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developed the chip simulator for the Cyclops processor and
worked on system software for the Blue Gene/C machine.
Since 2003, he has been leading the Compilers team in the
PERCS project (IBM’s entry in the DARPA HPCS program). As
part of this effort he is leading the development of the IBM
xlUPC compiler and the Continuous Program Optimization
project. He is also the project lead for transactional memory
evaluation in IBM Research. He obtained an M.S. in computer engineering from Technical University Cluj-Napoca,
Romania, in 1991, M.S. in computer science from West
Virginia University in 1995, and Ph.D. from the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000.
COLIN BLUNDELL is a fifth-year graduate student at the
University of Pennsylvania, where he is pursuing his Ph.D.
under the supervision of Professor Milo Martin. His primary
reseach interests are in multiprocessor performance and
programmability, including memory consistency, cache
coherence protocols, and hardware mechanisms for enabling
HAROLD “TREY” CAIN is a research staff member at IBM’s
T.J. Watson Research Center, where he conducts research
on the microarchitecture and memory system of highly
multithreaded processors. He has coauthored more than 20
publications in the areas of multiprocessor memory system
design, processor microarchitecture, simulation methodology, and the characterization of commercial server applications. Cain holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in computer science from
the University of Wisconsin, and a B.S. from the College of
William and Mary. His graduate research was selected as a
2004 “Top Pick” in computer architecture by IEEE Micro. His
accent comes from the hills of eastern Kentucky.
MAGED M. MICHAEL is a research staff member at IBM’s
T.J. Watson Research Center. He received a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Rochester. His research
interests are primarily in concurrent algorithms, concurrent
programming, and concurrent memory management. He is
the designer of well-known concurrent algorithms, including
lock-free malloc, hazard pointers, and nonblocking algorithms for common data structures. His algorithms are used
in commercial standard libraries, runtime systems, middle-ware, and realtime systems.
PENG WU is a research staff member at IBM’s T.J. Watson
Research Center and a member of the programming models
and tools for scalable systems group. Her work has been
centered around building a high-performance and high-productivity programming environment. Her past work on
simdization has resulted in the first product release of an XL
compiler with simdization capability and more than a dozen
patents. More recently, she has been working on compiler
and language supports for transactional memory and thread-level speculation. She received a Ph.D. in computer science
from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001.
STEFANIE CHIRAS is a manager in IBM’s Systems and
Technology Group, leading a team responsible for technology and mainframe test. Prior to this role she was a research
staff member in IBM Research, managing a team developing next-generation memory systems and incorporating
emerging memory technologies. She joined IBM Research in
2001 as part of the Back End of Line Reliability team, after a
postdoctoral position at Princeton University in the Princeton
Materials Institute. She holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in materials
science from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
SIDDHARTHA CHATTERJEE is director of the Austin
Research Laboratory, one of IBM’s eight worldwide research
laboratories. He also serves as the research area strategist
for systems architecture. He has held technical, managerial, executive, strategy, and staff positions during his time
in the IBM Research Division. Most recently, he was senior
manager of the Systems Solutions and Architecture group
at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center. Earlier, he was the
leader of the Blue Gene performance team. Chatterjee
received a B. Tech. in electronics and electrical communications engineering in 1985 from the Indian Institute of
Technology, Kharagpur, and Ph.D. in computer science in
1991 from Carnegie Mellon University. Before joining IBM
Research, he was a visiting scientist at the Research Institute
for Advanced Computer Science (RIACS) in Mountain View,
California, from 1991 through 1994, and was assistant and
associate professor of computer science at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1994 through 2001. He
is currently an adjunct professor of computer science at the
University of Texas at Austin.
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