World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Greg Papadopoulos

Article Id: WHEBN0002647095
Reproduction Date:

Title: Greg Papadopoulos  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Redshift (theory), Intercloud, Papadopoulos, SETI Institute, List of Sun Microsystems employees
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Greg Papadopoulos

Greg Papadopoulos
Fields High-performance computing
Institutions Sun Microsystems
Alma mater UCSD
MIT
Doctoral advisor Arvind (computer scientist)

Gregory Michael Papadopoulos (born 1958) is an American engineer, executive, and venture capitalist.[1] He is the creator and lead proponent for Redshift, a theory on whether technology markets are over or under-served by Moore's Law.

Biography

Papadopoulos achieved a B.A. in systems science from the University of California, San Diego in 1979, and was the recipient of both S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1983 and 1988 respectively. At some time he held positions at Hewlett-Packard and Honeywell. While a graduate student, he worked at MIT spinoff PictureTel in its early days. His dissertation was on a dataflow architecture microprocessor, under advisor Professor Arvind.[2] Along with David E. Culler, he developed a simplified approach to dataflow execution in a project named Monsoon.[3]

Papadopoulos became assistant professor at MIT in 1988 and associate professor in May 1993, where he helped start Ergo Computing in 1988, and Exa Corporation in 1991. He was chief architect at Thinking Machines Corporation while on the MIT faculty starting in 1992.[4][5] His research applied massively parallel techniques to high-performance computing.[6]

He joined Sun Microsystems in September 1994. After serving as chief scientist for the server division, in December 1995 he became chief technical officer (CTO) of SMCC (Sun's hardware division), and CTO of the entire company in April 1998.[1] He left Sun in February 2010.[4][7][8]

Papadopoulos co-authored (with David Douglas and John Boutelle) the book on Citizen Engineer: A Handbook for Socially Responsible Engineering, published in 2009.[9] At the time he lived in Los Gatos, California.[10]

In 2010 Papadopoulos joined venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA) as an executive in residence and the Computer History Museum as a director.[11] In April, 2011, Papadopoulos became a partner at NEA.[12] At some time he was chairman of the board of trustees for the SETI Institute.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b "Annual Report for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1999". Form 10-K. US Securities and Exchange Commission. September 23, 1999. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ Gregory Michael Papadopoulos (August 30, 1988). Implementation of a general purpose dataflow multiprocessor. Ph.D. dissertation (MIT). Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ Gregory M. Papadopoulos and David E. Culler (June 1990). "Monsoon: an explicit token-store architecture". Proceedings of the 17th annual international symposium on Computer Architecture (ACM).  
  4. ^ a b "Greg Papadopoulos". Corporate biography.  
  5. ^ a b "Greg Papadopoulos: Trustee Emeritus, Former Chairman". SETI web site. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ R. S. Nikhil and Gregory M. Papadopoulos (May 1992). "T: a multithreaded massively parallel architecture". Proceedings of the 19th annual international symposium on Computer Architecture (ACM): 156–167.  
  7. ^ Greg Papadopoulos' Blog, Sun Microsystems, USA.
  8. ^ Greg Papadopoulos LinkedIn page
  9. ^ David Douglas, Greg Papadopoulos and John Boutelle (2009). Citizen Engineer: A Handbook for Socially Responsible Engineering. Pearson Education.  
  10. ^ "Citizen Engineer". book site. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Computer History Museum Appoints Greg Papadopoulos to Board of Directors". Press release ( 
  12. ^ "NEA hires former Sun CTO as partner". San Francisco Business Times. April 4, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.