Henri Casanova's Homepage

Information and Computer Sciences Department
University of Hawai`i at Manoa

ph: (808) 956 2649
fax: (808) 956 3548
henric at hawaii dot edu

Office Hours: POST #310C, Thu 2PM-4PM or by appointment


  • High performance computing, parallel and distributed computing
  • Network topologies for high performance computing
  • Modeling and simulation of parallel and distributed computing systems (see the SimGrid project).

    Publications since hired at UHM   and   full vita

    Recent Teaching at UH

    Fall 2017 ICS 632: Principles of High Performance Computing
    ICS 332: Operating Systems
    Spring 2017 ICS 432: Concurrent Programming
    ICS 312: Machine-Level and Systems Programming

    Teaching Material

    I have started developing SMPI_CourseWare: an open-source set of "learn MPI" pegagogic modules, using SMPI (Simulated MPI), a simulator of MPI applications developed as part of SimGrid.

    Parallel Algorithms Book

    Parallel Algorithms
    Henri Casanova, Arnaud Legrand, Yves Robert
    Chapman & Hall/CRC
    Numerical Analysis & Scientific Computing Series
    360 pages
    ISBN: 9781584889458

    Misc. Useful Stuff

  • A Installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox How To that I put together for a course and that many people have, suprisingly, found useful. Please contribute updates!


    Alumni (advised or co-advised for theses or dissertations)
    Michael Gowanlock (UH, Ph.D., 2015)
    Ben Karsin (UH, M.S., 2012)
    David Schanzenbach (UH, M.S., 2011)
    Kaveh Kardan (UH, M.S., 2010)
    Mark Stillwell (UH, Ph.D., 2010)
    Joshua Wingstrom (UH, Ph.D., 2009)
    Kayo Fujiwara (UH, M.S., 2007)
    Richard Huang (UCSD, Ph.D, 2007)
    Derrick Kondo (UCSD, Ph.D. 2005)
    Yang Yang (UCSD, Ph.D. 2004)
    Charles Wurster (UCSD, M.S. 2004)
    Gregory Chun (UCSD, M.S. 2003)
    Alan Su (UCSD, Ph.D. 2003)
    Otto Sievert (UCSD, M.S. 2003)
    Marcio Faerman (UCSD, Ph.D. 2003)
    Nadya Williams (UCSD, M.S. 2002)
    Holly Dail (UCSD, M.S. 2002)
    Shava Smallen (UCSD, M.S. 2001)


    I am originally from there.
    I maintain a list of reports from my surf sessions there.
    Here is proof that I ran the Hana relay with an actual Team.