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HPC Researchers Boast Two Best Student Paper Finalists at SC19

Supercomputers are crunching numbers to facilitate data analysis in social computing, genomics in healthcare, three-dimensional modeling in materials engineering, and more. And, the number of computational problems that are too large to solve on standard computers is growing rapidly causing high-performance computing (HPC) to become a necessity for industry and academia alike.

Georgia Tech researchers are stepping in to answer this growing need by leading HPC research from a variety of approaches and are preparing to present their latest findings in Denver, Colorado next week at the 2019 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis.

Also known as Supercomputing or SC19, the annual conference features leading research in the fields of HPC and exascale computing with an emphasis on real-world application.

This year, Georgia Tech’s presence boasts four papers, four workshops, two posters, and one Birds of a Feather discussion.

Two of the four papers, CARE: Compiler-Assisted Recovery from Soft Failures and GPU Acceleration of Extreme Scale Pseudo-Spectral Simulations of Turbulence Using Asynchronism are best student paper award finalists. The announcement naming the winner of the award will be made at the SC19 award ceremony on Nov. 21.

Georgia Tech’s presence also comprises a number of activities outside of the conference agenda, including the Georgia Tech booth (#1809) on the vendor floor, which will give SC19 attendees an opportunity to engage directly with researchers, students, and staff alike.

This year, booth #1809 features four live demos provided by researchers and students, including a presentation about the Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) program by WHPC Director and Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing Research Scientist II Lorna Rivera.

To see a full listing of Georgia Tech’s presence in the Supercomputing proceedings and a demo schedule click here.

A full listing of papers with Georgia Tech Affiliations this year are below:


Chao Chen, Greg Eisenhauer, Santosh Pande, Qiang Guan

Patrick Flick, Srinivas Aluru

Kiran Ravikumar, David Appelhans, P.K. Yeung

Nic McDonald, Mikhail Isaev, Adriana Flores, Al Davis, John Kim

*Zhihao Li, Haipeng Jia, Yunquan Zhang, Tun Chen, Liang Yuan, Luning, Cao, Xiao Wang
*Note: This paper is by a Georgia Tech visiting Ph.D. student but is not a Georgia Tech published item.

The Center for High Performance Computing (CHiPC) leads this year’s Georgia Tech efforts under CHiPC Director and School of Computational Science and Engineering Professor Rich Vuduc.

"I’m really proud of Georgia Tech’s presence at SC19 this year, especially the two best paper finalists. It’s a good warm-up for SC20, where we will be the home team,” he said.

Vuduc is referencing the fact that Supercomputing is making its way for the first time to Atlanta next year. This means Georgia Tech’s HPC community is buzzing with anticipation to showcase its newest HPC resource, the Hive.


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