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Thorsten Kurth

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Thorsten Kurth Ph.D
Application Performance Specialist
Fax: (510) 486-6459
Application Performance
1 Cyclotron Rd
MS 59R4010A
Berkeley, CA 94720 US

Biographical Sketch

Thorsten is working with the application readiness team to deliver optimized codes for Cori. He also acts as Liaison for defining and demonstrating application portability between the three major US HPC locations, i.e. NERSC, ALCF and OLCF.

Before joining NERSC, Thorsten was working as a Postdoc in the Nuclear Science Division at LBNL. He developed and optimized codes for computing multi-baryon correlations in Lattice QCD. He received his PhD from the University of Wuppertal, Germany, in 2011, where he performed calculations for electroweak matrix elements, hadron and quark masses in Lattice QCD. 
Thorstens further interests are machine learning and data analysis.

Journal Articles

Evan Berkowitz, Thorsten Kurth, Amy Nicholson, Balint Joo, Eniro Rinaldi, Mark Strother, Pavlos Vranas, Andre Walker-Loud, "Two-Nucleon Higher Partial-Wave Scattering from Lattice QCD", Phys. Lett. B, February 10, 2017,

Thorsten Kurth, Noriyoshi Ishii, Takumi Doi, Sinya Aoki, Tetsuo Hatsuda, "Phase shifts in I=2 ππ-scattering from two lattice approaches", Conference, November 2014,

Stephan Dürr, Zoltán Fodor, Christian Hoelbling, Stefan Krieg, Thorsten Kurth, Laurent Lellouch, Thomas Lippert, Rehan Malak, Thibaut Métivet, Antonin Portelli, Alfonso Sastre, Kálmán Szabó, "Lattice QCD at the physical point meets SU(2) chiral perturbation theory", Journal, October 14, 2013,

Sz. Borsanyi, S. Dürr, Z. Fodor, J. Frison, C. Hoelbling, S.D. Katz, S. Krieg, Th. Kurth, L. Lellouch, Th. Lippert, A. Portelli, A. Ramos, A. Sastre, K. Szabo, "Isospin splittings in the light baryon octet from lattice QCD and QED", Journal, June 10, 2013,

T. Kurth, N. Ishii, T. Doi, S. Aoki, T. Hatsuda, "Phase shifts in I=2ππ-scattering from two lattice approaches", Journal, May 20, 2013,

Szabolcs Borsanyi, Stephan Durr, Zoltan Fodor, Christian Hoelbling, Sandor D. Katz, Stefan Krieg, Thorsten Kurth, Laurent Lellouch, Thomas Lippert, Craig McNeile, Kalman K. Szabo, "High-precision scale setting in lattice QCD", Journal, March 1, 2012,

S. Durr, Z. Fodor, T. Hemmert, C. Hoelbling, J. Frison, S.D. Katz, S. Krieg, T. Kurth, L. Lellouch, T. Lippert, A. Portelli, A. Ramos, A. Schafer, K.K. Szabo, "Sigma term and strangeness content of octet baryons", Journal, September 1, 2011,

S. Durr, Z. Fodor, C. Hoelbling, S.D. Katz, S. Krieg, T. Kurth, L. Lellouch, T. Lippert, C. McNeile, A. Portelli, K.K. Szabo, "Precision computation of the kaon bag parameter", Journal, June 1, 2011,

S. Durr, Z. Fodor, C. Hoelbling, S.D. Katz, S. Krieg, T. Kurth,L. Lellouch, T. Lippert, K.K. Szabo, G. Vulvert, "Lattice QCD at the physical point: Simulation and analysis details", Journal, November 2010,

S. Durr, Z. Fodor, C. Hoelbling, S.D. Katz, S. Krieg, T. Kurth, L. Lellouch, T. Lippert,K.K. Szabo, G. Vulvert, "Lattice QCD at the physical point: light quark masses", Journal, November 2010,

A. Portelli, S. Durr, Z. Fodor, J. Frison, C. Holbling, S.D. Katz, S. Krieg, T. Kurth, L. Lellouch, T. Lippert, K.K. Szabo, A. Ramos, "Electromagnetic corrections to light hadron masses", Conference, November 2010,

S. Durr, Z. Fodor, C. Hoelbling, S.D. Katz, S. Krieg, T. Kurth, L. Lellouch, T. Lippert, A. Ramos, K.K. Szabo, "The ratio FK/Fpi in QCD", Journal, January 2010,

