NSTDA building Room 102
September 11th, 1997
Dr. Thomas Sterling received his
BS in Electrical Engineering, Summa cum Laude, from Old Dominion
University in 1974, his Masters in Electrical Engineering (SMEE)
from MIT in 1981, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from
MIT in 1984. From 1983 to 1988 he conducted research at Harris
Corp. Advanced Technology Department in parallel systems and computing.
Included were construction of the 64 processor Concert Multiprocessor
which included hardware instrumentation and the YARC static data
flow computer for signal processing applications. In 1988, Dr.
Sterling joined the research staff of the IDA Supercomputing Research
Center where he conducted simulation studies of variable granularity
multithreading architectures as well as the application of symbolic
computing to cryptoanalysis. He joined the USRA Center of Excellence
in Space Data and Information Systems in 1992 where he engaged
in research projects related to high performance computing for
Earth and space science. During this time he started the Beowulf
"Pile of PCs" project to achieve low cost high performance
single user systems. He also engaged in activities associated
with Petaflops computing and conducted extensive evaluation studies
of multiprocessor architectures. Dr. Sterling accepted a joint
appointment at the California Institute of Technology and the
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1996 where he currently leads
the Beowulf project, the HTMT architecture project, the Continuum
Computer architecture project, and is engaged in advanced spaceborne
computer architecture research. Dr. Sterling has published several
dozen papers on computer system architecture, is the author of
two books, and holds six patents.
His work on Cluster Computing can
be found at http://www.scl.ameslab.gov/workshops/Talks/Sterling/Beowulf.html
National Science and Technology Development Agency.
National Electronics and Computer Technology Center.
High Performance Computing Center.
Department of Computer Engineering, Kasetsart University.
Special Thanks to the Ministry of University Affairs for Sponsoring Dr.Thomas Sterling visit.
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