Dr. Don GriceDistinguished Engineer, Technical Executive, IBM Systems & Technology Group, IBM
Dr. Grice is currently the Technical Executive for Integrated Systems Development in Systems Architecture and Design for IBM Systems & Technology Group. He is responsible for the architecture of POWER clusters and the integration of cluster systems designs, focusing on high performance computing. Dr. Grice was also the Chief Engineer of the Roadrunner project which integrates cell and x86 technology in a hybrid blade-based architecture. Dr. Grice was formerly the Chief Engineer for the RS/6000 SP program and currently holds over 40 patents, 15 of them for technology incorporated in IBM HPC cluster designs. He joined IBM in Kingston, NY, in 1972 after graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1984, Dr. Grice earned his doctorate in Electrical Engineering at RPI in speech signal-processing while working at the IBM Kingston site on a voice-assisted terminal program. He was an adjunct professor at RPI for 10 years (1984-1994) teaching multi-processing microprocessor systems.