William D. Gropp

William D. Gropp
William D. Gropp

William D. Gropp

Parallel Computing Institute Director

Other Affiliations:

Paul and Cynthia Saylor Professor of Computer Science


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Research Interests:

Developing standards for parallel computing that can be efficiently and widely implemented, namely the Message Passing Interface (MPI) standard and a freely-available implementation of the MPI standard, MPICH; developing tools to understand and improve the performance and correctness of parallel programs; and innovative methods for parallelism that will match radical changes in computer architecture.


William Gropp received his B.S. in Mathematics from Case Western Reserve University in 1977, a MS in Physics from the University of Washington in 1978, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford in 1982.

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