DataSys: Data-Intensive Distributed Systems LaboratoryData-Intensive Distributed Systems Laboratory

Illinois Institute of Technology
Department of Computer Science

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2nd Greater Chicago Area System Research Workshop (GCASR) 2013

Northwestern University, Evanston IL -- May 3rd, 2013


Dr. Pete Beckman

Director, Exascale Technology and Computing Institute

Co-Director, Northwestern-Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering

Argonne National Laboratory

Pete Beckman is the founder and director of the Exascale Technology and Computing Institute at Argonne National Laboratory and the co-director of the Northwestern-Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering. From 2008-2010 he was the director of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, where he led the Argonne team working with IBM on the design of Mira, a 10 petaflop Blue Gene/Q, and helped found the International Exascale Software Project. Pete joined Argonne in 2002, serving first as director of engineering and later as chief architect for the TeraGrid, where he led the design and deployment team that created the world's most powerful Grid computing system for linking production HPC computing centers for the National Science Foundation. After the TeraGrid became fully operational, Pete started a research team focusing on petascale high-performance system software. As an industry leader, he founded a Turbolinux-sponsored research laboratory in 2000 that developed the world's first dynamic provisioning system for cloud computing and HPC clusters. The following year, Pete became vice president of Turbolinux's worldwide engineering efforts, managing development offices in the U.S., Japan, China, Korea, and Slovenia. Dr. Beckman has a Ph.D. in computer science from Indiana University (1993) and a B.A. in Computer Science, Physics, and Math from Anderson University (1985).