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Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner

Head of Department Parallel Computing – Training & Application Services, High Performance Computing Center, Germany

Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner studied mathematics and physics at the University of Stuttgart. Since 1984, he has worked at the High-Performance Computing-Center Stuttgart (HLRS). He led the projects DFN-RPC, a remote procedure call tool, and MPI-GLUE, the first metacomputing MPI combining different vendor's MPIs without loosing the full MPI interface. In his dissertation, he developed a controlled logical clock as global time for trace-based profiling of parallel and distributed applications. Since 1996, he has been a member of the MPI-2 Forum and since Dec. 2007, he is in the steering committee of the MPI-3 Forum. From January to April 1999, he was an invited researcher at the Center for High-Performance Computing at Dresden University of Technology.

Currently, he is head of Parallel Computing - Training and Application Services at HLRS. He is involved in MPI profiling and benchmarking, e.g., in the HPC Challenge Benchmark Suite. In recent projects, he studied parallel I/O, parallel programming models for clusters of SMP nodes, and optimization of MPI collective routines. In workshops and summer schools, he teaches parallel programming models in many universities and labs in Germany.