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Thursday, February 28 • 1:45pm - 2:10pm
Facility and Infrastructure: "Dreamworks HPC and how it compares with Oil and Gas Requirements," Derek Chan, Dreamworks


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Keith Gray

Manager, High Performance Computing, BP
Keith Gray is Manager of High Performance Computing for BP. The HPC Team supports the computing requirements for BP’s Advanced Seismic Imaging Research efforts. This team supports one of the largest Linux Clusters dedicated to research in Oil and Gas. Mr. Gray graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in geophysics, and has worked for BP and Amoco since 1985. He was listed in HPCWire’s People to Watch 2006.
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Bill Menger

Director, HPC, Global Geophysical
Bill Menger is the Director of HPC at Global Geophysical Services, Inc. Bill started his career as a nuclear engineer for the US Navy prior to joining Conoco in 1982 to work on magnetotellurics and electrical methods. Bill has also worked on multicomponent seismic, data management, and seismic processing systems for Conoco and ConocoPhillips. He left Conoco for three years to join AGS, working on Kirchhoff and demultiple techniques. He returned... Read More →

Chap Wong

Chap Wong is a Chevron Fellow, he is recognized as Chevron’s thought leader in high-performance computing. He is currently a member of the Strategy, Architecture and Emerging Technology Team in Chevron Energy Technology Company’s Technical Computing Department. Chap is engaged in market evaluation, proof of concept and deployment of the emerging technologies required to maximize the performance of Chevron’s HPC environment. 
He has over... Read More →

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Derek Chan

Head of Technology Global Operations, DreamWorks Animation
Derek Chan is Head of Technology Global Operations for DreamWorks Animation, where he is responsible for providing strategic vision, planning and implementation of the studio’s computing infrastructure, including Systems Engineering, Systems Operations, Technical Resource Management and Hardware Engineering. He also leads the studio’s adoption and leverage of cloud computing, which has been crucial to providing the massive compute... Read More →

Thursday February 28, 2013 1:45pm - 2:10pm
McMurtry Auditorium Duncan Hall