Jeff Broughton is the Systems Department Head at NERSC, and has responsibility for acquiring, installing and operating all computational, networking and storage equipment for NERSC and the Joint Genome Institute. Current projects include NERSC-7 (Edison) installation, the Computational Research and Theory Facility (CRT) which will be NERSC's new home, and DesignForward. Jeff has 30 years of HPC and management experience, including positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Amdahl, Sun Microsystems Laboratories, and the startups, Key Research and PathScale. He has tackled projects in multiple disciplines as both an engineer and manager, including networking, computer-aided design, processor design, compilers, and operating systems. Jeff holds multiple patents. His inventions include optimistic concurrency protocols, distributed cache coherence protocols, domain partitioning mechanisms, and software methods for cycle-based logic simulation.