Mark Silberstein
Assistant Professor
 Contact information

Tel: (+972) 77 887  1503

Office: Fishbach 408-5 (TCE)

Electrical Engineering Department 
Haifa 32000

recent  talk [youtube] at the Technion Computer Engineering Center conference on the accelerator-
centric OS design

A postdoc position is now open!

In Spring 17 I am teaching a new course: 
046278/236278: Accelerators and Accelerated systems

Selected publications

Google scholar profile

  • [Eurocrypt-17] "Computational integrity with a public random string from quasi-linear PCPs"
    • E. Ben-Sasson, I. Ben-Tov, A. Chiesa, A. Gabizon, D. Genkin, M. Hamilis, E.Pergament, M. Riabzev, M. Silberstein; E. Tromer, M. Virza
  • [TOCS16] "GPUnet: networking abstractions for GPUs" 
    • M. Silberstein, S. Kim, A. Wated, Y. Hu,  X. Zhang, S. Huh,  E. Witchel
Research interests

My focus is on building computer systems with programmable computational accelerators: GPUs, DSPs, FPGAs. I  work  on a broad range of systems projects on hardware architecture, programming tools, operating systems, security and privacy, high concurrency servers, high-speed I/O. All these projects strive to solve some of the challenges that complicate the design of efficient and fast systems with programmable accelerators.  I am also interested in applications of accelerators to machine learning and high performance computing.

Research Projects

  • Operating system services for GPU programs
    • GPUnet: Network sockets for GPUs. 
    • GPUfs: File System support for GPUs. See my talk at GTC2012. Our ASPLOS13 paper is here. The source code is now available from GITHUB.
  • Privacy in modern systems


  • MSc [2016-] Tanya Brokhman, "A unified page cache in heterogeneous systems"
  • MSc [2016-] Shai Vaknin, "Distributed training of DNNs via direct GPU I/O"
  • MSc [2015-] Shai Bergman "High performance Disk I/O on GPUs"
  • MSc [2014-] Sagi Shahar, "Support for mmap on GPUs"
  • MSc [2014-] Amir Wated, "High concurrency servers on accelerators"
  • MSc [2014-2015] Mattan Hamilis (with Eli Ben-Sasson), "High Performance Additive FFT in finite fields"
  • MSc [2014-] Feras Daud "High performance network I/O on GPUs"


EE048991 Spring 2015 - [grad] Design and implementation of Deep Learning Systems
EE046209 Winter 2015,16 - [ugrad/grad] Operating systems structure
EE046274 Spring 2014,15,16 - [ugrad/grad] GPU-accelerated systems
EE048961 Winter 2014,16 - [grad] Selected topics in Operating Systems Design and Implementation
EE046274 Spring 2011
- [grad] Programming Massively Parallel Processors
CS236370 Autumn 2010 - [ugrad] Concurrent and Distributed Programming

CS236804 Spring 2010 - [grad] Seminar on  parallel algorithms and applications for GPUs
CS236371  Spring 2010 - [ugrad] Project in parallel and distributed programming

Program committees

2016: Systor (PC Chair), MaRS, PACT, VEE
2015: Systor, Eurosys
2014: Systor, ASPLOS external, SOSP poster
2013: IPDPS, CCGrid, SFMA, Systor
2012: CCGrid
2011: CCGrid

Short bio

My CV.

I received my PhD in Computer Science at the Technion in 2010. My thesis is on the mechanisms for building supercomputing systems using large-scale distributed, unreliable resources and graphical processing units (GPUs).   I spent two years at the UT Austin as a post-doc with Prof. Emmett Witchel.


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