The LAM team is comprised of students and faculty
at Indiana University. We frequently
refer to some of the original authors of LAM (from its Ohio
Supercomputing Center days) as Llamas as well, since they still offer
us guidance and advice from the original design, etc.
The current LAM Team members are:
||Dr. Andrew Lumsdaine
Dr. Jeff Squyres
Prabhanjan "Anju" Kambadur
The LAM Team has been fortunate to have many talented members
in its 25 year history.
The following people are Alumni Llamas:
|University of Notre Dame:
|Ohio State University:
Where did the name "Llamas" come from?
"The Llama is a quadruped
which lives in big rivers like the Amazon.
It has two ears, a heart, a forehead,
and a beak for eating honey,
but it is provided with fins for swimming.
Llamas are larger than frogs.
Llamas are dangerous, so if you see one
where people are swimming, you shout,
'Look out, there are Llamas!'"
It was really late one night, and one of us came up with it (names
not mentioned to protect the guilty). It seemed really funny at the
time, since it includes the word "LAM", and is another furry
four-legged animal, like a lamb is. As an added bonus, as some LAM
users have also reminded us, the name "Llama" is very similar to
"lama", which is generally asociated with guru-ness.
The name just stuck, and became a convenient way to refer to the
collective members of the LAM team.
How do I contact the Llamas?
Please, please do not send any of us individual mail;
we much prefer that you
the contact information page. Thanks.