Gregory D Benson


Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-5066 Harney Science Center 412A


Professor Benson's research areas include operating systems, parallel computing, and programming languages. He has designed and developed several run-time systems and tools for parallel programming languages and libraries. Specifically, he led the development of USFMPI, a multi-threaded implementation of MPI 1.2 for Linux using either Myrinet or Ethernet. In addition, Professor Benson co-created FlashMob Computing and he implemented much of the software that enabled the harnessing of 700 volunteer computers in a single day at the USF gym to run HPL (Linpack). He is currently working on River, a Python-based framework for rapid prototyping of reliable parallel run-time systems. Professor Benson received his PhD in computer science from the University of California, Davis. While he was a graduate student, he held visiting research positions with the Orca research group at Vrije University in the Netherlands and with the Flux OS research group at the University of Utah.

PhD from the University of California, Davis
Operating Systems
Parallel Computing
Programming Languages