Christopher Carothers

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Professor Chris Carothers is a faculty member in the Computer Science Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received the Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1997, 1996, and 1991, respectively. Prior to joining RPI, he was a research scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Professor Carothers is an NSF CAREER Award winner as well as Best Paper award winner at the PADS workshop for 1999, 2003 and 2009. Since joining Rensselaer, he has secured about $8 million in research funding from agencies including the NSF, the U.S. Department of Energy, Army Research Laboratory, Air Force Research Laboratory, as well as several companies, including IBM, General Electric, and AT&T. His simulation research involves the creation of high-fidelity models of extreme-scale wireless and wired networks and computer systems. These models have executed using nearly 2,000,000 processing cores on the largest leadership class supercomputers in the world.

Additionally, Professor Carothers serves as the Director for the Rensselaer Center for Computational Innovations (CCI). CCI is a million partnership among Rensselaer and IBM. The center currently supports a network of more than 850 researchers, faculty, and students from 50 universities, government laboratories, and companies across a diverse spectrum of disciplines. Currently, the CCI operates high-performance computing resources approaching in excess of petaFLOP in compute power. The flagship supercomputer system is a 1 petaFLOP IBM Blue Gene/Q with 80 terabytes of memory and 81,920 processing cores.

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