Wei Wang standing in front of symposium sign with awardsDr. Tao Xie and two of his students, Abdul Abdurrab and Wei Wang, presented their paper, “DLOOP: A Flash Translation Layer Exploiting Plane-Level Parallelism”, at the The 27th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium and was awarded Best Paper in the Parallel Architecture track.

IPDPS is a premier international conference in the parallel and distributed computing area.  IPDPS is the flagship conference of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP). It is held annually at locations around the world, with an average attendance of about 600. This year only 106 papers among 494 submissions were accepted by IPDPS. The acceptance rate is only 21%.

Abdul Abdurrab secured a Master degree from our Computer Science Department in 2011. He is now an engineer at Microsoft.  Wei Wang is currently a Ph.D. student at the SDSU/CGU Joint Computational Science Ph.D. Program.  He is working under Dr. Xie’s supervision.  This paper comes from Dr. Xie’s NSF Career project.

You can find a copy of the abstract here (page 112) and a link to the conference web site here.

Best Paper Awards