HPC People on the Move – August Edition

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Dr. Lewey Anton

Lewey Anton

It’s me again–Dr. Lewey Anton. I’ve been commissioned by insideHPC to get the scoop on who’s jumping ship and moving on up in high performance computing.

Here are the latest developments:

  • Dr. Ilkay Altintas, SDSC

    Dr. Ilkay Altintas, SDSC

    Dr. Ilkay Altintas has been named as SDSC’s first-ever Chief Data Science Officer. Since joining SDSC in 2001, she has worked on different aspects of scientific workflows as a principal investigator and in other leadership roles across a wide range of cross-disciplinary NSF, NIH, DOE and Moore Foundation projects.

  • Dr. Andrew Blake

    Dr. Andrew Blake

    Professor Andrew Blake will join the Alan Turing Institute in October as its first Director. Andrew Blake is currently a Microsoft Distinguished Scientist and the Laboratory Director of Microsoft Research. The Alan Turing Institute is a joint venture between the universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, Warwick,UCL and EPSRC – The Alan Turing Institute will attract the best data scientists and mathematicians from the UK and across the globe to break new boundaries in how we use big data in a fast moving, competitive world.

  • Cliff Brereton

    Cliff Brereton

    Cliff Brereton has left his position as Director of the Hartree Centre in the U.K. to start a new company called Intense Computing Limited. You can read his End of Term Report from the Hartree Centre. “The strategy we developed at Hartree around data analytics and its convergence with HPC in 2013 was hugely ahead of its time (they all talk about it now!). The current Hartree ‘4 Forces of change’ strategy likewise, I don’t see matched elsewhere in its forward thinking.”

  • Richard Buckius, NSF

    Richard Buckius, NSF

    Richard Buckius has been nominated to the post of NSF Deputy Director. Dr. Richard Buckius serves as Chief Operating Officer at the National Science Foundation (NSF) since October 2014 and Senior Science Advisor since June 2014.  He also serves as Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, a position he has held since 2008.

  • David Donofrio

    David Donofrio, LBNL

    David Donofrio—a veteran Computer Systems Engineer at Berkeley Lab—has been selected to lead the new Computer Architecture Group in the Computational Research Division (CRD). The group’s mission is to research, design and implement new architectural simulation capabilities, novel hardware architecture features, assess design trade-offs, and facilitate the co-design process for leading-edge high performance computing systems.

  • Martin Eves, Panasas

    Martin Eves, Panasas

    Martin Eves has joined Panasas as vice president of sales in EMEA. Eves will be responsible for managing regional expansion, leading sales initiatives and engaging partners to address the growing demand for Panasas storage solutions in the region. “As high performance storage becomes increasingly important in driving business innovation, our partners and customers are looking to support their business growth strategies with a storage solution that offers high performance with exceptional reliability and ease of management and Panasas fits that bill.”

  • Wilf Pinfold

    Wilf Pinfold

    Wilf Pinfold has left Intel. Pinfold most recently served as Director of Extreme Scale Programs for the company. He was also General Chair of SC09 in Portland.

Have you moved or know of HPC folks in new positions? Let us know by sending an email to: lewey@insidehpc.com.

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