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Larry Rudolph, Ph.D.

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Principal Research Scientist

Room 32-G868


Larry Rudolph's current research interest is in integrated, pervasive computing and high performance computer architecture. Currently, he is involved in two separate projects. As the head of the Oxygen Research Group, he is developing a communications oriented language that makes it easy to integrate multiple minor applications with multiple input and output mechanisms. A human-centric presentation manager serves as an experimental prototype. As a member of the Computational Structures Group, he is investigating the use of malleable caches as a way of making optimal use of microprocessor chip area as well as using Term Rewriting Systems as a way to specify, synthesize, and model computer architecture and protocols. He is also a co-faculty professor of the New England Complex Systems Insitute (NECSI), where he is pursuing the use complex system theory as a guide in building modern hardware and software computer systems. In the past, Larry has built parallel computers using free-space optical interconnection networks, at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, as well as using custom designed network interface units, at LCS, as part of the StarT Voyager multiprocessor. He has organized a workshop on Parallel Job Scheduling Strategies for the past 5 years. His interest in parallel computer systems dates back to 1978 when he proposed the combining fetch-and-add operations with! in the interconnection network of the NYU-Ultracomputer.

Selected Publications

  • Larry Rudolph, "MIT Project Oxygen: Pervasive, Human-Centric Computing," in proceedings of ICaise 2001, June 2001, Interlaken, Switzerland.
  • Xiaowei Shen, Aevind, and Larry Rudolph, "Commit-Reconcile & Fences (CRF): A New Memory Model for Architects and Compiler Writers," in proceedings of The 26th International Symposium on Computer Architecture, May 1999, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Boon S. Ang, Derek Chiou, Daniel Rosenband, Mike Ehrlich, Larry Rudolph, and Arvind, "Star T-Voyager: A Flexible Platform for Exploring Scalable SMP Issues." in proceedings of SuperComputing '98, November 1998, Orlando, Florida.
  • L. Rudolph, "Bit-Parallel, Free-Space, Optical Communication," in The House That Jack Built; Essays in honor of Jack Schwartz, M. Davis, A. Gootlieb, E. Schonberg eds. pp. 271-286, 1995.
  • Gottlieb, B. Lubachevsky, and Larry Rudolph, "Efficient Techniques for Coordinating Cooperating Sequential Processors," in ACM Transactions on Programming Languages, 1982, pp. 164-189

Last Updated: April 16, 2008