Robert Preissl is a postdoctoral scholar in NERSC's Advanced Technologies Group and works closely with physicists at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory to optimize and analyze parallel magnetic fusion simulations.
Originally from Austria, Preissl earned a doctorate degree in computer science from Johannes Kepler University in Linz. While pursuing his doctorate, Preissl contributed to research on automated source-to-source transformation and program analysis of MPI parallel applications as a research intern at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Prior to that internship, he worked on performance analysis tools for JAVA multithreaded applications at the IBM Haifa Research Laboratory in Israel, and ported physics applications to virtual machines by using the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) at CERN in Switzerland.
In his spare time, Preissl enjoys spending time outdoors cycling, playing soccer, running and hiking.
Robert Preissl, Alice Koniges, Stephan Ethier, Weixing Wang, Nathan Wichmann, “Overlapping communication with computation using OpenMP tasks on the GTS magnetic fusion code”, Scientific Programming, 2010, 18:139--151,
Praveen Narayanan, Alice Koniges, Leonid Oliker, Robert Preissl, Samuel Williams, Nicholas J Wright, Maxim Umansky, Xueqiao Xu, Benjamin Dudson, Stephane Ethier, Weixing Wang, Jeff Candy, John R. Cary, “Performance Characterization for Fusion Co-design Applications”, Proceedings of CUG, 2011,
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Robert Preissl, Bronis R. de Supinski, Martin Schulz, Daniel J. Quinlan, Dieter Kranzlmüller, Thomas Panas, “Exploitation of Dynamic Communication Patterns through Static Analysis”, Proc. International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), September 13, 2010,
Alice Koniges, Robert Preissl, Jihan Kim, D Eder, A Fisher, N Masters, V Mlaker, S Ethier, W Wang, M Head-Gordon, N Wichmann, “Application acceleration on current and future Cray platforms,”, Proc. Cray User Group Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, May 2010,
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Alice Koniges, Praveen Narayanan, Robert Preissl, Xuefei Yuan, Proxy Design and Optimization in Fusion and Accelerator Physics, SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, February 25, 2013,
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Alice Koniges, Katherine Yelick, Rolf Rabenseifner, Reinhold Bader, David Eder, Filip Blagojevic, Robert Preissl, Paul Hargrove, Introduction to PGAS (UPC and CAF) and Hybrid for Multicore Programming, SC12 Full Day Tutorial, November 2012,
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Alice Koniges, Robert Preissl, Stephan Ethier, John Shalf, What’s Ahead for Fusion Computing?, International Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference, April 2010,
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