Rob van Nieuwpoort – Netherlands eScience center / Astron / VU Amsterdam


Dr. Rob V. van Nieuwpoort got his Ph.D in 2003, at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on “efficient Java-centric grid computing”. He has designed and implemented the Manta, Ibis, Satin, and JavaGAT systems, now standardized in the Open Grid Formum as SAGA. He worked on the EU GridLab project, and the Dutch Virtual Labs for E-science project.

Since 2009 he is a researcher at ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, where he designs and develops software for the real-time data processing of the LOFAR software telescope, the largest radio telescope in the world. This software runs on an IBM Blue Gene/P supercomputer. He performs research on radio astronomy algorithms and pipelines for LOFAR and the exascale SKA telescope. His current research focuses on the use of many-core architectures such as GPUs for radio astronomy.

Since 2011, he is assistant professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where he teaches many-core technology, and initiated the first and only Cuda teaching center in the Netherlands. His research interests include high-performance computing, parallel and distributed algorithms, green computing, networks, programming languages, and compiler construction.

Talk: GPGPU in Radio Astronomy