Edward W. Davis, Jr.
Ph. D., University of Illinois, 1972
Director of Graduate Programs
Dr. Davis' research interests are in computer organization and
architecture, with emphasis on highly parallel processing. Research on
the architecture, development, and application of highly integrated, massively
parallel machines is taking place within the "Blitzen project". A system
based on an array of Blitzen processors is being evaluated for use in data
acquisition and processing for the next generation particle collider at
CERN, the European organization for nuclear research. Our investigations
are directed toward performance and efficiency of architectural features,
memory configurations, software development environments, and parallel
A separate activity is concerned with evaluation and use of new
high performance parallel machines. We are investigating various systems
for compute intensive problems such as air quality modeling. Issues include
performance, exploiting parallelism, scalability of architecture with problem
size, software portability, and parallel algorithm development.
"A Software Approach to Avoiding Spatial Cache Collisions in Parallel Processor
Systems", (with D. C. Wong and J. O. Young) IEEE Trans. on Parallel
and Distributed Systems, Vol. 9, No. 6, June 1998, pp. 601-608.
"Real-Time Parallel Processing in High Energy Physics: Architecture of
the Blitzen Data Acquisition System," (with S. Centro, et al), The Euromicro
Journal, Vol. 40, pp 167-178.
"Evaluating Parallel Architectures for two Real-Time Applications with
100KHz Repetition Rate," (with J. Badier, et al), IEEE Trans. on Nuclear
Science, Vol. 40, No. 1, February 1993, pp. 45-55.
"Issues and Applications Driving Research in Non-Conforming Massively Parallel
Processors," (with T. Nordstrom, and B. Svensson), The New Frontiers: A
Workshop on Future Directions of Frontiers of Massively Parallel Processing,
I. Scherson, Editor, IEEE Computer Society Press, 1993.
"A Bit-Serial VLSI Array Processing Chip for Image Processing," (with R.
A. Heaton and D. W. Blevins), IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits,
Vol. 25, No. 2, April 1990, pp. 364-368.
Department of Computer Science, Box 8206
College of Engineering,
North Carolina State University,
Raleigh, NC 27695
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