Simon McIntosh-Smith is a High Performance Computing (HPC) expert and head of the Microelectronics research group. He began his career in industry as a microprocessor architect at Inmos and STMicroelectronics, co-designing the world's first fully programmable GPU at Pixelfusion in 2000. In 2002 he co-founded ClearSpeed where he co-developed the first modern many-core HPC accelerators. In 2003 he led the development of the first accelerated math libraries, leading to the first modern accelerated Top500 system, TSUBAME at Tokyo Tech in 2006. He advises UK research councils and companies on HPC strategy, with a focus on advanced technologies, such as many-core computing. He sits on the Khronos industry standards body, actively contributing to the OpenCL parallel programming standard. He is a member of the EU-funded European Exascale Software Initiative (EESI), sits on PRACE funding panels, and sits on the program committees for HPC conferences including SuperComputing, ISC and HiPEAC.
Mr Simon McIntosh-Smith, Senior Lecturer
COMS30004: High Performance Computing (lecturer, unit director)