group invited to speak at GTC 2010
We have been invited to give two talks at two sessions at GTC 2010 in San Jose (CA) this September 20-23. We will speak about "Simulations of Large Membrane Regions Using GPUs" and "Reformulating Algorithms for the GPU".
July 1, 2010: New Research Award to Dr. Taufer from Air Force
Together with EM PHOTONICS INC., a lead company in GPU programming located in Newark DE, our group has been awarded with an Air Force award for one year to work on accelerated linear algebra solvers for multi-core GPU-based computing architectures.
We received 4 Fermi GPUs from NVIDIA as part of the NVIDIA University Professor Partnership Program. The new GPUs will support research on multi-GPU programming. Thank you NVIDIA!!!
June 1, 2010: Peer-reviewed poster accepted at SAAHPC'10
The poster "Simulations of Large Membrane Regions using GPU-enabled Computations - Preliminary Results" was accepted at the 2010 Symposium on Application Accelerators in High Performance Computing (SAAHPC'10) on July 13-15, 2010 at the University of Tennessee Conference Center. Authors of the poster are: Narayan Ganesan,Sandeep Patel and Michela Taufer.
May 18, 2010: Dr. Taufer won a UDRF Award
Dr. Taufer won a University of Delaware Research Foundation (UDRF) Award to work on volunteer computing research.
May 4, 2010: Two papers accepted at BCB 2010
Trilce's paper "Automatic Selection of Near-Native Protein-Ligand Conformations using a Hierarchical Clustering and Volunteer Computing" and Narayan's paper "Breaking the Sequential Dependency Bottleneck: Extracting Data Parallelism in the Presence of Serializing Data Dependencies" were accepted at the International Conference On Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ACM-BCB) in August 2010 in Niagara Falls, NY.
April 13, 2010: Abel Licon successfully defended his Master thesis
Abel successfully defended his thesis entitled "RNAVLAB 2.0: COMBINING WEB APPLICATIONS, GRID COMPUTING, AND DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING TO OVERCOME RESOURCE LIMITATIONS IN RNA SECONDARY STRUCTURE ANALYSIS". Congratulations Abel!!
March 10, 2010: Prestigious Awards to two of our GCLab Members
Trilce Estrada received a Graduate Fellow award for the academic year 2010-2011 from the University of Delaware, and Philip Saponaro received a Graduate Scholar award. Congratulations Trilce and Philip!
Dec 23, 2009: Paper accepted at BiCOB 2010
Abel's paper "A Dynamic Programming Algorithm for Finding the Optimal Segmentation of an RNA Secondary Structure Prediction" has been accepted at BiCOB 2010.
Dec 7, 2009: Two papers accepted at IPDPS 2010
Our group will present two papers related to GPU programming at IPDPS 2010. Congratulations Lifan, Philip, and Omar!
Oct 9, 2009: Philip and Omar awarded with Outstanding UG Research Award at SC09
Philip and Omar received the Dr. Robert M. Panoff award for their work on improving numerical reproducibility and stability in large-scale numerical simulations on GPUs. They will get the award at SC09.
Philip, Trilce, and Lifan have been selected as students volunteers at SC09
Sep 2, 2009: Philip and Omar's work on GPU at NVIDIA Research Summit
Philp and Omar's poster entitled "Improving Reproducibility and Stability of Numerically Intensive Applications on Graphics Processing Units" was accepted for presentation as a poster at NVIDIA Research Summit in California on Sep 30- Oct 2.
Aug 19, 2009: Trilce and Lifan's works accepted for presentation at SC09
Trilce's PhD work titled "Providing QoS for heterogeneous workloads in large, volatile, and non-dedicated distributed systems" was accepted for presentation at the SC09 Doctoral Research Showcase.
Lifan's poster titled "Parallelization of Tau-Leaping Coarse-Grained Monte Carlo Method for Efficient and Accurate Simulations on GPUs" was accepted for presentation as a poster at SC09.
