The High Performance Computing Operations (HPC Ops) Group keeps the OLCF leadership supercomputing systems running. Members of the group monitor all systems 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and are responsible for administration, configuration management, and cybersecurity. The staff works with infrastructure systems, with Titan, scratch and archival storage, and with other OLCF supercomputers. The HPC Ops tests the systems when they are installed and upgraded, and use diagnostic tools to continually monitor them. They anticipate problems before they arise and identify components that are near failure. The group also ensures that all systems conform to ORNL cybersecurity policy.

Meet the High-Performance Computing Operations Team

Ryan Adamson

Senior HPC Security Engineer

Sharon Allen

Group Secretary

Jason Anderson

HPC Linux Systems Engineer / Task Lead

Kevin Bivens

HPC Cyber Security Administrator

Philip Curtis

HPC Linux/Storage System Administrator

Clay England

System Administrator

Matt Ezell

HPC Systems Administrator

Gregg Gawinski

HPC UNIX/Storage System Administrator

Noah Ginsburg

Systems Security Engineer

Matthew Gyurgyik

HPC Systems Administrator

Jesse Hanley

HPC Unix/Storage System Administrator

Jason Hill

Operations Project Manager

Jason Kincl

HPC Linux Systems Engineer

Scott Koch

HPC Systems Administrator

Dustin Leverman

HPC Systems Administrator

John Long

HPC Systems Administrator

Stefan Maerz

HPC Cyber Security Engineer

Don Maxwell

HPC Systems Administrator

Chris Muzyn

HPC Systems Administrator

Paul Newman

Network Engineer

Jeff Niles

HPC Storage Systems Engineer

Daniel Pelfrey

HPC Network Engineer

Rich Ray

HPC Systems Administrator

Jeremy Rogers

HPC Systems Administrator

Sergey Shpanskiy

HPC Systems Administrator

Lawrence Sorrillo

HPC Systems Linux Cluster Administrator

Benny Sparks

HPC Network Engineer

Cory Stargel

HPC Systems Linux Engineer

Kevin Thach

Group Leader, High-Performance Computing Operations

James Wynne III

HPC Linux Systems Engineer

Group R&D Activities

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