• The Aggregate
    Booth R0227
    Hank Dietz, hankd@engr.uky.edu

      Based at the University of Kentucky, The Aggregate refers to a collection of researchers and the public domain technologies that they develop and use to make the components of a parallel computer work better together. We consider all aspects of Compilers, Hardware Architectures, and Operating Systems (KAOS) together, optimizing system performance rather than performance of the individual parts. For example, in 2000, our KLAT2 (Kentucky Linux Athlon Testbed 2) supercomputer won awards for its GA-designed asymmetric Flat Neighborhood Network (FNN) and use of 3DNow! for scientific computing. This year, our exhibit will showcase these and other new systems technologies. These advances will be demonstrated with real applications, including visualization using a Linux PC cluster video wall and our CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) code that was recognized in last year's Gordon Bell awards.