Tommy Minyard, Ph.D.Director of Advanced Computing SystemsTexas Advanced Computing CenterThe University of Texas at Austin Dr. Minyard is the director of the Advanced Computing Systems group at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. His group is responsible for operating and maintaining the center's production systems and infrastructure; ensuring world-class science through HPC leadership; enhancing HPC research using clusters; performing fault tolerance for large-scale cluster environments; and conducting system performance measurement and benchmarking.Dr. Minyard holds a doctorate in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin where he specialized in developing parallel algorithms for simulating high-speed turbulent flows with adaptive, unstructured meshes. While completing his doctoral research in aerospace engineering, Dr. Minyard worked at the NASA Ames Research Center and the Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering. After continuing his research at UT Austin as a post-doctorate research assistant, he joined CD-Adapco as a software development specialist to continue his career in computational fluid dynamics. Dr. Minyard returned to UT Austin in 2003 to join the Texas Advanced Computing Center.