Advanced Computing Branch Chief, NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division, in Silicon Valley

Guest Bio

William (Bill) Thigpen manages staff and activities delivering high-performance computing resources and services to engineers and researchers supporting NASA missions. Bill will discuss NASA’s High-End Computing Capability (HECC), its recent deployment of Electra, the agency’s first prototype modular supercomputing system, and plans for potential expansion of HECC's supercomputing resources using modular facilities.

Bill will join a panel about NASA in Silicon Valley's Role in the Journey to Mars discussing human factors simulations, entry systems, astrobiology, advanced computing and more.