About the Author
Vasant Butala joined the PTS Americas High-End Server Group (HSG) in May 2002 and provides support for the Sun Fire 15K and Sun EnterpriseTM 10000 platforms. Vasant has worked with High Performance Computing (HPC) areas for almost three decades. While working for Control Data Corporation, ETA, Cray Research, and Sun, he supported customers worldwide on large complex systems. He has administered large systems such as CDC 205, ETA-10, and Cray Supercomputers at Florida State University, Princeton University, German Weather Service, NASA, and other organizations. He worked on the CS6400, which was a part of Cray Superserver. As a technical consultant for HPC in Sun's Education Market, he helped customers with technical requirements, configuration issues, and optimizing and tuning HPC applications. He has presented papers at conferences and received the Gigaflop Performance award at a Super-Computing (SC) Conference. Vasant holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Minnesota.