Distinguished Lecturer Series
"Towards an Execution Model Driven X-Stack Strategy"
April 4, 2012
Roselle Center for the Arts: Gore Recital Hall
Reception to follow in Roselle Lobby
Thomas Sterling is a Professor of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University (IU), as well as serving as Director of the Laboratory for System Science and Eng. at the IU Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technology. He also is an Adjunct Professor at LSU and CSRI Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories. Since receiving his Ph.D from MIT in 1984, he has engaged in applied research in parallel computing system structures, semantics, and operation in industry, government labs, and academia. He 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. Dr. Sterling currently leads the ParalleX Research Group to devise a new model of computation establishing the foundation principles 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.