ANU Researchers win best paper at high performance computing conference

Markus Hegland, Md. Mohsin Ali, Brendan Harding, Peter Strazdins
Monday 14 September 2015

Joint efforts between the Research School of Computer Science and the Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI) at the Australian National University have just been awarded Outstanding Paper at a recent High Performance Computing conference.

A team of researchers from the Research School of Computer Science and the Mathematical Sciences Institute were awarded outstanding paper at the 2015 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 15) in Amsterdam for their ground-breaking research with supercomputers. 

The conference recognised the significance, scientific quality, timeliness and relevance of their work which allows ultra-large scale applications to run and finish successfully despite failure characteristics.  This will have a profound effect on PDE based simulations which can experience frequent component failure.

Lead researcher and PhD Candidate at the Research School of Computer Science Md. Mohsin Ali said of his research “Component failures in next generation exascale systems will happen frequently. Applications or simulations running on them will suffer for this and could not finish successfully due to this failure characteristics. My research allows the applications or simulations to run and finish on the failure-prune system.”

The public benefit to this research is a key part of why the research paper was recognised over all other 150 publications, presented at the conference,

When asked where he could see his research being implemented, Mohsin was quick to mention the impact this would have on “climate change, Seismic prediction, Disaster mitigation, Development of innovative renewable energy sources, Modelling of ultra-complex systems ranging from the impact of new drugs on the human heart to the global behaviour of oceanic currents, Research into the origins of matter and bioscience revolution, Advanced engineering and manufacturing including the development of new materials, Tsunami modelling, are all areas where this research will have an impact.”

The Research paper available here was a joint effort between staff from the Research School of Computer Science, Professor Peter Strazdins , Md Mohsin Ali and the Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI) Professor Markus Hegland, Brendan Harding and Jay W Larson.

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