Section: Highlights of the Year

Highlights of the Year


SC16: Best Student Paper Finalist.

The paper entitled Týr: Blob Storage Meets Built-In Transactions  presented by Pierre Matri at the Supercomputing (SC16) Conference was one of the 7 papers selected for the Best Student Paper award.

This work was carried out in the context of the BigStorage project, under the supervision of Alexandru Costan, Gabriel Antoniu, María Pérez , and Jesús Montes.

There were 442 submissions, and 81 accepted papers.

ACM Graduate Student Research Competition SC16.

Nathanaël Cheriere received the third prize in the SC16 ACM Student Research Competition for his work on optimizing the algorithms for the MPI collective Scatter and AllGather routines on the Dragonfly topology [1].

This work was carried out at the Argonne National Laboratory in the context of the JLESC, under the supervision of Matthieu Dorier, Rob Ross, Shadi Ibrahim, and Gabriel Antoniu.

As many as 62 posters were submitted for the Student Research Competition, out of which 14 have been selected in the Graduate category. After the presentation of their posters, 4 students have been invited to make a presentation of their work in front of a jury.

9 papers in international journals

This year the team published 9 papers in high-quality journals including ACM Transactions on Parallel Computing, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Future Generation Computer Systems, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience and IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing.

Best Paper Award:
P. Matri, A. Costan, G. Antoniu, J. Montes, M. S. Pérez.

Tyr: Blob Storage Meets Built-In Transactions, in: IEEE ACM SC16 - The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis 2016, Salt Lake City, United States, November 2016.