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William (Bill) Arndt Ph.D.
Computer Systems Engineer
HPC support and optimization of Bioinformatics applications
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William Arndt is a Computer Systems Engineer at NERSC. His focus is the targeted optimization of bioinformatics applications for use on HPC resources supported by NERSC. He is funded by the Joint Genome Institute and focuses on improving software heavily used by JGI researchers.

Before coming to NERSC, Bill worked as a developer for the HMMER web service, optimizing database infrastructure used to provide HMMER search results. He received his PhD from the University of South Carolina in 2011 where his research focused on algorithms which reveal the phylogenetic implications of genome rearrangement events.

Modifying HMMER3 to Run Efficiently on the Cori Supercomputer Using OpenMP Tasking, William Arndt, 2018 IEEE 32nd International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops, DOI: 10.1109/IPDPSW.2018.00048 

Extreme Scale De Novo Metagenome AssemblyEvangelos Georganas Rob Egan Steven Hofmeyr Eugene Goltsman Bill Arndt Andrew Tritt Aydin Buluc Leonid Oliker Katherine Yelick, 2018, International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (“Supercomputing”, SC’18)

Optimization of the Model for Prediction Across Scales: Ocean Core targeting Production Scale Use of Knights Landing Processor Architecture, William Arndt, Intel eXtreme Performance Users Group Fall 2018 Conference, September 25-28, 2018