Background

Brian started in the TechInt group and eventually transitioned to the Advanced Data and Workflow group at NCCS, primarily working on post-processing data analysis and diagnostics for the ACME climate modeling project. He took a couple years off to work at Mellanox, where he was involved in applications porting of climate and weather codes, IO analysis and optimizations, and optimizations to the communications stack for Infiniband clusters.

Prior to joining ORNL, Brian was at IBM for nearly 10 years working on communication libraries and application porting for the BlueGene L, P, and Q supercomputers, eventually becoming the communications team lead. He received nearly 100 patents for work at IBM and was named as an IBM Master Inventor and served on multiple Invention Review Boards.

When not at work, he can frequently be found operating steam traction engines at tractor shows around the country or working on railroad equipment — including historic 1940s vintage passenger rail equipment for the local railroad museum and working on scale model railroading at home.

Education

2005
Iowa State University
Computer Engineering
Master of Science (M.S.)
2000
Iowa State University
Computer Engineering
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
2000
Iowa State University
Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

R&D Activities Contributions

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