Employee Profile: Scott Imlay, Chief Technology Officer

Scott Imlay has a need for speed. As a competitive triathlete, he’s always trying to better his time from the previous race. And as Tecplot’s chief technology officer (CTO), he was the visionary behind SZL, the company’s proprietary technology that allows Tecplot 360 to render images nearly seven times faster than earlier versions of the software. This dramatic performance improvement is the result of faster data load & analysis times, […]

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Employee Profile: Dan DeLapp, Vice President of Software Development

Dan DeLapp feels like he has the perfect job in the perfect locale. Although that sounds a bit exaggerated, it’s actually an understatement, according to the life-long Seattle resident who became Tecplot’s head of software development about five years ago. “There is no other place I would rather work than Tecplot. It’s as simple as that,” said Dan, a graduate of the University of Puget Sound. “I’ve been in software […]

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Tecplot 2016 Plot-Contest Winners Announced

And the Winners Are . . . Many people like a little friendly competition, as evidenced by the millions of March Madness brackets filled-out at the start of the NCAA’s post-season basketball tournament each year. Those of us here at Tecplot are no different. As a result, we launched our 2016 Plot Contest in January, hoping to receive some stunning images generated by Tecplot software. Based on the submissions we […]

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Employee Profile: Raja Olimuthu, Business Development Representative

The saying “timing is everything” has special meaning to Raja Olimuthu. Back in 2009, Raja had the good fortune of working at another company’s trade show booth that just happened to be adjacent to Tecplot’s booth. During the “painfully slow” show, as Raja described it, he struck up a conversation with Tom Chan, who was working at the Tecplot booth. Raja learned that Tecplot was looking to add a sales […]

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Employee Profile: Alan Klug, Strategic Account Manager

Technical Knowledge and a Clear Vision Restoring vintage cars is not for the faint-of-heart. It takes technical knowledge coupled with a clear vision of the desired outcome, a dedicated budget, and a good dose of patience. It’s no surprise then that when Tecplot was seeking to fill the newly created role of Strategic Account Manager – a role that would blend advanced technical ability with the demeanor of a customer-focused […]

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The One Trillion Cell Challenge is Successfully Complete!

Trillion Cell Grand Challenge blog #8 was written by Dr. Scott Imlay, Chief Technical Officer. Craig Mackey, Senior Research Engineer, created the iso-surface. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that […]

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Employee Profile: Dave Taflin, Principal Software Development Engineer

Dave Taflin likes to dot his I’s and cross his T’s. He insists on lining his ducks up in a row. He believes there’s a place for everything and that everything has its place. Do you see a pattern here? Dave is a very organized guy, which is a good thing considering he’s Tecplot’s principal software development engineer, a position that requires organization, discipline and time-management. Organization and Time-management are […]

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Hopelink is Big Winner of Tecplot’s Community Service Initiative

Our company has a long tradition of community service and social responsibility. We seek to positively impact the communities in which we live and work. Led by Mike and Don, our management team actively encourages all employees to get involved either through participation or financial contribution. A guiding principle of our community service efforts is the belief that employees can have fun as a team while helping those in need. […]

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Q & A with Tecplot Co-Founder Don Roberts

To coincide with this month’s release of Tecplot RS 2015 Release 1, we thought it would be beneficial to our readers to discuss the new version with Tecplot co-founder Don Roberts. As many of you know, Don co-founded Tecplot Inc. (which was originally called Amtec Engineering) with Chairman Mike Peery in 1981. Both former Boeing engineers, Don and Mike have been at the helm of our privately held company since […]

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Serendipitous Side Effect of SZL Technology

Blog by Dr. Scott Imlay, Chief Technical Officer at Tecplot, Inc. “There’ll always be serendipity involved in discovery.” — Jeff Bezos In previous blogs, I’ve discussed the SZL (Subzone Load-on-Demand) technology we are using to visualize a trillion cells. In this blog, I’d like to discuss a serendipitous side effect of the SZL technology. It is fairly easy to compress finite-element node maps. It is not entirely serendipitous—we worked hard […]

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