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Best Paper Award at ICS 2013 Conference

The paper "Massively Parallel Loading" by Wolfgang Frings, Dong H. Ahn, Matthew LeGendre, Todd Gamblin, Bronis R. de Supinski, and Felix Wolf won the Best Paper Award of the International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS), which took place in Eugene, Oregon from 10 to 14 June. ICS is a premier international forum for the presentation of research results in high-performance computing systems. The paper addresses the problem of dynamic loading on massively parallel systems, which can – if carried out in an uncoordinated manner – lead to file system access storms that manifest themselves much like a denial-of-service attack, seriously degrading performance and scalability. The proposed solution, a collaborative effort by scientists from the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the German Research School for Simulation Sciences, efficiently coordinates the associated parallel file system operations with a scalable network of cache server processes.
(Contact: Wolfgang Frings, w.frings@fz-juelich.de)


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