Mike Vildibill

SDSC Senior Fellow

Senior Director,
Oracle Corporation

Gmail Email: mvildibill
Voice: 858-375-4386


Formerly the director of the High-End Computing program at UCSD's San Diego Supercomputer Center, Mike Vildibill is an affiliate of SDSC through the SDSC Senior Fellows program. While at SDSC, Vildibill was responsible for the HPC Production Systems, Archival Storage Systems, Security, Enterprise Networking, Network Research programs, Data Center Operations, Scientific Computing Services, and Scientific Applications groups. A snapshot of the Sun-based portion of SDSC's IT infrastructure at the time Mike left SDSC is here (pdf). Vildibill was also SDSC's TeraGrid Site Lead and principal investigator and founding director of the California Next Generation Internet Application Center (CalNGI) facility. A snapshot of the major infrastructure managed by SDSC and the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure at that time is here (pdf). Vildibill was Principal Investigator on federal agency projects including SDSC's Internet2 connection project funded by the NSF's Division of Advanced Networking Infrastructure and Research, and the Biological Databases project, funded by the NSF's Division of Biological Infrastructure.

Involvement in committees and advisory panels have included founding membership in the Sun Microsystems HPC Consortium, participation on the Department of Energy (DOE) Los Alamos ASCI 30 TeraOps RFP Development and Review Team, and a contributing member of the acclaimed DOE Tera-Scale Computing Valuation Committee.

Mike is a former member of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) Board of Directors, is a previous member of the State of California's Next Generation Internet Advisory Council, sits on the National University Institute for Community Research & Civic Entrepreneurship advisory board, and is a member of the San Diego State University (SDSU) School of Business Alumni Advisory Council.

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is located on the campus of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). SDSC administered the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI) program and is one of four sites comprising the initial TeraGrid project, both funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Vildibill joined Sun Microsystems in 2002 and, as part of a recent acquisition, is now with Oracle Corporation. Some recent accomplishments include the recruitment and management of a team responsible for the design, sale and early stage delivery of over 50,000 x86 processors (more than 2.5 petaFLOPS) of HPC servers at 25 locations spanning 11 countries, and over 15 petaBYTES of Lustre high performance storage, in addition to the raising of more than $100M in funding through industrial government R&D contracts. Still today, some of these superscale systems represent four of the top 15 largest high performance computing systems ever deployed in the world, according to Top500.org.

Mr. Vildibill has a B.S. degree in Computer Science / Mathematics from San Diego State University and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the same institution.
Here is a summary of the high performance computer (HPC) systems deployed at SDSC during my time there. And, some of my favorite bookmarks. (Last Update: 01/01/1999)