The 2011 IEEE Cluster committee is excited with the lineup of keynote speakers who will be presenting their views this year on innovations, technologies, implementations and discoveries that empower Cluster computing.
Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies (CREST)
Dr. Thomas Sterling is the Arnaud and Edwards Professor of Computer Science at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Department of Computer Science, Adjunct Professor of the LSU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and System Science and Engineering Focus Area Head of the Center for Computation and Technology (CCT). He also serves as a Distinguished Visiting Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and CSRI Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories. Since receiving his Ph.D. from MIT in 1984 as a Hertz Fellow he has engaged in applied research in related fields associated with parallel computing system structures, semantics, and operation in industry, government labs, and academia. Dr. Sterling is best known as the "father of Beowulf" for his pioneering research in commodity/Linux cluster computing. He was awarded the Gordon Bell Prize in 1997 with his collaborators for this work. Thomas Sterling currently leads the ParalleX Research Group to devise a new model of computation establishing the foundation principles to guide the co-design for the development of future generation Exascale computing systems by the end of this decade. His research has been sponsored by NSF, NASA, NSA, DOE, DARPA, Army Core of Engineers, and Microsoft. He is the co-author of six books and holds six patents.
Liu GuangMing is the director of National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin, China. He's the vice chief designer of the well-known TH-1A supercomputer and the designer of Galaxy series High Performance Computers. He also made significant contributions in the design and implementation of the High Performance MPP Computers, High Performance Clusters, China National Grid, Hierarchical Parallel Mass Storage System and research on Parallel Algorithms for Scientific Computing and Optical Interconnect Technology in Chips. Prof. Liu has received National Science and Technology Achievement Award three times. His research achievements have been accepted by many high-level international conferences such as HPCC'10, PDPTA'09, ITNG'08, etc. His research interests include high performance computing architecture, massive parallel storage, optical interconnection and exchange, and large-scale parallel computing.
Advanced Micro Devices
Charles Moore is a Corporate Fellow and the Technology Group CTO at Advanced Micro Devices. He has held several key positions at AMD including the Chief Engineer of AMD's next-generation microprocessor core (code named Bulldozer), and more recently, the Chief Architect for AMD's Accelerated Computing initiative. . Prior to joining AMD, Mr. Moore was a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin where he did research on technology scalable computer architectures. Before then, Chuck was a Distinguished Engineer at IBM, where he was a design leader in several key projects including the PowerPC 601 chip and the Power4 Server complex. While at IBM, he was elected to the IBM Academy of Technology and was named an IBM Master Inventor.
Chuck has been granted 29 US patents, along with several others pending. He has published numerous conference papers and articles on a wide range of subjects related to computer architecture and design. He is on the editorial board for IEEE Micro magazine, and the program committee for several important industry conferences. Mr. Moore holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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