Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres speak with Dr. Bill Gropp of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
William Gropp is the Paul and Cynthia Saylor Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Deputy Directory for Research for the Institute of Advanced Computing Applications and Technologies at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1982 and worked at Yale University and Argonne National Laboratory. His research interests are in parallel computing, software for scientific computing, and numerical methods for partial differential equations, and he is well known for the MPICH2 and PETSc libraries.
Richard Graham has been at ONRL since Jan, 2007 and is the Group Leader for the Application Performance Tools group in the Computer Science and Mathematics division at ONRL, and is a Distinguished member of the Research Staff. Prior to joining ORNL he spent eight years at ORNL serving in a range of technical and managerial roles, leaving as the acting group leader for the Advanced Computing Laboratory. He is currently chairman of the MPI Forum, and is leading the MPI-3 effort. He led the LA-MPI development effort, and is one of three founders of the Open MPI project. Dr. Graham received his PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from Texas A&M University in 1990, and a BS in Chemistry from Seattle Pacific University in 1983.