Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Ohio State University. He has published over 300 papers in major journals and international conferences. Dr. Panda and his research group members have been doing extensive research on modern networking technologies including InfiniBand, High-Speed Ethernet and RDMA over Converged Enhanced Ethernet (RoCE). The MVAPICH2 (High Performance MPI over InfiniBand, iWARP and RoCE) and MVAPICH2-X software libraries, developed by his research group, are currently being used by more than 2,150 organizations worldwide (in 72 countries). This software has enabled several InfiniBand clusters to get into the latest TOP500 ranking during the last decade. More than 218,000 downloads of this software have taken place from the project’s website alone. This software package is also available with the software stacks of many network and server vendors, and Linux distributors. The new RDMA-enabled Apache Hadoop package, consisting of acceleration for HDFS, MapReduce and RPC, is publicly available.
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