James Sexton, Ph.D.

Program Director, Computational Science Center, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

High Performance Computing in the Exascale Era

The next decade will see a dedicated effort to develop computer systems approaching Exascale capability both in computational power and in data capacity. This capability has the potential to deliver revolutionary solutions to understand and manage the complex systems which underly 21st century innovation. The presentation will discuss requirements and approaches which can take advantage of these trends to deliver significant new economic impact from High Performance Computing.


Dr. Sexton is Program Director for the Computational Science Center at IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center where he works on IBM's Deep Computing Team.

He received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Columbia University. He has held research positions at Fermilab in Illinois, Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study, and Hitachi's Central Research Laboratory in Tokyo. Prior to joining IBM in 2005, Dr. Sexton was a professor in the School of Mathematics in Trinity College Dublin and Director of the Trinity College Center for High Performance Computing. Dr. Sexton's interests are in theoretical computational physics, and applications and systems for high performance computing for research, industrial and commercial use.

Workshop Program
updated: 2011-10-19