Christopher D. Carothers -- Research and Education Program @ RPI

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Christopher D. Carothers
Director, Center for Computational Innovations

Department of Computer Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, New York 12180
(518) 276-2930
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Professor Chris Carothers is a faculty member in the Computer Science Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received the Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1997, 1996, and 1991, respectively. Prior to joining RPI in 1998, he was a research scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests are focused on massively parallel computing which involve the creation of high-fidelity models of extreme-scale networks and computer systems. These models have executed using nearly 2,000,000 processing cores on the largest leadership class supercomputers in the world.

Professor Carothers is an NSF CAREER Award winner as well as Best Paper award winner at the ACM-SIGSIM PADS Conference for 1999, 2003 and 2009. Since joining Rensselaer, he has developed a world-class research portfolio which includes funding from the NSF, the U.S. Department of Energy, Army Research Laboratory, Air Force Research Laboratory, as well as several companies, including IBM, General Electric, and AT&T.

Additionally, Professor Carothers serves as the Director for the Rensselaer Center for Computational Innovations (CCI). CCI is a partnership between Rensselaer and IBM. The center provides computation and storage resources to diverse network of researchers, faculty, and students from Renssleaer, government laboratories, and companies across a number of science and engineering disciplines. The flagship supercomputer, named "AiMOS", is an 8 petaFLOP IBM hybrid CPU/GPU system with 126 terabytes of memory and over 8 petabytes of center-wide, disk storage.

Research Projects

Project Name Funding/Hosting OrganizationTitleWeb Link
AIHWC IBM/New York State IBM/NYS AI Hardware Center Web Page
CODES Department of Energy Co-design of Exascale Storage and Data Facilities Web Page
MN-BRIC Air Force Research Lab Doryta: Parallel Simulation of Magnetic Nanoelectronics for Brain-Inspired Computing Web Page
NSF CAREERS NSF CC* Program Cyberteam to Advance Research and Education in Eastern Regional Schools Web Page
Panorama Department of Energy Predictive Modeling and Diagnostic Monitoring of Extreme Science Workflows Web Page
ROSS GIT-Hub ROSS Engine, Tools and Models Source Code Repo Web Page

For publications, please see my latest CV here

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