Jeffrey S. Vetter

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Group Leader
Future Technologies Group
Computer Science and Mathematics Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Joint Professor
School of Computational Science and Engineering

College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology

Mailing Address

One Bethel Valley Road
Bldg 5100, MS-6173
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6173

Klaus Advanced Computing Building
266 Ferst Drive, #1120C
Atlanta, GA 30332-0765


Bldg 5100, Room 232

Klaus 1120C


+1 865-356-1649

+1 865-356-1649



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Jeffrey S. Vetter, Ph.D., has a joint appointment between Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT). At ORNL, Vetter is a Distinguished R&D Staff Member, and the founding group leader of the Future Technologies Group in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division. At GT, Vetter is a Joint Professor in the Computational Science and Engineering School of the College of Computing, the Principal Investigator for the NSF Track 2D Experimental Computing XSEDE Facility, named Keeneland, for large scale heterogeneous computing using graphics processors, and the Director of the NVIDIA CUDA Center of Excellence.


Vetter earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He joined ORNL in 2003, after stints as a computer scientist and project leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The coherent thread through his research is developing rich architectures and software systems that solve important, real-world high performance computing problems. Currently, Vetter's research addresses problems in analyzing new architectures for HPC using measurement, modeling, and simulation. In particular, he has been investigating the effectiveness of next-generation architectures, such as graphics processors, massively multithreaded processors, non-volatile memory systems, heterogeneous multicore processors, and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), for key applications. His recent books, entitled "Contemporary High Performance Computing: From Petascale toward Exascale (Vols. 1 and 2)," survey the international landscape of HPC.


Vetter is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Distinguished Scientist Member of the ACM. Vetter, as part of an interdisciplinary team from Georgia Tech, NYU, and ORNL, was awarded the Gordon Bell Prize in 2010. Also, his work has won awards at major conferences: Best Paper Awards at the International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) and EuroPar, Best Student Paper Finalist at SC14, and Best Presentation at EASC 2015.

Recent Publications and Presentations

Research Projects and Software

Recent Professional Activities

          2016 ACM Gordon Bell Prize, Chair

          PMMA16 (2nd International Workshop on Performance Modeling: Methods and Applications)

          ACM ICS 2016

          ISC 2016

          SC Steering Committee

          SC15, Technical Program Chair (SC15 Breaks Exhibits and Attendance Records While in Austin)

          ASPLOS 2015

          CCGrid 2015

          SC14, Technical Program Deputy Chair

          DOE ASCAC Workforce Subcommittee

          ICS 2014

          MTAAP 2014

          PPOPP 2014

          SC13: Panels, Gordon Bell

          HiPC 2013

          MSPC 2013



          SC12, Tech Papers Co-chair

          InPar 2012

          ICS 2012

          ISC, Tutorials

          PPOPP 2012

          SciDAC 2011, Organizing Committee

          SC11, Tutorials

          First International Workshop on Characterizing Applications for Heterogeneous Exascale Systems

          ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Memory Systems Performance and Correctness (MSPC), General Chair

          ACM Workshop on Emerging Applications and Many-Core Architectures (EAMA), Organizing Committee

          ACM Workshop on General Purpose Processing on Graphics Processing Units

          MTAAP 2011, Co-chair

          SC 2010: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, and Storage, Tech Papers

          IPDPS 2010, Vice chair for applications

          MTAAP 2010, Co-chair

          Cross-cutting Technologies for Computing at the Exascale Workshop, Programming Models Theme Leader

          International Exascale Software Project

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