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Thursday, February 28 • 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Plenary Panel: "HPC Infrastructure: Planning for the Future"


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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 →
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Jan Odegard

Executive Director, Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology, Rice University
Jan E. Odegard joined the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology (formerly Computer and Information Technology Institute) at Rice University as Executive Director in 2002. In this role he led the development and deployment of large scale competing resources in support of research. Today, the computational resources deployed at Rice supports the research of over 100 faculty members and close to 500 users. The majority of users are... Read More →

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Scott Denham

Senior IT Architect, IBM
HPC and advancing computing technology

Jeff Jackson

High Performance Computing Geophysics Solution Lead, Shell
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Jay Williamson

Emerging technologies team, Chevron
Jay Williamson has worked at several companies throughout his career. After getting his B.S. in Engineering Analysis from Clemson University in 1988, he has worked at Clemson University, Chevron, Schlumberger, Collective Technologies Consulting (@Broadband Technologies, @Nynex, @Lucent), and Marconi/Bosch Telecom and back to Chevron. | | Jay’s Chevron career started in 1991-1995 and then again from 2002-present. He has held a variety of... Read More →

Thursday February 28, 2013 4:15pm - 5:00pm
McMurtry Auditorium Duncan Hall