The VMW Research Group
The Weaver Computer Engineering Research Group
Our group conducts research in all aspects of Computer Engineering,
with a concentration in High Performance Computing, Embedded Systems,
Computer Architecture, Operating Systems and Computer Security.
- 21 June 2018
Prof. Weaver's paper
An 8 Kilobyte Mode 7 Demo for the Apple II was published
in Issue 0x18 of the PoC||GTFO journal.
- April 2018
Congratulations to Yanxiang Mao for successfully defending
his Masters Thesis: Detailed Power Measurement with ARM Embedded Boards
- 19 March 2018
Professor Weaver was granted tenure!
- 30 November 2017
Congratulations to Yan Liu for successfully defending her
"Optimizing PAPI for Low-Overhead Counter Measurement"
- 15 November 2017
Prof. Weaver and Yan Liu had multiple works presented at
Supercomputing Conference (SC'17) in Denver, Colorado.
Enhancing PAPI with Low-Overhead rdpmc Reads
was presented at the
Extreme-Scale Programming Tools (ESPT) Workshop.
See more info on our presentation
We also had a poster,
Recent Advances in the Performance API (PAPI)
in conjunction with the Innovative
Computing Lab at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
This poster was nominated for the Best Poster award.
Here's a picture of Prof. Weaver helping to present the poster,
you can watch the full video here:
- 1 November 2017
The Weaver Group Computer Engineering Lab has moved to
a new, freshly renovated, lab in 204 Barrows Hall.
- 3 November 2016
Prof. Weaver presented his work on the
2016 Linux Plumbers Conference
in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
A writeup of the talk can be found at LWN:
A trio of Fuzzers.
- 7 October 2016
Prof. Weaver gave an invited talk at the University of Maryland,
The Challenge of Measuring Power on Modern Computing Systems.
- 6 October 2016
Prof. Weaver presented the group's work on
DRAM RAPL Validation
at the 2016 MEMSYS conference.
His presentation won the award for
Most Gratuiutous Use of an Umlaut in
a Scientific Presentation
- 23 September 2016
Our group's paper on our
Raspberry Pi Cluster was published
MDPI Electronics Journal Special Issue on Raspberry Pi Computing.
- 13 September 2016
One of Prof. Weaver's projects was featured on the
Official Raspberry Pi Foundation Blog
- 27 April 2016
CUGR student Spencer Desrochers presented a poster on his work at the
2016 UMaine Graduate and Undergraduate Student Research Symposium
- 18 April 2016
CUGR student Spencer Desrochers and his work at the Weaver Lab
was featured in
an interview at the Maine Journal
- 17 November 2015
Prof. Weaver presented
Initial Validation of DRAM and GPU RAPL Power Measurements
2015 Extreme Scale Programming
Tools Workshop at SC'15
- 13 November 2015
Prof. Weaver received the
UMaine Department of Engineering's
Early Career Teaching Award
- 27 August 2015
Our group was awarded
a grant by the NSF in conjuction with a group at the
University of Tennessee to enhance the PAPI performance
measurement library for extreme-scale systems.
- 20 June 2015
Congratulations to Chad Paradis
for successfully defending his Masters Thesis!
- 2015-2019 with University of Tennessee Knoxville
NSF SI2-SSI: Collaborative Proposal: Performance
Application Programming Interface for Extreme-Scale Environments
List of machines maintained by the group
2016 Summer NSF Sensors! REU students
2015 Summer CUGR student
- Ben Schaff, University of Maine
2014 Summer NSF Sensors! REU students
- Spencer Desrochers (power measurement)
2013 Summer NSF Sensors! REU students
- Juan Mont, University of Puerto Rico Arecibo
- Ian Wright, University of Maine
- Philipp-Alain Bastien, Syracuse University
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