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Prof. Dr. Dhabaleswar K. Panda

Professor of Computer Science, Ohio State University, USA

Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda is a Professor of Computer Science at the Ohio State University. He obtained his Ph.D. in computer engineering from the University of Southern California. His research interests include parallel computer architecture, high performance computing, communication protocols, files systems, network-based computing, and Quality of Service. He has published over 250 papers in major journals and international conferences related to these research areas. Dr. Panda and his research group members have been doing extensive research on modern networking technologies including InfiniBand, 10GE/iWARP and RDMA over Ethernet (RDMAoE). His research group is currently collaborating with National Laboratories and leading InfiniBand and 10GE/iWARP companies on designing various subsystems of next generation high-end systems. The MVAPICH/MVAPICH2 (High PerformanceMPI over InfiniBand, iWARP and RDMAoE) open-source software packages, developed by his research group (, are currently being used by more than 1,000 organizations worldwide (in 53 countries). This software has enabled several InfiniBand clusters (including the 5th and 9th ranked ones) to get into the latest TOP500 ranking. These software packages are also available with the Open Fabrics stack for network vendors (InfiniBand and iWARP), server vendors and Linux distributors. Dr. Panda’s research is supported by funding from US National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, and several industry including Intel, Cisco, SUN, Mellanox, QLogic and NetApp. He is an IEEE Fellow and a member of ACM. More details about Prof. Panda are available at