Fabrizio Petrini is a senior researcher and manager of the High Performance Analytics Department of the IBM TJ Watson Research Laboratory. His research interests include various aspects of multi-core processors and supercomputers, including high-performance interconnection networks, network interfaces, fault tolerance, and data-intensive computing algorithms for mining large data sets. Before joining IBM TJ Watson, he was a laboratory fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a Member of the technical staff at Los Alamos National Laboratory, a research fellow at Oxford University in the UK and a postdoc at the University of California at Berkeley. Petrini received a Laurea Degree and a PhD in computer science from the University of Pisa, Italy. He served as associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Processing.