Erich Strohmaier is a Senior Scientist and Group Lead of
the Performance and Algorithms Research group in the
Computational Research Division at the Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory. He held positions at the University
of Tennessee, Knoxville and the University of Mannheim,
Germany. He has a Dr. in theoretical Physics from the
University of Heidelberg, Germany.
main interests are in performance characterization,
evaluation, modeling, and prediction for HPC systems and
large scale scientific workflows. He is involved in the
analysis of advanced-computer architectures and parallel
programming paradigms, classification of kernels and
programming patterns for scientific computational kernels.
In recent years he started working on the analysis and
optimization of data-intensive large scale scientific
workflows and the application of machine learning for
predicting their behavior and performance.
Together with Prof. Dr. Hans W. Meuer he
devised and founded the TOP500 project in 1993. It started
as a list of the most powerful supercomputers in the world
and has evolved to a major source of information about
trends in HPC. The project tracks supercomputers installed
together with their performance, power consumption, and a
variety of architectural features. The biannual TOP500 has
become the “Who’s Who” in the field of High Performance
Computing and the 50th list will be published at SC17.
Strohmaier has served as the main editor of the TOP500
since its beginnings.
Strohmaier was awarded
the 2008 ACM Gordon Bell Prize for parallel processing
research in algorithmic innovation and was named a Fellow
of the ISC Conference in 2017. He is a member of ACM,
IEEE, and APS.