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JNEWS: Callanan, Jack [MC1966] attends a 50 year reunion



The ‘lucky ones’
Fifty years after Vietnam’s bloodiest battles, veterans gather for what could be a final reunion
Story by Michael E. Ruane Published on April 29, 2017

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Kathryn Barents got home from work that fall night in 1967 to find somber family members gathered in the living room, and her shaken father, Henry, waiting to speak with her.
She feared this was about her husband, Paul, a Marine Corps lieutenant in Vietnam. They had been married only a few months, and his class had just completed the Basic Officer Course in Quantico, Va., in August.

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At dusk on Jan. 28, 1968, Jack Callanan, call sign “Gold Lemon 1,” was studying a map and reporting over the radio that he and his men had just seized part of the enemy hamlet of Lam Xuan.

He had collected documents from dead enemy soldiers and crammed them into his pockets for intelligence purposes.

Suddenly his radioman yelled, “Grenade!”

Callanan never saw the North Vietnamese soldier who had popped out of a spider hole, and never saw the crude grenade he threw.

But he heard the “kerplunk” when it hit the ground between him and the radioman.

It exploded with a bang, flipped him on his back and drove hot shrapnel into his abdomen, pelvis and left side.

Callanan, 23, was a second lieutenant from the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx in New York City, and one of the five children of parents who had been born in Ireland.He was a math whiz, with an electrical engineering degree from Manhattan College. After leaving the Marines’ Basic School he had gone to the Army’s Fort Sill, Okla., for 12 weeks of artillery training.

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Callanan, Jack [MC????]

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Dear John,

                  I believe that Jack is a member of the Class of 1966.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Callanan, Jack [MC1966]

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JEMAIL: Tyniec, Jack (MC1966) reenrolls


Tyniec, Jack (MC1966) 

Congrats on your anniversary at JasperJottings! Thanks for keeping the flame alive. Wishing you well for many more years. Somehow I’ve fallen off the list. If you would be kind enough to re-enroll me at: {Privacy Invoked}. Thanks. Jack

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[JR: Thanks for the kind words and re-enrolled — no extra charge.]  

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JNEWS: Camp, William [MC1966] to Receive Seymour Cray Award



Home » Resources » Events » Sandia’s Bill Camp to Receive Seymour Cray Award
Sandia’s Bill Camp to Receive Seymour Cray Award
October 9, 2016 by staff

This week, IEEE announced that Dr. William Camp, Director Emeritus at Sandia National Laboratories, has been named the recipient of the 2016 IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award “for visionary leadership of the Red Storm project, and for decades of leadership of the HPC community.”

The Seymour Cray Computer Engineering award is one of the IEEE Computer Society’s highest awards, and is presented in recognition of innovative contributions to high-performance computing systems that best exemplify the creative spirit demonstrated by Seymour Cray. The award consists of a crystal memento, a certificate, and a $10,000 honorarium.

Dr. Camp has had a distinguished and prolific career of scientific and high performance leadership achievements in computational science and high performance computing spanning efforts as a user of computing, a leader of computational research, an advocate for computation as a major pillar of science and engineering, and for specific contributions to massively parallel computational methods and massively parallel hardware/software architectures.

A pinnacle achievement of Dr. Camp was his visionary leadership of the development of the Red Storm supercomputer. In 2000, Dr. Camp and his colleague, Jim Tomkins developed and patented the Red Storm architecture; and Dr. Camp led a partnership with Cray to build it. ASCI Red Storm became the Cray XT3 and the follow-on XT-series, which are arguably the most successful supercomputers to date.

In 2006, Dr. Camp joined Intel as Chief Supercomputing Architect and directed Intel’s Exascale R&D efforts. His team’s work led to detailed architectures and conceptual designs for Exascale. Bill also led Intel’s efforts to create joint Exascale labs with leading European computing centers. Bill received two Intel individual achievement awards recognizing those accomplishments.
Currently, Dr. Camp consults on computing technologies for post-Exascale computing.Seymour Cray Award
Seymour Cray Award

Dr. Camp spent most of his career at NNSA’s Sandia Labs, at Cray Research and at Intel. At Sandia, he founded DOE’s Massively Parallel Computing Research Lab (MPCRL). In its first 5 years the MPCRL won the inaugural Gordon Bell Prize, several other international awards, and 8 R&D100 Awards– all for pioneering highly scalable applications, algorithms, and methods as well as for developing scalable systems software and hardware. The MPCRL received over 30 patents for MPP technologies.

While on leave at Cray, Dr. Camp led scalable applications development for the T3D and T3E computer systems and served on the T3E core design team.

Dr. Camp returned to Sandia to direct NNSA’s newly formed Accelerated Strategic computing Initiative (ASCI) and to direct Sandia’s Computing Information, and Math R&D, as well as contributing to MPP design and development. His team stood up a series of first-ever computing capabilities: First 1000+ PE MPP, first MPP to lead Top 500 list (Paragon), first tera-scale computer (ASCI RED), and first tera-scale cluster-based supercomputing environment (CPlant).

A National Merit Scholar at Manhattan College in EE/NE, Dr. Camp received his PhD at Cornell for work in theoretical and computational physics.

Previous Seymour Cray Award recipients include Gordon Bell, Ken Batcher, John Cocke, Glen Culler, William J. Dally, Monty Denneau, Alan Gara, John L. Hennessy, Peter Kogge, Kenichi Miura, Steven L. Scott, Charles Seitz, Burton J. Smith, Marc Snir, Steven Wallach, Tadashi Watanabe, and Mateo Valero.
SC16The 2016 IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award will be presented at the SC16 Conference awards plenary session in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 15 November 2016. Dr. Camp will also have the opportunity to present a special invited talk at a 16 November 2016 technical session.

