A*STAR Computational Resource Centre, Singapore
Dr. John Gustafson is an applied physicist and mathematician best known as a disruptive thought leader in High Performance Computing. He introduced cluster computing in 1985 and first demonstrated scalable massively parallel performance on real applications in 1988, for which he won the inaugural Gordon Bell Award. ‘Gustafson’s Law’ is taught in computer science courses everywhere. He was Director of the Extreme Research Lab at Intel, where he led their exascale computing program and other energy-efficient computing research. At Sun Microsystems, he led a $50 million supercomputer project centered on breaking the “memory wall”. He is the recipient of the IEEE Computer Society’s Golden Core Award. An honors graduate of Caltech and Iowa State University, he has held a number of CTO and CEO positions at publicly held and startup companies, and most recently was Chief Product Architect at AMD, before accepting the CTO role at Ceranovo Inc. in November 2013. He is currently a visiting professor with A*STAR Computational Resource Centre.