News

2016

December 9, 2016: Dr. Taufer co-author of Science article
Dr. Taufer co-author of paper on enhancing reproducibility for computational methods. Read article in Science.

November 13-18, 2016, GCLab at SC16
Our group is part of the team presenting research at the UD research booth at SC16. Come by to learn about our work!

Herbein Best Poster

October 3-6, 2016: Best Paper Candidate at IEEE SBAC-PAD
Our work on "HYPPO: A Hybrid, Piecewise Polynomial Modeling Technique for Non-Smooth Surfaces" is one of the four best paper finalists at IEEE SBAC-PAD. Congratulations Travis and Connor!.

October 3-6, 2016: Dr. Taufer talk at CCDSC
Dr. Taufer presents work on I/O and data analytics at the Workshop on Clusters Clouds and Data for Scientific Computing (CCDSC).

Group at CCDSC

September 17-18, 2016: Dr. Taufer talks at Wuxi and Guanghzhou Supercomputer Centers
Dr. Taufer presents work of our group on in-situ analysis and HPC at Wuxi and Guanghzhou Supercomputer Centers.

Wuxi
Guanghzhou

September 15, 2016: Dr. Taufer keynote at IEEE Cluster Conference
Dr. Taufer is keynote at the IEEE Cluster Conference, Taipei, Taiwan. Taufer's talk is available HERE.

August 4, 2016: Herbein Best Student Poster Winner at LLNL
Congrats to Stephen Herbein, winner of LLNL Best Student Poster for his LLNL summer work.

Herbein Best Poster

June 1, 2016: Dr. Taufer keynote at ScienceCloud
Dr. Taufer is keynote at the 7th Workshop on Scientific Cloud Computing (ScienceCloud), Kyoto, Japan.

April 5, 2016: Our talk at GTC 2016
Our group presented a talk on "Exploring Scalable Implementations of Triangle Enumeration in Graphs of Diverse Densities: Apache Spark vs. GPUs" at GTC 2016. Congratualtions Stephen and Travis!

March 30, 2016: Paper accepted at HPDC 2016
Our paper on "Scalable I/O-Aware Job Scheduling for Burst Buffer Enabled HPC Clusters" was accepted at ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC). This is work in collaboration with LLNL. Congratulations Stephen!

March 13, 2016: Dr. Taufer presented at ACS in San Deigo
Dr. Taufer presented our work titled "In-Situ Data Analysis of Protein-folding Trajectories" at the 251st ACS National Meeting and Exposition - Division of Computers in Chemistry: From Dynamics to Function & Back Again: Adventures in Simulating Biomolecules in San Diego.

March 3, 2016: Paper accepted at ISC-HPC16
Our paper on "Resource Management for Running HPC Applications in Container Clouds" was accepted at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), to be held in Frankfurt, Germany, from June 19-23, 2016. This paper summarizes the efforts of six graduate students who worked on their OS project in Spring 2015 in collaboration with Seetharami R. Seelam at IMB T.J, Watson.

February 15, 2016: SC15 BoF report on reproducibility available
At SC15, a team of computer scientists met to discuss abour research reproducibility in a BoF. The slides and report of the discussion are now available HERE.

2015

December 2, 2015: Dr. Taufer named distinguished scientist by ACM
The University of Delaware’s Michela Taufer has been named a distinguished scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s leading association of computing professionals. Read more here.

November 2, 2015: Dr. Taufer leads UD partnership on regional big data innovation hub
The University of Delaware is partnering on the South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub (South BD Hub), which will be managed jointly by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of North Carolina’s Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI). Dr. Taufer leads the UD team. Read more here.

October 8, 2015: Dr. Taufer OS class featured in UDaily
Dr. Taufer Operating Systems (OS) class at the University of Delaware is featured in UDaily for the collaboration with Seelam Setharami from the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center on defining industry-relevant OS projects for her class.

Grad OS Course Students

September 27, 2015: Paper accepted at ICPADS 2015
Work on "A Genetic Programming Approach to Design Resource Allocation Policies for Heterogeneous Workflows in the Cloud" with the group of Dr. Trilce Estrada at UNM was accepted at the ICPADS conference that takes place in Melbourne, Australia on December 14 -16, 2015.

September 8-11, 2015: Our group presented work at Cluster 2015
We attended IEEE Cluster 2015 where we presented our work on reproducible accuracy and three posters on CPU, network, and I/O QoS for Docker.

Dylan

September 4, 2015: Dr. Taufer presented work on Cloud Computing at ICPP 2015
Our paper and slides are now online. Read more about how we efficiently use static scheduling policies on Cloud systems.

