Prof. Dr. Michael Gerndt



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Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Gerndt (b. 1960) has been Head of Architecture of Parallel and Distributed Systems in the Department of Computer Science since 2000. His area of research is programming tools for the efficient use of parallel high performance computers. He is particularly interested in methods for automated performance analysis in research projects concerning the analysis tool “Periscope”.

Prof. Gerndt studied computer science at the University of Bonn and did his doctorate there in 1989 on the German supercomputer project SUPRENUM. He did postdoctoral work at the University of Vienna for two years. He worked at TUM’s Forschungszentrum Jülich research center until he was appointed professor in 2000. He completed his lecturing qualification at TUM in 1998. His work was based on the efficient use of shared virtual memory systems.


  • Aufnahme in das Virtuelle Institut für High Productivity Supercomputing (VI-HPS) (2009)
  • Eclipse Innovation Award (2005)

Key Publications (alle Publikationen)

Benedict S, Petkov V, Gerndt M: “PERISCOPE: An Online-based Distributed Performance Analysis Tool” In: Tools for High Performance Computing. Editors: Müller M, Resch M, Schulz A, Nagel W. 2009; 1-16.

Gerndt M, Fürlinger K: “Highly Scalable Performance Analysis Tools”. In: Petascale Computing. Editor: Bader D. 2008: 355-373.

Gerndt M, Fürlinger K: “Specification and detection of performance problems with ASL, Concurrency and Computation”. Practice & Experience. 2007; 19 (11): 1451-1464.

Gerndt HM, Zima HP: “SUPERB: Experiences and Future Research”. In: Languages, Compilers, and Run-Time Environments for Distributed Memory Machines. Editors: Saltz J, Mehrotra P. 1992: 1–15.

Gerndt HM, Zima HP: “MIMD-Parallelization for SUPRENUM”. In: International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS '87). LNCS 297. 1987: 278–293.