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Award Abstract #1229185

MRI: Acquisition of an Infrastructure for Prototyping Next-Generation Algorithms for Large-Scale Visualization, Data Processing and Analysis

NSF Org: CNS
Division Of Computer and Network Systems
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Initial Amendment Date: August 30, 2012
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Latest Amendment Date: August 30, 2012
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Award Number: 1229185
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Award Instrument: Standard Grant
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Program Manager: Rita V. Rodriguez
CNS Division Of Computer and Network Systems
CSE Direct For Computer & Info Scie & Enginr
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Start Date: September 1, 2012
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End Date: August 31, 2016 (Estimated)
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Awarded Amount to Date: $799,999.00
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Investigator(s): Claudio Silva csilva@nyu.edu (Principal Investigator)
Huy Vo (Co-Principal Investigator)
John Iacono (Co-Principal Investigator)
Juliana Freire (Co-Principal Investigator)
Torsten Suel (Co-Principal Investigator)
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Sponsor: New York University
70 WASHINGTON SQUARE S
NEW YORK, NY 10012-1019 (212)998-2121
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NSF Program(s): INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESEARC,
SPECIAL PROJECTS - CCF
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Program Reference Code(s): 1189
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Program Element Code(s): 1640, 2878

ABSTRACT

Proposal #: 12-29185

PI(s): Silva, Claudio; Freire, Juliana; Iacono, John; Suel, Torsten; Vo, Huy

Institution: Polytechnic University of New York

Title: MRI/Acq.: Prototyping Next-Generation Algorithms for Large-scale Visualization, Data Processing and Analysis

Project Proposed:

This project, acquiring an instrument for prototyping the next-generation algorithms for large-scale visualization, data processing and analysis, facilitates the development and evaluation of next-generation algorithms and systems that leverage different hardware configurations. It consists of computational resources in the form of an SGI UV 1000 machine with 384 cores and four Tesla M2070 GPUs, and a small cluster composed of 32 nodes (384 cores total), each with two Tesla M2070 GPUs; and disk resources in the form of solid-state storage cards and an Isilon Storage Cluster. The instrumentation supports projects in various domains. The computer science projects include

- Dataflow architectures,

- Theoretical models of computation,

- Web search,

- Visualization, and

- Data mining;

While the application area research projects (undertaken with external collaborators) relate to

- Wildfire simulation,

- Bird migration simulation, and

- Climate science.

Broader Impacts:

The team plans to release the software developed as part of this project as open source, which carries potential for significant broader impact. The involvement of graduate and undergraduate students in the project provides mentoring opportunities.


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J.D. Fekete and C. Silva. "Managing Data for Visual Analytics: Opportunities and Challenges," IEEE Data Eng. Bull, v.35, 2012, p. 27.

L Custodio, T Etiene, S Pesco, C Silva. "Practical considerations on Marching Cubes 33 topological correctness," DOI: 10.1111/cgf.12107, 2013.

John Iacono and
{\"{O}}zg{\"{u}}r {\"{O}}zkan. "A Tight Lower Bound for Decrease-Key in the Pure Heap Model," CoRR, v.abs/140, 2014.

Erik D. Demaine and
John Iacono and
Stefan Langerman. "Worst-Case Optimal Tree Layout in External Memory," Algorithmica, v.72, 2015, p. 369--378.

Pooya Davoodi and
Jeremy T. Fineman and
John Iacono and
{\"{O}}zg{\"{u}}r {\"{O}}zkan. "Cache-Oblivious Persistence," CoRR, v.abs/140, 2014.

Esdras Medeiros and
Harish Doraiswamy and
Matthew Berger and
Cl{\'{a}}udio T. Silva. "Using physically Based Rendering to Benchmark Structured Light Scanners," Comput. Graph. Forum, v.33, 2014, p. 71--80.

Harish Doraiswamy and
Nivan Ferreira and
Theodoros Damoulas and
Juliana Freire and
Cl{\'{a}}udio T. Silva. "Using Topological Analysis to Support Event-Guided Exploration in
Urban Data," {IEEE} Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph., v.20, 2014, p. 2634--264.

David Bremner and
Timothy M. Chan and
Erik D. Demaine and
Jeff Erickson and
Ferran Hurtado and
John Iacono and
Stefan Langerman and
Mihai Patrascu and. "Necklaces, Convolutions, and {X+Y}," Algorithmica, v.69, 2014, p. 294--314.

Manuel Then and
Moritz Kaufmann and
Fernando Chirigati and
Tuan{-}Anh Hoang{-}Vu and
Kien Pham and
Alfons Kemper and
Thomas Neumann and
Huy T. Vo. "The More the Merrier: Efficient Multi-Source Graph Traversal," {PVLDB}, v.8, 2014, p. 449--460.

Luis F. Silva and
Luiz F. Scheidegger and
Tiago Etiene and
Jo{\~{a}}o Luiz Dihl Comba and
Luis Gustavo Nonato and
Cl{\'{a}}udio T. Silva. "A Weighted Delaunay Triangulation Framework for Merging Triangulations
in a Connectivity Oblivious Fashion," Comput. Graph. Forum, v.33, 2014, p. 18--30.


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