Ron BrightwellDepartment Manager, Scalable System Software Department, Sandia National Laboratories
Ron Brightwell currently manages the Scalable System Software Department at Sandia National Laboratories. He joined Sandia in 1995 after receiving his BS in mathematics and his MS in computer science from Mississippi State University. While at Sandia, he has designed and developed software for lightweight compute node operating systems and high-performance networks on several large-scale massively parallel systems, including the Intel Paragon and TeraFLOPS, and the Cray T3 and XT series of machines. He has authored more than 75 peer-reviewed journal, conference, and workshop publications. His research interests include high-performance, scalable communication interfaces and protocols for system area networks, operating systems for massively parallel processing machines, and parallel program performance analysis libraries and tools. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and the ACM.