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NCIT Summer School 2011

NCIT Summer School - 8th Edition


High Performance Computing & Embedded Systems Programming

June - July-2011


Computer Science & Engineering Department
Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers
University Politehnica of Bucharest

Room EF108, First Floor, EF Wing.
Room ED202, Second Floor, ED Wing.
Room ED218, Second Floor, ED Wing.
Room ED422, Fourth Floor, ED Wing.

Proposed Agenda:
Daily program: 10AM-5PM
Lunch Break: 1-2PM


Keynote Speech: Prof. Dan Negrut - University of Wisconsin; Tuesday 14.06.2011 - 11AM

Enabling High Performance Computational Dynamics in a Heterogenous Hardware Excosystem 

Abstract: This presentation outlines a software infrastructure (tools and libraries) that supports physics-based simulation on
heterogeneous and distributed computing environments. The heterogeneous hardware infrastructure is assumed to be a
combination of Central Processing Units (CPUs) and Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). The computational dynamics applications
targeted include large rigid/flexible body dynamics and fluid-solid interaction problems. The underlying theme of the software
solution is that of partitioning the problem of interest into a number of sub-problems, each managed by a separate core/accelerator
(CPU/GPU) pair. The five components at the core of this Heterogeneous Computing Template (HCT) are: (a) a method for geometric
domain decomposition; (b) methods for proximity computation; (c) support for moving data within the heterogeneous hardware
ecosystem to mirror the migration of simulation elements from sub-problem to sub-problem; (d) parallel numerical methods; and
(e) tools for carrying out visualization and post-processing in a distributed manner. The talk will briefly discuss how these five
components have been implemented to leverage a 32-GPU (Fermi) and 64-CPU core cluster running CUDA and MPI.

The selection is done based on submitted CVs & letter of intent.

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Teme Propuse pentru editia din 2011:

Documentarea, proiectarea, monitorizarea si administrare in sisteme LAN, WAN, si HPC:
1. Configurare, gestionare si administrare de retele de calculatoare de mari dimensiuni
2. Actualizarea Primer-ului HPC pentru Clusterele CS-NCIT

3. Aplicatii Web pentru elaborarea si distribuirea de continut audio-video:-Google Web Toolkit & VideoLAN
4. Documentarea, planificarea si proiectarea retelelor LAN si WAN: GNS3, WANem, MS Visio


Aplicatii HPC si de Scientific Computing:

1. Modelare si simulare in domeniul aerospatial
2. Modelare si simulare in domeniul astrofizicii
3. Modelare si simulare in domeniul dinamicii moleculare
4. Modelare si simulare in domeniul meteorologiei
5. EagleEye - procesare de imagini satelitare si harti de rezolutie mare - model 3D al Romaniei
6. ADiJaC - Automatic Differentiation of Java Programs - translator/compilator de cod automatizat

7. Modelare si simulare in domeniul seismologiei
8. Workflow Heterogenous Computing: platforma de abstractizare a unitatile de procesare utilizand OpenCL
9. Procesare si compresie de clipuri audio si video: Audacity, SoundTouch APL, AviSynth, Avidemux
10. Raytracing Parallel: PovRay; Realizarea de clipuri audio-video utilizand Blender si Bullet Physics

Embedded Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks & Robots:

1. Swarm robotics - platforme robotice miniatura cu capabilitati de comunicatie wireless
2. AVR Gaming Console - consola retro de jocuri pe televizor folosind un microcontroller din familia AVR
3. Automat programabil industrial de tip Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
4. Platforma wireless pentru masurarea de la distanta a consumului de energie pentru sarcini legate la reteaua electrica


Android Computing:

1. Game programming: 3D graphics on mobile devices
 Game programming: sudoku & other 2D games: interpreters and solvers
2. Media server with DLNA capability
3. Internet of things: geo location of mislaid objects & recognizing wireless sensor nodes on cam capture
4. Internet of things: detecting surfaces on cam capture
5. Internet of things: getting a sense of size on mobile devices
6. Internet of things: 
gathering data thru GPRS from a data modem

This Summer School was partially supported by the HP-SEE -High-Performance Computing Infrastructure for South East Europe’s Research Communities EU FP7 Project:

Organizers & Hosts:
PhD. Nicolae Tapus - Professor

PhD. Valentin Cristea - Professor

PhD. Emil Slusanschi - Associate Professor

PhD. Mugurel Andreica - Lecturer

PhD. Ciprian Dobre - Lecturer

PhD. Florin Pop - Lecturer

MSc. Alexandru Herisanu - Assistant Professor

PhD. Dan Tudose - Assistant Professor

MSc. Alexandru Olteanu - Assistant Professor

MSc. Andrei Voinescu - Assistant Professor

MSc. Catalin Leordeanu - Assistant Professor

PhD. Eliana Tirsa - Assistant Professor

Eng. Razvan Dobre

Eng. Dan Dragomir