Ralf Gruber (born 22.3.43, married, 3 children)

Degrees:
1968: Diploma in physics at ETH Zürich
1976: PhD in plasma physics at EPF Lausanne

Career:
1968-1970: Rieter AG, Winterthur: Optimization problems related to spinning machines
1970-1985: CRPP-EPFL: MHD studies of fusion reactor experiments
1985-1990: Director GASOV-EPFL: User support Cray-1, Cray-2, ASTRID program environment, ERCOFTAC Co-ordination Centre
1991-1995: CSCS-ETHZ, Manno: Vice-director CSCS, Director SESAM: NEC SX-3 user support, computational science projects
1996-2002: Director CAPA: Post-graduate courses, industrial co-operations in computational science
1997-2000: Responsible for the Swiss-Tx project

Specialties:
Interdisciplinary computer applications, program environments, parallel application technologies, eigenvalue problems, finite element methods.

Miscellaneous:
1970-now: Stages at USA (Princeton, Oak Ridge, Livermore), Japan (JAERI, Nagoya, NEC), GB (JET, Culham), D (Garching), Russia (Keldysh)
November 2000: Foundation of ClusterSolutions (CS) SA
Jan-March 2001: CEO of ClusterSolutions
Nov. 2000-September 2001: Chairman ClusterSolutions, Technical Director for GeneProt project
2001: UDT Group Board Member