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Staff Profile: Anup Gokarn

Anup Gokarn: FLOW-3D/MP Developer
Anup, this July 4th, near the Golden
Gate bridge. Captured with his
Canon > EOS 400D digital SLR.

Title: Developer

Education: BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Mumbai(2000); MS, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University (2002); Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University (2007)

How long have you worked at Flow Science?

Since March 2007

Why do you like working at Flow Science?

Great team, good ideas, challenging work.

What is the most important thing you have learned from Flow Science customers?

I haven't had much interaction with customers, but coming from graduate school into industry there is one thing I've learned, accuracy is important and so is time – speed does matter!

What are you working on right now?

Since I joined Flow Science, Satya and I worked on FLOW-3D/MP V3.0, which we released on March 31, 2008. We also released a version for Windows Server 2003. Users can now choose the precision of results between single and double. We have also made a release for Infiniband network (fast interconnect) on Linux platforms.

What's in store for FLOW-3D/MP development?

We are looking at exciting and challenging work this year. Scaling and performance are issues as we go to large number of processors (>32). We are looking at improving memory scalingand automatic decomposition for load balancing to minimize inter-process wait time.

Who has had the greatest influence on you and why?

My parents, since I was with them the first 22 years of my life. My father was implicitly responsible for my inclination towards engineering. My parents have supported my decisions throughout my career.

What do you do in your spare time (when you’re not at Flow Science?)

Watch movies, play racket ball, take pictures with my recently acquired Canon digital SLR. I have also been traveling a lot in the last one year within the US.

What's your favorite city in the US and why?

Chicago. Being brought up in Bombay, I miss the tall structures and crowds that you don't see here in Santa Fe.

What are you reading right now?

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

How would you describe yourself?

Amiable and jovial.

What helps you get out of bed each morning?

Making a difference in this world. Oops, forgot this is not a Miss World pageant. I like my work here at Flow Science and the people I work with are absolutely amazing.