Software Development Technical Manager
Eric Boyd is the Deputy Technical Officer for Internet2, supporting the Chief Technology Officer, Rick Summerhill. Eric is responsible for activities in the Architecture, Performance, and Application Outreach areas of R&D, including grants, architecture, design, development, testing, and outreach. In addition, he is co-project managing the DCN pilot program, serving as the DCN Working Group Liaison, coordinating Internet2's involvement with OGF and DICE, and being the Internet2 co-chair of the Joint Techs program committee (with Phil Demar of FermiLab). Eric is actively involved in driving international collaborations on DCN and perfSONAR, in promoting cyberinfrastructure, and in participation in the OGF and GLIF. He is a leader in the design and development of advanced architecture- and network-based performance analysis techniques and tools for both academic and commercial arenas.
Eric earned his doctorate at the University of Michigan, writing his thesis on the "Performance Evaluation and Improvement of High Performance Architectures and Applications." He served as an engineering principal in the Unix Groups of both Compaq/Digital and Hewlett-Packard writing advanced performance analysis tools for enterprise-class servers. He led the research and development group at SolidSpeed Networks, creating such products as a content delivery network, a distributed peer-to-peer website performance measuring system, and a software-based global load balancer.