July 05, 2018

Castro Announces $499K for UTSA Research on Scalability Issues Involving Multi-Core Processors

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, announced $499,992 of federal funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the University of Texas-San Antonio’s research into scalability issues involving in multi-core processors:

“As we continue advancing our technological capabilities, the University of Texas-San Antonio continues to be a leading innovator in research and development leading to new and more efficient practices,” said Rep. Castro. “This $499,992 National Science Foundation grant supports research to improve computing efficiency and will help UTSA identify and overcome scalability issues in software in order to improve the performance of applications on multi-core processors. This will further UTSA’s contributions to innovations in computer science while at the same time conserving energy and increasing efficiency.”

This grant will fund research by Dr. Tongping Liu, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UTSA, into scalability issues in different components involved in multi-core processors. Dr. Liu’s research will focus on identifying and addressing bottlenecks identified in the application’s interactions with other components, such as the memory allocator, runtime libraries and the operating system. The grant is projected to run from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2022.

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