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Zhang receives NSF XPS grant

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Congratulations to Prof. Zheng Zhang, who has just received an NSF grant entitled ?XPS: EXPL: Cache Management for Data Parallel Architectures,” for an amount of $300,000, covering a three-year period. She is the sole investigator on the project. Current advances in computer science and other disciplines rely on the massive computation horsepower of data parallel architectures, such as GPUs. Programming data parallel architecture is not easy, as it requires the efficient handling of data movements across the memory hierarchy of thousands  of processing cores. To date, data movement problems have been primarily studied in uni-core and multi-core programming systems. This project will address three data movement challenges due to the paradigm shift from uni/multi-core to many-core: 1) scalability, 2) software hardware interface, and 3) the trade-off between performance and energy.

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