Centers & Labs

RIKEN Center for Computational Science

System Software Development Team

Team Leader: Yutaka Ishikawa (D.Eng.)
Yutaka  Ishikawa(D.Eng.)

System software for the post-K supercomputer has been developed:

  1. Light-Weight Microkernel for the next generation many-core CPUs
    • Providing efficient memory and device management so that resource contention and data movement are minimized
    • Eliminating OS noises by isolating OS service activities and application jobs
    • Providing Linux APIs for application portability
  2. Low Level Communication Layer
    • Providing an efficient portable low level communication to implement communication and file I/O middleware
  3. File 1/0
    • Providing middleware for efficient Big Data processing

Main Research Field

Informatics

Keywords

  • Operating System
  • High Performance Communication Library
  • File I/O

Selected Publications

  1. Masayuki Hatanaka, Masamichi Tanaka, Atsushi Hori and Yutaka Ishikawa:
    "Offloaded MPI Persistent Collectives using Persistent Generalized Request Interface"
    EuroMPI/USA 2017, (2017).
  2. Balazs Gerofi, Rolf Riesen, Robert W. Wisniewski and Yutaka Ishikawa:
    "Toward Full Specialization of the HPC System Software Stack: Reconciling Application Containers and Lightweight Multi-kernels",
    International Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for Supercomputers (ROSS), held in conjunction with ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC), (Best Paper Award), (2017)
  3. Takemasa Miyoshi, Guo-Yuan Lien, Shinsuke Satoh, Tomoo Ushio, Kotaro Bessho, Hirofumi Tomita, Seiya Nishizawa, Ryuji Yoshida, Sachiho A. Adachi, Jianwei Liao, Balazs Gerofi, Yutaka Ishikawa, Masaru Kunii, Juan Ruiz, Yasumitsu Maejima, Shigenori Otsuka, Michiko Otsuka, Kozo Okamoto, Hiromu Seko:
    "'Big Data Assimilation' Toward Post-Petascale Severe Weather Prediction: An Overview and Progress"
    Proceedings of the IEEE 104(11): 2155-2179 (2016)
  4. Jianwei Liao, Balazs Gerofi, Guo-Yuan Lien, Seiya Nishizawa, Takemasa Miyoshi, Hirofumi Tomita and Yutaka Ishikawa:
    "Toward a General I/O Arbitration Framework for netCDF based Big Data Processing"
    International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par), (2016)
  5. Balazs Gerofi, Masamichi Takagi, Gou Nakamura, Tomoki Shirasawa, Atsushi Hori and Yutaka Ishikawa.:
    "On the Scalability, Performance Isolation and Device Driver Transparency of the IHK/McKernel Hybrid Lightweight Kernel"
    IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), (2016).
  6. Balazs Gerofi, Takagi Masamichi and Yutaka Ishikawa.:
    "Toward Operating System Support for Scalable Multithreaded Message Passing"
    21th European MPI Users' Group Meeting (EuroMPI),(2015).
  7. Balazs Gerofi, Masamichi Takagi, Yutaka Ishikawa, Rolf Riesen, Evan Powers and Robert W. Wisniewski.:
    "Exploring the Design Space of Combining Linux with Lightweight Kernels for Extreme Scale Computing"
    International Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for Supercomputers (ROSS), held in conjunction with ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC), (Best Paper Award) (2015)
  8. Min Si, Antonio J Pena, Jeff Hammond, Pavan Balaji, Masamichi Takagi and Yutaka Ishikawa.:
    "Casper: An Asynchronous Progress Model for MPI RMA on Many-Core Architectures,"
    Proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), pages 665-676, (2015).
  9. Taku Shimosawa, Balazs Gerofi, Masamichi Takagi, Gou Nakamura,Tomoki Shirasawa, Yuji Saeki, Masaaki Shimizu, Atsushi Hori and Yutaka Ishikawa.:
    "Interface for Heterogeneous Kernels: A Framework to Enable Hybrid OS Designs targeting High Performance Computing on Manycore Architectures,"
    Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing, (2014).
  10. Balazs Gerofi, Akio Shimada, Atsushi Hori, Takagi Masamichi and Yutaka Ishikawa.:
    "CMCP: A Novel Page Replacement Policy for System Level Hierarchical Memory Management on Many-cores,"
    HPDC '14 Proceedings of the 23rd international symposium on High-performance parallel and distributed computing, pp. 73-84, (Best Paper Award) (2014).

Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Yutaka Ishikawa
Team Leader

Core Members

Masamichi Takagi
Senior Scientist
Atsushi Hori
Research Scientist
Balazs Gerofi
Research Scientist
Yoshiyuki Morie
Research Scientist
Fumiyoshi Shoji
Research & Development Scientist
Atsuya Uno
Research & Development Scientist
Toshiyuki Tsukamoto
Research & Development Scientist
Keiji Yamamoto
Research & Development Scientist
Masayuki Hatanaka
Research & Development Scientist
Yuichi Tsujita
Research & Development Scientist
Takahiro Ogura
Research & Development Scientist
Tatiana Martsinkevich
Postdoctoral Researcher
Toyohisa Kameyama
Technical Staff I
Takeshi Nanri
Visiting Scientist

Contact information

7-1-26 Minatojima-minami-machi, Chuo-ku,
Kobe, Hyogo
650-0047, Japan

Email: yutaka.ishikawa [at] riken.jp

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