Dr. Al Gara is an Intel Fellow and Chief Architect of E&G Advanced Development, a part of Data Center Group at Intel Corporation. In this capacity, he is leading a team of Intel architects in system pathfinding the future for Intel Xeon® Phi™ processor compute directions. Additionally, he is leading the Intel team responsible for delivering the Coral system.
Prior to joining Intel in 2011, Dr. Gara was an IBM fellow and Chief Architect for three generations of the Blue Gene platforms which was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2008. Al has been the Chief Architect on more than 1/3 of the Top10 systems over the last 10 years as measured by the Top500. Al has received two Gordon Bell prizes (1998 and 2006) and the Seymour Cray award in 2010. He has over 70 publications in computer science and physics and more than 130 US patents in the area of computer design and architecture.
Gara received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1987 for his work calculating the meson mass spectra utilizing a relativistic Bethe-Salpeter approach.