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Primeur weekly 2017-11-06

Quantum computing

Researchers develop data bus for quantum computer ...

Focus on Europe

Luxembourg 25th country to join PRACE ...

European Commission to invest 30 billion euro in new solutions for societal challenges and breakthrough innovation ...

Middleware

3i partners with DDN Storage to deliver demanding microscopy workflow solutions and unmatched performance ...

A third of the Internet is under attack ...

University of Nevada Las Vegas selects winning combination of Bright Cluster Manager and Advanced HPC ...

Hardware

Cray reports third quarter 2017 financial results ...

Asetek announces OEM partnership with E4 Computer Engineering and installation at CINECA in Italy ...

Asetek announces NEC Corporation as new data centre OEM partner ...

NVIDIA announces new AI partners, courses, initiatives to deliver deep learning training worldwide ...

Canadian Minister Qualtrough unveils new supercomputers to help forecast Canada's weather ...

KAUST IT receives iCMG Enterprise Architecture Award ...

Pawsey's Zeus expands to fulfil researchers' needs ...

NCI supercharges Raijin, Australia's fastest supercomputer ...

Supermicro showcases deep learning optimized systems ...

Applications

Sherlock deploys UC's first HIPAA-compliant Hadoop based data management system ...

Yu Liu appointed assistant professor of electrical & computer engineering at Clarkson University ...

Cutting datasets down to size ...

University of Delaware professor wins IEEE award ...

A bit of a 'quantum magic trick' ...

From quantum physicist to quantum CEO ...

High-performance computing methods focus of new text ...

Students explore immigration through a Big Data lens ...

Bright Computing announces reseller agreement with HPE for high performance computing and AI ...

The Cloud

IBM brings Cloud-native environment to private Clouds ...

IBM expands Watson Data Platform to help unleash AI for professionals ...

UberCloud brings parallel MPI to Univa Grid Engine's Docker support ...

Huawei acquires a seat in the Kubernetes Steering Committee ...

Red Hat improves IT flexibility and reduces complexity with Linux containers in latest version of production-ready OpenStack platform ...

University of Delaware professor wins IEEE award


University of Delaware Professor Emeritus Guang Gao (left) receives the IEEE Computer Society's 2017 B. Ramakrishna (Bob) Rau Award from Kemal Ebcioglu, president of Global Supercomputing Corporation. Credit: Photo by Siddhisanket Raskar/University of Delaware.
30 Oct 2017 Newark - Guang Gao, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Delaware (UD), has received the 2017 B. Ramakrishna (Bob) Rau Award from the IEEE Computer Society. He received the award on October 17 at the society's MICRO-50 Conference in Boston. IEEE stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

This award was established in 2010 to honour the late B. Ramakrishna (Bob) Rau, and it is awarded annually for an outstanding, innovative contribution to micro-architecture, use of novel micro-architectural techniques or compiler/architecture interfacing. It is the most prestigious award given at this symposium - the premier meeting for experts who develop and study micro-architecture, compilers, chips, and systems for advanced computing and communication systems.

Guang Gao is being recognized for significant contributions to the field of computer micro-architecture and compiler code generation.

"Prof. Gao's expertise has been a great asset to the College of Engineering for decades", stated Babatunde Ogunnaike, dean of the UD's College of Engineering. "As advancements in computing accelerate, his pioneering work will influence a growing number of students, academics, and professionals. We are so pleased that the IEEE Computer Society has recognized him with this prestigious award."

Guang Gao, who founded the Computer Architectures and Parallel Systems Laboratory (CAPSL) at UD, has developed innovative data flow models, programming paradigms, architecture features, and system software technology. He has also applied these methods to real-world applications and played a key role in the development of the IBM Cyclops-64 Supercomputer.

"For the past 30 years, Guang Gao has been nothing short of a pioneer in the field of computer micro-architecture", stated Ken Barner, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. "He is both a scholar and an entrepreneur who continuously innovates in areas such as compilers, parallel programming and data flow."

Guang Gao has published more than 63 papers, 240 refereed conference proceedings, and 11 books or book chapters. He holds 10 patents. He has been invited to give seminars at many industrial and academic organisations, such as multiple IBM labs, AT&T Bell Laboratories, HP Labs, Intel, Microsoft, Argonne National Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, NASA Ames Research Center, Stanford University, New York University, MIT, UC Berkeley, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and many more distinguished institutions throughout the world.

Guang Gao is also the founder of E.T. International, which provides advanced computing systems and software to analyze Big Data.

Kemal Ebcioglu, president of Global Supercomputing Corporation, presented Guang Gao with the award, noting: "The totality of Prof. Gao's publications has significantly impacted research in the field of compiler techniques and micro-architectures for instruction-level and thread-level parallelism." Kemal Ebcioglu won the award himself in 2013.

Erik Altman, programme director at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center at IBM, stated: "It was deeply edifying to see Prof. Gao recognized at the Rau Award ceremonies. There was a full house, and the audience paid close attention to Prof. Gao's remarks. Those remarks reflected Prof. Gao's erudition - thoughtfully tying personal history, key technical contributions, the impact of other luminaries in the field, and even a discussion of 18th century Chinese literature. Leaving the event I felt even more grateful to have worked with Prof. Gao and been his student."

Doug Burger, a Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft, attended Micro-50, where he delivered a keynote speech titled "Specialization and Accelerated AI at Hyperscale". After attending the Micro Awards Lunch, he stated: "I am very pleased to see the 2017 Bob Rau award given to Prof. Guang R. Gao - a world renowned leader in the field of dataflow model of computation and its application to the field of micro-architecture and compiler technology. This award recognizes Prof. Gao's tireless dedication and contributions to mainstreaming dataflow technology, which I believe will become increasingly important given the end of Moore's Law. I view a transformation of computer architecture by dataflow to be inevitable; a North Star which has been inspired in part by Prof. Gao's seminal contributions."

Others in attendance said the award was overdue and praised Guang Gao as a patient, passionate thinker.

The awards committee was composed of leaders in the field, including: Kemal Ebcioglu; Wen-Mei Hwu, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois; Natalie Enright-Jerger, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Toronto; Bill Mangione-Smith, sole proprietor of Phase Two LLC; Gurindar Sohi, a professor of computer sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Andrew Wolfe, founder of Wolfe Consulting.

Guang Gao has been on the UD faculty since 1996 and is an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. In 2011, he won the Gauss Award, given for the most outstanding paper in scalable supercomputing.

In 1986, Guang Gao was the first person from mainland China to earn a doctoral degree in computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He earned his bachelor's degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Source: University of Delaware

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Primeur weekly 2017-11-06

Quantum computing

Researchers develop data bus for quantum computer ...

Focus on Europe

Luxembourg 25th country to join PRACE ...

European Commission to invest 30 billion euro in new solutions for societal challenges and breakthrough innovation ...

Middleware

3i partners with DDN Storage to deliver demanding microscopy workflow solutions and unmatched performance ...

A third of the Internet is under attack ...

University of Nevada Las Vegas selects winning combination of Bright Cluster Manager and Advanced HPC ...

Hardware

Cray reports third quarter 2017 financial results ...

Asetek announces OEM partnership with E4 Computer Engineering and installation at CINECA in Italy ...

Asetek announces NEC Corporation as new data centre OEM partner ...

NVIDIA announces new AI partners, courses, initiatives to deliver deep learning training worldwide ...

Canadian Minister Qualtrough unveils new supercomputers to help forecast Canada's weather ...

KAUST IT receives iCMG Enterprise Architecture Award ...

Pawsey's Zeus expands to fulfil researchers' needs ...

NCI supercharges Raijin, Australia's fastest supercomputer ...

Supermicro showcases deep learning optimized systems ...

Applications

Sherlock deploys UC's first HIPAA-compliant Hadoop based data management system ...

Yu Liu appointed assistant professor of electrical & computer engineering at Clarkson University ...

Cutting datasets down to size ...

University of Delaware professor wins IEEE award ...

A bit of a 'quantum magic trick' ...

From quantum physicist to quantum CEO ...

High-performance computing methods focus of new text ...

Students explore immigration through a Big Data lens ...

Bright Computing announces reseller agreement with HPE for high performance computing and AI ...

The Cloud

IBM brings Cloud-native environment to private Clouds ...

IBM expands Watson Data Platform to help unleash AI for professionals ...

UberCloud brings parallel MPI to Univa Grid Engine's Docker support ...

Huawei acquires a seat in the Kubernetes Steering Committee ...

Red Hat improves IT flexibility and reduces complexity with Linux containers in latest version of production-ready OpenStack platform ...