S. Durr, Z. Fodor, J. Frison, C. Hoelbling, R. Hoffmann,S.D. Katz, S. Krieg, T. Kurth, L. Lellouch, T. Lippert, K.K. Szabo, G. Vulvert, "Ab-Initio Determination of Light Hadron Masses", Journal, November 2008,

S. Dürr, Z. Fodor, C. Hoelbling, R. Hoffmann, S.D. Katz, S. Krieg, T. Kurth, L. Lellouch, T. Lippert, K.K. Szabo, G. Vulvert, "Scaling study of dynamical smeared-link clover fermions", Journal, February 2008,

Stephan Durr, Zoltan Fodor, Christian Hoelbling, Thorsten Kurth, "Precision study of the SU(3) topological susceptibility in the continuum", Journal, December 2006,

Conference Papers

Thorsten Kurth, William Arndt, Taylor Barnes, Brandon Cook, Jack Deslippe, Doug Doerfler, Brian Friesen, Yun (Helen) He, Tuomas Koskela, Mathieu Lobet, Tareq Malas, Leonid Oliker, Andrey Ovsyannikov, Samual Williams, Woo-Sun Yang, Zhengji Zhao, "Analyzing Performance of Selected NESAP Applications on the Cori HPC System", International Conference on High Performance Computing, June 22, 2017,

T. Barnes, B. Cook, J. Deslippe, D. Doerfler, B. Friesen, Y.H. He, T. Kurth, T. Koskela, M. Lobet, T. Malas, L. Oliker, A. Ovsyannikov, A. Sarje, J.-L. Vay, H. Vincenti, S. Williams, P. Carrier, N. Wichmann, M. Wagner, P. Kent, C. Kerr, J. Dennis, "Evaluating and Optimizing the NERSC Workload on Knights Landing", PMBS 2016: 7th International Workshop on Performance Modeling, Benchmarking and Simulation of High Performance Computer Systems. Supercomputing Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, IEEE, November 13, 2016, LBNL LBNL-1006681, doi: 10.1109/PMBS.2016.010

Douglas Doerfler, Jack Deslippe, Samuel Williams, Leonid Oliker, Brandon Cook, Thorsten Kurth, Mathieu Lobet, Tareq M. Malas, Jean-Luc Vay, Henri Vincenti, "Applying the Roofline Performance Model to the Intel Xeon Phi Knights Landing Processor", ISC Workshops, 2016, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-46079-6_24

Thorsten Kurth, Balint Joo, Dhiraj Kalamkar, Karthikeyan Vaidyanathan, Aaron Walden, "Optimizing Wilson-Dirac operator and linear solvers for Intel KNL", Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, October 6, 2016,

Tareq Malas, Thorsten Kurth, Jack Deslippe, "Optimization of the sparse matrix-vector products of an IDR Krylov iterative solver in EMGeo for the Intel KNL manycore processor", Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, October 6, 2016,

Alice Koniges, Brandon Cook, Jack Deslippe, Thorston Kurth, Hongzhang Shan, "MPI usage at NERSC: Present and Future", EuroMPI 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, September 26, 2016,

Zhaoyi Meng, Alice Koniges, Yun (Helen) He, Samuel Williams, Thorsten Kurth, Brandon Cook, Jack Deslippe, Andrea L. Bertozzi, "OpenMP Parallelization and Optimization of Graph-Based Machine Learning Algorithms", Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, 2016, 9903:17-31, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-45550-1_2

Amy Nicholson, Evan Berkowitz, Chia Cheng Chang, Kate Clark, Balint Joo, Thorsten Kurth, Enrico Rinaldi, Brian Tiburzi, Pavlos Varnas, Andre Walker-Loud, "Neutrinoless double beta decay from Lattice QCD", PoSLAT, August 16, 2016,

Amy Nicholson, Evan Berkowitz, Enrico Rinaldi, Pavlos Vranas, Thorsten Kurth, Balint Joo, Mark Strother, Andre Walker-Loud, "Two-nucleon scattering in multiple partial waves", Conference, PoSLAT, November 6, 2015,

Thorsten Kurth, Evan Berkowitz, Enrico Rinaldi, Pavlos Vranas, Amy Nicholson, Mark Strother, Andre Walker-Loud, "Nuclear Parity Violation from Lattice QCD", Conference, PoSLAT, November 6, 2015,

