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The Innovative Computing Laboratory (ICL) is a large Computer Science research and development group situated in the heart of the University of Tennessee’s Knoxville campus. ICL’s mission is to establish and maintain the University of Tennessee as a world leader in advanced scientific and high performance computing through research, education, and collaboration.

ICL’s founder, Dr. Jack Dongarra, established the lab in 1989 when he received a dual appointment as a Distinguished Professor at UTK and as a Distinguished Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Since then, ICL has grown into an internationally recognized research laboratory, specializing in Numerical Linear Algebra, Distributed Computing, and Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking. The lab now employs nearly forty researchers, students, and staff, and has earned many accolades, including four R&D100 awards.

2014 ICL Group Photo
ICL Group, Fall 2014

Distinguished Alumni

  • 2009 Emmanuel Agullo INRIA, France
  • 1989-1991Ed Anderson EPA
  • 1996-2001Dorian Arnold University of New Mexico
  • 1989-1990Zhaojun Bai University of California, Davis
  • 1992-1994Richard BarrettSandia National Laboratories
  • 1991-1992Adam Beguelin sensr.net
  • 1989-2001Susan BlackfordCSP, Inc.
  • 2004-2007Alfredo ButtariCentre National de la Recherche Scientifique
  • 1995-1998Henri Casanova University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • 2001-2006Zizhong Chen Uuniversity of California, Riverside
  • 1992-1995Jaeyoung Choi Soongsil University, Korea
  • 1995-1996Andy Cleary Amazon
  • 1999-2010David Cronk Lockheed-Martin
  • 1994 Frederic Desprez ENS-Lyon, France
  • 1992-2005Victor Eijkhout University of Texas, Austin
  • 1996-2006Graham Fagg Microsoft
  • 2006-2008Karl Fuerlinger Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
  • 2003-2004Edgar Gabriel University of Houston
  • 1995-1996Sven Hammarling Numerical Algorithms Group
  • 1995-1996Greg Henry Intel
  • 2003-2006Julien Langou University of Colorado, Denver
  • 2008-2011Hatem Ltaief KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 1990-1996Bob Manchek Stratus Technologies
  • 1993-2012Shirley Moore University of Texas at el-Paso
  • 1994-2004Phil Mucci
  • 1993-2001Antoine Petitet ESI Group, France
  • 1991-1994Roldan Pozo NIST
  • 1996-1997Yves Robert ENS-Lyon, France
  • 1999-2004Ken Roche University of Washington
  • 1994-2009Keith Seymour
  • 1995-2001Erich Strohmaier Lawrence berkeley national Laboratory
  • 1997 Françoise Tisseur Manchester University, England
  • 1993-1994Bernard TourancheauUniversité Joseph Fourier de Grenoble, France
  • 1999-2003Sathish Vadhiyar Indian Institute of Science, India
  • 1990-1991Robert van de GeijnUniversity of Texas, Austin
  • 1990-1996Reed Wade Weta Digital
  • 1991-2001Clint Whaley Louisiana State University
  • 2003-2008Felix Wolf Jülich Supercomputing Centre
  • 2004-2009Haihang You National Institute of Computational Sciences

Timeline of ICL Research

1989

PVM
Level 3 BLAS

1992

LAPACK
BLACS

1993

TOP500

1994

MPI

1995

ScaLAPACK

1997

NetSolve
ATLAS
RIB

1999

PAPI
HARNESS

2000

HPL

2002

FT-MPI
GCO

2003

LAPACK for Clusters
HPC Challenge

2006

Open MPI
FT-LA

2008

PLASMA
MAGMA

2009

Blackjack
MuMMI

2010

DPLASMA

2011

PULSAR

2012

PaRSEC

2013

BEAST
HPCG