Milt Clauser leads the development of
the Vplant computer clusters, Sandia's terascale data and visualization clusters.
Last year, the largest Vplant cluster achieved a record-breaking rendering rate
exceeding 1 billion polygons per second and then became one of the first Linux
clusters to break the Teraflop barrier. Another Vplant cluster drives Sandia's
62-million-pixel display wall. Milt received his SB in Electrical Engineering
from M.I.T in 1961 and his PhD in Physics from Caltech in 1966. Following a Postdoctoral
Fellowship at the Technische Hochschule Muenchen, he joined Sandia in 1967, where
he has held a variety of staff and management positions in the fields of solid-state
physics, computational physics, inertial fusion, severe accidents in nuclear power
plants, strategic defense, directed energy weapons, and currently, computer systems
development. In addition to terascale cluster development, his research achievements
include the invention of an inertial fusion target and development of the basis
for Sandia's Z-pinch research program.