Apr 05, 2021

HPCwire Unveils Honorees for its 2021 People to Watch Feature

SAN DIEGO, CALIF., April 5, 2021 ­– HPCwire, the leading publication for news and information for the high performance computing industry, has announced the honorees for its 2021 People to Watch feature, highlighting a select group of industry members that you should be watching in the year to come.

HPCwire’s People to Watch are the innovators and visionaries building and deploying the technologies that are shaping our future,” said Tiffany Trader, Editorial Director at Tabor Communications and Managing Editor of HPCwire. “In a world that over the last year has revealed more than ever the critical role of high-performance computing, the HPCwire editorial board recognizes the industry’s top influencers as they tackle the business and technological challenges that impact humanity. It is an honor and a privilege to present these People to Watch selectees, and we look forward to sharing their continued accomplishments and contributions over 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 photography, to sailing, hiking, and running as a form of meditation.


The 2021 HPCwire People to Watch selections are:

Bronis R. de Supinski
Chief Technology Officer
Livermore Computing
SC21 General Chair

Alan Edelman
Applied mathematics professor for the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and AI Laboratories (CSAIL)
Leads the MIT Julia Lab

Debra Goldfarb
Director, HPC Products and Strategy
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Susan Gregurick
Associate Director for Data Science and Director of the Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Torsten Hoefler
Director of the Scalable Parallel Computing Lab
ETH Zürich

Justin Hotard
General Manager of HPC, Mission Critical Solutions and Labs

Anders Dam Jensen
Executive Director

Jim Keller
Chief Technology Officer

Bill Magro
Chief Technologist, High Performance Computing

Pete Manca
Senior Vice President, Integrated Solutions Engineering

Margaret Martonosi
Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)

Nash Palaniswamy
Vice President, SMG, General Manager, AI, HPC, and Datacenter Accelerators Solutions and Sales

James R. Scapa
Founder, Chairman and CEO

Jeffrey Vetter
Head for Advanced Computing Systems Research Section, Computer Science and Mathematics Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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



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About Tabor Communications Inc.

Tabor Communications Inc. (TCI) is a media and services company dedicated to high-end, performance computing. As publisher of a complete advanced scale computing portfolio that includes HPCwire, Datanami, EnterpriseAI, and HPCwire Japan, TCI is the market-leader in online journalism covering emerging technologies within the high-tech industry, and a services company providing events, audience insights, and other services for companies engaged in performance computing in enterprise, government, and research. More information can be found at www.taborcommunications.com.