Aug 14, 2009: Philip and Omar's poster presentation at UD Summer 2009 UG Research Symposium
Philip and Omar's poster titled "Improving Numerical Reproducibility and Stability in Long Scale Numerical Simulations on GPUs" was presented at the annual UD Summer 2009 Undergraduate Research Symposium
Jul 17, 2009: GCLab member at GHC 2009
Trilce Estrada was awarded with a travel scholarship to attend GHC 2009. Trilce will also present a poster at the conference titled "Docking@Home: Searching for New Drugs using Volunteer's Computers".
July 16, 2009: "Docking@Home" project featured by "VIV Magazine Web" and Greek journal Kathimerini
VIV Magazine Web site posted an article about the Docking@Home project. In a photograph accompanying the story, Kevin Kreiser, Trilce Estrada and Michela Taufer were pictured. The work also was highlighted in the July 11 issue of the Greek journal Kathimerini
Jul 1, 2009: Our new cluster in the Penguin Computing Press Release
Penguin Computing delivers University Of Delaware’s fastest supercomputer to Global Computing Laboratory. The press release is available here.
Jun 24, 2009: "Docking@Home" project featured by "Scientific American"
The human brain benefits from taking breaks, but a computer can go strong all day. So why not enlist its power in cutting-edge research with D@H while you are away reenergizing over coffee or lunch? Read more on D@H in Scientific American.
Jun 9, 2009: jTopaz available for download
jTopaz, an open-source GridFTP protocol extension to the Firefox browser, is now available to the public in Google Code.
June 8, 2009: Our projects Docking@Home and ExSciTecH featured in UDaily
Our group presented our two projects Docking@Home and ExSciTecH in a computer showcase for the College of Arts and Sciences during the Forum & Reunion Weekend. More about our showcase here.
Jun 1, 2009: Dr. Taufer receives ARO Award 2009
Dr. Taufer awarded with an award 2009 from Army Research Office (ARO) to study design and implement computational tools for the study of new drugs augmented with accelerators, e.g., Graphics Processing Units (GPUs).
May 20, 2009: Our HPC cluster featured in CIS webpage
Our group HPC Linux Cluster "Geronimo" from Penguin Computing is featured in the CIS webpage. Geronimo has a triple NVIDIA Tesla S1070 making use of GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) for scientific computation. Geronimo's 12 GPU's deploy 2880 processing cores and there are an additional 48 conventional CPU's. The floating point peak performance is 12.4 teraflops per second. For comparison, the largest Beowulf clusters on campus have peak performance of about 2 teraflops per second. Our group will use Geronimo to design, implement, and test high performance parallel algorithms for molecular modeling.
May 5, 2009: Paper accepted at GridPeer 2009
Our paper "MNEOMIC: Network Environment for Measurement and Observation for Network Interaction and Control" has been accepted at GridPeer. Pat McClory, Ezra Kissel, Martin Swany and Michela Taufer are the paper authors. This is the first peer-reviewed paper of Pat. Congratulations Pat!!
May 1, 2009: D@H featured at UD Reunion Weekend
The University of Delaware first Forum & Reunion Weekend, June 5-7, offers alumni and friends more than the opportunity to reconnect with UD and one another and to celebrate with full schedule of parties and other entertainment. D@H will be part of the showcases offerd at this event. Read more in UDaily.
April 30, 2009: Trilce Estrada and Philip Saponaro got prestigious Department Awards
Trilce received the Lauri Pfeffer Shin Memorial Award for her achievements and contributions. Philips has been awarded with the CSI Outstanding Student Award for his achievements. Congratulations Trilce and Philip!
April 20, 2009: Philip Saponaro selected for competitive UD Summer Scholars Program
Philip was selected for the competitive UD Summer Scholars Program. The program will supports Philip while conducting in-depth research on mathematical libraries for GPUs in our group. Congratulations Philip!
April 15, 2009: Abel gets University Graduate Scholar Award
Abel Licon is the recipient of a competitive University Graduate Scholar Award for Fall 2009 – Spring 2010 at the University of Delaware. Congratulations Abel!
March 3, 2009: Paper accepted at ADAPT 2009
Our paper "Applying Organizational Self-Design to a Real-world Volunteer Computing System" has been accepted at ADAPT 2009 Workshop. Chine Kamboj, Trilce Estrada, Keith Decker, and Michela Taufer are the paper authors. Congratulations Chine and Trilce!!
