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Parallel computing is the simultaneous execution of an application that is split up into many smaller, coordinated tasks on multiple processors in order to obtain results faster. In general parallel computing involves algorithms, programming models, hardware, and applications. A parallel computing system is either a set of computers with a high-speed network connection (cluster) or a computer with more than one processor (parallel computer). Multicore, manycore, GPGPU, FPGA, grid and cloud computing systems are also suitable platforms for parallel computing.

Historically, the main application of parallel computing has been developing algorithms and systems for solving large scale scientific and engineering problems.  More recently, however,  with the advent of multicore and manycore architectures, there is an increased interest in applying parallel computing techniques just in any area. Our department has a long history of research in parallel computing.

Current research interests of the lab members are as follows:

  • High performance computing
  • Development of parallel algorithms and their applications in science and engineering
  • Parallel sparse matrix computations
  • Parallel application development and run-time environments