Rolf Riesen is a principal member of technical staff at Sandia National
Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He holds a Ph.D. degree in
computer science from the University of New Mexico (UNM). His research
interests include message passing systems, operating systems, and runtime
software for massively parallel computers. Over the last ten years
in this field he has primarily concentrated on topics related to efficient,
scalable message passing and interactions at the software/hardware
boundary. Dr. Riesen has been a key member of the design team for SUNMOS
(Sandia/UNM OS) for the nCUBE 2 and the Intel Paragon, as well as Puma/Cougar,
the second generation light weight kernel for the Intel ASCI Red machine.
He is also a key designer of the Portals message passing mechanism.
He has been a principal designer of Cplant, the largest commodity cluster
for scientific applications in the world. More recently, Dr. Riesen
has begun work on a parallel decrete event simulator framework. The
goal of that project is to simulate current and future parallel systems
to assist with purchase and design decisions.
Dr. Riesen is also an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico
where he teaches operating systems.
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