President, Global Supercomputing Corporation
2013 B. Ramakrishna Rau Award Recipient
"For contributions to VLIW, instruction-level-parallelism, binary translation, Java performance, and service to the community."
Kemal Ebcioglu conducted research on architectures, compilers and languages for fine-grain parallelism at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, from 1986 to 2005. Dr. Ebcioglu proposed, launched and led numerous pioneering IBM Research projects on fine-grain parallel architectures, including VLIW (Very Long Instruction Word) and DAISY (Dynamically Architected Instruction Set from Yorktown, a binary translation project). His last position at IBM was Co-leader, Programming Model and Tools, a 40-person group that was part of a DARPA-funded IBM supercomputer research project, emphasizing high programmer productivity for HPC (HPCS/PERCS project; Power 775). Dr. Ebcioglu received two IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement awards, and an IBM Divisional award. In 2006, Dr. Ebcioglu retired from IBM and founded Global Supercomputing Corporation, a start-up company where he currently is President.