High Performance Computing at Los Alamos Laboratories with Guest Speaker Dr. Gary Grider

Los Alamos has helped the nation invent and manage the nuclear arsenal for eight decades. Computing at extreme scales has always been a primary tool for keeping the world safe. That same extreme computing is used for lots of other scientific pursuits like climate, national infrastructure, and even brain studies. This talk will provide an overview of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and in particular High Performance Computing at LANL and how the world’s largest computers are built, maintained, and how they contribute to the science of the nation.


Dr. Gary Grider is currently the Deputy Division Leader of the High Performance Computing (HPC) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he is responsible for managing the personnel and processes required to stand up and operate major supercomputing systems, networks, and storage systems for the Laboratory for both the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration Advanced Simulation and Computing program and LANL institutional HPC environments.