Julien Langou Awarded New NSF Grant

Published: May 14, 2020

Julien Langou has been awarded NSF award for a proposal that was submitted in collaboration with the University of Tennessee and the University of California, Berkeley. Starting next moth and running through 2024, the project ``Collaborative Research: Frameworks: Basic Algebra LIbraries for Sustainable Technology with Interdisciplinary Collaboration (BALLISTIC)”, through the leading-edge research it channels into its software deliverables, will lead to the introduction of tools that will simplify the transition to the next generation of extreme-scale computer architectures. The main impact of the project will be to develop, push, and deploy software into the scientific community to make it competitive on a world-wide scale and to contribute to standardization efforts in the area.

The goal of BALLISTIC is to create a layered package of software components that is capable of running at every level of the platform deployment pyramid and achieves three complementary objectives: (1) deliver seamless access to the most up-to-date algorithms, numerics, and performance via familiar Sca/LAPACK interfaces, wherever possible; (2) make advanced algorithms, numerics, and performance capabilities available through new interface extensions, wherever necessary; and (3) provide a well-engineered conduit through which new discoveries at the frontiers of research in these areas can be channeled as quickly as possible to all the applications from science and engineering communities that depend on high-performance linear algebra libraries