Carla Osthoff is a researcher at National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC-Brazil), she received her B.S. in Electronics Engineering from PUC-RJ, a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from COPPE / UFRJ. She have been working in high performance computing since 1985 first as distributed parallel multiprocessor hardware developer than as a Computer Architecture Researcher. Currently works on High Performance Computing Research as a professor from National Laboratory of Scientific Computing Multidisciplinary Postgraduate Program and coordinates the National Center for High Performance Processing (CENAPAD) from LNCC. Currently topics of interest are; distributed systems, high performance computing, parallel processing, programming models and scientific computing.