February 19, 2009: New GCLab cluster
The group has a new high-end cluster for our research projects. Read more about the cluster here.
February 3, 2009: Paper accepted at ICCS 2009
Our paper "Balancing Scientist Needs and Volunteer Preferences in Volunteer Computing using Constraint Optimization" has been accepted at ICCS. James Atlas, Trilce Estrada, Keith Decker, and Michela Taufer are the paper authors. Congratulations James and Trilce!!
January 29, 2009: Paper accepted at CCGrid 2009
Our paper "Modeling Job Lifespan Delays in Volunteer Computing Projects" has been accepted at CCGrid. Trilce Estrada, Kevin Reed (IBM), and Michela Taufer are the paper authors. Congratulations Trilce for the second paper in a week!!
January 28, 2009: Paper accepted at PCGrid 2009
Our paper "EmBOINC: An Emulator for Performance Analysis of BONING Projects" has been accepted at the PCGrid workshop. Trilce Estrada, Kevin Reed (IBM), David Anderson (SSL, UC Berkeley) and Michela Taufer are the authors. Congratulations Trilce!!
December 20, 2008: Paper accepted at BiCOB 2009
Our paper "Towards Large-Scale Molecular Dynamics Simulations on Graphics Processors" has been accepted at the International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICoB) in April 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Congratulations Joe and Adnan!
November 22, 2008: NVIDIA University Professor Partnership Program Award.
The GCLab has been awarded with a Tesla S1070 to continue our research on Molecular Dynamics simulations on GPUs. We are very grateful to NVIDIA and its University Professor Partnership Program for the support.
September 10, 2008: Three GCL students at SC'08.
Trilce, Abel, and Pat have been selected to serve as SC volunteer students. This year SC is in Austin, TX and our group will present our research at the UD booth.
September 1, 2008: Abel Licon awarded a Google HSF Scholarship.
Abel Licon has been awarded with a $10,000 Google HSF scholarship for the academic year 2008-2009. Congratulations Abel!
August 2008: First East Coast BOINC meeting at UDel
GCLab will host the first East Coast BOINC meeting on BOINC in Research, Science, and Education. More about the meeting and how to attend here.
July 2008: Dr. Taufer vice-chair of HPCC 2009 - Distributed Systems and Applications track
Dr. Taufer vice-chair of HPCC 2009 for the Distributed Systems and Applications track. Submission deadline is January 16, 2009.
June 2008: Dr. Taufer invited to speak at the CRA-W/CDC Systems Research Mentoring Workshop
Dr. Taufer presents the Docking@Home project at the CRA-W/CDC Systems Research Mentoring Workshop on June 16-18 at the University of Delaware. More about the workshop here.
May 2008: New NSF grant awarded
Our group has been awarded with a new NSF grant that for 4 years will allow us to study mathematical models for RNA. This is collaborative research with Drs. Lueng and Johnson at the University of Texas at El Paso.
May 2008: Trilce and Dr. Taufer at Computing Frontiers'08
Trilce and Dr. Taufer attended Computing Frontiers 2008. Trilce presented our paper "A Distributed Evolutionary Method to Design Scheduling Policies for Volunteer Computing". The paper is join research with Dr. Fuentes at the University of Texas at El Paso.
April 2008: GCL at MASPLAS 2008
Our group presented our research work at MASPLAS 2008 in Princeton on April 26.
Trilce, Dr. Taufer, Arun and Abel at MASPLAS 2008.
Arun Rajendran joint our group from the University of Southern Mississippi. Arun will work as a post-doc on the D@H project. Welcome Arun!
April 2008: Graduate School Travel Scholarship for Abel
Abel Licon was awarded with a UDel Graduate School Travel Scholarship of $300 to attend IPDPS in Miami, Florida. The department will match the award with $300. Congratulations Abel!
March 2008: Alumni Enrichment Award for Trilce
Trilce Estrada was awarded with the Alumni Enrichment Award of $2000 from the UD Alumni Association Board of Directors to attend the ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers 2008. Congratulations Trilce!
