International Workshop on High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing Technology and Applications (HPRCTA'08)

Speaker Bios

Steve Wallach

Steve Wallach, Chief Scientist, Co-Founder, Director
Wallach is a co-founder of Convey Computer Corp. and is currently the company's director and chief scientist. He is an adviser to venture capital firms CenterPoint Ventures, Sevin-Rosen and InterWest Partners and is a consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Simulation and Computing Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Previously he was vice president of technology for Chiaro Networks Ltd. and was co-founder, chief technology officer and senior vice president of development of Convex Computer Corp. After Hewlett-Packard Co. bought Convex, Wallach became the chief technology officer of HP's Enterprise Systems Group. He was also a visiting professor at Rice University in 1998 and 1999, and was manager of advanced development for Data General Corp. His efforts on the MV/8000 are chronicled in Tracy Kidder's Pulitzer Prize winner The Soul of a New Machine. Wallach has 33 patents and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an IEEE Fellow and was a founding member of the Presidential Information Technology Advisory Committee. He is also the 2008 recipient of IEEE's prestigious Seymour Cray Award.