Ian Foster

Ian Foster

Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Computer Science
Director
Computation Institute
Distinguished Fellow
MCS Division, Argonne
Senior Scientist
MCS Division, Argonne

Interests

Systems

Contact Information

University of Chicago
5735 S. Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Office: Searle 222
Phone: (773)702-3487
Fax: (773)702-8487
foster@cs.uchicago.edu

Personal Homepage

http://people.cs.uchicago.edu/~foster

Research

In my research, I seek to develop tools and techniques that allow people to use high-performance computing technologies to do qualitatively new things. This involves investigations of parallel and distributed languages, algorithms, and communication; and also focused work on applications. I am particularly interested in using high-performance networking to incorporate remote compute and information resources into local computational environments.

Projects

Laboratories

Technical Reports

TR-2003-07
A Constraint Language Approach to Grid Resource Selection. Chuang Liu; Ian Foster. 31 March, 2003. Communicated by Ian Foster.
TR-2003-01
Data-Sharing Relationships in the Web. Adriana Iamnitchi; Matei Ripeanu; Ian Foster. 12 February, 2003. Communicated by Ian Foster.
TR-2002-07
Locating Data in (Small-World?) Peer-to-Peer Scientific Collaborations. Adriana Iamnitchi; Matei Ripeanu; Ian Foster. 26 September, 2002. Communicated by Ian Foster.
TR-2002-06
A Peer-to-Peer Approach to Resource Discovery in Grid Environments. Adriana Iamnitchi; Ian Foster; Daniel C. Nurmi. 26 September, 2002. Communicated by Ian Foster.
TR-2001-28
The Cactus Worm: Experiments with Dynamic Resource Discovery and Allocation in a Grid Environment. Gabrielle Allen; Dave Angulo; Ian Foster; Gerd Lanfermann; Chuang Liu; Thomas Radke; Ed Seidel; John Shalf. 1 August, 2001. Communicated by Ian Foster.
TR-2001-27
Cactus-G Toolkit: Supporting Efficient Execution in Heterogeneous Distributed Computing Environments. Gabrielle Allen; Thomas Dramlitsch; Ian Foster; Tom Goodale; Nick Karonis; Matei Ripeanu; Ed Seidel; Brian Toonen. 24 July, 2001. Communicated by Ian Foster.