Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA
In 2000 while studying at Cornell University, I heard Bob Germain give a talk on the early stages of the BlueGene effort. It sounded very interesting and I decided to enlist. For the next few summers I worked as an intern for the Biomolecular Dynamics and Scalable Modeling Group within the Computational Biology Center. In 2002, I received an M.Eng degree in computer science after which I joined the group full time as a software engineer.
Next few years were focused on strong scaling BlueMatter, parallel molecular dynamics package, to the limit of scalability. 20K nodes of BlueGene/L. This was completed successfully in 2006.
My interests include parallel frameworks, expression of parallelism through programming languages and parallel databases. Currently I'm working on making the BlueGene class of supercomputers more accessible to a wider range of data intensive applications via the ASF (Active Storage Fabrics) project.