The staff during HPCwire sends a deepest condolences to a family and friends of Myron Ginsberg, who died on Apr 10, 2015, during a age of 71.
A long-time researcher and eccentric consultant in a margin of high-performance computing, Dr. Myron Ginsberg was credited with the initial in-house designation of a supercomputer in a automobile attention during his years as a staff investigate scientist during General Motors Research. After GM, Dr. Ginsberg became a consultant systems operative within a high-performance computing organisation of EDS.
The bulk of Dr. Ginsberg’s 30-year career was dedicated to improving hardware and program opening for large-scale systematic and engineering applications. Research efforts enclosed a growth of benchmarking techniques for assessing a opening stipulations of together computing systems for industrial applications. While he is best famous for his contributions to private industry, Dr. Ginsberg’s curriculum vitae also extended to supervision investigate labs (NASA Electronics Research Center, NASA Langley Research Center, U.S. Army Research Laboratory), and academia (University of Iowa, Southern Methodist University, University of Michigan).
For his work on a initial automotive supercomputer, Dr. Ginsberg was famous by a Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) that respected him as an ACM Fellow for his “Pioneering and Sustained Contributions to Supercomputing Research and Its Application to a Automotive Industry in further to Distinguished Teaching and Service in High-Performance Computing.” He would also turn a senior member of a IEEE and was towering to IEEE Fellow in 2009.
He had tighten ties to SAE International (originally famous as the Society of Automotive Engineers), and edited four SAE volumes on automotive supercomputer applications. He also perceived a SAE Distinguished Speaker Award, a SAE Forest R. McFarland Award in approval of his superb use in a automotive supercomputing field, and was a three-time target of a SAE Excellence in Oral Presentation Award.
Dr. Ginsberg served as a inhabitant renowned techer for ACM, IEEE, SIAM, ASME, SAE and Sigma Xi. He published extensively and was an invited orator during countless inhabitant and general events and gave presentations during a Center for Parallel Computers during a Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Los Alamos National Lab, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab, General Motors, EDS, DaimlerChrysler, University of Michigan, University of Illinois, and University of Laval, among others.
One of Dr. Ginsberg’s many appreciated honors was being named IEEE Fellow. The prestigious recognition is bestowed on members who have achieved an unusual record of fulfilment in an IEEE margin of interest.
Here’s an mention from a IEEE’s announcement:
THE REBEL OF GM Myron Ginsberg, now a consultant in high-performance computing, was an preacher for bringing supercomputing to General Motors Research in Detroit in a 1980s. His bid warranted him a pretension of “rebel in residence.” He was towering to Fellow by IEEE in a focus engineer/practitioner difficulty for “application of supercomputers in a automotive industry.” The eminence of Fellow in this difficulty is conferred on a chairman “responsible for product development, enrichment in system, focus or operation, plan government or construction activity, routine development, prolongation innovation, codes or standards development, or other focus of technology.”
After GM became a initial U.S. automobile association to buy a supercomputer in 1983, a time it took to go from judgment to prolongation on a new car forsaken from 5 years to 18 months. Everything that has turn customary in 21st century automotive engineering – being means to investigate environmental conditions, acoustics and vibration, and reserve variables on a mechanism – these are all things that Dr. Ginsberg was innovating. Virtual prototyping, regulating math-based displaying to run mechanism simulations, meant that GM engineers could revoke their faith on really dear earthy crash-testing procedures. Beyond only being a earthy exam substitute, computational displaying authorised engineers to ask “what if” questions that wouldn’t be possibly with dear and time-consuming earthy testing.
After his successful reign during GM, Dr. Ginsberg went on to learn HPC courses to attention groups and college students. “I wanted to make it as easy as probable for supercomputer users to get as most opening as probable out of their high-performance machines even if they had no credentials in EE or mechanism science,” he common in a IEEE piece.
Myron Ginsberg is survived by his dear mother Judy Ginsberg, daughter Ellen (Bryan) Hochberg and granddaughters Andrea Rose Hochberg and Marissa Carley Hochberg. He is also remembered by many amatory nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Those wishing to send their condolences to a family can do so here.