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PH.D. position in Elec. Eng. at Delft

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From: (Stamatis Vassiliadis)

At the Delft Univ. of Technology (TUD), department of Electrical Engineering, there is a Ph.D. Student position available. Details about the position follow.

Research area : Parallel processing

Project : "Automap: A parallel coordination-based programming system"

Duration : 4 Years

Expected degree: Ph.D.

Funding agency : Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)

Starting Date : Immediately

Description : The Automap project aims at the realization of a parallel programming language and associated translation environment to support the development of task parallel applications for distributed-memory machines.

One of the key innovations in the project compared to contemporary data parallel approaches is that the translation process is based on the use of fully automatic mapping techniques. This implies that the processor and data allocation for each task is determined automatically depending on the computation and communication properties of the target machine. As a result of the absence of machine-specific directives the task parallel source description is completely portable. Whenever possible optimization of the mapping will be performed during compilation, however run-time mapping techniques must also be implemented to deal with dynamic problems where data/task dependency is only known at run-time. Therefore, A critical success factor in the automatic mapping approach is the efficiency of the mapping strategy in terms of the computational complexity and the performance that is achieved.

The PhD candidate will be involved in research and development of static and dynamic mapping techniques and associated run-time support systems for the efficient execution of task parallel applications on distributed-memory machines. In particular, the trade-off between the performance of mapping techniques and the computational requirements will be a focus of the work.

Contact : A.J.C. van Gemund or S. Vassiliadis
Laboratory of Computer Architecture and Digital Technique,
Department of Electrical Engineering,
Delft University of Technology,
P.O. Box 5031, NL-2600 GA DELFT,
The Netherlands


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