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John Eblen

Research Associate specializing in software development

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Center for Molecular Biophysics
Building 2040

Oak Ridge , TN 37831-6309
Work: (865) 241-9111

Biography:

Education

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

PhD in computer science, 2010

Advisor: Dr. Michael Langston

Projects

GROMACS on Xeon Phi: improving performance on the latest HPC architectures

Eclipse PTP Synchronized Projects: Enabling Eclipse for HPC developers

Mission

Much of scientific research in the 21st century depends heavily on supercomputing. Thus, advances in HPC (high-performance computing) can lead directly to more scientific success stories. For example, improved performance of molecular simulation codes, like GROMACS, gives scientists the ability to simulate larger systems for longer time periods, leading to more insights. Performance is not the only criteria, though. Improvements to development tools lesson the time to create HPC software. Eclipse PTP, for example, gives HPC developers the ability to leverage the benefits of a modern IDE while developing codes that run on remote supercomputers.

My mission is to improve the HPC computing tools that scientists rely on for modern-day research. This includes improving performance to make the most of today's increasing computing power, to improved tools and interfaces for both developers and scientists (IDEs, programming languages, user interfaces, etc.)

Please feel free to contact me if you want to discuss ways of advancing sclentific computing. If you work on similar projects, perhaps we can compare notes!