Leonidas Kontothanassis is a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at the University of Rochester, expected to complete his degree in 1995. His research interests include operating systems and runtime environments and their interaction with computer architecture. His thesis research is exploring the design space of shared memory architectures with an emphasis on flexible coherence mechanisms. He is currently involved along with professor Scott in the design and implementation of Cashmere an efficient shared memory multiprocessor built out of commodity parts. He is a member of the ACM and IEEE computer societies.
Michael Scott is an associate professor of computer science at the University of Rochester. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1985. His research focuses on systems software for parallel computing, with an emphasis on shared memory programming models. He is the designer of the Lynx programming language and a co-designer of the Psyche parallel operating system. He is currently involved in the design and implementation of Cashmere. He received an IBM Faculty Developmental Award in 1986.
Ricardo Bianchini is an assistant professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Rochester in 1995. His research interests include scalable computer architecture, coherence protocols, functional languages, and genetic algorithms. He is a meber of the ACM computer society. Professor Bianchini is currently involved in the design of a large scale multiprocessor in the context of the NCP II project.