March 2008: GCL awarded with two CRA Distributed Mentor Project Awards for undergraduate summer research
In summer our group will host Brenda Medina and David Mireles, two undergraduate students from the University of Texas at El Paso, for 10 weeks to work on research projects that target biological applications and their efficient migration to distributed systems. The project is supported by CRA and NSF.
February 2008: Paper accepted at the ACM Computing Frontiers 2008 Conference
The paper "A Distributed Evolutionary Method to Design Scheduling Policies for Volunteer Computing" by Trilce Estrada, Olac Fuentes, and Michela Taufer has been accepted at the ACM Computing Frontiers 2008. Trilce and Dr. Taufer will attend the workshop in May in Ischia, Italy.
January 2008: Schedule of SIG-SYS seminar now available
The SIG-SYS seminar starts on Feb 13 and takes place every Wed at 12:20 in Smith Hall, room 102A. The tentative schedule is now available here. Contact Dr. Taufer if you want to present your work in our seminar.
January 2008: Paper accepted at HiCOMB'08 workshop
The paper "On the Effectiveness of Rebuilding RNA Secondary Structures from Sequence Chunks" by Michela Taufer, Thamar Solorio, Abel Licon, David Mireles, and Ming-Ying Leung has been accepted at the Seventh IEEE International Workshop on High-Performance Computational Biology (HiCOMB'08). Abel and Dr. Taufer will attend the workshop in April.
January 2008: Dr. Taufer at the 20th CSU Biotechnology Symposium
Dr. Taufer has been invited to give a talk at the 20th Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium at the Oakland Marriott City Center in California. The talk, titled "Computational Multi-scale Modeling in Protein-ligand Docking", was part of a special session on "Interfacing Computer Science & Biotechnology". Click here for the schedule of the symposium and Dr. Taufer's abstract.
December 2007: Visit our photo gallery of SC'07
This year's SuperComputing conference in Reno, Nevada has been very successful. For the first year we have been sharing an exhibition booth with several faculty at the CIS dept. and Dr. Gao's group at the ECE dept. The University of Delaware had many interesting posters to show and a screen with short presentations on our work. Many people (incl. funding officers from many funding agencies) came by the booth and were very impressed with our work. Visit our photo gallery of our booth at SC'07. See you all again at SC'08 in Austin, TX.
Trilce (right) at SC'07.
December 2007: Abel Licon graduation
Abel graduated at the University of Texas at El Paso. He will join us at UDel in January.
November 2007: The GCLab at SC'07
Michela Taufer and Tricle Estrada will attend SC'07 and will be at the University of Delaware booth, number 3315. Visit us for more information about our research!
September 2007: Poster at SC'07
Our poster "Performance Analysis of Volunteer Computing Traces" has been accepted at SC'07. Authors are: Trilce Estrada and Michela Taufer (GCLab) and Kevin Reed (IBM).
July 15, 2007: David Mireles awarded a Google HSF Scholarship.
July 1, 2007: GCLab moves to University of Delaware
The Global Computing Lab will move to the University of Delaware in Fall 2007.
June 29, 2007: Paper accepted at Tapia 2007
The paper "Evaluation of IEEE 754 Floating-Point Arithmetic Compliance Across a Wide Range of Heterogeneous Computers" by G. Lopez, M. Taufer, and P.J. Teller has been accepted at the 2007 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference that takes place in October, in Orlando, Florida. This is the first paper of Memo. Congratulations Memo!
May 31, 2007: New positions for Richard Zamudio and Memo Lopez
Memo Lopez has accepted a position at Ximis (El Paso, Texas) and Richard Zamudio has accepted a position at Rockwell Collins (Iowa). Congratulations Memo and Richard!
May 5, 2007: David Mirales awarded with UIUC summer fellowship
David Mireles (UG student in the Global Computing Lab under the supervision of Thamar Solorio and Michela Taufer) has been awarded by the prestigious fellowship for the 2007 Data Sciences Summer Institute (DSSI) at the Multimodal Information Access and Synthesis (MIAS) Research Group of the University of Illinois at Urbana , Department of Computer Science. David will spend two months at the the University of Illinois at Urbana and will be Undergraduate Research Fellows supported by a monthly stipends.
