Archive for the 'ANU' Category

I Start a New Job

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

A bout 2 weeks a go, I started a new Job at ANU Supercomputer Facility (ANUSF). I must admit that I am a bit excited and hope that I will be content over there. This should be getting exciting in the next couple of months as they are installing a new supper computer. They are […]

At long last I submit my thesis

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Today I finally submitted my thesis titled “Use of Graphics Processing Units for Sparse Matrix Vector Products in Statistical Machine Learning Applications”. The relief I feel is amazing. To all the research students out there in the final stages of submitting, may your journey be easier than mine. I am off to watch a movie […]

ICCS08 Day 1

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Getting to Krakow I got in Krakow on the 22nd at about 9:30 AM. The hotel wouldn’t let me check in until 2:00 PM so I had to walk about the city. I found a shopping mall and worked on my presentation. By the time I checked in, had a shower and prayed Duhr and […]

I am at SC07 :)

Monday, November 12th, 2007

I am writing this post from SC07 in Reno NV, USA. I am presenting a poster titled The Sony PlayStation 3 and the NVIDIA 8800 GPU: Performance and Programmability Evaluation for Machine Learning. Big title, huh? I am really happy to be here. This is my first conference and so far I am impressed. Yesterday […]

Sun rays warm my heart

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

The first time I saw a sunray was when I was doing my undergrad (2001). It was love at first sight. And even though the AAST wasn’t using them (there were about 4 thrown in a box), there was no chance of me getting my hands on one 🙁 Fast forward to 2007! I am […]

Andrew Tridgell talks about network protocol analysis at the ANU

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend a lecture by Andrew Tridgell at the ANU. He talked about some of the techniques used to analyze undocumented network protocols. It was a very interesting talk and talk was well presented. I first found it a bit odd that he would just show up at the ANU […]

I gave my first tutorial today :)

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

I have been asked to fill in for one of the tutors for a computer networking course. It seems that he was not able to finish the semester (only half of the semester left now). I have two, 2 hour sessions on Wednesday and today was my first try. I had only about 10 students […]

I buy a bike…

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

On Friday I bought a new bike. Today I cycled to Uni. I now hurt in various areas. I mean the bike seat is HARD. I am not sure but I think I am going to need a padded seat or something. And as I am posting this from collage, I admit that I dread […]

An interesting day

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Today I did two interesting things: 1. I helped physically install a Sun Fire X4600 Server with 8 dual core Opterons and 32GB of RAM. I can’t describe the beauty of Sun hardware 🙂 2. I cooked for myself today and for the first time since I arrived in Australia I had a meal after […]

Australia is expensive

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

Today I went to the closest mall (Canberra City Center) and visited Target. I expected Target to be Australia’s Wallmart. To my surprise it was in general more expensive that SuperBarn (I had never heard of it before). Next to SuperBarn was a fruit and vegetable shop so I went to see how much fruit […]