Professor of Computer Science, School of Informatics and Computing
CSRI Fellow, Sandia National Laboratories
- Ph.D. EE, 1984, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Laboratory for Computer Science
- EE, 1983, MIT, Laboratory of Computer Science
- SMEE, 1981, MIT, Electrical Power Systems Engineering Laboratory
- BSEE., 1974, Old Dominion University, Electrical Engineering Department
- Parallel execution models
- HPC runtime system software for efficiency and scalability
- Innovative computing architecture
- Knowledge management, understanding, decision, and planning
Recent Research Projects
- XPRESS Project DOE sponsored: develop X-stack system software for exascale computing
- PXGL NSF sponsored: synthesize boost graph library and ParalleX execution methods
- MEM DOE sponsored: develop methods for evaluation and comparison of execution models
- PXFS NSF sponsored: develop a new persistent storage system for unified name space with mass storage
- BIG DOD sponsored: transition ParalleX system software to DOD platforms
- Small DOD sponsored: demonstrate dynamic methods for strong scaling of mission-critical applications
Relevant Patents, Copyrights, and Software
- Dynamic Rate Integrating Demand Monitor, U.S. Patent No. 4317175, February 1982; T.L. Sterling, R.D. Williams.
- Serial Multi-Drop Data Link, Patent No. 46084700, August 1986, J.L. Kirtley, T.L. Sterling, R.D. Williams.
- Method and Apparatus for Monitoring Electronic Apparatus Activity, Patent No. 4872121, October 1989; E.Y. Chan and T.L. Sterling.
- Static Dataflow Computer with a Plurality of Control Structures Simultaneously and Continuously Monitoring First and Second Communication Channel, Patent No. 49604042,
October 1990; T.L. Sterling and E.Y. Chan.
- Method and Apparatus for Monitoring Software Execution in a Parallel Multiprocessor Computer System, Patent No. 5047919, September 1991; T.L. Sterling and Donald J. Becker
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
- Association for Computing Machinery
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- J. DeBuhr, B. Zhang, A. Tsueda, V. Tilstra-Smith, and T. Sterling. DASHMM: Dynamic Adaptive System for Hierarchical Multipole Methods. Communications in Computational Physics, 20:1106-1126, October 2016.
Keywords: Barnes-Hut method, fast multipole method, Laplace potential, ParalleX, runtime software, HPX. [bibtex-entry]
- Abhishek Kulkarni, Luke Dalessandro, Ezra Kissel, Andrew Lumsdaine, Thomas Sterling, and Martin Swany. Network-Managed Virtual Global Address Space for Message-driven Runtimes. In Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium on High Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC 2016), June 2016.
Keywords: HPX. [bibtex-entry]
- Abhishek Kulkarni, Luke Dalessandro, Ezra Kissel, Andrew Lumsdaine, Thomas Sterling, and Martin Swany. Network-Managed Virtual Global Address Space for Message-driven Runtimes, June 2016.
Note: Poster at the 25th International Symposium on High Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC 2016).
Keywords: HPX. [bibtex-entry]