Research Poster Award for Dr Mawussi Zounon

Dr Mawussi Zounon won a Research Poster Award at the International Supercomputing conference

Dr Zounon with his poster

Dr Mawussi Zounon, a postdoctoral researcher in the numerical analysis group, has won a Research Poster Award at the 2018 International Supercomputing conference (ISC) in Frankfurt Germany.

The awards provide a cash prize of 300 Euro and are for outstanding research posters submitted to the conference, judged on the poster and a short presentation.

Mawussi's poster, co-authored with Azzam Haidar, Stanimire Tomov, Ahmad Abdelfattah and Jack Dongarra, is titled "Using GPU's FP16 Tensor Cores Arithmetic to Accelerate Mixed-Precision Iterative Refinement Solvers and Reduce Energy Consumption".  The poster explains how to exploit the low precision floating-point arithmetic available on the NVIDIA V100 graphics processing unit (GPU) in solving linear system of equations.

Mawussi is a researcher on the NLAFET project, a four-partner Horizon 2020 FET-HPC project whose Manchester node is led by Professors Jack Dongarra and Nick Higham. Dongarra also spoke about NLAFET at the conference, as reported in A New Direction for HPC Math Libraries.

Further information of the Research Poster Awards is available here

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