Giving Supercomputers Super Power
The power and capacity of computers have grown exponentially, but that growth canâ€™t continue without improving the machine and the power to its backbone. Dr. Kenji Yoshigoe, assistant professor of computer science, is a linchpin in developing the network of supercomputers known as Arkansas Cyberinfrastructure.
Dr. Yoshigoe aggressively pursues external funding to develop, expand, and sustain the High Performance Computer (HPC) infrastructure at UALR and other state institutions. As a result, he is senior personnel of many statewide HPC projects.
Dr. Yoshigoe has led the design, purchase, and management of a cluster supercomputer with peak speeds of 5 TFLOPs â€“ trillions of floating point operations per second. He has successfully improved devices critical to the internal structure of the Internet.
One of his ongoing research projects is the â€śWireless Nano-sensor Systems Integration Projectâ€ť funded by the National Science Foundation. The project involves researchers from nanotechnology, neuroscience, systems engineering, and computer science from UALR, Arkansas State University, and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
Dr. Yoshigoe was instrumental in UALR receiving a grant from the National Science Foundation, which created EITâ€™s High Performance Computing facility.
Dr. Yoshigoe, who joined UALRâ€™s faculty in August 2004, earned his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of South Florida.