MARTIN BURTSCHER

Efficient Computing Laboratory

The Efficient Computing Laboratory's (ECL) primary research goals are developing general strategies to parallelize complex and irregular programs, designing software optimizations to improve energy efficiency without loss of performance, and devising effective high-speed data compression algorithms.


Current projects

Improving the utility of GPUs to accelerate irregular programs
Developing debugging strategies for large-scale heterogeneous HPC codes
Designing high-speed compression algorithms to enable real-time program tracing in multicore chips
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Upcoming events


News

2017-06-08: Martin is invited to be a member of the external review committee of PPoPP'18
2017-05-18: Martin presents a fast and high-quality MIS implementation for GPUs at UT Austin
2017-05-10: Jayadharini presents a fast connected-components algorithm for GPUs at GTC'17
2017-05-10: Martin presents a fast and high-quality MIS implementation for GPUs at GTC'17
2017-04-21: Arthi receives CS Graduate Research Excellence Award
2017-04-21: Jayadharini receives CS Graduate Research Excellence Award
2017-04-21: Jared receives CS Graduate Research Excellence Award
2017-04-21: Sahar receives CS Graduate Research Excellence Award
2017-04-21: Kristi receives CS Undergraduate Research Excellence Award
2017-04-21: Dean receives CS Undergraduate Research Excellence Award
2017-03-17: Kristi receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
2017-03-17: Jared receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
2017-02-03: Sepideh receives the Conference of Southern Graduate School's Outstanding Master's Thesis Award in Math, Physical Sciences and Engineering
2017-01-14: Martin is invited to be a member of the program committee of DRBSD'17
2016-11-28: Martin is invited to be a member of the program committee of EuroPar'17
2016-11-15: Martin talks about synthesizing compression algorithms in real-time at SC'16
2016-11-14: Martin gives CS colloquium at the University of Utah
2016-11-11: Martin receives Alpha Chi Favorite Professors for 2016 Award
2016-11-09: Sepideh receives the Graduate College's Outstanding Master's Thesis Award
2016-10-27: FPcrush is now available on Maverick at TACC
2016-10-26: ACCN book chapter is accepted
2016-10-20: Martin is invited to be a member of the program committee of GPGPU'17
2016-10-10: Martin presents his Barnes Hut GPU implementation at UT Austin
2016-09-19: Jared's AGRP'17a book chapter is published
2016-09-19: Annie et al.'s AGRP'17b book chapter is published
2016-09-14: Jared presents a data-compression approach for space probes at SPACE'16
2016-08-01: Martin receives REU supplement grant from NSF
2016-07-29: Martin is invited to be a member of the external review committee of PPoPP'17
2016-06-16: Sepideh presents a generalized prefix-scan algorithm at PLDI'16
2016-06-16: Farbod, Hari, and Annie's SC'16 paper is accepted
2016-05-27: Jared presents an energy characterization of GPU benchmark suites at HPPAC'16
2016-05-05: Jared and Annie's SPACE'16 paper is accepted
2016-04-11: Sepideh presents a generalized prefix-scan algorithm for GPUs at UT Austin
2016-04-10: PLDI'16 AEC found the SAM code to meet or exceed expectations
2016-04-08: Jayadharini receives CS Graduate Research Excellence Award
2016-04-08: Sahar receives CS Graduate Research Excellence Award
2016-04-08: Sindhu receives CS Graduate Research Excellence Award
2016-04-08: Sepideh receives CS Graduate Research Excellence Award
2016-04-08: Kristi receives CS Undergraduate Research Excellence Award
2016-04-08: Jared receives CS Undergraduate Research Excellence Award
2016-04-08: Sepideh receives Outstanding Master's Student Award from College of Sci. and Eng.
2016-04-07: NVIDIA donates Titan X GPU to ECL
2016-04-06: Sepideh presents a new prefix-scan algorithm for GPUs at GTC'16
2016-03-13: Sepideh and Annie's SAM code for higher-order and tuple-based prefix scans is released
2016-03-08: The GPU Education Center at Texas State University has been renewed
2016-02-23: Jared's HPPAC'16 paper is accepted
2016-02-12: HCW'16 paper is accepted
2016-02-05: A collection of single-precision floating-point data sets is made available
2016-02-04: The SPDP compressor for floating-point data is released
2016-01-20: Sepideh and Annie's PLDI'16 paper is accepted
2015-12-16: Jared receives the CRA 2016 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award
2015-12-05: Jared's AGRP book chapter is accepted
2015-12-05: Annie et al.'s AGRP book chapter is accepted
2015-12-02: Steven's SPDP compression filter for HDF5 is released
2015-11-13: Martin receives Alpha Chi Favorite Professors for 2015 Award
