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A 2011 IBM Fellow, the highest honor a scientist, engineer, or programmer at IBM can achieve, he is IBM’s System Networking CTO, specializing in System I/O and Network Architecture, Strategy, and Standards. He joined IBM in 1982, and since 1998, he has played a leadership role in the strategy, architecture and design of future IBM system IO and Networks. He is currently responsible for cross-IBM Data Center and Virtual Switch Networking product strategy and roadmap. He has been a founding engineer and author of several IO and Network industry standards, including: InfiniBand (cluster network), iWARP (Remote Direct Memory Access, RDMA, over TCP/IP), PCI IO Virtualization, Convergence Enhanced Ethernet (CEE), Fibre Channel over CEE and IEEE 802.1Qbg Ethernet Virtual Bridging. He is a driving force behind the 802.1Qbg standards, yet another of his numerous contributions to important industry standards that have dramatically simplified the way virtualized data centers operate. He also created and chaired IBM’s I/O Technical Community (IOTC), which serves the networking, education, and support needs of over 750 IBM IO and networking professionals. He has received 4 external, professional awards for his contributions to the industry, including a Life Time Achievement Award in recognition for his contributions to Server IO field. He has filed 187 patents, of which over 100 have already been issued. He has published dozens of refereed technical conference papers (e.g. IEEE and ACM). He created and chairs the IEEE Data Center Converged and Virtual Ethernet Switching (DC CAVES) workshops.
Noted For:Founding engineer and author of several IO and Network industry standards that have dramatically simplified the way virtualized data centers operate
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