This is the home page for our 20th major research exhibit at the IEEE/ACM Supercomputing conference. The exhibit is again under the title Aggregate.Org / University of Kentucky, the informal research consortium led by our KAOS (Compilers, Hardware Architectures, and Operating Systems) group here at the University of Kentucky's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. We are booth #629, near the left side of the hall and about 2/3 of the way back from the entrances (as seen in the exhibit hall floorplan).
As usual, our research exhibit this year will be showing a lot of different things we have developed or are developing, but this year one of our two slideshows is a 20-year history overview showing some of our key accomplishments, from the first Linux clusters and PAPERS (Purdue's Adapter for Parallel Execution and Rapid Synchronization) network hardware to MOG (MIMD On GPU) and beyond. We actually had the original PAPERS unit on display, and it attracted a surprising level of attention... it's rather surprizing that the operations that it did in 3us back in 1994 still take longer than that using the latest, fastest, network hardware... at least it is no longer 5 orders of magnitude faster than standard network hardware.
Well, we have a 3D printer, so of course there was 3D-printed stuff in our exhibit this year. In general, see our MAKE page for info about what we are doing with 3D printing technologies. The 3D-printed stuff in our exhibit included:
Well, not so live.... We depend on SC13's wireless network to do live things and, well, it hasn't been reliable enough this year to be pushing much of anything back to our servers. That hasn't stopped us from capturing fisheye views of our booth with an old network camera.
The time-lapse movie will be posted here after we get home... sooner if wireless gives us a chance. Well, it's partly here: Monday time-lapse video
The only thing set in stone is our name.