Welcome to the Network-Based Computing (NBC) Laboratory at the Computer Science and Engineering Department!

Many state-of-the-art and exciting research projects are being carried out by various members of the group, including:

The MVAPICH2 and MVAPICH2-X (High Performance MPI and MPI+PGAS over InfiniBand, iWARP and RoCE) software packages , developed by his research group, are currently being used by more than 2,525 organizations worldwide (in 74 countries). The RDMA for Apache Hadoop Software package, designed and developed by his research group, provides native InfiniBand Verbs level support for multiple components (HDFS, MapReduce and RPC) of Apache Hadoop for Big Data processing.

The objectives of the research group are as follows:

  • Proposing new designs for high performance network-based computing systems by taking advantages of modern networking technologies and computing systems
  • Developing better middleware, API, and programming environments so that modern network-based computing applications can be developed and implemented in a scalable and high performance manner
  • Performing the above research in an integrated manner (by taking systems, networking, and applications into account)
  • Focusing on experimental computer science research

The projects in the Laboratory are funded by U.S. National Science Foundation, U.S. DOE Office of Science, Ohio Board of Regents, ODOD, Cisco Systems, Cray, Intel, Linux Networx, Mellanox, NVIDIA, QLogic, and Sun Microsystems; and equipment donations from Advanced Clustering, AMD, Appro, Chelsio, Dell, Fulcrum, Fujitsu, Intel, Mellanox, Microway, NetEffect, QLogic and Sun. Other technology partner includes: TotalView Technologies.


(NEW) Community Voting for OpenStack Summit, Austin. Vote for presentation on Building Efficient HPC Clouds with MVAPICH2 and OpenStack over SR-IOV enabled InfiniBand Clusters.

(NEW) Community Voting for Hadoop Summit, San Jose. Vote for HiBD presentation on "Big Data Meets HPC".

(NEW) Upcoming Talk on Big Data Acceleration at Hadoop Summit, Dublin, Ireland.

(NEW) Upcoming Tutorials: Accelerating Big Data Processing with Hadoop, Spark and Memcached at HPCA 2016, ASPLOS 2016, and ISCA 2016, Sneak preview here.

(NEW) Upcoming Tutorial: PGAS and Hybrid MPI+PGAS with Accelerators at at PPoPP '16.