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November 2022 PSE Employee of the Month

Michael Sternberg is recognized as November 2022 PSE Employee of the Month

The Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Employees of the Month program recognizes individuals based on the excellence of their work and demonstration of Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.

November 2022 PSE Employee of the Month — Operations category

  • Michael Sternberg (NST) supports more than 100 users at CNM by administering the Carbon high performance computing cluster. Due to budget and operational considerations, Carbon consists of a mixture of computer nodes acquired over a decade, and is therefore challenging to maintain. Michael promptly and effectively addressed an unexpected failure of Carbon and brought the system back online within a short time, allowing dozens of users to continue their computations with minimal interruption. His dedication to the role and exacting precision demonstrates the Core Value of Teamwork.

Each month, the PSE Associate Laboratory Director and Division Directors review PSE Employees of the Month nominations and select recipients. All Argonne employees are eligible for nomination, including people within PSE and those who work with PSE. All PSE staff, postdocs and students are welcome to submit nominations.

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