Wayne Pfeiffer

Co-PI, new code integration and benchmarking of parallel codes on high performance clusters.

San Diego Supercomputer Center 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla, CA 92093-0505

San Diego Supercomputer Center / University of California, San Diego (1996-present)
•  Supercomputer Project Manager (2013-present). Oversee the operation and support of the Popeye supercomputer for the Simons Foundation. Previously performed the same role for the Gordon supercomputer.
•  Distinguished Scientist (2002-present). Doing research and development in bioinformatics. Analyzing DNA sequence data to study human longevity and to characterize bacteria that infect people and birds. Co-principal investigator on NSF and NIH grants to maintain and enhance the CIPRES science gateway, which is used by researchers around the world to infer phylogenetic trees using supercomputers. Improved parallel performance of RAxML, a widely used code for phylogenetic tree inference. Did research in supercomputer performance evaluation and modeling.  Led effort to acquire and evaluate the IBM Blue Gene supercomputer at SDSC.
•  Deputy Director for SDSC and its National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (1996-2002). Responsible for computing technology research within SDSC and computational resources across NPACI. Principal investigator on NSF grant and DARPA contract to acquire and evaluate the Tera MTA, a novel computer with multithreaded architecture. Co-led the Joint NSF-NASA Initiative on Evaluation of scalable parallel computers

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