Peter Beckman named director at Argonne facility

Peter Beckman has been named director of the Leadership Computing Facility at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory. The Leadership Computing Facility operates the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), which is home to the world's fastest computer for open science, the Blue Gene/P and is part of the US Department of Energy's (DOE) effort to provide leadership-class computing resources to the scientific community.

'Pete plays a strategic role by leading the ALCF and making the wealth of Argonne's resources in computation and computer science available to researchers addressing a wide array of scientific challenges from understanding Parkinson's disease, to modelling nuclear reactors or predicting climate change,' said Rick Stevens, Argonne's associate laboratory director for computing, environment, and life sciences.

Beckman also leads Argonne's exascale computing strategic initiative and has previously served as the ALCF's chief architect and project director. He has worked in systems software for parallel computing, operating systems and Grid computing for 20 years.

Twitter icon
Google icon icon
Digg icon
LinkedIn icon
Reddit icon
e-mail icon

Robert Roe explores the role of maintenance in ensuring HPC systems run at optimal performance


Robert Roe speaks with Dr Maria Girone, Chief Technology Officer at CERN openlab.


Dr Keren Bergman, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University discusses her keynote on the development of silicon photonics for HPC ahead of her keynote presentation at ISC High Performance 2018 


Sophia Ktori explores the use of informatics software in the first of two articles covering the use of laboratory informatics software in regulated industries


Robert Roe discusses the role of the Pistoia Alliance in creating the lab of the future with Pistoia’s Nick Lynch