August 31, 2015: Dr. Taufer presented work on Climate Predictions at eScience 2015
Our paper and slides are now online. Read more about how we use traditional HPC prediction techniques for climate predictions.

eScience 2015 attendees

June 15, 2015: Our work with Patel group on cover page of JCC
Our work on using Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) resources (FEN ZI) to extend the sampling for molecular simulations to study the thermodynamics of carbon nanotube assembly was accepted to the JCC and was selected as cover image for the June edition.

June 4, 2015: Dr. Taufer appointed as Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Acting Director
Dr. Taufer will serve as Acting Director for the academic year 2015-2016 of the Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology at the University of Delaware.

June 1, 2015: New NSF grant to study reproducible accuracy at the exascale
Our group was awarded an NSF grant to study numerical errors due to limited arithmetic precision and non-determinism associated with multi-threading on exascale platforms.

June 1, 2015: New Army grant to study I/O performance and in-situ data analytics
Our group was awarded an Army grant to study I/O performance and in-situ data analytics on exascale platforms.

May 29, 2015: Paper accepted at eScience 2015
Our paper on "From HPC Performance to Weather Modeling: Transforming Methods for HPC Predictions Into Models of Extreme Climate Conditions" has been accepted as a full paper at the eScience 2015 conference, to be held in Munich (Germany) on Aug 31 - Sep 4, 2015. Congratulations Ryan and Vivek!

May 25, 2015: Dr. Taufer keynote at AsHES
Dr. Taufer gave a Keynote on The Numerical Reproducibility Fair Trade: Facing the Concurrency Challenges at the Extreme Scale at the Fifth International Workshop on Accelerators and Hybrid Exascale Systems (AsHES), on May 25th, 2015 in Hyderabad, India. The workshop was held in conjunction with IPDPS 2015: IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium. Slides

May 12, 2015: Paper accepted at Cluster 2015
Our paper on "On the Need for Reproducible Numerical Accuracy through Intelligent Runtime Selection of Reduction Algorithms at the Extreme Scale" has been accepted as a full paper at the IEEE Cluster 2015 conference, to be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA, Sept. 8-11, 2015. Congratulations Dylan and Travis!

May 10, 2015: Paper accepted at ICPP 2015
Our paper on "A Testing Engine for High-Performance and Cost-Effective Workflow Execution in the Cloud " has been accepted as a full paper at the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), 2015, to be held in Beijing, China on Sept. 1-4, 2015. Congratulations Vivek and Trilce!

May 9, 2015: Two GCLab members acknowledged at the CIS Honors Day Breakfast
Boyu Zhang received the CIS Lauri Pfeffer Shinn Memorial Award for her contributions to the CIS department and in recognition of her academic success. Ryan McKenna received the Outstanding Junior Student Award for his scholastic achievements.

May 6, 2015: Our group won the Scale Challenge at CCGrid 2015!
Our work on "Accurate Scoring of Drug Conformations at the Extreme Scale" won the Scale Challenge Competition at the IEEE CCGrid Conference, in Shenzhen (China). Congratulations to Boyu and Trilce who led the effort! Our talk can be downloaded here.

March 19, 2015: Dr. Taufer speaks at GTC'15
Dr. Taufer speaks on "Numerical Reproducibility Challenges on Extreme Scale Multi-threading GPUs" at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference.

March 12,2015: Dr. Taufer speaks at 2015 Hot Topics in HPC
Dr. Taufer speaks on "Enabling Scalable Data Analysis of Large Computational Structural Biology Datasets on Distributed Memory Systems" at the 2015 Hot Topics in High-Performance Distributed Computing Workshop.

March 11, 2015: Dr. Taufer keynote at AsHES'15
Dr. Taufer is the keynote at the Fifth International Workshop on Accelerators and Hybrid Exascale Systems (AsHES) in Hyderabad (India). Her talk is on "The Numerical Reproducibility Fair Trade: Facing the Concurrency Challenges at the Extreme Scale."

March 10, 2015: Paper accepted at ICCS'15
Our work on "Performance Tuning of MapReduce Jobs Using Surrogate-Based Modeling" Has been accepted at ICCS. Congratulations Travis!

March 10, 2015: Paper accepted at Scale Challenge 2015
Our work on "Accurate Scoring of Drug Conformations at the Extreme Scale" is a finalist of the 8th IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge - Co-located with IEEE/ACM CCGrid. Congratulations Boyu!