April 19, 2007: Richard Zamudio's Thesis awarded
Richard's Master Thesis entitled "TOPAZ: A FIREFOX PROTOCOL EXTENSION FOR GRIDFTP" has been selected as "Outstanding Thesis in the Department of Computer Science".
April 10-12, 2007: MultiScale Modeling (MSM) Consortium meeting at NIH Drs. Taufer and Teller (UTEP) as well as Dr. Armen (TSRI) will present our project, DAPLDS, and the docking@home portal at the MSM Consortium meeting at NIH.
March 26-30, 2007: GCLab members at IPDPS 2007
Dr. Taufer, Richard Zamudio, and Abel Licon attend IPDPS 2007 in Long Beatch, California. We will present papers on our research at HiCOMB'07, HPGC'07, and PCGrid'07.
March 15, 2007: David Mireles selected as a 2007-2008 Microsoft Technical
David Mireles, one of our undergraduate students in the GCLab group, has been selected as a 2007-2008 Microsoft Technical Scholarship recipient. David will received finical support for his tuition and will participate to a 12-week internship at Microsoft this summer. Congratulations David!
December 21, 2006: Paper accepted at the Workshop on High Performance Grid
Computing (HPGC 2007)
Our paper "Topaz: Extending Firefox to Accommodate the GridFTP Protocol" has been accepted at the Workshop on High Performance Grid Computing (HPGC 2006).
December 18, 2006: Paper accepted at the Workshop on Large-Scale and
Volatile Desktop Grids (PCGrid 2007)
Our paper "Moving Volunteer Computing towards Knowledge-Constructed, Dynamically-Adaptive Modeling and Scheduling" has been accepted at the Workshop on Large-Scale and Volatile Desktop Grids (PCGrid 2007).
December 17, 2006: Paper accepted at the International Workshop on Principles
of Advanced and Distributed Simulation 2007
Our paper "SimBA: a Discrete Event Simulator for Performance Prediction of Volunteer Computing Projects" has been accepted at the International Workshop on Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation 2007.
November 28, 2006: Master's thesis talk today
Richard Zamudio is discussing his Master's thesis today at 3PM in room CS 221. The title of Richard's thesis is: "TOPAZ: A FIREFOX PROTOCOL EXTENSION FOR GRIDFTP".
November 13, 2006: GCLab is at SC'06
Visit us at SC'06. We are presenting our research at the GCLab at the exhibitor booth #451. We are sharing the booth with the University of New Mexico. We are looking forward to meeting you at SC'06!
November 7, 2006: Applications for NSF-SHiPPER scholarships now open
Applications for Spring 2007 now being accepted! Download the application form for a Spring 2007 SHiPPER scholarship here. Please read the eligibility requirements before to apply at the SHiPPER web page.
October 30, 2006: New Portal for the WG 5 - Multiscale Modeling
New portal for the Working Group 5, working group part of the MSM Consortium, now available here. The goal of the working group is to discuss aspects related to high-performance computing, computational issues, and algorithms that are common to our different projects funded within the Multiscale Modeling Initiative. In October the working group hosted Kelly Gaither (TACC) in their monthly phone meeting to discuss about visualization and data analysis tools on TeraGrid.
October 13, 2006: Paper on Topaz published on the electronic journal of IBM,
Richland, Daniel and I have just published an article on the electronic journal of IBM, DevelopWork. The title of the article is: "Integrate GridFTP into Firefox/ - Build grid protocols into Mozilla-based tools". This is joint work with Karan Bhatia and Brent Stearn at SDSC. The article can be read at: http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/grid/library/gr-firefoxftp/ and presents a link to the Global Computing lab at UTEP.
Congratulations to Daniel and Richard for this second great achievement in one week! (M. Taufer)
October 10, 2006: Paper accepted to the 2nd International Workshop on Grid Computing Environments (GCE 2006)
Great news for our group! The paper "Extending Grid Protocols onto the Desktop using the Mozilla Framework" has been accepted to the 2nd International Workshop on Grid Computing Environments (GCE 2006), in conjunction with SC 2006. Congratulations to Richard and Daniel who are authors of the paper together with me, Karan Bhatia (SDSC), and Brent Stearn (SDSC).
