Bill has over 40 years of experience in high-performance computing, networking, file systems and storage, applying RDMA architectures for power savings, lower latencies and improved performance for parallel applications and storage/file systems.
Bill is a stakeholder in System Fabric Works developing software and hardware capabilities in over 50 projects for the DOE Labs, DOD agencies, NASA, Wall Street and companies such as Cray, GE, Intel, France Telecom, Mellanox, Mercury, Microsoft, Oracle, SAIC, SGI, and Sun.
As a computer scientist in Advanced Architectures at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL), he was responsible for the adoption and development of InfiniBand, implementation of its RDMA software architecture in the OpenFabrics software (OFED), the Lustre File System development and implementation. Bill also co-founded the OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA).
Bill co-founded Essential Communications, a manufacturer of HIPPI-800 and HIPPI-6400 switches, adapters and software; and subsequently was co-owner of Abba Technologies, a systems integrator focused on Los Alamos and Sandia DOE labs as well as prime contractor of the DOE PathForward for the Gigabyte System Network, aka HIPPI-6400.
Bill’s pro-bono initiatives include founding SCinet in 1991, the Student Cluster Competition in 2006 and the Music Initiative. He has attended every Supercomputing Conference (SC) for the last 29 years.