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

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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


+1 865-241-4008

+1 865-241-4008



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Bio 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 (also see the Keeneland XSEDE Portal), 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 book, entitled "Contemporary High Performance Computing: From Petascale toward Exascale," surveys 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, several of his papers have won awards at major conferences: Best Paper Awards at the International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) and EuroPar, and Best Student Paper Finalist at SC14.

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