Mr. Larry Kaplan is a Distinguished Technologist at HPE who has been working on HPC systems for over 30 years. He is currently the Chief Software Architect for HPC and is working on the design and implementation of the software stack for the HPE Cray Supercomputer product line. Special focus areas for Mr. Kaplan include a more open and modular software ecosystem along with a new advanced network software stack, from drivers up through programming models. Larry played a significant role in the design of the XC, XE, XT, XMT, and MTA supercomputers, especially in the areas of runtime, operating and supervisory systems, and hardware/software interface. Mr. Kaplan has a Master’s degree in Computer Architecture from NYU and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science modified with Electrical Engineering from Dartmouth College. Mr. Kaplan holds over a dozen U.S. patents.