Bob Sorensen, Research Vice President in IDC's High Performance Computing group, is part of the HPC technical computing team, driving research and consulting efforts in the United States, European, and Asian-Pacific markets for technical servers, supercomputers, clouds, and high performance data analysis. Mr. Sorensen advises a diverse and international client base on the global HPC sector's status and prospects through strategic research projects, single and multinational government studies, international competitive research analysis, and technical trends analysis in HPC hardware, software, and infrastructure worldwide. His areas of expertise include analysis of HPC hardware, architectures, and interconnects, HPC benchmarking and performance analysis, and assessments of emerging and disruptive technology trends in the HPC and IT sector writ large.
Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Sorensen worked 33 years for the U.S. Federal Government. There he served as a Senior Science and Technology analyst covering global competitive and technical HPC and related advanced computing developments to support senior-level U.S. policy makers, including those in the White House, Department of Defense, and Treasury. Mr. Sorensen holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree in computer science from the George Washington University.