TOP500 News Team




Michael Feldman, Managing Editor

Michael Feldman has covered the high performance computing industry for 10 years, first as the managing editor of HPCwire, then as a market research analyst at Intersect360 Research. During that time, he established himself as trusted voice in the HPC community. Prior to his work as a journalist and industry analyst, Michael was a software engineer, a career that spanned 25 years, and included projects in compiler/runtime platforms, software development tools, and real-time embedded systems.




Martin Meuer, Publisher

Martin Meuer is the ISC Conference General Co-Chair and Managing Director of the ISC Group. Since 2002, he has been a great force in expanding the ISC brand beyond Europe, and elevating the ISC exhibition to an international stature. Prior to joining ISC Group, Martin held various positions in the IT security sector. He holds a graduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.


Thomas Meuer, Publisher

Thomas Meuer is the ISC Conference General Co-Chair and Managing Director of ISC Group since 2014. From 2007 – 2014, he was the company’s financial director. He holds a graduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Prior to joining ISC Group, Thomas spent over 10 years in IT Security, Consulting, Finance and Risk Management in various multinational companies, serving lastly as an IT Audit Manager at KPMG in Berlin.




Anna Clarke, Brand & Business Development Manager

Anna Clarke is responsible for the branding of all divisions of ISC Group, including ISC High Performance, TOP500 and ZetaLeads. She acts as a project manager for the TOP500 business unit by coordinating efforts to develop the TOP500 website and its news offering. Before joining ISC Group, Anna held several marketing positions in the telecommunications and hospitality sectors. She holds an M.A. degree in Communication Studies and Media Research, Business Administration and Intercultural Communications from the LMU Munich. 


Darren Ebbs, Sales Manager

Darren Ebbs is the Sales Manager working on the TOP500 project and associated publications. He manages all sales activities related to the TOP500 and Green500 brands and supports advertisers in finding the most suitable opportunities to achieve their marketing goals. Prior to working for ISC Group, Darren has been working in High Performance Computing media for the last 10 years and brings a wealth of knowledge in the marketplace.


Nages Sieslack, Marketing Communications Manager

Nages Sieslack manages the marketing communications of all ISC Group businesses, including the ISC High Performance conference and TOP500. In her role, she promotes the ISC conference and TOP500 project to all stakeholders via a number of communication channels, including the press and social media. She also develops sponsorship programs with publications and other HPC-related conferences. Part of her responsibilities includes building relationships with HPC community members. Nages speaks four languages and is adept in cross-cultural communication. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Law and an M.S. in Marketing.  




Chris Downing, Red Oak Consulting

Chris Downing joined Red Oak Consulting in 2014 on completion of his PHD thesis in computational chemistry at University College London. Having performed academic research using the last two UK national supercomputing services (HECToR and ARCHER) as well as a number of smaller HPC resources, Chris is familiar with the complexities of matching both hardware and software to user requirements. His detailed knowledge of materials chemistry and solid-state physics means that he is well-placed to offer insight into emerging technologies. Chris, Senior Consultant, has a highly technical skill set working mainly in the innovation and research team providing a broad range of technical consultancy services. 


Andrew Jones, Vice-President HPC Business, NAG

Andrew is lead for strategic HPC services and consulting at NAG. NAG operates a HPC centre of excellence serving UK, USA and other countries. Andrew has over 20 years of experience in HPC, supercomputing and scientific computing in government, industry and academia. He has been an end-user of HPC technology in research, a software developer, a HPC service manager, involved with many acquisition and strategy projects. Andrew is an active member of the international HPC community. He can be found on twitter as @hpcnotes.


James Reinders, Parallel Programming Expert

James has over 30 years of experience as a software engineer in high performance computing (HPC) and parallel computing, including 27 years while at Intel Corporation. As a senior engineer at Intel, he contributed to a number of high-profile projects, including the world's first teraflops supercomputer (ASCI Red) and the world's first teraflops microprocessor (Intel Xeon Phi). He is the author of eight books, as well as numerous papers and blogs, in the HPC field.


Addison Snell, Intersect360 Research

Together with Michael Feldman, Addison Snell co-hosts the podcast "This Week in HPC", published weekly on TOP500 News.  He is the CEO of Intersect360 Research and a veteran of the High Performance Computing industry. He launched the company in 2007 as Tabor Research, a division of Tabor Communications, and served as that company's VP/GM until he and his partner, Christopher Willard, Ph.D., acquired Tabor Research in 2009. During his tenure, Addison has established Intersect360 Research as a premier source of market information, analysis, and consulting. 






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