Jean-Thomas Acquaviva successively worked for Intel, the University of Versailles and the French Atomic Commission (CEA). He participated to the creation of their joint laboratory the Exascale Research Centre, where he led the Performance Evaluation Team. Today he’s actively contributing to the setting-up and development of the DataDirectNetwork Advanced Technology Centre in France, where he’s still busy on performance by working on the Infinite Memory Engine (IME) project. Jean-Thomas is the author of twenty publications mostly focused on performance optimization. He holds a PhD from the University of Versailles performed at CEA/DAM.