Parallel Applications Modelling Group

GMAP is a research group at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). Historically, the group has conducted several types of research on modeling and adapting robust, real-world applications from different domains (physics, mathematics, geology, image processing, biology, aerospace, and many others) to run efficiently on High-Performance Computing (HPC) architectures, such as Clusters.

In the last decade, new abstractions of parallelism are being created through domain-specific languages (DSLs), libraries, and frameworks for the next generation of computer algorithms and architectures, such as embedded hardware and servers with accelerators like Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) or Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGAs). This has been applied to stream processing and data science-oriented applications. Concomitantly, since 2018, research is being conducted using artificial intelligence to optimize applications in the areas of Medicine, Ecology, Industry, Agriculture, Education, Smart Cities, and others.

Research Lines

Applied Data Science

This line of research aims to apply and develop methods for knowledge extraction from databases, management of large volumes of data, explore artificial intelligence algorithms for problem-solving in Medicine, Ecology, Industry, Smart Cities, Agriculture, and other application domains. Data-intensive processing platforms are also enhanced for specific needs.

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 the 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 that originated in other areas of knowledge (Medicine, Biology, Geology, Physics, etc). The development of high-performance solutions for problems requires a grasp of 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.


Prof. Dr. Luiz Gustavo Leão Fernandes

Group Head

Full Professor at Polytechnic School, at the Graduate Program in Computer Science, and coordinator of the Stricto Sensu Programs of the Pro-Rectory of Research and Graduate Studies at PUCRS. Founder of GMAP. He works in the management of research projects and student orientation.

Prof. Dr. Dalvan Griebler

Research Coordinator

Full Professor at the Polytechnic School and Computer Science Graduate Program at PUCRS. He also works with the management and development of research projects and student orientation.

Last Papers

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Denneulin, Y; Fernandes, Luiz Gustavo; Maillard, Nicolas

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.


Kolberg, Mariana; Bohlender, Gerd; Fernandes, 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.

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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.


To see a list of the software developed by the researchers from GMAP, please visit the Software page.

Last News

Paper Presentation at SEAA 2021

The Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD 2021) and Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA 2021) took place simultaneously from September 1 to 3, 2021. The conferences cover trends in embedded, high-performance, and cyber-physical applications, hardware/software code design, software engineering, and advanced applications in information technology for software-intensive systems. Both conferences…

2nd edition of GMAP Workshop

The 2nd edition of the GMAP Workshop took place on December 21, 2020. This year the Workshop took place via videoconference due to the events of Covid-19. The Workshop’s goal was to promote a space for socialization among the members of GMAP, with the dissemination of research activities carried out by doctoral students, master’s students…

Dinei Rockenbach was Approved with Distinction in his Master’s Thesis

On Friday, November 27, 2020, Dinei Rockenbach (GMAP master’s student) was approved with distinction in the defense of his master’s thesis at the School of Technology of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). The master’s thesis was advised by Dr. Luiz Gustavo Fernandes (PUCRS) and Dr. Dalvan Griebler (PNPD/PUCRS). The members…

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