Chris Fuson is the Task Lead for the User Assistance team at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) located at Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL).

Chris is also the Program Manager for the National Climate-Computing Research Center (NCRC). The NCRC is a partnership between the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide high performance computing (HPC) services and climate modeling support. The NCRC team has delivered and supports several HPC systems and infrastructure that have allowed the advancement of models and improved understanding of climate variability.


Mississippi College
Computer Science
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


2019 — UT-Battelle Awards Night, “Mission Support”

2019 — UT-Battelle Significant Event Award, “Acceptance Testing of the Summit Supercomputer”

2015 — Cray User Group Best Paper Award, "Use of Continuous Integration Tools for Application Performance Monitoring"

2015 — UT-Battelle Significant Event Award, "Summit Supercomputer Acquisition Project"


2016 - Fuson C.F, Renaud W.A., and Wynne J.R (2016) "Improving User Notification on Frequently Changing HPC Environments", Cray User Group Conference, London, United Kingdom, May 2016.

2015 - Vergara Larrea V.G, Joubert W, and Fuson C.F (2015) "Use of Continuous Integration Tools for Application Performance Monitoring", Cray User Group Conference, Chicago, United States, April 2015.

2013 - Barker A., Fuson C.B., et al. (2013) “The Complexity of Arriving at Useful Reports to Aid in the Successful Operation of an HPC Center”, presented at Cray User Group Conference, Napa Valley, California, May 2013