2015-10-26: Martin is named senior advisor of Hyperion Core
2015-10-10: Martin is invited to be a member of the program committee of GPGPU'16
2015-09-11: Annie talks about synthesizing effective compression algorithms for GPUs at Cluster'15
2015-09-01: Martin is promoted to Professor
2015-08-05: ICCCN'15 paper is ranked among top 5 of 88 and nominated for best paper award
2015-06-29: NVIDIA donates Tesla K40 GPU to ECL
2015-06-06: HPCC'15 paper is accepted
2015-06-02: Martin receives REU supplement grant from NSF
2015-06-02: Martin starts consulting for Hyperion Core
2015-05-13: JIS'15 paper is accepted
2015-05-11: Annie, Hari, and Farbod's Cluster'15 paper is accepted
2015-05-04: Saeed's PDPTA'15 paper is accepted
2015-04-29: Martin gives math colloquium at Southern Methodist University
2015-04-24: Jared receives Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award from College of Sci. and Eng.
2015-04-24: Sindhu receives CS Graduate Research Excellence Award
2015-04-24: Farbod receives CS Graduate Research Excellence Award
2015-04-24: Sepideh receives CS Graduate Research Excellence Award
2015-04-24: Molly receives CS Graduate Research Excellence Award
2015-04-24: Jared receives CS Undergraduate Research Excellence Award
2015-04-24: Annie receives CS Undergraduate Research Excellence Award
2015-04-13: ICCCN'15 paper is accepted
2015-03-20: Jared talks about GPU code optimizations to reduce energy at GTC'15
2015-03-20: Martin talks about synthesizing effective compression algorithms for GPUs at GTC'15
2015-02-07: Molly talks about improved GPU parallelization for hill climbing at GPGPU'15
2015-02-07: Jared talks about GPU code optimizations to reduce energy at GPGPU'15
2015-01-06: Jared's GPGPU'15a paper is accepted
2015-01-06: Molly's GPGPU'15b paper is accepted
2015-01-01: Martin joins the advisory board of Accelogic
2014-12-04: Martin receives REP grant from Texas State University
2014-11-05: Martin is named Distinguished Scientist by the ACM
2014-11-03: Jared presents power characteristics of irregular GPGPU programs at GPCDP'14
2014-10-28: Molly presents a performance characterization of irregular GPU kernels at IISWC'14
2014-10-23: CVIU'14 paper is accepted
2014-10-13: SIGCSE'15 paper is accepted
2014-09-24: Jared's GPCDP'14 paper is accepted
2014-09-04: NVIDIA donates Jetson TK1 Development Kits
2014-08-22: Martin receives Excellence in Research Award from College of Science and Engineering
2014-08-19: Martin and Ilya's patent on future execution is licensed
2014-08-16: Martin is invited to be a member of the program committee of Cluster'15
2014-08-15: Martin et al. teach TUES workshop at Texas State University
2014-07-16: Martin is invited to be a member of the external review committee of PPoPP'15
2014-06-23: Martin et al. receive NSF CSR grant
2014-06-18: Martin et al. receive NSF XPS grant
2014-06-17: Molly's IISWC'14 paper is accepted
2014-05-24: Martin is invited to be a member of the external review committee of PLDI'15
2014-05-19: NAS'14 paper is accepted
2014-05-13: Hassan's DMIN'14 paper is accepted
2014-05-01: Martin is invited to be a participant in the DOE's Workshop on Exascale Productivity
2014-04-25: Jared receives CS Undergraduate Research Excellence Award
2014-03-27: Martin talks about accurately measuring power on K20/K40 GPUs at GTC'14
2014-03-26: Martin presents a high-speed CUDA 2-opt TSP solver for large problems at GTC'14
2014-03-26: Martin co-hosts a "GTC Speakers Hangout" at GTC'14
2014-03-24: Martin receives Alpha Chi Favorite Professors for Spring 2014 Award
2014-03-05: 3DOR'14 paper is accepted
2014-03-01: Martin gives talk on measuring GPU power with the K20 built-in sensor at GPGPU'14
2014-02-05: Martin receives REU supplement grant from NSF
2014-01-31: Dr. Ben Zorn from Microsoft Research gives colloquium on Synthesis and Security in a World of Devices and Services
2014-01-26: GPGPU'14 paper is accepted
2014-01-09: Invited HPCwire article is published
2013-11-20: SAC'14 paper is accepted
2013-10-22: EduPDHPC'13 paper is accepted
2013-10-15: IPCCC'13 paper is accepted
2013-09-09: SC'13 poster is accepted
2013-08-16: Martin starts consulting for Accelogic
2013-07-06: PASA'13 paper is accepted
2013-06-05: MASCOTS'13 paper is accepted
2013-05-23: Martin presents IPDPS'13a paper in Boston, MA
2013-05-07: PDPTA'13 paper is accepted
2013-05-06: Martin is invited to be a member of the program committee of PLDI'14
2013-04-19: Martin gives ECE colloquium at The University of Alabama in Huntsville
2013-04-16: Prof. Keshav Pingali from UT Austin gives guest lecture on parallel programming
2013-04-08: Martin is invited to be a member of the program committee of PPoPP'14
