John Shalf is Group leader for the NERSC Advanced Technology Group, which tries to understand the scientific computing workload to build a better architecture for future supercomputers. He can be contacted to speak about general trends in computing, supercomputing, parallel programming languages, graphic processing units (GPUs) and cloud computing.
Berkeley Lab Deputy Director
Horst Simon is an internationally recognized expert in computer science and applied mathematics and the Deputy Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). He was also member of the NASA team that developed the NAS Parallel Benchmarks, a widely used standard for evaluating the performance of massively parallel systems. He is co-editor of the biannual TOP500 list that tracks the most powerful supercomputers worldwide, as well as related architecture and technology trends.
Kathy Yelick has been a professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley since 1991 and is an internationally recognized expert in developing methods to advance the use of parallel computers. She can be contacted to speak about general trends in computing, supercomputing, scientific computing, and parallel programming languages.