The HPC community lost one of its own this week with the untimely passing of Kyril Faenov of Microsoft, formerly lead of their Technical Computing Group.
Before joining the SQL organization in 2011, Kyril was the General Manager of the Technical Computing Group, which developed Windows HPC Server, Parallel Computing Platform and mathematical modeling tools aimed at enabling broader access by commercial, government and academic customers to large scale cloud computing and data analysis resources. Kyril founded the High Performance Computing business unit in 2004 and lead the development of Windows HPC Server product, world-wide industry and academic partnerships.
Faenov was 38. According to the memorial site, funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 30 at Hills of Eternity Cemetery in Seattle.