Boyana Norris

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The Common Component Architecture (CCA) provides a means for software developers to manage the complexity of large-scale scientific simulations and to move toward a plug-and-play environment for high-performance computing. In the scientific computing context, component models also promote collaboration using independently developed software, thereby(More)
Tiling is a crucial loop transformation for generating high performance code on modern architectures. Efficient generation of multi-level tiled code is essential for maximizing data reuse in systems with deep memory hierarchies. Tiled loops with parametric tile sizes (not compile-time constants) facilitate runtime feedback and dynamic optimizations used in(More)
In high-performance scientific software development, the emphasis is often on short time to first solution. Even when the development of new components mostly reuses existing components or libraries and only small amounts of new code must be created, dealing with the component glue code and software build processes to obtain complete applications is still(More)
For many scientific applications, significant time is spent in tuning codes for a particular high-performance architecture. Tuning approaches range from the relatively nonintrusive (e.g., by using compiler options) to extensive code modifications that attempt to exploit specific architecture features. Intrusive techniques often result in code changes that(More)
Sequence variation present within the mitochondrial genome was used to investigate genetic diversity within sheep breeds from Asia and Europe. Comparison of 2027 bp of sequence from 121 animals revealed 44 phylogenetically informative nucleotide positions and a single insertion/deletion. A total of 57 haplotypes were observed which formed two distinct(More)
Automatic differentiation is a semantic transformation that applies the rules of differential calculus to source code. It thus transforms a computer program that computes a mathematical function into a program that computes the function and its derivatives. Derivatives play an important role in a wide variety of scientific computing applications, including(More)
Development of scientific modeling software increasingly requires the coupling of multiple, independently developed models. Component-based software engineering enables the integration of plug-and-play components, but significant additional challenges must be addressed in any specific domain in order to produce a usable development and simulation(More)
Finite-difference, stencil-based discretization approaches are widely used in the solution of partial differential equations describing physical phenomena. Newton-Krylov iterative methods commonly used in stencil-based solutions generate matrices that exhibit diagonal sparsity patterns. To exploit these structures on modern GPUs, we extend the standard(More)