Neil Pundit, Department Manager, Scalable Computing Systems, Sandia
National Labs http://www.cs.sandia.gov/~pundit/. Dr. Neil Pundit is a Department
Manager at Sandia National Laboratories responsible for Scalable Computing
Systems. His department is focused on system software R&D for current
and upcoming supercomputing systems. These include: architecture, FPGA,
programming environment, operating systems, communication, parallel file
systems and Scalable IO, and supercomputer design through simulation.
Neil joined Sandia Labs in 1999. Prior to that his major professional
associations include: 16 years with Digital Equipment Corp (Compaq, now
HP) as a Group Engineering Manager, and 6 years with Jet Propulsion Laboratory
of Caltech. Neil is a recipient of NASA/TRW Lunar Landing Award for the
first moon landing in 1969, and NASA/JPL/Caltech Mars Landing Award for
the first Mars landing in 1976, and also US Air Force Association's Theodore
von Karman award (highest honor in science and engineering) as a member
of the Viking Flight Team. His technical direction has resulted in 30
software patents, and 2 international awards for innovative applications.
Among his recent affiliations with the supercomputing activities, Neil
has been the Panel Chair for Petaflops Computing at SC2000, host for
many workshops, member of program committees and paper reviewer for conferences,
and the Technical Chair for Sandia-hosted SOS Workshop series since 2000.
He is the tri-Lab Lead for ASC Research Exhibit at SC05.
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