HP Labs CUDA Research Center Summary
About the CUDA Research Center at the HP Labs
The Intelligent Information Management Lab (IIML), HP Labs, was awarded an NVIDIA CUDA Research Center in 2010. IIML was selected for its pioneering use of GPU computing and the CUDA programming model on very large scale analytics.
The CUDA Research Center at IIML is supporting several projects that make extensive use of GPUs such as K-Means clustering algorithm on very large datasets. The GPU accelerated version achieved more than 10-fold speedup over optimized CPU-only version on 8-cores workstation, even for the very large datasets.
Some of the other projects at the IIML include predicate evaluation, micro-sort, large scale convolution, regression clustering etc.
About the PI
Meichun Hsu is director of Intelligent Information Management, focused on enabling near real-time business intelligence with robust, scalable data management, data-intensive analytics and processes, and fusion of structured and unstructured information.
Hsu came to HP Labs with more than 20 years of experience in academic research and industrial R&D. Most recently, she was senior vice president of engineering at Commerce One Inc., where she led the engineering team creating a new business service platform.
Prior to Commerce One, Hsu spent four years at HP Labs, where she built and managed the data mining solutions department. Earlier, she managed a technology consulting practice at EDS/A.T.Kearney, and was the chief architect of Workflow Infrastructure at Digital Equipment Corporation, where she delivered the ObjectFlow product, Digital's business process management platform.
Prior to her career in industrial research and development, Hsu was a member of Computer Science Faculty at Harvard University, with a research focus in database systems and distributed systems. She received Harvard University's Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award in 1990.
Hsu has published widely in the area of database and transaction systems, workflow systems, data mining, and Web service platforms. She holds more than 20 patents in these areas, and in 2001, received the prestigious 10-year best paper award (with two co-authors) from the International Conference on Very Large Data Bases.
Hsu received her PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.