Richard Seymour

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A previous modelling study predicted that the forces applied by the extensor muscles to stabilise the lumbar spine would be greater in spines that have a larger sagittal curvature (lordosis). Because the force-generating capacity of a muscle is related to its size, it was hypothesised that the size of the extensor muscles in a subject would be related to(More)
Stencil computation (SC) is of critical importance for broad scientific and engineering applications. However, it is a challenge to optimize complex, high-order SC on emerging clusters of multicore processors. We have developed a hierarchical SC parallelization framework that combines: (1) spatial decomposition based on message passing; (2) multithreading(More)
Guidelines issued by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the England and Wales recommend that rapid access to (18)F-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) is made available to all appropriate patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The clinical evidence for the benefits of PET scanning in NSCLC is substantial,(More)
Stencil based computation on structured grids is a common kernel to broad scientific applications. The order of stencils increases with the required precision, and it is a challenge to optimize such high-order stencils on multicore architectures. Here, we propose a multilevel parallelization framework that combines: (1) inter-node parallelism by spatial(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanisms involved in myocardial regeneration and cardiac remodeling were examined by injecting porcine-derived small intestine submucosal extracellular matrix (SIS-ECM), with and without circulating angiogenic cells (CACs), in a mouse model of acute myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS Nine- to 10-week-old female C57BL/6J mice had the left(More)
Allograft coronary disease is the dominant cause of increased risk of death after cardiac transplantation. While the percutaneous insertion of stents is the most efficacious revascularization strategy for allograft coronary disease there is a high incidence of stent renarrowing. We developed a novel rabbit model of sex-mismatched allograft vascular disease(More)
In this paper, we apply in-core optimization techniques to high-order stencil computations, including: (1) cache blocking for efficient L2 cache use; (2) register blocking and data-level parallelism via single-instruction multipledata (SIMD) techniques to increase L1 cache efficiency; and (3) software prefetching techniques. Our generic approach is tested(More)
A metascalable (or “design once, scale on new architectures”) parallel computing framework has been developed for large spatiotemporal-scale atomistic simulations of materials based on spatiotemporal data locality principles, which is expected to scale on emerging multipetaflops architectures. The framework consists of: (1) an embedded(More)
Cooperative agent systems often do not account for sneaky agents who are willing to cooperate when the stakes are low and take selfish, greedy actions when the rewards rise. Trust modeling often focuses on identifying the appropriate trust level for the other agents in the environment and then using these levels to determine how to interact with each agent.(More)