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Computer Science and Engineering Researchers Win Best Paper Award


Logo of the 23rd International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques.

Researchers from Texas A&M University received the Best Paper Award at the 23rd International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT 2014).

Credit: PACT 2014

Texas A&M University researchers Harshvardhan, Adam Fidel, Lawrence Rauchwerger, and Nancy Amato won the Best Paper Award at the recent 2014 Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT) conference in Alberta, Canada.

The researchers said they took a new approach to parallelizing graph algorithms.

The panel of judges at the high-performance computing and parallel processing conference focused on originality, significance, impact, and interest.

The paper, "KLA: A New Algorithmic Paradigm for Parallel Graph Computations," unifies and extends the existing level-synchronous and asynchronous approaches. The researchers say their approach offers an order of magnitude improvement in performance of parallel graph algorithms, and scalability beyond 98,000 cores on a Cray XE6 supercomputer.

Harshvardhan and Fidel are Ph.D. students in the Parasol Lab in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Harshvardhan also received the first-place medal in the ACM Student Research Competition. Rauchwerger and Amato are co-directors of the Parasol Lab.

From Texas A&M Engineering News
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