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Brandon Cook

Brandon
Brandon Cook Ph.D
HPC Consultant
Fax: (510) 486-6459
Application Performance
1 Cyclotron Rd
MS 59R4010A
Berkeley, CA 94720 US

Biographical Sketch

Brandon is a recent addition to the Application Performance team at NERSC. He is acting as NERSC liaison for several NESAP teams, aiding them in preparing for the new architecture of NERSC's upcoming system Cori. Brandon is also active in analyzing jobs and engaging users through consulting.

Brandon received his Ph.D. in physics from Vanderbilt University in 2012, where he studied ab initio methods for quantum transport in nanomaterials. Before joining NERSC he was a postdoc at Oak Ridge National Laboratory where he developed and applied electronic structure methods to problems in material science.

Journal Articles

Uma Tumuluri, Meijun Li, Brandon Cook, Bobby Sumpter, Sheng Dai, Zili Wu, "Surface Structure Dependence of SO2 Interaction with Ceria Nanocrystals with Well-defined Surface Facets", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2015,

Jia-An Yan, Mack A Dela Cruz, Brandon Cook, Kalman Varga, "Structural, electronic and vibrational properties of few-layer 2H-and 1T-TaSe2", Scientific Reports, 2015,

Brandon Cook, Arthur Russakoff, Kálmán Varga, "Coverage dependent work function of graphene on a Cu (111) substrate with intercalated alkali metals", Applied Physics Letters, 2015,

Brandon Cook, William R French, Kálmán Varga, "Electron transport properties of carbon nanotube–graphene contacts", Applied Physics Letters, 2012,

Christopher R Iacovella, William R French, Brandon Cook, Paul RC Kent, Peter T Cummings, "Role of polytetrahedral structures in the elongation and rupture of gold nanowires", ACS Nano, 2011,

Brandon Cook, Peter Dignard, Kálmán Varga, "Calculation of electron transport in multiterminal systems using complex absorbing potentials", Physical Review B, May 16, 2011,

Brandon Cook, John Eric Goff, "Parameter space for successful soccer kicks", European Journal of Physics, 2006,

Conference Papers

D Doerfler, B Austin, B Cook, J Deslippe, K Kandalla, P Mendygral, "Evaluating the Networking Characteristics of the Cray XC-40 Intel Knights Landing Based Cori Supercomputer at NERSC", Cray User Group (CUG) 2017, Redmond, WA, May 9, 2017,

T. Barnes, B. Cook, J. Deslippe, D. Doerfler, B. Friesen, Y.H. He, T. Kurth, T. Koskela, M. Lobet, T. Malas, L. Oliker, A. Ovsyannikov, A. Sarje, J.-L. Vay, H. Vincenti, S. Williams, P. Carrier, N. Wichmann, M. Wagner, P. Kent, C. Kerr, J. Dennis, "Evaluating and Optimizing the NERSC Workload on Knights Landing", PMBS 2016: 7th International Workshop on Performance Modeling, Benchmarking and Simulation of High Performance Computer Systems. Supercomputing Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, IEEE, November 13, 2016, LBNL LBNL-1006681, doi: 10.1109/PMBS.2016.010

Douglas Doerfler, Jack Deslippe, Samuel Williams, Leonid Oliker, Brandon Cook, Thorsten Kurth, Mathieu Lobet, Tareq M. Malas, Jean-Luc Vay, Henri Vincenti, "Applying the Roofline Performance Model to the Intel Xeon Phi Knights Landing Processor", ISC Workshops, 2016, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-46079-6_24

Brandon Cook, Pieter Maris, Meiyue Shao, Nathan Wichmann, Marcus Wagner, John O'Neill, Thanh Phung, Gaurav Bansal, "High Performance Optimizations for Nuclear Physics Code MFDn on KNL", ISC Workshops, October 6, 2016, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-46079-6_26

Alice Koniges, Brandon Cook, Jack Deslippe, Thorston Kurth, Hongzhang Shan, "MPI usage at NERSC: Present and Future", EuroMPI 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, September 26, 2016,

Zhaoyi Meng, Alice Koniges, Yun (Helen) He, Samuel Williams, Thorsten Kurth, Brandon Cook, Jack Deslippe, Andrea L. Bertozzi, "OpenMP Parallelization and Optimization of Graph-Based Machine Learning Algorithms", Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, 2016, 9903:17-31, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-45550-1_2

Presentation/Talks

Zhaoyi Meng, Alice Koniges, Yun (Helen) He, Samuel Williams, Thorsten Kurth, Brandon Cook, Jack Deslippe, Andrea L. Bertozzi, OpenMP Parallelization and Optimization of Graph-based Machine Learning Algorithms, IWOMP 2016, October 6, 2016,

Alice Koniges, Brandon Cook, Jack Deslippe, Thorston Kurth, Hongzhang Shan, MPI usage at NERSC: Present and Future, EuroMPI 2016, September 26, 2016,

Posters

Alice Koniges, Brandon Cook, Jack Deslippe, Thorston Kurth, Hongzhang Shan, "MPI usage at NERSC: Present and Future", EuroMPI 2016, September 26, 2016,