Live Webcast 15th Annual Charm++ Workshop


Postdoctoral Research Associate Position Available - Applications accepted immediately

Welcome! We are the Parallel Programming Laboratory.

Our goal is to develop technology that improves performance of parallel applications while also improving programmer productivity. We aim to reach a point where, with our freely distributed software base, complex irregular and dynamic applications can (a) be developed quickly and (b) perform scalably on machines with thousands of processors.

Processor virtualization is one of our core techniques: the programmer divides the computation into a large number of entities, which are mapped to the available processors by an intelligent runtime system. This separation of concerns between programmers and the system is key to attaining both our goals together.

Power, Reliability, and Performance: One System to Rule Them All
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Our article which provides a design for a power efficient, resilient and high performance system got featured in IEEE Computer magazine. In a design based on the Charm++ parallel programming framework, an adaptive runtime system dynamically interacts with a datacenter’s resource manager to control power by intelligently scheduling jobs, reallocating resources, and reconfiguring hardware. It simultaneously manages reliability by cooling the system to the running application’s optimal level and maintains...