Intel® Parallel Computing Center at the Ohio Supercomputer Center

Published: 04/07/2016, Last Updated: 09/25/2018

Principal Investigators:

Karen Tomko, Principal Investigator: Dr. Karen Tomko is director of Research and manager of the Scientific Applications group at OSC. She has collaborated with computational scientists for 20 years. Her research interests include communication runtimes, application parallelization/tuning, and programming models for many-core processors. Prior to joining OSC, Tomko spent 11 years as a faculty member in computer science and engineering at the University of Cincinnati and Wright State University. Her experience with scientific applications ranges from crash simulation to fluid dynamics to quantum many body physics. Tomko earned her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Robert H. Dodds, Jr., Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert H. Dodds, Jr. is Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois/Urbana and part-time Research Professor at the University of Tennessee. He leads development/maintenance/documentation efforts for WARP3D. He is the former head of the top-ranked Civil and Environmental Engineering program at Illinois and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. He maintains active R&D, consults extensively with government agencies, laboratories and industry, and contributes to engineering professional societies. Dodds holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Memphis, and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Civil Engineering.

Kevin Manalo, Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Kevin Manalo, senior engineer at the Ohio Supercomputer Center, supports OSC clients with building, installing, supporting, and optimizing HPC software on OSC systems, with a focus on code modernization. Prior to that, Manalo was a senior systems engineer for Computer Sciences Corporation, supporting Alabama Supercomputer Center HPC users. Manalo has a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering. His B.S. and M.S. were earned at the University of Florida and his Ph.D. is from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


This project focuses on the modernization of a solid modeling code with applications in the energy sector: WARP3D. WARP3D is an open source code for 3D nonlinear analysis of solids with a focus on degradation/endurance of metals under demanding thermo-mechanical loading conditions, such as in turbine engine components, high-temperature pressure vessels - nuclear/conventional, petrochemical processing facilities and pipelines. It is used in industry, government laboratories and academia. The project team is a collaboration between the Ohio Supercomputer Center and code developer Robert Dodds. The team will work jointly on all aspects of the modernization project. Outcomes: (1) significantly improve scaling on distributed HPC systems of this open source code with unique capabilities for energy sector R&D, (2) make new releases of code/documentation available to the user-community.


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