R. F. Bird

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Input/Output (I/O) operations can represent a significant proportion of the run-time of parallel scientific computing applications. Although there have been several advances in file format libraries, file system design and I/O hardware, a growing divergence exists between the performance of parallel file systems and the compute clusters that they support.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although diffusion-weighted imaging has been shown to be highly sensitive in detecting acute cerebral infarction in adults, its use in detecting neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) has not been fully assessed. We examined the ability of this technique to detect cerebral changes of acute neonatal HIE in different brain(More)
INTRODUCTION Blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Rapid diagnosis and treatment with the Advanced Trauma Life Support guidelines are vital, leading to the development of Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST). METHODS A retrospective study carried out from January 2007-2008 on all patients who presented(More)
Performance modelling is an important tool utilised by the High Performance Computing industry to accurately predict the run-time of science applications on a variety of different architectures. Performance models aid in procurement decisions and help to highlight areas for possible code optimisations. This paper presents a performance model for a(More)
In September 2013, the large laser-based inertial confinement fusion device housed in the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, was widely acclaimed to have achieved a milestone in controlled fusion -- successfully initiating a reaction that resulted in the release of more energy than the fuel absorbed. Despite this success,(More)
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