March 1, 2015: Sean McDaniel won a UD Graduate Scholarship

January 8, 2015: Dr. Taufer speaks at NIST
Dr. Taufer presents our work on "Enabling Scalable Data Analysis of Large Computational Structural Biology Datasets on Distributed Memory Systems" at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

2014

December 2, 2014: Sean McDaniel in ORNL news<
Sean's summer work with Sarp Oral and Hai Ah Nam at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is in the ORNL news.

November 21, 2014: Dr. Taufer on SC Steering Committee
Dr. Taufer was selected to serve on the SC Steering Committee. Congratulations!

November 17-21, 2014: News from SC14
Our group is back from SC14 where we successfully presented our research. Sean was award with the first prize in the ACM Undergraduate Student Research Poster Competition. Stephen served on a panel of the Broader Engagement Program and spoke about how to submit successful research at the conference's Technical Program. Boyu presented her PhD work at the Doctoral Showcase. Vivek led the CIS presence at the UD research booth. Dr. Taufer was busy as the Tech Program co-Chair. It has been a very positive experience for all of us.

The ACM SRC students
Michela and Jack Dongarra Gordon Bell and SeanStephen

October 15, 2014: Dr. Taufer is part of a team to study international ethics
Dr. Taufer is part of a team led by Dr. Tom Powers at the University of Delaware that has been awarded more than $200,000 by the National Science Foundation to collaborate with the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on an international research ethics project. - See more HERE.

August 21, 2014: Dr. Taufer is in CUDA Spotlight
Dr. Taufer was featured in the CUDA Spotlight for the work of our group on high performance computing (HPC) and its application to the sciences. - See more HERE.

July 20-25, 2014: Dr. Taufer's talk on Numerical Reproducibility at the Extreme Scale
Dr. Taufer presented our research on "Facing concurrency challenges at extreme scale" at the workshop on Challenges in 21st Century Experimental Mathematical Computation at Institute for Computational & Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM). The list of speakers, the talk slides and videos can be found HERE.

The attendees at the ICERM workshop

June 30, 2014: Best Paper Candidate at CLUSTER 2014
Our paper on "Applying Frequency Analysis Techniques to DAG-based Workflows to Benchmark and Predict Resource Behavior on Non-Dedicated Clusters" is one of the six Best Paper Candidate at CLUSTER 2014. Congratulations Vivek and Jeff!

June 25, 2014: New NSF Award to study numerical reproducibility
Our group was awarded with a new NSF award to study the impact of rounding errors on result reproducibility when concurrent executions burst and workflow determinism vanishes in cutting-edge multicore architectures. Read more HERE

June 16-17, 2014: SC14 Technical Program meeting in Houston
Dr. Taufer took part in the SC14 PC meeting in Houston.

The SC14 Tech Paper Committee.

June 1, 2014: Three GCLab members at three National Laboratories this Summer
Boyu Zhang is spending her summer at Argonne National Laboratory working with Dr. Pavan Balaji; Sean McDaniel is spending his summer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory working with Drs. Sarp Oral and Hai Ah Nam; and Stephen Herbein is spending his summer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory working with Drs. Dong Ahn and Don Lipari. Have a fruitful summer Boyu, Sean and Stephen!

April 12, 2014: Paper accepted at P2S2 workshop
Our work on "Benchmarking the Performance of Scientific Applications with Irregular I/O at the Extreme Scale " was accepted at the P2S2 workshop that is part of the ICPP conference ICPP.

April 10, 2014: Prestigious CIS UG award to GCLab member
Stephen Herbein received the CIS Outstanding Senior Student Award. Congratulations Stephen!

March 24, 2014: Prestigious UD Award to GCLab Member
Taylor Baldwin received a Graduate Scholar Award for the academic year 2013-2014 from the University of Delaware in recognition to the prior academic achievements and the potential of success in the field of study. Congratulations Taylor!

March 2, 2014: Paper accepted at ICCS 2014
Paper on study the network impact on earthquake early warning in the quake-catcher network project to appear at ICCS 2014. Congratulations Sam and Marcos!

2013

December 9, 2013: Talk accepted at GCT 2014
Our work on "Performance Impact of Dynamic Parallelism on Clustering Algorithms on GPUs" was accepted at GTC 2014, March 24-27, 2014 in San Jose (CA). This is work led by Jeff. Congratulations Jeff!

December 8, 2013: Paper accepted at IPDPS 2014
Our work on "Enabling in-situ data analysis for large protein folding trajectory datasets" was accepted to IPDPS14. This is work led by Boyu with the participation of Trilce Estrada at UNM and Pietro Cicotti at SDSC. Congratulations Boyu!

