DK Panda named Distinguished Scholar
A world leader in research on high-performance and scalable communication in parallel and high-end computing systems, Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Professor Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda received a 2015 University Distinguished Scholar Award. One of his most significant contributions is the design of a scalable and high-performance communication library (MVAPICH2) for the popular Message Passing Interface (MPI) programming model for modern supercomputers using InfiniBand networking technology. The majority of supercomputers, including Stampede the supercomputer built by the National Science Foundation at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, in the world are currently powered by this software for running a diverse range of high-performance computing applications. Daily, these libraries help tens of thousands of users worldwide from many disciplines advance research and develop products in their respective fields. Panda has extended his research into the emerging areas of big data and cloud computing. He has designed high-performance, scalable designs for Hadoop framework, a common middleware being used for big data analytics, which are available to the public.