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September 17, 2010

Samatova Receives Award to Study Data Model Motifs

Dr. Nagiza Samatova, associate professor of computer science at NC State University, has been awarded $330,000 by the US Department of Energy to support her research proposal titled “Damsel: A data Model Storage Library for Exascale Science.”

The award will run from September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2013.
Abstract: Computational science applications have been described as having one of seven motifs (the “seven dwarfs”), a particular pattern of computation and communication. While the exercise has not been performed, one can imagine that these applications can also be grouped into a number of data model motifs, describing the way data is organized and accessed during simulation and analysis. The goal of this project is to determine the data model motifs present in computational science applications, to identify where current I/O software falls short in usability and performance for each of these motifs, and to construct a software toolkit for developing optimized I/O support for computational science data models at exascale.
For more information on Dr. Samatova, click here.


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