November 21, 2006
Franz Franchetti, ECE Systems Scientist, and Markus Püschel, Associate Research Professor of ECE, together with collaborators from Vienna University of Technology in Austria, won a Best Paper Award for the upcoming International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing and Application (ISPA) in Sorrento, Italy, from December 4-7. There were only two winners out of 270 submissions and 80 full-length papers.
The publication, titled "Automatic Performance Optimization of the Discrete Fourier Transform on Distributed Memory Computers," shows how to computer generate optimized implementations of the Fourier transform for computer clusters. The research was presented under a session on performance optimization of computer systems. Co-authors from Vienna include Andreas Bonelli, Jürgen Lorenz, and Christoph Überhuber.
Their work is a part of Carnegie Mellon's SPIRAL project, which is developing a new breed of software that automatically generates code for signal-processing applications that help make computers run faster and cheaper.
ECE faculty members Franz Franchetti (left) and Markus Püschel won a Best Paper Award for the upcoming International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing and Application.