Bill Camp, Director of Computers, Computation
and Mathematics at Sandia National Laboratories, has been involved with high performance
computing for nearly all of his professional career. Bill received his B.E.E.
from Manhattan College in 1966 and joined Sandia in 1970 after completing a Ph.D.
in mathematical and computational physics at Cornell University. Bill has been
a user of HPC, an applications developer and a systems developer. Nearly all of
his work has been at Sandia, where he headed Sandia's work on massively parallel
processing from its inception in 1987 and founded the Massively Parallel Computing
Research Laboratory in 1992. Bill was the first leader of the Accelerated Strategic
Computing Initiative (ASCI) at Sandia. This latter initiative, begun in 1995,
is aimed at moving from terascale to petascale computing in this decade. In the
mid nineties Bill spent two years at Cray Research where he headed Applications
Technologies and served on the design team for the T3E and follow-on scalable
vector computers. Bill's recent efforts have been in developing scalable computer
clusters as virtual supercomputers and in bio-computing initiatives. Most recently,
he and Jim Tomkins have designed a modern MPP architecture, Red Storm. Bill is
leading the Red Storm development partnership with Cray, Inc.