Dr. Seetharami R. (Seelam) Seelam  Dr. Seetharami R. (Seelam) Seelam photo       

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Research Staff Member
P.O. Box 704, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  ACM  |  IEEE Member


 Recent News:


My "Research Contributions to Enable and Scale Docker on POWER, LinuxOne and Z" received an Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards (OTAA), March 2016.


Here is our presentation from DockerCon 2016 on "How to build lightning fast (aka GPU enabled) applications with Docker and OpenPOWER" that I presented with Indrajit Poddar.

Read my recent article on Docker at insane scale on IBM Power Systems

Going to InterConnect 2016? I will be presenting there in various sessions, look for my name in the schedule and talk to me about Cloud, Containers, Linux, POWER, and Z.

Read my blog here: http://sseelam.blogspot.com

Read the article about the work I have done with Prof Taufer at University of Delaware and her OS class students here.


I just presented Docker and POWER at the Linux on POWER in Greater China summit.

I was presenting at OpenPOWER summit  about Docker and Docker on POWER.

New: I am organizing the second workshop at IC2E conference on Container Technologies and Container Cloud. Please contact me if you would like to participate.

New: Build and use Docker on the IBM POWER Linux platform


Two presentations and a demo at the IBM InterConnect 2015 : 

Making the Docker Container a Foundation of Enterprise Cloud by Seetharami Seelam (IBM), Malgorzata Steinder (IBM), Canturk Isci (IBM); 4-5pm Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.

Riding the Docker Wave—Power Systems Included; Seetharami Seelam (IBM Research), Doug Davis (IBM)

Demo of Docker on POWER; how about 1000 contianers on a single POWER virtual machine?


Our accepted paper for the Industry Track of IC2E Conference [Presentation: IC2E2015].


We have proposal accepted for SC14 Emerging Technologies session. Our proposal is titled: "Can Containers enable the convergence of HPC, Big Data, and Cloud?". We will give our thoughts, please come by to share yours.

I am chairing the posters session at Cluster 2015. Please submit your posters. CFP will be out soon.


0. I am Co-Charing SC14 Panels. We have outstanding topics for discussion. Please come by and share your thoughts.

1. Invited talk at FIU on Polyglot Applications and Enterprise Cloud: Trends and Future Directions 2013

2. Will be at SC13 leading ACM Student Research Competition as Posters Deputy chair.

3. New: Co-chair for SC14 Panels. If you have suggestion for a good topic, let me know.

Dr. Seelam is a Research Staff Member in the Distributed Systems  group at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from University of Texas at El Paso in 2006. He subsequently joined IBM Research Center, where he works on next generation cloud (polyglot) middleware, container clouds, data centric computing, hybrid systems, workload optimized systems, parallel and distributed systems, operating systems, resource management and system performance evaluation for commercial and scientific workloads. He worked on IBM Blue Gene and DARPA High Productivity Computing System (HPCS) projects. Currently he leads a team of researchers to reinvent enterprise middleware for the new millennium by uniquely combining system, middleware and workload patterns.

He published more than 25 papers in international conferences and journals and received two best paper awards and an outstanding paper award from International Parallel and Distributed Symposium (IPDPS), International Symposium on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing (SBAC-PAD), and International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC), respectively. He has nine patents granted, more than 20 patents filed with USPTO and received four Plateau awards in recognition of his innovations to IBM. He received two innovation achievement awards for high value patent applications. He received two outstanding technical accomplishment award (OTAA) from IBM for his work on Java software stack optimization of various products on POWER platform and for his wok on the Operating System design for HPCS. His work resulted in more than a USD 100 Million impact on IBM's revenue.

He is the receipt of SPECtacular award for his service to SPEC Research Group. He is a steering committee member of SPEC Research Group and he is a member of IEEE and ACM since 2007. He is on organizing committees and TPC of various conferences including SC series. He received an IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award for significant contributions to the success of as the 14th IEEE Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC-2012) as program chair.