2013-03-21: Martin and Rupesh present their work on irregular GPU codes at GTC'13
2013-01-23: GPGPU'13 paper is accepted
2013-01-16: The LonestarGPU suite of irregular CUDA programs is released
2013-01-15: NVIDIA donates Tesla K20 GPUs to ECL
2012-12-23: IPDPS'13a paper is accepted
2012-12-23: IPDPS'13b paper is accepted
2012-12-08: ISPASS'13 poster is accepted
2012-12-06: Ziliang and Martin receive REP grant from Texas State University
2012-11-30: NVIDIA donates 16 additional high-end GPUs for teaching lab
2012-11-12: PPoPP'13 paper is accepted
2012-10-18: TC'14 paper is accepted
2012-09-29: Martin is invited to be a member of the program committee of GPGPU'13
2012-09-23: Martin teaches half-day CUDA optimization tutorial at PACT'12
2012-09-21: Martin gives CS colloquium at Marquette University
2012-09-04: NVIDIA donates Kepler-based GPU to ECL
2012-08-17: IISWC'12 paper is accepted
2012-08-16: Martin et al. receive NSF TUES grant (press release)
2012-08-03: Martin et al. teach PerfExpert tutorial at the TACC Summer Supercomputing Institute
2012-08-01: Martin receives Early Adopter grant from NSF/TCPP Curriculum Initiative on PDC
2012-07-11: Martin et al. receive NSF CNS grant
2012-06-11: Martin is invited to be a member of the program committee of PPoPP'13
2012-06-11: NVIDIA donates 8 high-end GPUs for energy-efficient computing research
2012-05-17: Martin presents his Barnes Hut GPU implementation at GTC'12
2012-04-27: Prof. Igor Szczyrba from UNC gives colloquium on Modeling of Traumatic Brain Injuries
2012-04-23: BIOCOMP'12 paper is accepted
2012-04-20: Molly receives Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the College of Science
2012-03-15: ICS'12 paper is accepted
2012-03-05: Martin receives Excellence in Teaching Award from College of Science and Engineering
2012-02-25: Martin teaches half-day CUDA optimization tutorial at PPoPP'12
2012-02-25: Martin et al. teach half-day PerfExpert tutorial at PPoPP'12
2012-02-07: Texas State University is selected as a CUDA Teaching Center by NVIDIA
2011-12-08: NVIDIA donates 16 high-end GPUs for teaching lab
2011-11-19: PPoPP'12 paper is accepted
2011-11-14: Martin receives NVIDIA Academic Partnership Award
2011-11-14: Martin et al.'s PerfExpert project is showcased by TACC at SC'11
2011-10-11: Martin is invited to be a member of the program committee of GPGPU'12
2011-10-10: Martin teaches half-day CUDA optimization tutorial at PACT'11
2011-10-07: Dr. Lars Koesterke from TACC gives colloquium on Intel's MIC accelerator
2011-09-30: Martin et al. teach half-day PerfExpert tutorial at Cluster'11
2011-08-18: Texas State University donates high-end server to ECL
2011-08-05: Martin et al. teach half-day PerfExpert tutorial at the TACC Summer Institute
2011-07-21: Martin presents PDPTAb'11 paper in Las Vegas, NV
2011-07-21: Martin is invited to be a member of the external review committee of PPoPP'12
2011-07-20: Martin presents PDPTAa'11 paper in Las Vegas, NV
2011-07-08: Martin teaches half-day CUDA optimization tutorial at GPU'11 in Coimbra, Portugal
2011-07-07: Martin is interviewed by Portuguese TV on GPU programming
2011-04-25: Martin et al. teach full-day PerfExpert tutorial at TACC
2011-04-21: Olalekan's PDPTA'11 paper is accepted
2011-04-19: Molly gives guest lecture on multicore architectures at Texas State University
2011-04-19: Martin gives guest lecture on GPU programming at UT Austin
2011-04-17: Molly's PDPTA'11 paper is accepted
2011-04-12: ISPASS'11 paper receives best paper award
2011-04-08: Molly receives CS Graduate Research Excellence Award
2011-04-05: Molly receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
2011-04-04: Martin gives guest lecture on GPU programming at UT Austin
2011-04-04: BIOCOMP'11 paper is accepted
2011-03-05: Molly presents GPGPU'11 paper in Newport Beach, CA
2011-03-02: Martin et al.'s PerfExpert research is featured on TACC web page
2011-02-10: Intel donates high-end server to ECL
2011-02-07: Martin et al.'s PerfExpert research is covered in magazine article
2011-02-02: PLDI'11 paper is accepted
2011-01-22: Molly's GPGPU'11 paper is accepted
2011-01-19: TC'12 paper is accepted
2011-01-11: Martin gives guest lectures at WACS in Braga, Portugal
2011-01-11: Martin et al.'s brain injury research is covered in newspaper article
2010-12-10: Martin is interviewed by Genome Technology on PerfExpert
2010-12-06: ISPASS'11 paper is accepted
2010-12-03: Martin receives REP grant from Texas State University
2010-11-18: Martin presents SC'10 paper in New Orleans, LA
2010-11-16: Martin et al.'s Traumatic Brain Injury Simulator is demonstrated by Intel at SC'10
2010-10-23: PPoPP'11 paper is accepted
2010-10-01: NVIDIA donates 2 high-end GPUs to ECL
2010-09-01: Inauguration of ECL


