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Intel's Justin Rattner to deliver opening address at SC09

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Intel senior fellow and CTO Justin Rattner is to deliver the opening address at the 22nd Annual Supercomputing Conference in Portland, Oregon on 17 November.

Rattner is vice president and Intel chief technology officer (CTO), an Intel Senior Fellow, and head of Intel Labs. In the latter role, he directs Intel's global research efforts in microprocessors, systems, and communications including the company's disruptive research activity.

'Justin's vision and leadership in the late 80s and early 90s lead to the first teraflop supercomputer and helped shape the technology direction and innovation that drove an exciting era of parallel supercomputing,' said Wilfred Pinfold, SC09 General Chair. 'He is uniquely qualified to talk about the use of 3D internet technology for immersive science, which is one of the three identified thrust areas for this year's conference. 

'The output of today's supercomputing applications is complex and often highly visual. Creating a persistent, standardised environment where this output can be modeled will make it easier to share and explore. Justin has championed the creation of tools that use the unique features of virtual environments to explore these models and facilitate education, collaboration, and scientific understanding. His opening address is sure to be an insightful discussion of keen interest to the entire HPC community.'