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Camp, William [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1966.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Camp, William [MC1966]

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JFACEBOOK: Tyniec, Jack [MC1966] reports from reunion



PICTURE 2016 06Jun 05 Tynac

Jack Tyniec added 4 new photos — with Paul Lieberman and James Dale.14 hrs · Went to my 50th reunion at Manhattan College today. Delighted to meet several old friends & their wives. Good to catch up & reminisce. Hard to believe it’s been so long. Great times!

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Tyniec, Jack [MC1966]

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JEMAIL: Rooney, John Peter (MC1966) remembers a summer section with Dr. Hashimoto


Rentario Hashimoto, Ph.D. It was Summer Session, 1963, and I was taking a make-up course in calculus.  As did so many others, I also signed up for the basic philosophy course.  I had to be on campus and I wanted to lighten the load in the Autumn of my Junior Year. The first class was packed with 60-70 students.  There were so many people that I had to work my way to be the back wall to get a standing place.  It was hot and sticky.

We waited.  No teacher. About 10 minutes after the scheduled starting time, a Christian Brother walked into the room.  He yelled, “Quite, quiet!”   Then he asked, “How many of you are engineering students”.  About 30-35 students raised their hands.  Then, in a witchy voice (replace the “w” with a “b”), he shouted, “Get out”.  We left.

It seemed that the Arts Department had not considered engineering students wishing to complete their philosophy requirements in the Summer.  Of course, this upset the Christian Brother who responded in so humble a fashion.  I went over to the cafeteria (Plato’s Cave) for coffee, since I had picked up that habit in four years in the U.S. Navy.  Before I had finished my coffee, an engineering student ran in and said, “Come on, we’ve got a teacher.”  Hashimoto.

Robert T. Weil, Dean of Engineering, had negotiated a teacher for his engineers.  We filled up a classroom; it was hot and sticky. Dr. Rentario Hashimoto introduced himself, told us to quiet down and that we had a lot of work to cover.   He announced the required text as “Nature, Knowledge And God”, by Brother Benignus, Manhattan College Press, 1947, and then Dr. Hashimoto said, “We will refer to it from time to time”.  I do not recall reading much out of that book.  Dr. Hashimoto covered so, so much in that short Summer Session and I recall that I really liked the course. It was one of the most memorable courses I took at Manhattan. I really liked Rentario Hashimoto.

Later, in the Fall of my Junior Year, my girlfriend and I were in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  (Eileen C. Kennedy, BA Hunter College, 1963. She was my wife of 36 years: RIP 2001).  Dr. Hashimoto spotted us, and walked over to say hello.  He was very gracious, as I introduced Eileen to him.  He said, “Wait a minute.  Aren’t you an engineer? What are you doing here?” I looked over at Eileen, Dr. Hashimoto looked at me and then at her, and he smiled. I swear I saw a twinkle in his eye.  

John Peter Rooney BEE Manhattan 1965
(MSEE NJIT 1969)(MA History, Bridgewater State University 2000)

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[JR: Nothing like beautiful women to civilize injineers! Thanks for sharing. Sorry for your loss. I know the feeling. Dona Nobis Pacem. Did you have Doctor Zia for calc, hence the summer calc course? The gift that kept on giving D’s and F’s. “You injineer: Wrong sign, bridge fall down. Nooooo partial credit.” with a big toothy grin. — Doctor Zia Spring 1967]

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JUPDATE: Tyniec, Jack (MC1966) relos Saucon Valley, PA


Jack Tyniec (’66) and his wife Maureen, have relocated to Saucon Valley, PA, joining his son’s family (including 3 grandchildren). Staying in a temporary apartment in Bethlehem awaiting construction of our new home in a 55+ community nearby.

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Tyniec, Jack (MC1966)

[JR: Let the snow shoveling begin. And, rooting for the “wrong” teams!]  

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GOOGLE+: Camp, William James [MC1966] retired from Intel



William James Camp
Worked at Camp Consultants
Attended Manhattan College, Cornell University
Lives in NM

Bill Camp is retired director of Computing, Computation, Information and Mathematics at Sandia National Laboratories. After founding DOE’s Massively Parallel Computing Research Lab at Sandia, Bill joined Cray Research for two years where he directed Applications Technologies, the the T3D PATP program and was a core design team member of the T3E. He returned to Sandia to lead the computing, math and informatics research organizations, as well as being the founding director at Sandia for DOE’s ASCI program. He remains as Director Emeritus at Sandia. While at Sandia, Bill and his team stood up ASCI TFlops, the first terascale sueprcomputer; they then developed CPlant, the world’s first Linux-based cluster supercomputer, which was also the first terascale cluster. He and Jim Tomkins developed the Architecture for Red Storm, the basis for Cray Inc.’s XT-n series of massively parallel supercomputers. After his career at Sandia, Bill joined Intel Corporation as Chief Architect and CTO for High Performance Computing. At Intel, Bill led development of Intel’s Exascale Roadmap and developed architectures for ultra-low-power many-core, terascale processors. Bill retired from Intel in January 2011.


Manhattan College, Cornell University
Bachelors: Electrical and nuclear engineering, 1962 – 1966
Cornell University College of Engineering
PhD: Theoretical and Computaitonal Physics, 1966 – 1970

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Camp, William James [MC1966]

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