Presentations

Jayadharini's presentation at GTC'17
Martin's presentation at GTC'17
Sepideh's presentation at GTC'16
Jared's presentation at GTC'15
Martin's presentation at GTC'15
Martin's second presentation at GTC'14
Martin's first presentation at GTC'14
Martin and Rupesh's presentation at GTC'13
Martin's presentation at GTC'12
Martin's interview on Portuguese TV in 2011
Martin's research overview 2011
Martin's keynote at EuroPVM/MPI'09


Members

Martin Burtscher Director
Sahar Azimi Researcher
Randy Cornell Undergraduate Research Assistant
Arthi Nagarajan Graduate Research Assistant
Evan Powers Undergraduate Research Assistant




Former members

Sahar Azimi Graduate Research Assistant (MS Spring 2017)
Jayadharini Jaiganesh Graduate Research Assistant (MS Spring 2017)
Dean Terrell Undergraduate Research Assistant (BS Spring 2017)
Kristi Belcher Undergraduate Research Assistant (BS Fall 2016)
Sindhu Devale Graduate Research Assistant (MS Spring 2016)
Sepideh Maleki Graduate Research Assistant (MS Spring 2016)
Jared Coplin Undergraduate Research Assistant (BS Spring 2016)
Steven Claggett Undergraduate Research Assistant
James Edwards Undergraduate Research Assistant
Annie Yang Undergraduate Research Assistant (BS Summer 2015)
Farbod Hesaaraki Graduate Research Assistant (MS Spring 2015)
Molly O'Neil Graduate Research Assistant (MS Spring 2015)
Kurstie Lenear Undergraduate Research Assistant
Christopher Ramirez Undergraduate Research Assistant
Saeed Taheri Graduate Research Assistant (MS Fall 2014)
Hari Mukka Graduate Research Assistant (MS Fall 2014)
Bhavya Medishetty Graduate Research Assistant
Peter Janovics Undergraduate Research Assistant
Raghuveer Kolli Graduate Research Assistant
Hassan Rabeti Undergraduate/Graduate Research Assistant
Jim Shockey Independent Study
Olalekan Sopeju Graduate Research Assistant


Support

ECL has kindly been supported by research and teaching grants and equipment gifts from:
National Science Foundation
NVIDIA Corporation
Texas State University
Intel Corporation

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