James D. Teresco

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he popularity of cost-effective clusters built from commodity hardware has opened up a new platform for the execution of software originally designed for tightly coupled supercomputers. Because these clusters can be built to include any number of processors ranging from fewer than 10 to thousands, researchers in high-performance scientific computation at(More)
Cluster and grid computing has made hierarchical and heterogeneous computing systems increasingly common as target environments for large-scale scientific computation. A cluster may consist of a network of multiprocessors. A grid computation may involve communication across slow interfaces. Modern supercomputers are often large clusters with hierarchical(More)
This paper provides an overview of data structures suitable for distributed storage of nite element mesh data as well as software designed for mesh adaptation and load balancing. During the course of a parallel computation, processor load imbalances are introduced at adaptive enrichment steps. Two predictive load balancing schemes that use a priori(More)
Over the last two decades, efficient message passing libraries have been developed for parallel scientific computation. Concurrently, programming languages have been created supporting dynamically reconfigurable distributed systems over the heterogeneous Internet. In this paper, we introduce SALSA-MPI, an actor programming language approach to scientific(More)
This paper describes predictive load balancing schemes designed for use with parallel adaptive finite element methods. We provide an overview of data structures suitable for distributed storage of finite element mesh data as well as software designed for mesh adaptation and load balancing. During the course of a parallel computation, processor load(More)
Finding relevant information among the vast amounts of data generated continuously by modern micro-blogging platforms has opened new challenges in information retrieval. Recent studies on time-based retrieval have shown that identifying the relevant time periods to be incorporated into the retrieval process is promising; by relevant time period we mean the(More)
Undergraduate computer science programs at many small colleges often include only one course focused on hardware. Many important concepts are covered in such a course, including the basics of computer architecture. By the end of such a course, students should have a good understanding of how a binary machine instruction is executed in hardware.(More)