UT Expert: Jack Dongarra
Jack Dongarra is an expert in high performance computing and supercomputing. He is the creator of the annual TOP500 Fastest Supercomputer list, known throughout the computing world. He specializes in numerical algorithms in linear algebra, parallel computing, the use of advanced-computer architectures, programming methodology, and tools for parallel computers.
His research includes the development, testing and documentation of high quality mathematical software. He has contributed to the design and implementation of the following open source software packages and systems: EISPACK, LINPACK, the BLAS, LAPACK, ScaLAPACK, Netlib, PVM, MPI, NetSolve, Top500, ATLAS and PAPI. He has published approximately 200 articles, papers, reports and technical memoranda and he is coauthor of several books.
He was awarded the IEEE Sid Fernbach Award in 2004 for his contributions in the application of high performance computers using innovative approaches and in 2008 he was the recipient of the first IEEE Medal of Excellence in Scalable Computing. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE, and SIAM and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Dongarra is the director of the Center for Information Technology Research, which works to establish and maintain UT Knoxville as a world leader in research and education in advanced scientific computing.
Expertise Categories: Computing | Grid Networks | Information Tech | Supercomputing