About Us

Minimal Metrics was founded by Philip Mucci in 2012, with members of his previous company Samara Technology Group, which he founded in 2008. Samara Technology Group consisted of a number of Philip’s colleagues from SiCortex, makers of a low-power, high-density, massively-parallel, family of supercomputers. Philip served in a variety of development, engineering and customer engagement roles at SiCortex. He is known as the founder of PAPI, a library that provides details on the innermost workings of microprocessors (and many other components.) Philip has a masters in computer science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (under Dr. Jack Dongarra at the Innovative Computing Laboratory) and received his bachelors degree from the Johns Hopkins University. He is originally from Stow, Massachusetts and splits his time between Navarre, Florida and Kalmar, Sweden.

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Philip Mucci
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Dr. Anthony M. Castaldo has been working with Minimal Metrics since its inception in 2012. Dr. Castaldo is an expert in statistical methods and computational linear algebra. He also currently serves as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

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Tony Castaldo
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Tushar Mohan has a formal background in computer science rooted in the field of supercomputing and simulation science. He has held performance engineering positions at IBM, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, SiCortex and co-founded Samara with Philip. Tushar has a masters degree from the University of Utah and a bachelors degree from the prestigious IIT in New Delhi. Tushar is originally from New Delhi, India.

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Tushar Mohan
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Collaborators, Partners and Friends (Past and Present)

Rahul Saxena has a fundamental understanding of how computing platforms are engineered to achieve commercialization goals and business outcomes. His work has been commercialized on multiple generations of Qualcomm SoCs between 2007 and 2015. Rahul’s graduate level research work was in the areas of back-end compiler optimizations for dynamic systems, software performance and computer architecture.

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Rahul Saxena
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