Jim Rymarczyk, an IBM Fellow, is the Chief Virtualization Technologist for IBM’s Systems and Technology Group. He leads the corresponding development community and co-leads the architecture board for IBM’s New Enterprise Data Center products. He also conducts frequent customer briefings on the expanding role virtualization will play in reducing IT complexity and cost.
Since joining IBM in 1968, Jim has played a key role in numerous IBM technologies, including serving as a principal designer of the S/390 PR/SM Logical Partitioning facility, leading the design of a precursor to the RS/6000 SP, and serving as a principal architect of the S/390 Parallel Sysplex. He also led the highly successful effort to bring mainframe virtualization technologies to IBM’s Power Systems™ family of servers.
Jim researches a broad range of future server technologies and designs, predicts IT technology trends and disruptions, leads product competitiveness studies, and drives changes to the system-level design of future IBM servers. He received a BSEE from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has served as Adjunct Professor of Computer Science with Union College. He is a member of the IEEE, the ACM, and the IBM Academy of Technology.