Dr. Ingmar MeijerProject Leader Hot-Water Cooling, Cooling Architect SuperMUC, IBM
Dr. Meijer received his Ph.D. degree in physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich in 1999. He joined the IBM Research Zurich in 1999 as a Research Staff Member. He was responsible for materials science aspects of the SiON optical waveguide technology. He then worked on exploratory research projects to develop novel non-volatile memory devices based on transition metal oxides. His present project concentrates on liquid cooling for energy efficiency in data centers. A hot-water cooled supercomputer, dubbed Aquasar, was built in 2010 to explore and pilot the innovative water-cooling system. Currently he is the lead cooling architect for the warm-water cooled 3 PFLOPS supercomputer SuperMUC that was installed at the Leibniz Rechenzentrum, Garching, Germany, in 2012. He holds more than 30 patents.