Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Larry Smarr
- Physicist and leader in scientific computing, supercomputer applications, and Internet infrastructure.
- Promoted the benefits of technological innovation to scientific research, including advocacy of a high-speed network linking the national centers. This network later became the NSFNET, one of the significant predecessors of today's Internet.
- After NSF revised funding 1997, Smarr became director of the National Computational Science Alliance and linked universities and research labs with NCSA to prototype the concept of grid computing.
- "Grids in Context" in The Grid (2003).
- Supercomputing and the Transformation of Science (1993).
- Extraterrestrial Computing: Exploring the Universe with a Supercomputer (1991).
- How Supercomputers are Transforming Science (1991).
Honors and awards
- Awarded the Telluride Tech Festival Award of Technology (2005).
"Real men make their own radios."