Prof. Amnon Barak
Department of Computer Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


     B.Sc. - Mathematics, Technion.
     M.Sc. - Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
     Ph.D. - Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  Research interests:
  • Management of clusters and multi-cluster clouds - the MOSIX project.
  • Virtualizations and run-time optimizations in clusters with multiple GPUs:
      the VirtualCL (VCL) and the MAPS Framework projects.
  • Parallel and distributed algorithms for resilient Exascale computing - the FFMK project.
  • High performance parallel and distributed computing.
      Selected publications           Erdös number: 1

  The High-Performance Computing Systems research group:

My group performs groundbreaking research and development in
management of high-end computing systems and run-time optimizations.
Areas of interest include:

  • Algorithms for adaptive resource management in clusters.
  • A cluster management system for providing a single-system image.
  • Gossip algorithms for resilience of Exascale clusters.
  • Run-time optimizations for accelerators (e.g. GPUs) in clusters using memory access patterns.
  • Parallel and distributed systems, algorithms and applications.
      On-going and previous projects

  Research students:

I am looking for bright and highly motivated students at all levels,
who are interested to perform innovative R&D in my research group.

  The distributed operating systems lab course (67845)

Individual projects for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.
Possible topics: distributed systems, high-performance computing on GPUs,
parallel programming on GPUs, parallel and distributed computing and applications,
management of clusters and clouds, operating systems, scheduling algorithms.