José E. Moreira is a Distinguished Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. He received a B.S. degree in Physics and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo in 1987, 1988 and 1990, respectively. He also received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1995. Since joining IBM, he has worked on a variety of high-performance computing projects. He was system software architect for the Blue Gene/L supercomputer and chief architect of the Commercial Scale Out project. He currently leads the IBM Research work on the architecture of Power processor. He is an author or coauthor of over 100 technical papers and 13 patents. Dr. Moreira is a member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and a Distinguished Scientist of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery).