Jean-Thomas Acquaviva is a Research Engineer in the Emerging Tech Department of Data Direct Networks (France). Jean-Thomas has obtained his Ph.D. in 2000 from CEA, DAM (French Atomic Commission, Military Dept.) and University of Versailles (France). After spending 2 years at Intel Compiler group in Santa Clara, he joined the University of Versailles as a Research Engineer, and afterwards joined CEA (civilian department) still as a Research Engineer. Jean-Thomas was one of the founding members of the Exascale Research Centre, a joint lab between Intel, CEA and UVSQ, where he took the head of the performance group. He’s now actively participating to the development of DDN’s newly set Advanced Technology Center in France.