Dr. Miron Livny visits ACIS


Last week, Dr. Miron Livny paid a visit to the ACIS lab to present a talk on High Throughput Computing. Dr. Livny is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Principal Scientist at Core Computational Technology of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, Chief Technology Officer of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, Director of the UW Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC), Director of the Software Assurance Marketplace and the Technical Director of the Open Science Grid (OSG). Miron received both his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Weizmann Institute of Science in 1983 and 1978, and a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Hebrew University in 1975. Dr. Livny was recently awarded the 2013 High Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC) Achievement Award for his significant contributions to the field of high-performance parallel and distributed computing.
His primary research interests include distributed processing systems, high throughput computing, software assurance, and cyberinfrastructure.

During his talk, Dr. Livny discussed The Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and it's long history of supporting scientific applications that consist of large assembles of interdependent tasks. In his talk he discussed the current capabilities of their technologies and how they are used today by a wide range of scientific domains. He outlined the challenges that they face in meeting the growing demand for High Throughput Computing capabilities and their plans to address these issues by enhancing the capabilities of the HTCondor system.

You can learn more about Dr. Livny's work and the HTCondor system at the following links.

Miron Livny, PhD
http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~miron/miron.html

HTCondor
http://research.cs.wisc.edu/htcondor/

The Center for High Throughput Computing
http://chtc.cs.wisc.edu/

Computing Resources at Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
http://wid.wisc.edu/connect/for-employees/computing-resources/