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Forum Ter@tec 2007

John (“Jay”) R. BOISSEAU
director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center

R. BOISSEAU is the director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. Since assuming this position in June 2001, TACC has rapidly grown into one of the leading advanced computing centers in the world by developing and deploying powerful HPC, remote visualization, data storage, and grid computing technologies for researchers. Boisseau participates and guides the overall resources & services, research & development, and education & outreach programs of the center, and serves as the principal investigator for TACC’s two largest awards: the NSF TeraGrid institutional lead, and the ‘Track2’ petascale computing system to be deployed in late 2007. His specific activities include performance characteristics of high-end computing systems and microprocessors, and the development of grid technologies and portals for computational science. His newest interest is the application of HPC and grid technologies to computational biology and biomedicine.


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