cs/root Seminar Series
Dr. Srinidhi Varadarajan
Chief Scientist & Co-Founder, Silverdraft Supercomputing
Friday, February 17, 2023
2150 Torgersen Hall
Reception to follow
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested using the QR code below.
About Srinidhi Varadarajan
Srinidhi has more than two decades of experience architecting and building virtualization platforms, advanced networks, high-performance computing environments, scalable file systems, and storage subsystems. His industry career includes being Founder and CTO of Cloudistics (acquired by Fungible), Founder and CTO of AppAssure (acquired by Dell), founder and CTO of Librato (acquired by SolarWinds), and the founder and chief architect of SilverDraft Supercomputing. He also served as VP and General Manager of the Data Protection business at Dell after the acquisition of AppAssure. Previously, Srinidhi was an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Center for High-End Computing Systems at Virginia Tech.
Srinidhi is the architect of System X supercomputer at Virginia Tech (built-in collaboration with Apple) - ranked # 3 in the world in 2003. He received the NSF Career Award for Internet-scale network modeling and was honored by MIT Technology Review as one of the top 100 (TR100) young innovators transforming technology. He was also named by HPCWire as one of the top researchers in the field of supercomputing. Srinidhi received his Doctorate in Computer Science from Stony Brook, specializing in computer networks.
cs/root is an entrepreneurial hub led by the Virginia Tech Department of Computer Science. Funded by a GO Virginia grant, this multistakeholder initiative provides a platform for computer science focused entrepreneurship at Virginia Tech that extends to the Roanoke and New River Valleys. cs/root offers entrepreneurs in the computer science field the opportunity to learn about the steps for starting a company, gain experience developing their own ideas, and be inspired by the careers of the department’s alumni entrepreneurs.