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Erich Strohmaier Named ISC 2017 Conference Fellow

June 6, 2017


Erich Strohmaier

Today, the ISC High Performance conference (ISC 2017) named Berkeley Lab’s Eric Strohmaier an ISC Fellow. He will accept his award on Monday, June 19, during the opening session of the conference in Frankfurt, Germany. 

Strohmaier is known internationally for his role as a founding editor of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world’s top supercomputers. In 1993, Strohmaier and Hans Meuer, a professor of computer science at the University of Mannheim, launched what became known as the TOP500 project.

ISC Fellows are recognized for their contributions to the advancement of high performance computing (HPC), the HPC community and ISC High Performance conference series. Strohmaier joins a short-list of eight prestigious fellows, one of whom is Berkeley Lab Deputy Director Horst Simon. 

Strohmaier joined Berkeley Lab in 2001 and currently leads the Computational Research Division’s Performance and Algorithms Research Group. His current research focuses on performance characterization, evaluation, modeling, and prediction for HPC systems; analysis of advanced computer architectures and parallel programming paradigms; classification of and programming patterns for scientific computational kernels; and analysis and optimization of data-intensive large scale scientific workflows. He was a member of the team awarded the ACM Gordon Bell Prize in 2008 for parallel processing research in the special category for algorithmic innovation.

More about Strohmaier’s contribution to HPC:

10 Questions for a Scientist: Erich Strohmaier

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