Michael J Brim

Tools Developer - Research Associate

Dr. Brim is a Research Associate in the Computer Science Research group in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division. He has 15 years of research experience in tools for HPC systems, including commodity cluster administration, dynamic instrumentation and analysis of Linux kernels, scalable tool communication infrastructures based on overlay networks, and novel methods for coordinated operations on groups of distributed files and processes. During his graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he spent over five years as the primary developer and maintainer of the MRNet tree-based overlay network software. At ORNL, he is task lead for debugging and performance tools on the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) project to acquire Summit, the next flagship capability computing system. Recently, he has been researching tools and methods for performance analysis of the production center-wide shared Lustre file systems at OLCF, and is co-leading a DoD sponsored project focused on improving Lustre support for non-scientific workloads such as large-scale data analytics. He earned his B.S. degree in Computer Science from Ohio Northern University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


ORNL Significant Event Award (SEA) for contribution to "Summit Supercomputer Acquisition Project", April 2015


Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF)