China increasingly has the world’s most powerful supercomputers, while the United States continues its recent trend of decreasing prominence in development of such systems. That’s one takeaway from the latest TOP500 list, the forty-sixth such worldwide ranking of systems, led in part by UT’s Jack Dongarra.
Innovative Computing Laboratory News
Jack Dongarra, director of the Innovative Computing Laboratory, has been named to the Scientific and Engineering Advisory Committee for the Square Kilometer Array, a project to build a telescope with a total collection surface the size of one square kilometer.
UT computing expert Jack Dongarra was cited in a report detailing the need for faster computers.
UT’s Innovative Computing Laboratory received even more acclaim recently as software giant Intel named it the latest Intel Parallel Computing Center.
Two UT Knoxville researchers, Micah Beck and Terry Moore, have been awarded the 2010 Internet2 Driving Exemplary Applications Award for their work in developing a network storage infrastructure that will aid the nation’s researchers and educators in transferring large amounts of data and research quickly and easily for collaboration.
NVIDIA Corp. has recognized the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Innovative Computing Laboratory (ICL) as a CUDA Center of Excellence, noting its adoption of the CUDA programming model in its curriculum, as well as its pioneering research into the development of linear algebra libraries for the high-performance computing community.