John O’Neill is an application engineer in Intel’s Software and Solutions division (SSG) working on optimizing applications to take advantage of the latest Intel software and hardware innovations. Previously at Intel, John was a technical consultant on the Intel Compiler team, where he coordinated the first alpha & beta programs for the Intel Compilers for Linux, wrote many white papers and worked with numerous companies in digital content creation, financial services and enterprise/database industries to optimize their applications. Before joining Intel, John worked for the University of Minnesota conducting high energy physics research at Cornell University. John has published numerous articles in academic journals and books. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University at Albany, State University of New York.