Cray has announced the appointment of a new principal engineer within the office of the CTO. With 20 years of HPC industry experience, Duncan Roweth was named to the post. Sound familiar? Roweth previously co-founded the UK-based interconnect firm Quadrics back in 1996. Quadrics was famous for systems such as ASCII Q [Compaq Alphas] at Los Alamos National Lab. Before joining Cray, Roweth served as Quadrics’ head of software R&D, HPC business development manager and HPC technical sales lead.
With his deep understanding of HPC software and hardware, Duncan can contribute substantially to our R&D program, especially in the area of interconnects, which are critical to the scalability and performance of Cray systems,” said Steve Scott, Cray’s chief technology officer. “I am excited to be working with him.”
Dr. Roweth will be responsible for the company’s research activities in Europe as well as working on the future of Cray’s interconnect technology. Congrats to Duncan on the new appointment. For more info, read the full release here.