Carnegie Mellon Researchers Win HPC Analytics Challenge at ACM/IEEE Supercomputing 2006

September 19, 2012

Computer science (CS) graduate student Tiankai Tu and David O'Hallaron, Associate Professor of CS and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), led a team of researchers to win the High Performance Computing (HPC) Analytics Challenge at ACM/IEEE Supercomputing 2006 in Tampa, FL. ECE graduate student Julio Lopez was a member of the winning group. The entry is titled Remote Runtime Steering of Integrated Terascale Simulation and Visualization. The team developed a novel analytic capability that enables scientists and engineers to obtain insights from on-going large-scale parallel unstructured finite element mesh simulations. During the Analytics Challenge session, the team showed a live demo: steering, in real-time, the visualization of a 2050-processor earthquake ground motion simulation running on the Cray XT3 supercomputer in Pittsburgh, PA, via a wireless Internet connection, from a laptop computer in the conference room in Tampa, FL. The Carnegie Mellon team members were Tiankai Tu (team lead), Jacobo Bielak, Julio Lopez, David O'Hallaron, Leonardo Ramirez-Guzman, and Ricardo Taborda-Rios. The other team members were: Hongfeng Yu (technical lead) and Kwan-Liu Ma of the University of California, Davis; Omar Ghattas of the University of Texas at Austin; and Nathan Stone and John Urbanic of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. Source: Byron Spice, Carnegie Mellon Computer Science News