Supercomputer Expert Joins Microsoft

In what will be his first job in the commercial sector, veteran supercomputer research Daniel Reed, former director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, chief architect of the National Science Foundation's TeraGrid, a national distributed computing system for researchers, and chair of the Computing Research Association, will be joining Microsoft Research as director of Scalable and Multicore Computing, the company has revealed. Reed will collaborate with Burton Smith, another parallel computing guru who joined Microsoft in 2005 to help spearhead work on multicore issues. In addition, he plans to take a "green field" approach to spiraling power and reliability requirements for large data centers.

"There is a sea change in computing coming at the intersection of multicore and large data centers, and working on this is one of the most exciting things I can imagine doing," said Reed who most recently served as director of the Renaissance Computing Institute at the University of North Carolina.

News source: EETimes
View: MS Press Release

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