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February 10, 2009

Mueller Receives Research Award from US Department of Energy

Dr. Frank Mueller, associate professor of computer science at NC State University, has been awarded $17,003 by the US Department of Energy through Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) to support his research proposal titled “Mining Text Using GPU Clusters.”

The award will run from October 24, 2008 to July 30, 2009.

Abstract – This work seeks to assess the viability of text mining on clusters composed of graphics processing units (GPUs).  The proposed work covers development of optimized text search algorithms for GPUs and novel program paradigms for massive data processing requirements in GPUs.

To this end, this work will leverage and build on previous research (at ORNL and NC State) on:

-    customizing text search for the Nvidia CUSA programming platform for GPUs and
-    high-level prototyping of data-parallel programming models.

The work proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of a flow-based abstraction for data-dependent iterative problems on a local CUSA cluster.  Text mining will be in the center of experiments that are to assess the suitability of massive data-centric iterative algorithms for this text search application domain.

For more information on Dr. Mueller, click here.


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