The University of Tokyo (Japan)
Prof. Kei Hiraki graduated from the department of physics, the
University of Tokyo, received MS in physics from the graduate school of
Science, the University of Tokyo on 1978, Ph.D in physics from the
graduate school of Science, the University of Tokyo on 1982. Then he
joined Electrotechnical Laboratory from 1982 to 1991. Prof. Hiraki
spent two years at IBM T.J.Watson Research Center as a visiting
scientist from 1988 to 1990. Then he moved to the Faculty of Science,
the University of Tokyo. He is now a professor and chairman of the
department of Creative Informatics, the Graduate School of Information
Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo.
Prof. Hiraki has been working in both very high-speed computing and
very high-speed internet systems. As for very high-speed computing
systems, he developed several research computers such as FLATS system
for algebraic computation, SIGMA-1 for dataflow computation. He is now
constructing GRAPE-DR system, which is ranked No.1 at June 2010 Green
500 supercomputer list. As for very high-speed internet system, his
group developed basic technology to utilize very long distance, very
high-speed network, and built data sharing system called Data Reservoir.
His group currently holds both IPv4 and IPv6 Internet2 Land Speed Record.