November 19, 2013: Stephen won the ACM SCR UG poster competition
Stephen Herbein won the silver medal at the the ACM Student Research Competition that took place at the Supercomputing conference in Denver last week. Stephen successfully presented his research done during the summer at ORNL in a poster and a short presentation. He was judged by a jury of experts and competed with other 25 UG students from top national and international universities. Michael Matheny also competed in the same category with his ORNL research and did outstanding work as well.
Find a picture of the students including both our UD UG students Stephen Herbein and Michael Matheny at: HERE.
A picture of Stephen at the awards ceremony can be found at: HERE.
Both Stephen and Michael have been exceptionally great representing our school at the number one conference in HPC!

November 12, 2013: We are at SC13!
Are you at SC13 on Nov 17-22? Visit our group on the exhibitor floor (UD Booth #3603) and meet Dr. Taufer, Sam, Stephen, Michael, and Cindy!

October 29, 2013: Download our software from GetHub
Our group is sharing our software in GitHub. Find our MD code for GPUs FEN ZI and earthquake simulator QCN Explorer at GetHub.

October 29, 2013: Learn about earthquakes with QCN Explorer
Visit QCNExplorer at qcnexplorer.org, learn how to monitor earthquakes with low-cost accelerometers connected to volunteer computers!

October 17, 2013: Attend our talks at eScience 2013 in Beijing
Attending eScience in Beijing on Oct 22-25? Do not miss our eSON and main track conference talks. Papers available at GCLab webpage.

September 25, 2013: New journal paper published in FGCS
Read our new FGCS journal paper on the powerful use of simulations in QCN to position low-cost earthquake sensors HERE.

September 25, 2013: Two papers accepted at CSE 2013
Two papers accepted at the 16th IEEE CSE Conference on (1) QMCPack+ADIOS and (2) Big Data+MapReduce. Well done GCLab!

September 1, 2013: New NSF grant awarded to the group
New NSF award for the Global Computing Lab to model and analyze big data on peta- and exascale systems. Read more about our new project on the NSF webpage .

August 15, 2013: Trilce Estrada joined UNM as a faculty
Trilce Estrada joined UNM as a faculty after a successful PhD and post-doc in our group. Congratulations Trilce!

June 1, 2013: SULI and XSEDE internships for GCLab members
Michael Matheny, Stephen Herbein, and Matt Wezowicz were awarded with a SULI internship and are spending the summer at ORNL; Boyu Zhang was awarded with a XSEDE fellowship and is spending the summer at SDSC. A fruitful time to all of them!

April 29, 2013: New NSF grant awarded to Dr. Taufer to develop more efficient cloud computing
A new NSF award will allow the GCLab group to develop more efficient cloud computing. The project is featured in the UDaily magazine and is collaborative research wtih Rajmohan Rajaraman and Arnold Rosenberg at Northeastern University.

Michela Taufer (seated) works with students, including Trilce Estrada (right).

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!

Michael Matheny explains UD's Docking@Home project.

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!

2012

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!

Matt, Michela Taufer, and Torsten Hoefler (ETHZ)

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!

Sep 18, 2012: Flight with Piper Cherokee Six
We went to fly over UD and the Chesapeake Bay, including a touch-and-go landing at Summit airport to celebrate Dr. Taufer's tenure.
Flight
Flight

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 accepted 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 accepted 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 successfully 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!

Matt 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 prestigious Frank A. Pehrson Graduate Student Achievement Award.

Trilce 1 Trilce 2

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 MapReduce 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.

2011

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 Volunteers
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 successfully 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!

Matt Sam Michael

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 is work done by Kyle Benson, Trilce Estrada, Sam Schlachter, and Michela Taufer together 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).

2010

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.

June 27, 2010: GCLab received 4 Fermi GPUs from NVIDIA
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!!

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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!

2009

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!

Nov 12, 2009: Two NSF grants to Dr. Taufer
Dr Taufer received an NSF CDI award and an NSF MRI award with her collaborators at UD in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

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.

Oct 1, 2009: Philip, Trilce, and Lifan are student volunteers 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
Philip 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 screensaver code now available in Google code
The D@H screensaver source is now available in Google Code. Download the code here. Read more about the project here

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 efforts 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!!

2008

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 chair of HiCOMB 2009
Dr. Taufer will serve as the chair of HiCOMB'09. Submission deadline is November 24, 2008

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.

MASPLAS 2008
Trilce, Dr. Taufer, Arun and Abel at MASPLAS 2008.
April 2008: New GCL member
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.

2007

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.

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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.

SC volunteers
Happy Abel!
 

November 2007: The GCLab at SC'07
Michela Taufer and Trilce 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 Scholarship recipient
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!

2006

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 Consortium
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, DevelopWork
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 Volunteer Program
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.

September 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. Authors 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.

2005

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.