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Brad Peterson - Graduate Research Assistant

I currently am an instructor at Weber State University
advisor Martin Berzins

Background

I have previously received a BS in Computer Science from Weber State University, with minors in Mathematics and Physics. Prior to working on my PhD, I worked in industry for a small appraisal software company. Our major focus was applications, data management, and analysis for home appraisers. But being a small company, I was involved in all aspects of a the infrastructure necessary to run a software product, including server management, database management, payment and auto billing systems, installers and auto updaters, as well as integration with many property data partners. I am a Scientific Computing PhD student here at the U. I have finished my coursework and am in the research phase.

Current Responsibilities

My current responsibilities are to work with the Uintah team in working with various underlying core features. I am heavily involved with the GPU and accelerator portion of Uintah. Our goal is to allow application developers write GPU tasks with minimal interaction with the details of data management. Our focus is on allowing Uintah to continue scale to hundreds of thousands of nodes with GPUs in each node, as well as increasing nodal performance.