Thorsten Kurth, Andrew Pochinsky, Abhinav Sarje, Sergey Syritsyn, Andre Walker-Loud, "High-Performance I/O: HDF5 for Lattice QCD", Conference, PoSLAT, January 18, 2015,

Antonin Portelli, Stephan Durr, Zoltan Fodor, Julien Frison, Christian Hoelbling, Sandor D. Katz, Stefan Krieg, Thorsten Kurth, Laurent Lellouch, Thomas Lippert Alberto Ramos, Kalman K. Szabo, "Systematic errors in partially-quenched QCD plus QED lattice simulations", Conference, PoSLAT, January 2012,

S. Durr, Z. Fodor, C. Hoelbling, S.D. Katz, S. Krieg, T. Kurth, L. Lellouch, T. Lippert, C. McNeile, A. Portelli, K.K. Szabo, "Kaon bag parameter B(K) at the physical mass point", Conference, PosLAT, August 2011,

G. Bali, S. Collins, S. Durr, Z. Fodor, R. Horsley, C. Hoelbling, S.D. Katz, I. Kanamori, S. Krieg, T. Kurth L. Lellouch, T. Lippert, C. McNeile, Y. Nakamura, D. Pleiter, P. Perez-Rubio, P. Rakow, A. Schafer, G.Schierholz K.K. Szabo, F. Winter, J. Zanotti, "Spectra of heavy-light and heavy-heavy mesons containing charm quarks, including higher spin states for Nf=2+1", Conference, PoSLAT, August 2011,

A. Ramos, S. Durr, Z. Fodor, J. Frison, C. Hoelbling, S.D. Katz, S. Krieg, T. Kurth, L. Lellouch, T. Lippert, A. Portelli, K.K. Szabo, "Decayconstantsandsigmatermsfromthela ce", Conference, PoSICHEP, November 2010,

J. Frison, S. Durr, Z. Fodor, C. Hoelbling, S.D. Katz, S. Krieg, T. Kurth, L. Lellouch, T. Lippert, A. Portelli, A. Ramos, K.K. Szabo, "Rho decay width from the lattice", Conference, PoSLAT, November 2010,

J. Frison, S. Durr, Z. Fodor, C. Hoelbling, S.D. Katz, S. Krieg, T. Kurth, L. Lellouch, T. Lippert, A. Portelli, A. Ramos, K.K. Szabo, "Scaling study for 2 HEX smeared fermions: hadron and quark masses", Conference, PoSLAT, November 2010,

S. Durr, Z. Fodor, J. Frison, T. Hemmert, C. Hoelbling, S.D. Katz, S. Krieg, T. Kurth, L. Lellouch, T. Lippert, A. Portelli, A. Ramos, A. Schafer, K.K. Szabo, "Sigma term and strangeness content of the nucleon", Conference, PoSLAT, September 2010,

Stephan Durr, Zoltan Fodor, Christian Holbling, Thorsten Kurth, "Precision study of the SU(3) topological susceptibility in the continuum", Conference, PoSLAT, November 2007,

S. Durr, Z. Fodor, C. Hoelbling, S.D. Katz, S. Krieg, Th. Kurth, L. Lellouch, Th. Lippert, K.K. Szabo, G. Vulvert, "Mixed action simulations: Approaching physical quark masses", Conference, PoSLAT, October 2007,

S. Durr, Z. Fodor, C. hoelbling, S.D. katz, S. Krieg, Th. Kurth, L. Lellouch, Th. Lippert, K.K. Szabo, G. Vulvert, "Chiral behavior of pseudo-Goldstone boson masses and decay constants in 2+1 flavor QCD", Conference, PoSLAT, October 2007,

Presentation/Talks

Zhaoyi Meng, Alice Koniges, Yun (Helen) He, Samuel Williams, Thorsten Kurth, Brandon Cook, Jack Deslippe, Andrea L. Bertozzi, OpenMP Parallelization and Optimization of Graph-based Machine Learning Algorithms, IWOMP 2016, October 6, 2016,

Alice Koniges, Brandon Cook, Jack Deslippe, Thorston Kurth, Hongzhang Shan, MPI usage at NERSC: Present and Future, EuroMPI 2016, September 26, 2016,

Posters

Alice Koniges, Brandon Cook, Jack Deslippe, Thorston Kurth, Hongzhang Shan, "MPI usage at NERSC: Present and Future", EuroMPI 2016, September 26, 2016,