The Students Cluster Competition would not be possible without enormous support from the HPC community, for which we are extremely grateful. We would like to acknowledge these people who donate their money, time and/or expertise.
Applications Experts & Judges
- Trinity: Ben Fulton, Indiana University
- MILC: Steven Gottlieb, Indiana University & Carleton DeTar, University of Utah
- WRF: Abhinav Thota, Indiana University & Paola Crippa, Newcastle University
- Repast HPC: Byung Hoon Park, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Mystery Application Experts & Judges
- Mike Heroux, Sandia National Laboratory
- Mark O’Connor & David Lecomber, Allinea
HPC Interview Judges
- Kanai Pathak, Platform Technology Manager, Schlumberger
Kanai joined Schlumberger in the early 90¹s to participate in the software development of the acquisition system for the Drilling operations. Over 24 years, Kanai held many software architect positions in various countries and technology centers around the world, including, in 2009, the Global Data Center Manager for the Westerngeco organization and his current role of Technology Platform Manager of the Schlumberger Software Technology Innovation Center in Menlo Park, California. For many years, Kanai specialized in complex system architectures, large scale HPC technologies, and Cloud.
- Kelly Gaither, Director of Visualization, Texas Advanced Computing Center
Kelly joined TACC as Associate Director in September 2001. She is now the Director of Visualization. She received her doctoral degree in Computational Engineering from Mississippi State University in May 2000, and received her masters and bachelors degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University in 1992 and 1988 respectively. She has over thirty refereed publications in fields ranging from Computational Mechanics to Supercomputing Applications to Scientific Visualization. She has given a number of invited talks. Over the past ten years, she has actively participated in conferences related to her field, specifically acting as general chair in 2004 of IEEE Visualization.
- Marcus Berndt, Deputy Group Lead, Computational Physics and Methods Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Markus is the Deputy Group Leader for the Computational Physics and Methods Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory, focusing on numerical analysis and applied mathematics for multi-physics applications with emphasis in mesh improvement technology and solvers (both linear and nonlinear). He has worked on several large-scale computing projects, including the Lagrangian Applications Project, the Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM), and the Thermal Hydraulics Focus Area of the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL-THM).
- Jeanine Cook, Sandia National Laboratory, SC15 Students@SC Chair
Jeanine is a principal member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, where she works on several projects aimed at paving the way to exascale computing. Prior to joining Sandia, she was an associate professor in the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Mexico State University. In 2008, she was recognized with the 2008 Presidential Early Career Award for her research in computer processor performance modeling.
Poster & Engagement Judges
- Doug Smith, University of Colorado at Boulder
- Randy Herban, Purdue University
- Dropbox, for hosting the SC15 SCC teams at their Austin office and for sharing about career choices.
- Indiana University, Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies, for overnight snacks.