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Glenn Luecke to Speak at International Parallel Tools Workshop

This news item expired September 14, 2009. It may contain out-of-date information.
Professor Glenn Luecke, IT Services High Performance Computing (HPC) Group, is an invited speaker at the 3rd Parallel Tools Workshop, which is organized jointly by the Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing Dresden (ZIH) and the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS). The event will be held September 14-15, 2009 in Dresden, Germany.

His talk, "The Importance of Run-Time Error Detection", is based on the work the HPC Group has been doing for the U.S. Department of Defense for the last five years. Being able to easily detect and fix run-time errors is an important productivity criterion in developing and maintaining application programs.

Led by Professor Luecke, the HPC group--comprising James Coyle, Jim Hoekstra, Marina Kraeva, and graduate students--has developed more than 10,000 run-time error tests and a run-time error detection (RTED) evaluation tool for the automatic evaluation of run-time errors for serial program execution and also for parallel execution for programs written in MPI, OpenMP, and UPC.

As part of this work, the HPC Group has evaluated many compilers, tools, and run-time systems. All tests, the RTED evaluation tool, and evaluation results are available at the RTED website at

At the workshop in Dresden, Dr. Luecke will present his views regarding the impact of these results on future tool development and on future language development.