Ninghui Sun received the bachelor degree from Peking University, in 1989 and the master's and Ph.D. degrees from the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), Beijing, in 1992 and 1999, respectively. He is a professor at the Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), CAS. He is the architect and main designer of Dawning2000, Dawning3000, Dawning4000, and Dawning5000 high-performance computers. His major research interests include computer architecture, operating system, and parallel algorithm. He is a member of the IEEE.