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BSE, Class of 1990

MSE, Class of 1992
PhD, Class of 1995

My academic interests have evolved considerably over the past decade, from electrical engineering to the modeling and analysis of performance to the building of the Internet infrastructure. The common link between these areas is a desire to understand how things work and how they can be made to work more efficiently. I enjoy building models and tools that provide a fresh approach to understanding old problems. I also like to apply existing techniques to new fields.

The papers listed below date back to my graduate school tenure. Although some of them are a little dated in terms of the technology discussed, the underlying techniques are still applicable to problems of the current day. Since graduation, I have continued to pursue topics like these in my career and tackled many new ones as well. Of course, such work is the property of my current and former employers and, as such, cannot be released here.


Performance Evaluation and Improvement of Parallel Application on High Performance Architectures
Eric L. Boyd
Ph.D. Thesis, University of Michigan, October 1995.
Modeling the Communication and Computation Performance of the IBM SP2
Gheith A. Abandah and Edward S. Davidson
Technical Report CSE-TR-258-95, University of Michigan, May 95.
Abstract
Modeling Computation and Communication Performance of Parallel Scientific Applications: A Case Study of the IBM SP2
Eric L. Boyd, Gheith A. Abandah, Hsien-Hsin Lee, and Edward S. Davidson
Technical Report CSE-TR-236-95, University of Michigan, May 95.
Abstract
A Hierarchical Approach to Modeling and Improving the Performance of Scientific Applications on the KSR1
Eric L. Boyd, Waqar Azeem, Hsien-Hsin Lee, Tien-Pao Shih, Shih-Hao Hung, and Edward S. Davidson
Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing, August 94.
Abstract
Communication in the KSR1 MPP: Performance Evaluation Using Synthetic Workload Experiments
Eric L. Boyd and Edward S. Davidson
Proceedings of the International Conference on Supercomputing, pp 166-175.
Abstract
Evaluating the Communication Performance of MPPs Using Synthetic Sparse Matrix Multiplication Workloads
Eric L. Boyd, John-David Wellman,Santosh G. Abraham, and Edward S. Davidson
Proceedings of the International Conference on Supercomputing, November 93.
Abstract
Approaching a Machine-Application Bound in Delivered Performance on Scientific Code
William Mangione-Smith, Tien-Pao Shih, Santosh G. Abraham, and Edward S. Davidson
Special Issue of IEEE Proceedings on Computer Performance Analysis, August 93.
Abstract
Modeling and Approaching the Deliverable Performance Capability of the KSR1 Processor
Waqar Azeem
Technical Report CSE-TR-164-93, University of Michigan, June 93
Abstract
Hierarchical Performance Modeling with MACS: A Case Study of the Convex C-240
Eric L. Boyd and Edward S. Davidson
Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Computer Architecture, pp 203-212, May 93.
Abstract
KSR1 Multiprocessor: Analysis of Latency Hiding Techniques in a Sparse Solver
Daniel Windheiser, Eric L. Boyd, Eric Hao, Santosh G. Abraham, and Edward S. Davidson
Proceedings of the 7th International Parallel Processing Symposium, pp 454-461, April 93.
Abstract
Analysis of Memory Latency Factors and their Impact on KSR1 MPP Performance
Bassam Kahhaleh
Technical Report CSE-TR-159-93 University of Michigan, April 93,
Abstract