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Mission Statement

The Computer Architecture and SysTems Research Lab (CASTL) at Florida State University, headed by Dr. Weikuan Yu, has broad research interests in novel architectural and system technologies for big data analytics, cloud computing, high-performance computer and network systems, and the use of these technologies for fast scientific discoveries on computational biology and climate changes.


  1. February 2018: Congratulations to Huansong Fu and Shaeke Salman for their paper entitled as “SHMEMGraph: Efficient and Balanced Graph Processing Using One-sided Communication” being accepted to CCGrid 2018.
  2. December 2017: Congratulations to Dr. Weikuan Yu for the extension of the research grant from ORNL on designing big data analytics software over OpenSHMEM.
  3. November 2017: Congratulations to Dr. Weikuan Yu for a new grant from LLNL to continue the research on user-level file systems.
  4. November 2017: Congratulations to Huansong and Yue for obtaining student volunteer positions to attend SC17.
  5. October 2017: Dr. Xian-He Sun, a distinguished professor, visits IIT and gives us an exciting talk on fast data transfer in the presence of memory wall effects.
  6. September 2017: Dr. Neena Imam, a distinguished research scientist from Oak Ridge National Lab, visits FSU and gives us an exciting talk on the landscape of BeyondCMOS computing.
  7. August 2017: A warm welcome to Fahim, Aditya, Subhadeep, Amith and Shaeke for joining the CASTL group.
  8. August 2017: Congratulations to Zhuo Liu and Bin Wang for their paper entitled as “HALO: A Fast and Durable Disk Write Cache Using Phase Change Memory” being accepted to the Journal of Cluster Computing.
  9. August 2017: Congratulations to Dr. Weikuan Yu for a new grant from the National Science Foundation on MapReduce data management research.



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