Mr. Renato Miceli
Tel: +353 1 5241608 (ext 41)
Renato Miceli joined ICHEC in December 2010 as a Computational Scientist. As part of the ICHEC team, Renato fosters and supports the scientific and industrial HPC community in Ireland, participating in all activities within the operations of the Centre. Renato now focuses on four strands: (i) promoting research collaborations and prospecting new projects with Irish and European institutions; (ii) optimising and porting HPC software packages; (iii) providing technology transfer services in HPC; and (iv) organising and delivering HPC training courses and workshops.
Renato obtained his BSc. in Computer Science (with honours) at Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil. He has a strong background in Distributed and Cloud Computing where he worked at the Distributed Systems Laboratory as a researcher and developer on the OurGrid project, developing a middleward for creating computational P2P grids for resource scavenging; on the BeeFS project, building a scalable distributed file system that harnesses free disk space in machines on a LAN; and on the Hybrid Cloud project, studying the synergies between cloud computing and P2P grid and their integration under a Hybrid IT infrastructure. He also ran the HPC operations at the Computational Physics Laboratory at the same university, providing support to researchers and parallelising applications before moving to ICHEC.
Some of Renato's past works at ICHEC involved parallelising and fine-tuning applications for cryptography, geophysical analysis, molecular dynamics and financial services. Renato's current focus is as Work Package leader in the EC FP7-funded AutoTune project, where he manages the team of engineers (developers and testers) to study heuristics for automatic compiler tuning and develop a distributed framework for tuning serial and parallel codes, in collaboration with European universities, supercomputing centres and SMEs.
Moreover, as GPU developer at ICHEC, Renato analyses, develops, ports and optimises applications on many-core architectures (e.g. cryptography, financial services, oil & gas), besides engaging in European initiatives such as the EC FP7-funded PRACE project to provide support and training to academia and industry and enable scientific computing on accelerators. Renato also fosters activities within the NVIDIA CUDA Research Center and the HMPP Competence Center. Some of Renato's key contributions are as co-author of ICHEC's NVIDIA-certified CUDA training material and, along with Mr. Gilles Civario, recipient of the 2012 HPCwire Readers Choice Award in the "Best use of HPC for financial services" category for their work on porting financial applications to the GPU.
Renato Miceli is also a PRINCE2 Project Management Practitioner; an ISTQB CTFL Certified Tester; and recipient of the 2012 HiPEAC Collaboration Grant, which enabled his placement as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Delaware, collaborating with Prof. Cavazos over Spring 2013.