Dr. Thomas Sterling, Faculty Associate in the Center for Advanced Computing Research. Professor of Computer Science in the Center for Computation & Technology at Louisiana State University.
Dr. Thomas Sterling holds a joint appointment as a Principal Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and as a Faculty Associate at Caltech's Center for Advanced Computing Research. Since receiving his Ph.D from MIT as a Hertz Fellow in 1984, Dr. Sterling has pursued a career of applied research in parallel computer architecture and high performance computing at Harris Corp, the IDA Supercomputing Research Center, and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and University of Maryland, joining Caltech and JPL in 1996.
Thomas Sterling is widely recognized for his contributions to commodity cluster computing through the Beowulf Project which he started in 1994 and is the co-author of two books on clusters including «How to Build a Beowulf» and «Beowulf Cluster Computing».
Dr. Sterling was the PI of the HTMT Project funded by a number of agencies to conduct the first multidisciplinary multi-institutional in-depth study of future Petaflops scale general purpose computers and is a co-author of a book on «Enabling Technologies for Petaflops Computing.»
Currently he is the PI of several projects that together are developing the MIND architecture, an advanced PIM computing component sponsored by NASA, Sandia National Laboratory, and DARPA.
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