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DOE Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI)

Note: This project is no longer active. This page is retained for archival purposes only.
Ken Kennedy
Project Contact:
John Mellor-Crummey
Rice Participants:
Alan Cox, Rob Fowler, Charlie Hu, Willy Zwaenepoel

The Department of Energy's Academic Strategic Alliances Program (ASAP), part of the DoE's Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI) Level II, is supporting two research groups at Rice engaged in a combined effort focusing on:

  • compilers and tools for memory management in large scale parallel computer systems
  • scalable support for OpenMP

The compiler and tools research will focus on techniques for enhancing uniprocessor memory hierarchy utilization, interprocedural optimization for the integration of high performance libraries, and tools for parallel programming. The OpenMP project will focus on design and development of compiler and runtime support for efficient shared-memory parallel programming on networks of workstations using the TreadMarks software distributed shared memory system.