Carnegie Mellon University

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April 18, 2019

Schwedock receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Brian Schwedock, an electrical and computer engineering Ph.D. student, has received the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship for his work in computer architecture and computer systems with a focus on caching.

Schwedock’s current project improves the performance and energy efficiency of chip-multiprocessors in data centers. Data centers waste significant amounts of hardware, energy, and capital by isolating applications with different priorities, specifically latency-critical applications and batch applications.

“My project proposes an operating system runtime which reduces this waste by intelligently sharing hardware caches among these different applications,” says Schwedock. “Our results show major improvements in performance and energy efficiency for low priority batch applications while still meeting strict deadlines required by high priority latency-critical applications.”

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

Schwedock is advised by Nathan Beckmann, assistant professor in the Computer Science Department.