Jean Gonnord, Vice-chair of ETP4HPC, awarded '2016 Simulation Personality'


Jean Gonnord, Vice-chair of ETP4HPC, was awarded the “personnalité de la simulation 2016” (2016 Simulation Personality) Trophy by Usine Digitale magazine and the Teratec Association, during the Teratec 2016 Forum - 11th edition – at Ècole Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France.

Now the CEO’s Special Advisor for HPC at CEA, Jean was for almost 20 years the Programme Director for Numerical Simulation at CEA. He was especially in charge of TERA projects (TERA 1, TERA 10, TERA 100, and the launch of TERA 1000 which is currently being deployed), which from TERA 10 onward gradually involved more co-design between the CEA and Bull teams. In 2010, TERA 100 was the first petascale supercomputer designed in Europe and the first-of-a-kind, which became the commercially and very successful “bullx” line of supercomputers. Over the last few years, Jean has become very active in the promotion of European HPC and in the support of related initiatives and programmes, such as ETP4HPC – he is a founding member of our association – as well as the Horizon 2020 HPC Public Private Partnership, and more recently the IPCEI (Important Project of Common European Interest) on HPC and Big Data Applications.

We at ETP4HPC would like to congratulate him on this award!

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