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College of Engineering undergraduate Justin McKennon publishes research paper with Prof. Khanna

Justin McKennon, undergraduate engineering student in the Electrical  
and Computer Engineering department has just published a research  
paper with Prof. Khanna, titled "An exploration of CUDA and CBEA for a  
gravitational wave source-modelling application". The paper is about  
accelerating a gravitational physics numerical modelling application  
using hardware accelerators, such as the PlayStation's Cell BE and  
Tesla CUDA GPU. Their results suggest that one can obtain well over an  
order-of-magnitude performance gain in scientific applications by  
making use of these many-core architectures.

The paper has been accepted for publication in the Parallel and  
Distributed Computing and Systems (PDCS 2009) conference, that will be  
held in November at Cambridge, MA. This work was funded by the  
National Science Foundation (grant numbers: PHY-0831631, PHY-0902026).  
Justin was also supported by the Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium.

Author: "Gaurav Khanna"
Date: 30-9-2009

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