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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Researchers Won Best Paper Award at Bench19

By: Wanling Gao

Nov. 16, 2019

BenchCouncil Award Ceremony (Dr. Khaled Ibrahim with three award committee members, Prof. Jianfeng Zhan, Prof. D. K. Panda, Prof. Geoffery Fox, from left to right. Prof. Lizy John is absent.)

Three Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers were honored with a Best Paper Award at the BenchCouncil International Symposium on Benchmarking, Measuring, and Optimizing (Bench 19), held in Denver, Colorado, USA, Nov 14-16. Bench 19 provides a high-quality, single-track forum for presenting results and discussing ideas that further the knowledge and understanding of the benchmark community as a whole.

Khaled Ibrahim, Samuel Williams and Leonid Oliker of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory received the award for their paper, “Performance Analysis of GPU Programming Models using the Roofline Scaling Trajectories”.

The paper proposed the use of the Roofline Scaling Trajectories to capture major performance bottlenecks on NVIDIA Volta GPU architectures. The research team demonstrated that some of the NAS Parallel Benchmarks achieved up to 2X speedup by the aid of Roofline Scaling Trajectories.

“It’s a great honor to win Bench 19 best paper award,” said Khaled, lead author who presented the paper at the meeting.

Bench 19 Best Paper Award recognizes a paper presented at the Bench conferences, which demonstrates potential impact on research and practice in benchmarking, measuring, and optimizing. The award carries a $1000 honorarium. " BenchCouncil award committee consists of four senior professors, including Prof. Lizy Kurian John from The University of Texas at Austin, Prof. D. K. Panda from The Ohio State University, Prof. Geoffrey Fox from Indiana University, and Prof. Jianfeng Zhan from Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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