Five feds among HPCwire's people to keep an eye on

Bill Turnbull

A high-performance computing official at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, two at the Defense Department and two at the Energy Department are among the 17 who made HPCwire's new Watch List for HPC. HPCwire is a weekly electronic publication devoted to high-performance computing. Its list of 'people and organizations in HPC to keep an eye on' included:

Bill Turnbull, NOAA's deputy CIO, whose career has included developing the National Environmental Data Index, creating NOAA's online data services and working on its Advanced Research Network.

Larry P. Davis, deputy director of DOD's High-Performance Computing Modernization Program, whose work includes instituting the DOD Challenge Projects and leading the program's Benchmark Team.

John Grosh, associate director for advanced computing in the Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense, whose involvement has been central to such projects as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's High Productivity Computing Systems Program, DOD's Software Protection Initiative and its High-Performance Embedded Computing Software Initiative.

Wu-Chun Feng, head of the Research and Development in Advanced Network Technology team at Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory, whose high-performance networking efforts have included speed protocols for grids and 10-Gigabit Ethernet. His team set the Internet2 Land Speed Record, listed in the Guinness Book of Word Records.

Mark Graff, chief of cybersecurity for Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, who has led efforts toward network and critical-infrastructure security.

HPCwire's list also included one company, Apple Computer Inc., in recognition of the supercomputer built with G5 processors'and ranked as the world's third fastest'at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

To read the full list of people and organizations to watch, go to and enter 225 in the box.


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