Background

Michael Brim is a member of the R&D Staff in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Michael has over 15 years of research experience in tools, middleware, and systems software for HPC systems. His research has spanned many domains, including commodity cluster administration, dynamic instrumentation and analysis of Linux kernels, scalable communication and data processing middleware based on overlay networks, coordinated operations on groups of distributed files and processes, and advanced monitoring and data management in multi-tier storage systems.

During his graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he spent over five years as the primary developer and maintainer of the MRNet tree-based overlay network software. At ORNL, Michael also provides user and technical support and development for the production HPC systems at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), where he is task lead for debugging and performance tools on the project to acquire Summit, the next flagship capability system.

Education

2012
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Computer Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2003
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Computer Sciences
Master of Science (M.S.)
2000
Ohio Northern University
Computer Science
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

R&D Activities Contributions

Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR) - In preparation for next-generation supercomputer Summit, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) selected 13 partnership projects into its Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR)…

Awards

2015 — ORNL Significant Event Award for Summit Supercomputer Acquisition Project