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July 29, 2019

Mueller Receives Gauss Award at ISC 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Frank Mueller, professor of computer science, who recently received the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) Best Paper Award at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC 2019) held in June in Frankfurt, Germany.  The award included a 5,000 Euro monetary award to the NC State Engineering Foundation in support of Mueller's research.


The paper, “End-to-End Resilience for HPC Applications” was co-authored by Arash Rezaei, Harsh Khetawat, Onkar Patil (from NC State), and Paul Hargrove and Eric Roman (from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory).  Click here for more information on the paper.


"Our work investigates the impact of making multiple kernels in a high-performance application fault tolerant to address resilience at large scale,” Mueller said. “We discovered that a window of vulnerability is created between kernels that are otherwise protected. This often-overlooked window tends to result in half of the data structures to remain subject to silent data corruption. We developed techniques to close such vulnerabilities and deliver true end-to-end data protection between HPC kernels.”


“We appreciate the GCS award as an encouragement for our work and an acknowledgment of the relevance of our contribution to HPC, and hope that many practitioners can benefit from our work."


The GCS Award honors the most outstanding research paper submitted to the Research Papers Committee in the field of HPC. The GCS Award has been a key component of the conference each year since the foundation of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS)in 2008. It is sponsored by GCS, an alliance of Germany's three national supercomputing centers the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), and Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ).

For more information on the GCS Awards at ISC 2019, click here.

For more information on ISC 2019, click here.



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