Mar 11, 2020

HPCwire Unveils Honorees for its 2020 People to Watch Feature

SAN DIEGO, CALIF., March 11, 2020 ­– HPCwire, the leading publication for news and information for the high performance computing industry, has announced the honorees for its 2020 People to Watch feature, which highlights key community members poised to move the industry forward in the coming year.

“Each year HPCwire’s editorial board gathers to share their thoughts and engage in deep discussion about top industry influencers with the challenge and goal of selecting the individuals most likely to have a major impact on HPC in the coming year,” said Tiffany Trader, Director of Editorial at Tabor Communications and Managing Editor of HPCwire. “Being selected as one of HPCwire’s People to Watch recognizes the important and consequential work each individual has contributed to the HPC community, and the tremendous potential of each selectee. We look forward to sharing their continued success and contributions to the HPC community in the coming year.”

Learn about the professional achievements of these remarkable individuals, their diverse paths into HPC and see what keeps them going on a personal level from Mardis Gras parades, handstands, spending time with family to sports and more.

The 2020 HPCwire People to Watch selections are:

Andrew Feldman
CEO, Cerebras Systems

Christine Cuicchi
SC20 Chair, Navy DoD SuperComputing Resource Center Director

Evan Burness
Principal Program Manager for HPC & Big Compute
Microsoft Azure

Toshiyuki Shimizu
Vice President of System Development Division,
Next Generation Technical Computing Unit
Fujitsu Limited

Alex Bouzari
CEO, Chairman, Co-Founder

Prith Banerjee
CTO, Ansys

Dario Gil
Director of IBM Research

Amber Huffman
Intel Fellow and Chief Technologist for Datacenter IP
Silicon Engineering Group at Intel Corporation

Mark Papermaster

Pete Ungaro
Senior Vice President and General Manager,
HPC and AI, HPE (former CEO at Cray)

Raja Koduri
Senior Vice President, Chief Architect, and General Manager
of Architecture, Graphics, and Software at Intel Corporation

Werner Vogels

To read exclusive interviews with each Person to Watch, please visit: HPCwire People to Watch 2020


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About Tabor Communications Inc.

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