Manjunath Gorentla Venkata is a research scientist in Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Computer Science and Mathematics Division. His area of expertise is programming models and network (communication) libraries for high-performance computing (HPC) systems. He has researched, designed, and developed a number of novel and high-performing communication middleware for HPC systems, including Cray (XT, XK7, XE) and InfiniBand systems. Dr. Gorentla Venkata has published numerous peer-reviewed research articles in this area, and contributed to various international standards. He is the recipient of 2015 R&D 100 award for his contributions to the CORE-Direct technology. He is a senior member of IEEE. His additional roles include leading the Programming Languages and Models team at ORNL, and serving as a secretary of the OpenSHMEM specification committee.


University of New Mexico
Computer Science
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

R&D Activities Contributions

Exascale Computing Project – Open MPI for Exascale (OMPI-X) - The OMPI-X project ensures that the Message Passing Interface (MPI) standard, and its specific implementation in Open MPI meet the needs of the ECP community…

MPI Forum - The MPI Forum is the community-based organization that establishes the standards for the widely-used Message Passing Interface (MPI). ORNL has been involved in the MPI…

Open MPI - The Open MPI Project is an open source Message Passing Interface implementation that is developed and maintained by a consortium of academic, research, and industry…


2015 — R&D 100


- @InProceedings{gorentla:icpp:17:sharp, author = {Manjunath Gorentla Venkata and Ferrol Aderholdt and Zachary Parchman}, title = {SharP: Towards Programming Extreme-Scale Systems with Hierarchical Heterogeneous Memory}, booktitle = {46th International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops, {ICPP} Workshops 2017, Bristol, United Kingdom, August 14-17, 2017}, pages = {145--154}, year = {2017} }