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Dean Chester

About Me

I am a postgraduate in the High Performance Systems Lab within the Computer Science Department, under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Jarvis and Dr Suhaib Fahmy. Before my PhD I worked for QinetiQ and Simulity. I undertook Computer Systems Engineering MEng at Bangor University prior to this.


My research is primarily on modelling and simulating application communication patterns and I/O traffic on HPC systems - specifically multi-physics applications. During my studies I have contributed to a network simulator built on top of the Structural Simulation Toolkit (SST) which provides a flexible Parallel Discrete Event Simulation Framework. The network simulator features four key components (elements) which represent different layers in the network stack (like the OSI model); these cover application traffic generation, MPI layer, network interface and network architecture(router and network topology). I have developed a network and I/O benchmark framework with MPI that allows communications patterns and I/O traffic to be executed concurrently across a system to provide greater understanding of the effects of network contention on application performance.


I am teaching/have taught the following modules:

Dean Chester

d dot chester dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk

High Performance Systems Lab

Room CS2.04

Department of Computer Science

University of Warwick