James B. White III (Trey) is a performance engineer who strives to enable and accelerate breakthrough science on the advanced computers at the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS). Trey first joined the CCS in 1999, before it had an “N,” when prospects for the center were fading. He got to watch it recover and expand into the most-powerful supercomputing center in the world.

In 2010, Trey left for a series of adventures in high-performance computing, at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, DreamWorks Animation, and a biotech startup called Bionano. In 2019, he joined Cray to work on a big new supercomputer named “Frontier,” and five years later he rejoined NCCS to continue the journey at the frontier of supercomputing and beyond.

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)…