Marc Snir is a parallel computing expert whose ongoing research and engagement in various supercomputing initiatives helps to advance the elite class of systems that drive major scientific discoveries. While at IBM, his research group contributed to several scalable parallel computing systems, including the IBM Blue Gene family of machines. Marc is deeply involved in the current DOE-led effort to execute next-generation exascale systems within the decade.
Marc was a major contributor to the design of the Message Passing Interface. He has published numerous papers on computational complexity, parallel algorithms, parallel architectures, interconnection networks, parallel languages and libraries, and parallel programming environments.
In addition to his duties at Argonne, Marc is also a Michael Faiman and Saburo Muroga Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.