Simon McIntosh-Smith
Simon McIntosh-Smith is a full Professor of High Performance Computing at the University of Bristol in the UK. He began his career as a microprocessor architect at Inmos and STMicroelectronics in the early 1990s, before co-designing the world's first fully programmable graphics processor (GPU) at Pixelfusion in 1999. In 2002 he co-founded ClearSpeed Technology where, as Director of Architecture and Applications, he co-developed the first modern many-core HPC accelerators. He now leads the High Performance Research Group at the University of Bristol, where his research focuses on performance portability and application based fault tolerance. He plays a key role in designing and procuring HPC services at the local, regional and national level, including the UK’s national HPC server, Archer. In 2016 he led the successful bid by the GW4 consortium along with the UK’s Met Office and Cray, to design and build ‘Isambard’, the world’s first large-scale production Armv8-based supercomputer.
Extreme-Scale Computing
HPC Accelerators
Performance Analysis and Optimization
Scientific Software Development
Clouds and Distributed Computing
Exascale Systems
Performance Analysis and Optimization
Performance Tools
System Software & Runtime Systems