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Edward WalkerEdward Walker

Assistant Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.3472
Fax: 509.777.None listed
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Ph.D. University of York, York, U.K.
B.S. University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K.

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Software development

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Publications: Co-author of "The Real Cost of a CPU Hour," in IEEE Computer (2009); co-author of "Personal Adaptive Clusters as Containers for Scientific Jobs," in Cluster Computing (2007); co-author of a book chapter, "TeraGrid: Analysis of Organization, System Architecture, and Middleware Enabling New Types of Applications," in High Performance Computing and Grids in Action (IOS Press, 2008); author of "Benchmarking Amazon EC2 for High-Performance Scientific Computing," in USENIX; login (2008); author of "Adjusted Liability-Throughput as a Metric for Improving User Job Throughput," in Proceedings of TeraGrid'08 (2008); co-author of "How to Run a Million Jobs in Six Months on the NSF TeraGrid," in Proceedings of TeraGrid '07 (2007); author of "C++ Smart Pointers and Tags: Memory-Efficient Recovery from Catastrophic Shutdowns," in C/C++ User Journal (2005); co-author of "Using the NSF TeraGrid for Parametric Sweep CMS Applications," in Proceedings of the International Symposium on Nuclear Electronics and Computing (NEC 2005) (2005).

Presentations include: Co-presented "Composing and Executing Data-flow Graphs with Shell Pipes," at the Proceedings of 4th Workshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science, Portland, Ore. (2009); presented "Continuous Adaptation for High-Performance Throughput Computing across Distributed Clusters," at the Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Clusters, Tsukuba, Japan (2008); presented "Creating Private Network Overlays for High Performance Scientific Computing," at the Proceedings of ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference, Newport Beach, Calif. (2007); presented "A Distributed File System for Wide-Area High Performance Computing Infrastructure," at the Proceedings of USENIX Workshop on Real, Large Distributed Systems, Seattle (2006); co-presented "Creating Adaptive Clusters for Managing Scientific Jobs in a Widely Distributed Environment," at Proceedings of IEEE Workshop on Challenges of Large Applications in Distributed Environments, Paris (2006).

Served as NSF Reviewer for the STCI program and ITR program; serves as journal reviewer for IEEE TPDC, ACM TOIT, Journal of Supercomputing, Scientific Programming, Parallel Computing, and ACM Computing Surveys