ECE Colloquium - September 20

Dr. Kyung Ryu, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

new location: CoRE Building Room 701 Boardroom


It has been more than a decade since the Blue Gene project started in IBM Research. Blue Gene/Q, the latest and third generation of Blue Gene, is again at the top of the Supercomputer TOP500 and Green500 lists.

This talk will highlight the evolution of the Blue Gene technologies and its revolutionary impact on Sciences. I will also discuss the new challenges and directions of Supercomputing beyond Blue Gene.


Dr. Kyung Dong Ryu is Manager and Research Project Leader of the Exascale System Software Research Group at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Since 2004, he has led several research projects in High Performance Computing, Cloud Computing, Resilient HA Cluster, End-to-End System Performance Optimization. He had also led the scalable system management project for datacenters, advancing IBM’s systems management products, for which he received an Outstanding Technical Achievement Award from IBM. Before joining IBM Research, he was an Assistant Professor at the Arizona State University (2001-2004), where his research focused on PC Grid and Operating Systems for High Performance Computing. As a faculty member, he was awarded NSF grants and led several industrial research projects funded by the Research Consortium with Intel and Motorola. He published over 40 papers in premier international conferences and journals, including SC, ICS, IPDPS, ICDCS, TPDS, Eurosys, and ISCA. He received M.S. and Ph.D. in 1998 and 2001, respectively, from the University of Maryland, College Park, in Computer Science.