Professor Simon N Mcintosh-Smith

  • BS8 1UB

1994 …2020

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Research interests

  • Performance portablity
  • Application-based fault tolerance (ABFT)
  • New algorithms for novel architectures
  • Heterogeneous, many-core processor architectures, including GPUs, Xeon Phi, FPGAs, DSPs etc.
  • Scaling applications to run on millions of cores (Exascale computing)

Biography

  • Senior Lecturer in High Performance Computing and Architectures at the University of Bristol
  • Chair of the Many-core and Reconfigurable Supercomputing Conference (MRSC)
  • Member of EPSRC's new Research Infrastructure Strategic Advisory Team (since 2011)
  • Member of EPSRC's resource allocation panel (RAP) for HECToR
  • Member of the programme committee for IEEE/ACM SuperComputing 2010
  • Part of the International Exascale Software Project from April 2010
  • Technical expert in the European Exascale Software Initiative (EESI) since November 2010
  • Member of the programme committee for the International Supercomputing Conference
  • Member of the programme committee for the Programmability Issues for Heterogeneous Multicores (MULTIPROG-2011) workshop, part of HiPEAC '11
  • Member of the programme committee for the Second International Conference on Energy-Aware High Performance Computing
  • Member of the University of Bristol's HPC executive and technical advisory board

Expertise

I have fifteen years of experience in industry designing and programming some of the world's fastest parallel processors using many-core and multi-core techniques. These processors were developed for High Performance Computing (HPC) and embedded Digital Signal Processing (DSP) applications. Research interests include using the latest graphics processors (GPUs) to solve important computational problems in HPC and using parallel programming languages such as OpenMP, MPI, OpenCL and CUDA. Applications of interest are generally within the life sciences space, such as genome sequencing, molecular dynamics (e.g. protein folding and drug docking), and also quantum chemistry. I am also interested in the issues of scaling super computers to millions of processors.

  • High Performance Computing
  • HPC
  • GPU computing
  • GPGPU
  • many-core processors
  • multi-core processors
  • computer architecture

Keywords

  • Power efficient computing
  • algorithms

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Research Output

Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Vector-Length-Agnostic Instruction Set

Poenaru, A. & Mcintosh-Smith, S., 30 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) Euro-Par 2020. Springer, 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

  • Evaluating the performance of HPC-style SYCL applications

    Deakin, T. J. & Mcintosh-Smith, S. N., 21 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) IWOCL/SYCLCon ’20. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

  • Performance Portability across Diverse Computer Architectures

    Deakin, T. J., McIntosh-Smith, S. N., Price, J., Poenaru, A., Atkinson, P. R., Popa, C. & Salmon, J., 2 Jan 2020, 2019 IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Performance, Portability and Productivity in HPC (P3HPC). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 13 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

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    Prizes

    CUG 2019 best paper award

    Mcintosh-Smith, Simon N (Recipient), 7 May 2019

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    R&D 100 Award 2013

    Mcintosh-Smith, Simon N (Recipient), 7 Nov 2013

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    Activities

    • 12 Participation in conference
    • 5 Invited talk
    • 4 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Advisory work for/on national or international committee or working group

    Intel® HPC Developer Conference 2017

    Patrick R Atkinson (Speaker), & Simon McIntosh-Smith (Participant)

    12 Nov 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

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    4th ENES Workshop on High Performance Computing for Climate and Weather

    Simon N McIntosh-Smith (Speaker)

    7 Apr 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

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    12th International Workshop on OpenMP

    Simon N McIntosh-Smith (Keynote/plenary speaker)

    4 Oct 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

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    Supervised Work

    Accelerated Sampling Methods for High Dimensional Molecular Systems

    Author: O'Connor, M., 7 May 2019

    Supervisor: Glowacki, D. (Supervisor) & McIntosh-Smith, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    On the Porting and Optimisation of Physics Simulations for Heterogeneous Parallel Processors

    Author: Martineau, M. J., 25 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Mcintosh-Smith, S. N. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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