Steve Wallach

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Steve Wallach at Supercomputing 2008

Steven "Steve" J. Wallach (born September 1945 in Brooklyn, New York) is an engineer, consultant and technology manager. He is a Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award recipient.[1]

Education[edit]

Wallach received his BS in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, his MS in electrical engineering, from University of Pennsylvania and a MBA from Boston University.

Career[edit]

Wallach was previously Vice President of technology for Chiaro Networks and was co-founder of Convex Computer, their Chief Technology Officer and Senior V.P. of Development. After Hewlett-Packard bought Convex, Wallach became the chief technology officer of Hewlett-Packard's large systems group. He was also a visiting professor at Rice University from 1998-1999. Prior to Convex, he was manager of Advanced Development for Data General. His efforts on the MV/8000 are chronicled in Tracy Kidder's Pulitzer Prize winner The Soul of a New Machine.[2] Prior to that, he was an engineer at Raytheon,[1] where he worked on the All Applications Digital Computer (AADC).[3] Wallach has 33 patents and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an IEEE Fellow and was a founding member of PITAC (The Presidential Information Technology Advisory Committee).

He is currently an adviser to Centerpoint Venture partners, Sevin Rosen Funds, and Interwest, and a consultant to the United States Department of Energy Advanced Scientific Computing (ASC) program at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Awards[edit]

Wallach was awarded the 2008 Seymour Cray Computer Science and Engineering Award for his "contribution to high-performance computing through design of innovative vector and parallel computing systems, notably the Convex mini-supercomputer series, a distinguished industrial career and acts of public service."[1] In 2002 he received the IEEE Computer Society Charles Babbage Award.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Steve Wallach - IEEE Computer Society". IEEE Computer Society. 
  2. ^ Kidder, Tracy. The Soul of a New Machine. Back Bay Books, 2000. ISBN 0-316-49197-7
  3. ^ Mark Smotherman. "CPSC 330 / DG Eagle MV/8000 / The Soul of a New Machine". 


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