Michael Papka, ALCF Director and Deputy Associate Laboratory Director

Michael Papka

ALCF Director and Deputy Associate Laboratory Director
- Computing, Environment and Life Sciences

Michael Papka is the division director of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) and the deputy associate laboratory director for Computing, Environment, and Life Sciences (CELS). Both his laboratory leadership roles and his research interests relate to high-performance computing in support of scientific discovery.

As director of the ALCF, Dr. Papka is responsible for a DOE national scientific user facility that houses one of the world’s fastest supercomputers and enables researchers to address some of the toughest challenges in science and engineering. In his role as deputy in the CELS directorate, which is a collection of divisions and institutes spanning Argonne and the University of Chicago, he supports programmatic efforts that either strongly contribute to or greatly benefit from high performance computing.

Dr. Papka is also a senior fellow of the University of Chicago/Argonne National Laboratory Computation Institute, where he conducts interdisciplinary studies involving multiscale simulation data, and investigates techniques for managing, processing, and analyzing data in the computational pipeline in order to find crucial information leading to scientific breakthroughs.

In addition to his duties at Argonne, Dr. Papka is an associate professor of computer science at Northern Illinois University.

Publications

  • Venkatram Vishwanath, Mark Hereld, Vitali Morozov, and Michael E. Papka, Topology-aware data movement and staging for I/O acceleration on Blue Gene/P supercomputing systems, International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, 2011.
  • Leopold Grinberg, Joseph A. Insley, Vitali Morozov, Michael E. Papka, George Em Karniadakis, Dmitry Fedosov, and Kaylan Kumaran, A new computational paradigm in multiscale simulations: Application to brain blood flow, International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, 2011.
  • Randolph Hudson, John Norris, Lynn B. Reid, Klaus Weide, George Jordan IV, and Michael E. Papka, Experiences using SMAASH to manage data-intensive simulations, Proceedings of the 20th international symposium on High performance distributed computing, 2011.
  • Venkatram Vishwanath, Mark Hereld, Kamil Iskra, Dries Kimpe, Vitali Morozov, and Michael E. Papka, Robert Ross, and Yoshii Kazutomo, Accelerating I/O forwarding in IBM Blue Gene/P systems, International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, 2010.
  • Mark Hereld, Michael E. Papka, and Thomas D. Uram, Collaboration as a second thought, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems, 2008.
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