This is the first paper for both Richard and Daniel who have done great team work!!! (M. Taufer)
September 28, 2006: GCLab students selected to attend SC2006 Student
Richard Zamudio, David Flores, Karina Escapita, Daniel Catarino, and Abel Licon have been selected to participate in the SC2006 Student Volunteer Program. SC06, the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, takes place in November 2006 in Tampa. More than 10,000 participants are expected to attend this event. Our students will assist with the administration of the conference together with other students from universities all over the country and will receive in exchange, free conference registration, housing for out-of-town volunteers and most meals. Besides serving as volunteer students at SC06, Karina, Daniel, Abel, David and Richard will attend interesting talks and help Dr. Teller, Andre, and I with the UTEP booth that for the third year presents the research in high performance computing at UTEP in the exposition area of the conference. (Michela Taufer)
September 19, 2006: Dr. Taufer received NSF grant award
Dr. Teller and Dr. Taufer have been awarded with an NSF grant. The title of the grant is: SHiPPER: Spreading High-Performance computing Participation in undergraduate Education and Research. The grant aims to create and consolidate a community of UG and graduate students who will pursue advanced degrees in fields that combine expertise in high-performance computing and other scientific and engineering disciplines.
19, 2006: Paper accepted at FHPCN 2006
Trilce, Abel, and Dr. Taufer have a paper accepted to the 1st Frontier on High Performance Computing and Networking Workshop (FHPCN 2006) (in conjunction with ISPA 2006, December 2006, Sorrento, Italy). The title of the paper is: CompPknots: a Framework for Parallel Prediction and Comparison of RNA Secondary Structures with Pseudoknots. This is the first paper for Abel!!!
September 1, 2006: Paper accepted at eScience 2006
The paper: "The Effectiveness of Threshold-based Scheduling Policies." was accepted for publications at the eScience 2006 conference. Authores of the paper are: T. Estrada, D.A. Flores, M. Taufer, P.J. Teller, A. Kerstens, and D.P. Anderson
September 1, 2006: Poster accepted at SC 2006
The poster "SimBA: a Discrete Event Simulator for Performance Prediction of Volunteer Computing Projects " was accepted for presentation at the SC 2006 conference. Authors of the poster are: D.A. Flores, T. Estrada, M. Taufer, P.J. Teller, and A. Kerstens
August 31, 2006: Richard Zamudio wins AGEP scholarship
August 19, 2006: Dr Taufer invited to give a talk at the 19th Rocky
Mountain Regional Meeting of The American Chemical Society.
Dr. Taufer has been invited to present her work on protein structure prediction using volunteer computing at the 19th Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting of The American Chemical Society that will take place in October 15-18 2006 in Tucson, AZ. The title of Dr. Taufer's presentation is: Predictor@Home: A Protein Structure Prediction Supercomputer Based on Volunteer Computing.
August 12, 2006: Topaz 1.0 Beta
Join us to test our new version of Topaz, the GridFTP protocol extensions for Firefox browser. To download Topaz click here.
July 12, 2006: Daniel Catarino awarded a Google HSF Scholarship.
July 10, 2006: Trilce Estrada awarded Conacyt fellowship.
July 10, 2006: Adrian Garcia selected to participate in the High Performance Computing in Action Summer Institute at the University of Hawaii.
April 19, 2006: College Young Investigator Award to Dr. Taufer
At the annual President's Proposal Writing Reception, Dr. Taufer receives the College of Engineering Young Investigator Award.
April 20, 2006: ARP grant awarded to Dr. Taufer
Dr. Taufer's work on RNA Secondary Structure Prediction Using a Grid of Heterogeneous Computers receives ARP funding.
December 22, 2005: Paper accepted at PMEO-PDS 2006
The paper "A Systematic Multi-step Methodology for Performance Analysis of Communication Traces of Distributed Applications based on Hierarchical Clustering." by G. Aguilera, P.J. Teller, M. Taufer, and F. Wolf has been accepted to appear in the Proceedings of 5th International Workshop on Performance Modeling, Evaluation, and Optimization of Parallel and Distributed Systems (PMEO-PDS 2006), in conjunction with IPDPS 2006, April 2006, Rhodes Island, Greece.