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NERSC’s Katie Antypas Steps Into New Role at Exascale Computing Project

May 8, 2020

Written by Carol Pott

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has selected Katie Antypas, Division Deputy and Data Department Head at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), as its new Director for the Hardware & Integration (HI) Focus Area. Antypas is succeeding Terri Quinn, who will be returning to her position as associate program director for computing at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

“Katie’s experience and leadership style make her an ideal candidate to assume the responsibilities of leading the hardware and integration function of the ECP,” said Doug Kothe, ECP Director. “Katie’s name is well known throughout the high performance computing (HPC) community, and we are thrilled to have her take on such a critical function of leading this group and ensuring the project’s success in interfacing with the DOE HPC facilities.”

Through strong collaboration with DOE facilities, HI assists with efforts targeted at and supported on pre-exascale and exascale systems. In this role, Antypas will be leading application integration efforts, evaluating HPC hardware for exascale-class systems, and deploying software and hardware R&D products into HPC environments at DOE facilities.

"Katie’s extensive experience working with and deploying HPC systems will be an invaluable resource to the ECP project," said Jonathan Carter, Associate Lab Director for Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab.

HI fosters the acceleration of critical early hardware technologies for DOE exascale systems and supports the creation of a production exascale software environment, helping developers create these software capabilities efficiently and ensuring they have access to the computing systems and productivity tools they need.

“Hardware & Integration is the area of ECP that interacts most closely with the three Advanced Scientific Computing Research HPC facilities, and it is critical to the success of the project, ensuring that the software and applications developed by ECP are deployed on the exascale class platforms,” said Antypas. ”I look forward to the challenge!”

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, NERSC serves almost 10,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities researching a wide range of problems in climate, 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.