Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda

Welcome to my home page. I am a Professor and University Distinguished Scholar 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
Twitter: @dhabalkpanda

Prof. Panda's MVAPICH team is a partner of the new NSF-funded Frontera supercomputer!!

Prof. Panda has been recognized with a Rock Star of HPC Award by InsideHPC.

MVAPICH User Group (MUG) Meeting 2019 will be held in Columbus, Ohio, USA during August 19-21, 2019. Videos and slides of the presentations for MUG '18 are available here.

Multiple Positions available in my group:
1) Post-Doc/Research Scientist
2) MPI Software Engineer/Programmer
3) Ph.D. Students

Research Interests

High-Performance Computing, High-Performance Networking, Big Data Analytics, Deep Learning, Cloud Computing, GPUs and Accelerators, File Systems and Storage, and Exascale Computing

Short Biography

Dr. Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda is a Professor and Distinguished Scholar 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 high-performance computing, high-performance networking (InfiniBand), big data analytics (Spark and Hadoop), Deep Learning, cloud computing, Virtualization, GPUs and accelerators, file systems and storage, and exascale computing. %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 450 papers in major journals and international conferences related to these research areas. Dr. Panda has served (or serving) as Program Chair/Co-Chair/Vice Chair of many international conferences and workshops including CCGrid '18, ExaComm (15-19), ESPM2 (15-18), HPBDC (15-19), CCGrid '16, PGAS '15, HPBDC '15, 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), IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), and Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC). Currently, he is serving as a Co-Editor-in-Chief of CCF Transactions on High-Performance Computing. 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, Omni-Path, iWARP and RoCE. His research group is currently collaborating with National Laboratories and leading InfiniBand, Omni-Path, iWARP and RoCE companies on designing various subsystems of next generation high-end systems. The MVAPICH (High Performance MPI and MPI+PGAS over InfiniBand, iWARP and RoCE with support for GPGPUs, Xeon Phis and Virtualization) software libraries , developed by his research group, are currently being used by more than 2,950 organizations worldwide (in 86 countries). These software packages have enabled several InfiniBand clusters to get into the latest TOP500 ranking. More than 524,000 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, Omni-Path, RoCE, and iWARP), server vendors (OpenHPC), and Linux distributors (such as RedHat and SuSE). This software is currently powering the #3 supercomputer in the world.

Multiple software libraries 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 library providing native RDMA (InfiniBand Verbs and RoCE) support for multiple components (HDFS, MapReduce and RPC) of Apache Hadoop; 2) RDMA-enabled Spark Software library providing native RDMA (InfiniBand Verbs and RoCE) support; 3) RDMA-Memcached Software library for providing native RDMA (InfiniBand Verbs and RoCE) support for Memcached used in Web 2.0 environment; and 4) OSU High-performance Big data Benchmarks (OHB). Sample performance numbers and download instructions for these packages are available from the above-mentioned website. These libraries are currently being used by more than 300 organizations worldwide (in 35 countries). More than 29,000 downloads of this software have taken place from the project website alone.

The group has also been focusing on co-designing Deep Learning Frameworks and MPI Libraries. High-performance and scalable versions of the Caffe and TensorFlow frameworks are available from High-Performance Deep Learning (HiDL) Project site.

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, US Department of Defense, Ohio Board of Regents, Ohio Department of DEvelopment and several industry including ARM, IBM, Intel, Cisco, Cray, SUN, Mellanox, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Pattern Computer, 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 .

Major Research Projects and Software Distributions


Teaching Interests

I usually teach the following courses.

Teaching Schedule (2018-19)

My teaching assignment for the 2018-19 academic year is as follows:

Autumn '18:

Spring '19:

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: February 24, 2019