University of Stuttgart, Germany. Director of the HPC Center Stuttgart, Director of the Institute for HPC, Full professorship for HPC, Dean of the faculty for Energy- Process- and Biotechnology
The focus of research of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Hon. Prof. Michael M. Resch is currently on the application of supercomputers in engineering and industrial research as well as the scientific theory of simulation. He is leading projects in the fields of High Performance Computing, Cloud computing, visualization, scalable parallel algorithms, and philosophy of simulation. At the center of his research is the applicability of mathematical methods and computer science to real world problems.
Prof. Resch has a more than 25 year track record in high performance computing. In 2007 his activities in supercomputing were honored by an invitation to be an invited plenary keynote speaker at SC’07 in Reno, USA - the most important supercomputing conference worldwide. He was winner of the HPC Challenge in 2003 at SC’03 at Phoenix, USA and leader of the group that won the US NSF award for real distributed supercomputing in 1999.
Prof. Resch is a Principal Investigator (PI) in the national cluster of excellence for “Simulation Technology (SimTech)” funded by the German DFG as part of the German Initiative for Excellence in Research. As a PI, Prof. Resch takes responsibility for the research area on “Hybrid High-Performance Computing Systems and Simulation Software Engineering”. Within the cluster of excellence Prof. Resch collaborates intensively with sociologists and philosopher on the foundations of simulation and their impact in society and politics.
RIKEN Center for Computational Science, Japan
Yutaka Ishikawa is in charge of developing the post-K supercomputer at RIKEN Center for Computational Science, Japan. From 1987 to 2001, he was a member of AIST (former Electrotechnical Laboratory), METI. From 1993 to 2001, he was the chief of Parallel and Distributed System Software Laboratory at Real World Computing Partnership. He led the development of cluster system software called SCore, which was used in several large PC cluster systems around 2004. From 2002 to 2014, he was a professor at the University Tokyo. From 2011 to 2014, he was the director of Information Technology Center at University of Tokyo, a supercomputer center for academic and industrial users.