Dr. Alexander HeineckeResearch Scientist, Intel Parallel Computing Lab
Alexander Heinecke studied Computer Science and Finance and Information Management at Technische Universität München, Germany. In 2010 and 2012, he completed internships in the High Performance and Throughput Computing team at Intel, Munich, Germany and at Intel Labs Santa Clara, CA, USA, working on the Intel MIC architecture. In 2013 he completed his Ph.D. studies at Technische Universität München, Germany. Core research topic of his thesis is the use of multi- and many-core architectures in advanced scientific computing applications. Alexander Heinecke was awarded the Intel Doctoral Student Honor Programme Award in 2012. In Nov. 2012 he was part of a team which placed the Beacon System #1 on the Green500 list. In 2013 and 2014 he and his co-authors received the PRACE ISC Award for achieving peta-scale performance in the fields of molecular dynamics and seismic hazard modelling on more than 140,000 cores. In 2014, he and his co-authors were additional selected as Gordon Bell finalists for running multi-physics earthquake simulations at multi-petaflop performance on more than 1.5 million of cores.