Reputation and Appeal
Didier El Baz has received a NVIDIA Academic Partnership on October 2010 with a gift of two Tesla C2050 GPU computing processors with 448 cuda cores each (see NVIDIA Academic Partnership). The support of NVIDIA Corporation to Didier El Baz was renewed on July 2014 with a gift of a Tesla K40 GPU accelerator. The Tesla K40 GPU accelerator is based on NVIDIA Kepler architecture with 2880 CUDA cores and 1.43 TFlops double precision floating point peak performance.
Max Ott of NICTA, Sidney Australia, has performed a demo on PlanetLab with peer-to-peer decentralized environment P2PDC (designed and developped by team CDA in the framework of CIP ANR project) and a testbed OMF during the 7th GENI Engineering Conference, Durham, USA, March 16 - 18, 2010.
Didier El Baz had an invited talk: GPU Computing and Combinatorial Optimization at University of Perpignan, on September 10 2014.
Didier El Baz had an invited talk: Peer-to-peer High Performance Computing at CAID 2014 Calcul Intensif Distribué pour l'industrie, Institut Galilée, Paris 13 University, January 22, 2014.
Didier El Baz had an invited talk: Using new parallel architectures for combinatorial optimization, at CEA Palaiseau Nano-Innov, on June 6, 2013.
Didier El Baz was Workshops Chair of the 16th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, HPCC 2014, Paris, August 20 - 22, 2014.
Didier El Baz was Chairman of Track Distributed and Parallel Computing of the 15th IEEE Conference on Computational Science and Engineering 2012, Paphos, Cyprus December 5 - 7, 2012.
Didier El Baz was Founder, Organizer and Chairman of Workshops on Parallel Computing and Optimization PCO'11 to PCO'14 in conjunction with symposium IEEE IPDPS 2011 to 2014 (Anchorage, Shanghai, Boston and Phoenix).
Didier El Baz was Founder, Organizer and Chairman of Special Sessions GPU Computing of international conferences Parallel Distributed and networked-based Processing PDP 2012 to PDP 2014 (Garching/Munich, Belfast and Torino).
Didier El Baz was Program Chairman of the 17th International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and networked-based Processing, Weimar Germany, February 18 - 20, 2009.
Didier El Baz was Program Chairman and Organizing Chairman of the 16th International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and networked-based Processing, PDP 2008, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, February 13 - 15, 2008.
Didier El Baz was Organizer of the first international tutorial on CUDA in Europe with support of NVIDIA Corporation United States and France, , LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, on February 12, 2008.
Gustavo Vazquez, Master student at University of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, has visited team CDA from August 4 to October 4, 2014.
A bilateral Cooperation agreement has been signed on December 2 between Professor Huansheng Ning, University of Science and Technologies Beijing China and Didier El Baz.
Vincent Boyer, Associate Professor at University of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and Associate researcher at LAAS-CNRS has visited team CDA in January 2014.
Mohamed Lalami, Ph.D. student of team CDA, has visited the team of Professor David Pisinger at University of Copenhagen, Denmark from July 1 to September 30, 2010.
The Tung Nguyen, Ph.D. student of team CDA, has visited the Networked System Group of Professor Max Ott at NICTA, Sidney, Australia, from November 15 2010 to April 16 2011.