Creme Global Prize for High Performance Computing
Written by Robert Coyle
The award is in recognition of outstanding final dissertation work in the MSc in High Performance Computing. This is the first time that the prize has been awarded. The winners were presented with the award at a recent event in the Trinity Centre for High Performance Computing.
Brendan Murray received the first prize for his work on applying Space-Filling Hilbert curves to parallelize computations in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics. The second prize was awarded to Neal McBride for his application of Queuing Theory to the analysis of Phase Transitions in very large Complex Networks. Both research projects were very impressive; exhibiting efficient parallelization to levels well beyond the previous work in these areas. As well as the honour of the award, the winners received a cash prize and an Apple iPad mini respectively. (More information on the prize winners and their work is available below).
Recipients of the inaugural Creme Global Prize for High Performance Computing. (From left) Prof. Mike Peardon (Course Coordinator, MSc. HPC), Neal McBride (second prize winner), Brendan Murray (first prize winner), E.J. Daly (CTO, Creme Global).
High Performance Computing
High Performance Computing (sometimes called “Supercomputing”) involves using a number of individual computers, in parallel, to complete some very large computing task. HPC has always played a central role in the work we do here at Creme Global. The Trinity Centre for High Performance Computing (TCHPC) were lead collaborators on the EU FP7 Monte Carlo project (1999), and the Enterprise Ireland funded CREME project (2002-2005), which resulted in the formation of Creme Global in 2005. There has always been a very strong relationship between the TCHPC research centre and Creme Global; a relationship which we hope will continue to grow through the introduction of this new award.
Creme Global Prize for High Performance Computing, 2013:
1st Prize: Brendan Murray
Application of Space-filling Hilbert curves to aid in Parallel Domain Decomposition and Load Balancing of Structured Multi-Level Cartesian meshes for use with a variety of Multi-grid accelerated CFD solvers (full text; summary presentation)
2nd Prize: Neal McBride
A Queueing Theory Analysis of Phase Transitions on Complex Networks (summary presentation)