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Matthew Cordery

Matthew Cordery Ph.D.
Computer Systems Engineer
Advanced Technologies Group
Phone: (510) 495-2766 (OSF)
Fax: (510) 486-4316 (OSF)
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road, Mail Stop 943-0262
Berkeley, CA 94720 US

Biographical Sketch

Matthew is a member of the Advanced Technologies Group. His educational background is in marine geology and geophysics and in applied mathematics.  His first exposure to parallel and high performance was in graduate school at MIT where he worked with advisor Jason Phipps Morgan to develop a physical and chemical model of partial melting and mantle convection at mid-ocean ridges. This brought him in contact with an Alliant FX-4, a departmental sized vector-parallel computer, which served as a stepping-stone to a variety of different architectures through the years including machines from Cray, Fujitsu, and IBM. A former employee of the Center for Applied Scientific Computing at LLNL, Cray Inc and the Swiss National Supercomptuing Centre, Matthew has extensive experience in parallel application development, as well as performance profiling and optimization, on both vector-parallel and MPP architectures. As part of the group at NERSC, he is involved in efforts to help design the next generation of supercomputers.


Journal Articles

Cordery, M.J., G. F. Davies, and I.H. Campbell, "Genesis of flood basalts from eclogite-bearing mantle plumes", 1997, doi: 10.1029/97JB00648

Cordery, M.J., J. Phipps Morgan, "Convection and melting at mid-ocean ridges", Journal of Geophysical Research, 1993, doi: 10.1029/97JB00648

Cordery, M.J. and J. Phipps Morgan, "Melting and mantle flow at a mid-cean spreading center", Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 1992, doi: 10.1016/0012-821X(92)90199-6

Von Herzen, R.P., M.J. Cordery, R.S. Detrick, and C. Fang, "Heat flow and the thermal origin of hotspot swells", Journal of Geophysical Research, 1989, doi: 10.1029/JB094iB10p13783

Conference Papers

M. J. Cordery, B. Austin, H. J. Wasserman, C. S. Daley, N. J. Wright, S. D. Hammond, D. Doerfler, "Analysis of Cray XC30 Performance using Trinity-NERSC-8 benchmarks and comparison with Cray XE6 and IBM BG/Q", SC'13, November 11, 2013,

Brian Austin, Matthew Cordery, Harvey Wasserman, Nicholas J. Wright, "Performance Measurements of the NERSC Cray Cascade System", 2013 Cray User Group Meeting, May 9, 2013,