Dr.  Valentina Salapura Digital Library

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Valentina Salapura


Dr. Valentina Salapura is an IBM Master Inventor and System Architect at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. 

Valentina is with the IBM Research in the Services Innovation Lab where she is helping IBM realize the value of cloud computing.  In 2010, Dr. Salapura served as a lead for the Global Technical Outlook with the IBM Research Strategy and Worldwide Operations team to define IBM’s future research agenda and strategy working with the worldwide IBM research organizations. Previously, Valentina served as architect for Power Systems building workload-optimized systems for a Smarter Planet with a focus the processing unstructured data and business analytics. Valentina has been a technical leader for the Blue Gene program since its inception where she has contributed to the architecture and implementation of the BlueGene/Q, BlueGene/P, BlueGene/L and Cyclops systems. Valentina made seminal contributions to multiprocessor-based network architectures, power/performance characterization of a computer system, and emulation of microprocessors using FPGAs.  Before joining IBM Research in 2000, Dr. Salapura was a faculty member with Technische Universität Wien, where she also received her Ph.D. degree.

Valentina Salapura is recipient of the 2006 ACM Gordon Bell Prize for Special Achievements for the Blue Gene/L supercomputer and Quantum Chromodynamics. Dr. Salapura is the author of over 60 papers and several book chapters on processor and network architecture, and holds over 80 patents in this area. Dr. Salapura is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a Member of IBM Academy of Technology.

Beyond her technical work, Valentina serves as an advocate for promoting the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in technical disciplines.  


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  • Accelerating Business Analytics Applications

    The IBM Watson system has demonstrated the power of applying analytics to large bodies of unstructured knowledge.  In a business environment, business text analytics applications have seen...

  • Design and Implementation of Snoop Filters for Chip Multiprocessors

    As multi-core processors evolve, coherence traffic between cores is becoming problematic, both in terms of performance and power. The negative effects of coherence (snoop) traffic can be significantly...

  • Exploiting eDRAM bandwidth with data prefetching: simulation and

    Compared to conventional SRAM, embedded DRAM (eDRAM) offers power, bandwidth and density advantages for large on-chip cache memories. However, eDRAM suffers from comparatively slower access...

  • High Performance Computing at IBM

    High-performance computing technologies are entering the mainstream in a transition ready to revolutionize entire industries.  Today, clusters, grids and virtualization infrastructure at the...

  • Innovation at IBM -- Smarter Planet Initiative
    When IBM set its sights on helping to create a smarter planet two years ago, we predicted the evolution of an increasingly instrumented, intelligent and interconnected world. Intelligence is being infused...
  • Scaling Up Next Generation Supercomputers

    Historically, technology has been the main driver of computer performance. For many system generations, CMOS scaling has been leveraged to increase clock speed and build increasingly complex microarchitectures....

  • Technology Futures: IBM's Global Technology Outlook
    Join us for a look at IBM's vision for the near term future, or as IBM terms it, IBM's Global Technology Outlook (GTO).  IBM Research and its global community of some of the world’s...

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