Raymond Bair is a recognized expert in high-performance computing applications and facilities. His R&D combines deep knowledge of computer architectures with development and application of computational methods for high end computers. His specialty is the electronic structure of reacting molecules.
Ray develops strategic computational science programs and capabilities, contributes to next-generation supercomputer architectures, and designs and manages computing facilities.
As project director for Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, Ray planned Argonne’s first national supercomputing facility. In 2008 he became head of strategic planning for the Computing Environment and Life Sciences Directorate, where he helps shape computational science and future facilities to meet the growing needs of the Laboratory’s research missions. Ray also manages the Laboratory Computing Resource Center that provides mid-range supercomputing for the Laboratory’s basic and applied programs.
Earlier in his career at BioDesign, he lead development of interactive molecular modeling software for the pharmaceutical, chemical and polymer industries. Later, at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, he was responsible for development of capabilities for the new Molecular Science Computing Facility, including deployment of the inaugural supercomputer for DOE’s Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory.