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HPC Pioneer Burton Smith passes away

Burton J. Smith has passed away. An internationally recognized leader in HPC architecture, Smith was a co-founder of Tera Computing (later renamed Cray, Inc) and most recently a Microsoft technical fellow. Smith was 77. “Burton was an amazing intellect but more importantly, he was an amazing person. Every moment was important to him and he lived them all passionately. He touched many lives, made a profound impact in the world and will be missed by many,” said Todd Holmdahl, Smith’s colleague at Microsoft.