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.
When not at work, he can frequently be found at steam traction engine shows around the country or restoring historic 1940s vintage passenger rail equipment for the local railroad museum.