Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda

Welcome to my home page. I am a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University. I lead the Network-Based Computing Research Group.

My contact address is:

Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
Dreese Lab 785
The Ohio State University
2015 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH-43210, USA
Tel: (614) 292-5199
Fax: (614) 292-2911
Email: panda AT cse.ohio-state.edu

MVAPICH User Group (MUG) Meeting held in Columbus, Ohio, USA during August 25-27, 2014. Slides of Presentations are Available.

Network-Based Computing Laboratory will be Enabling a New Future for Cloud Computing (Chameleon Cloud) (NSF Press Release) (OSU College of Engineering Press Release)

Multiple Positions (Post-doc/Research Scientist, Software Developer/Engineer, Network Test and Performance Engineer, and Linux System Administrator (Full/Part Time) Available

Short Biography

Dr. Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda is a Professor of Computer Science at the Ohio State University. He obtained his Ph.D. in computer engineering from the University of Southern California. His research interests include parallel computer architecture, high performance networking, InfiniBand, network-based computing, exascale computing, programming models, GPUs and accelerators, high performance file systems and storage, virtualization and cloud computing and BigData (Hadoop (HDFS, MapReduce and HBase) and Memcached). He has published over 350 papers in major journals and international conferences related to these research areas. Dr. Panda has served as Program Chair/Co-Chair/Vice Chair of many international conferences and workshops including HiPC '12, CCGrid '12, HiPC '11, IEEE Cluster (Cluster)'10, Supercomputing (SC)'08, ANCS '07, Hot Interconnect 2007, IPDPS '07, HiPC '07, Hot Interconnect 2006, CAC (2001-04), ICPP '01, CANPC (1997-98) and ICPP '98. He has served as the General Chair of ICPP '06. He has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS) and IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC). Currently, he is serving as an Associated Editor of Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC). He has served as Program Committee Member for more than 100 international conferences and workshops. Prof. Panda is a motivated speaker. He has Served as an IEEE Distinguished Visitor and an IEEE Chapters Tutorial Speaker. He has delivered a large number of invited Keynote/Plenary Talks, Tutorials and Presentations Worldwide.

Dr. Panda and his research group members have been doing extensive research on modern networking technologies including InfiniBand and 10GE/iWARP. His research group is currently collaborating with National Laboratories and leading InfiniBand and 10GE/iWARP companies on designing various subsystems of next generation high-end systems. The MVAPICH2 and MVAPICH2-X (High Performance MPI and MPI+PGAS over InfiniBand, iWARP and RoCE) software packages , developed by his research group, are currently being used by more than 2,275 organizations worldwide (in 74 countries). These software packages have enabled several InfiniBand clusters to get into the latest TOP500 ranking. More than 228,000 downloads of this software have taken place from the project website alone. These software packages are also available with the software stacks for network vendors (InfiniBand and iWARP), server vendors and Linux distributors (such as RedHat and SuSE).

Multiple software packages for Big Data processing and management, designed and developed by the group under High-Performance Big Data (HiBD) Project are available. These include: 1) RDMA-enabled Apache Hadoop Software package providing native RDMA (InfiniBand Verbs and RoCE) support for multiple components (HDFS, MapReduce and RPC) of Apache Hadoop; 2) RDMA-Memcached Software package for providing native RDMA (InfiniBand Verbs and RoCE) support for Memcached used in Web 2.0 environment; and 3) OSU High-performance Big data Benchmarks (OHB). Sample performance numbers and download instructions for these packages are available from the above-menioned website.

Dr. Panda leads Network-Based Computing Research Group . Students and staff members of this group are involved in multiple state-of-the-art research projects . Members of his group have obtained a large number of Awards and Recognitions . Dr. Panda's research is supported by funding from US National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, Ohio Board of Regents and several industry including IBM, Intel, Cisco, Cray, SUN, Mellanox, NVIDIA, QLogic and NetApp.

Dr. Panda is a Fellow of IEEE and a member of ACM.

More details on Dr. Panda can be obtained from his detailed Vita .



Teaching Interests

I usually teach the following courses.

Teaching Schedule (2014-15)

My teaching assignment for the 2014-15 academic year is as follows:

Autumn '14:

Spring '15:

Office Hours

My office is located in DL 785. You are welcome to walk-in/call during normal working hours for discussion. If you need to meet me at some other time, please send me an e-mail at panda AT cse.ohio-state.edu to make an appointment. You are also welcome to send me your questions/doubts through e-mail and I will try my best to answer them asap.

I will be out of town on official trips during some days. Please do a finger to my account (panda AT cse.ohio-state.edu) to get information about my travel schedule.

Last Updated: October 19, 2014