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 2,650 organizations worldwide (in 81 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, Ohio Department of Development, 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.


Upcoming Tutorials: Accelerating Big Data Processing with Hadoop, Spark and Memcached at Hot Interconnect 2016, Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL '16), IEEE Cluster 2016, and Supercomputing 2016. Past Tutorials presented at: ISCA 2016, CCGrid 2016, ASPLOS 2016, and HPCA 2016.

4th Annual MVAPICH User Group (MUG) Meeting took place on August 15-17, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Click here for presentation slides and videos.

Upcoming Tutorials: MVAPICH2 optimization and tuning at XSEDE '16, MPI+PGAS at IEEE Cluster '16, IB and HSE at SC '16. Past tutorials of IB and HSE presented at ISC '16, MPI+PGAS presented at ICS '16 and PPoPP '16.

Talk on Big Data Acceleration Presented at Hadoop Summit, Dublin, Ireland.

NBCL will be Enabling a New Future for Cloud. More details are available here.