Pete Beckman is a recognized global expert in high-end computing systems. During the past 25 years, he has designed and built software and architectures for large-scale parallel and distributed computing systems. Peter helped found Indiana University’s Extreme Computing Laboratory. He also founded the Linux cluster team at the Advanced Computing Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory and a Turbolinux-sponsored research laboratory that developed the world’s first dynamic provisioning system for cloud computing and HPC clusters. Furthermore, he acted as vice president of Turbolinux’s worldwide engineering efforts.
Pete joined Argonne National Laboratory in 2002. As director of engineering and chief architect for the TeraGrid, he designed and deployed the world’s most powerful Grid computing system for linking production high performance computing centers for the National Science Foundation.
He served as director of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility from 2008 to 2010. He is currently the director of the Exascale Technology and Computing Institute, where he leads Argonne’s exascale computing strategic initiative, and is co-director of the Northwestern-Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering. He is also a co-founder of the International Exascale Software Project (IESP).