Parallel Applications Modelling Group

GMAP is a research group at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). Historically, the group has carried out several researches about modeling and adapting real world and robust applications from different domains (physics, mathematics, geology, image processing, biology, aerospace, and many others) to run efficiently in High-Performance Computing (HPC) architectures. GMAP researchers are also working on ways to design and provide new parallelism abstractions for the next generation computer architectures and algorithms. The goal is to simplify parallel programming for application programmers, providing new domain-specific languages, libraries, and frameworks.

Research Lines

High-level and Structured Parallelism Abstractions

The research line HSPA (High-level and Structured Parallelism Abstractions) aims to create programming interfaces for the user/programmer who is not able in dealing with parallel programming paradigm. The idea is to offer a higher level of abstraction, where the performance of applications is not compromised. The interfaces developed in this research line go toward specific domains that can later extend to other areas. The scope of the study is broad as regards the use of technologies for the development of the interface and parallelism.

Parallel Application Modeling

The Parallel Applications Modelling research line is centered on the study of high performance solutions for problems originated in other areas of knowledge (Biology, Geology, Physics, etc). The development of high performance solutions for problems requires a grasp in many levels of specialized knowledge. Besides an analysis of the algorithmic complexity of the problem to be parallelized, it is also necessary to have knowledge about the developing environments and program tests, parallel programming techniques, performance evaluations and high performance architectures.

Energy Efficiency in High Performance Environments

This research line aims to study and propose software solutions to reduce energy consumption in high-performance environments. Target environments of research developed in this line are: clusters, grids, and clouds. We can highlight as examples of proposed solutions the creation of scheduling policies as well as the use of hardware techniques, aimed to reduce energy consumption in running large applications.

Team

Prof. Dr. Luiz Gustavo Leão Fernandes

Group Head

He works with big data and stream processing, application modeling for high performance computing, cloud computing, performance evaluation, energy efficiency and verified computing for high performance computing, scientific computing, and methodologies, languages, and libraries for parallel programming.

Prof. Dr. Dalvan Griebler

Research Coordinator

He works with high-level parallelism abstractions, compiler design, source-to-source transformations, high-performance computing, applications, architectures, parallel programming tools, open source cloud computing platforms, and virtualization technologies.

Last Papers

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2003

Brenner, Leonardo ; Fernandes, Luiz Gustavo ; Fernandes, Paulo ; Sales, Afonso

Performance Analysis Issues for Parallel Implementations of Propagation Algorithm Inproceedings doi

15th International Symposium on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing (SBAC-PAD), pp. 183-191, IEEE Computer Society, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2003.

Links

2001

Y., Denneulin N; G., Fernandes L; Â., Maillard

Parallelizing a Dense Matching Region Growing Algorithm for an Image Interpolation Application. Journal Article

Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Techniques (PDPTA), 2001.

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Kolberg, Mariana; Bohlender, Gerd; Fernande, Luiz Gustavo

An efficient approach to solve very large dense linear systems with verified computing on clusters Journal Article doi

Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications, 22 (2), pp. 299-316, 0000.

Abstract | Links

143 entries « 29 of 29 »

Projects

GMAP is involved in various research projects in many areas of computing. To see a list of all completed or ongoing projects, please visit the Projects page.

Last News

GMAP member presents a paper at SBLP 2020

The paper “Stream parallelism annotations for Multi-Core Frameworks” was presented at the 24th Brazilian Symposium on Programming Languages by GMAP member Renato Hoffmann. The event was in a virtual format and the presentation happened at 15:45 on day 19 of October of 2020.

Online meeting with GMAP members

Due to the current restrictions imposed by COVID-19, since April 13 this year, meetings with GMAP members have been held every two weeks via videoconference. The meetings are guided by the general coordinator Prof. Dr. Luiz Gustavo Fernandes with the collaboration of the research coordinator Prof. Dr. Dalvan Griebler. Online meetings are a space for…

GMAP members win the Best Paper Award at an international conference.

GMAP members Adriano Marques Garcia, Dalvan Griebler, and Luiz Gustavo Fernandes, together with co-authors Matheus Serpa (UFRGS), Claudio Schepke (UNIPAMPA) and Philippe Navaux (UFRGS) won the best paper award at the 20th International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2020). The event took place from 1 to 4 July in the city of…

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