Living the Vision: A Profile of Kathy Yelick
April 8, 2008
The February / March 2008 issue of the European magazine Scientific Computing World features a profile of NERSC Division Director Kathy Yelick titled "Living the Vision."
"For some computer scientists the idea of running a high-performance computer centre is worse than going over to the dark side," the article begins. "... So when Professor Kathy Yelick, a highly respected computer scientist from UC Berkeley, agreed to take over as director of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, heads turned.... To move from the academic study of a field into actually building and running a service based on that research has got to be seen as a gutsy move. The phrase ‘living the vision’ springs to mind."
About NERSC and Berkeley Lab
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility that serves as the primary high-performance computing center for scientific research sponsored by the Office of Science. Located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the NERSC Center serves more than 7,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities researching a wide range of problems in combustion, climate modeling, fusion energy, materials science, physics, chemistry, computational biology, and other disciplines. Berkeley Lab is a DOE national laboratory located in Berkeley, California. It conducts unclassified scientific research and is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy. »Learn more about computing sciences at Berkeley Lab.