Room 236C Wisenbaker Engineering Building
Dr. Raju R. Namburu/ARL
Abstract: Tactical high performance computing (HPC) provides a unique capability for the military and this capability would be powerful not only in enabling highly mobile, highly responsive, and quickly deployable tactical computing but also enhancing soldiers’ situational awareness through real-time on demand mission command and data analytics at the edge. However, significant technical and research challenges remain before this realization especially in complex and harsh military environments. Army Research Laboratory’s (ARL) goal is to provide in the range of 100 petaflops of computing power to mitigate risk of military operations in hostile environments. Fundamental research questions are power, performance and portability. Hence specific research areas are power aware computing, performance for mission command applications including programmability, and portability and modularity of computing systems. Our research is focused on exploring distributed computing architectures with heterogeneous processors utilizing innovative programmable networking concepts. The envisioned tactical HPC system will be an aggregation of deployable devices and mobile HPC platforms (or tactical cloudlets) taking advantage of programmable networking including ad hoc networks.
This talk will discuss our research activities in tactical HPC research focusing on power aware heterogeneous computing architectures, tactical cloudlet, programmable networking, and performance of mission command application.
BIO: Dr. Namburu is the Chief for Computational Sciences Division at Army Research Laboratory (ARL) where he is also the Director for the ARL Department of Defense Supercomputing resource Center (DSRC), and the Cooperative Agreement Manager for the Army HPC research Center (AHPCRC). Dr. Namburu received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and his research activities include computational sciences, computational mechanics, computational electro-magnetics, network modeling, multi-scale computational methods, and high performance computing. Dr. Namburu has more than 100 publications in various journals and refereed papers in international conferences and symposiums in the areas of computational sciences and high performance computing. His awards include the Department of the Army Superior Civil Service Award; Army Research Development and Achievement award 1997, 2001, 2009; and the Army Science best paper awards at the Army Science Conference 1998, 2000, and 2002. Dr. Namburu is a Fellow of ASME.
Host: Dr. Reddy