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Galen M. Shipman

Scientist and Group Leader, Technology Integration
National Center for Computational Sciences
Climate Change Science Institute

Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Galen M. Shipman is the group leader for the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) Technology Integration group at ORNL. The Technology Integration group is responsible for researching and evaluating emerging technologies in areas such as networks, file systems, and archival storage and providing the system programming to integrate technologies and tools into the infrastructure as they are adopted. He is also a high-performance computing systems researcher for the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at ORNL.

 Shipman received both his BBA in finance and his MS in computer science from the University of New Mexico in 1998 and 2005, respectively. His research interests include parallel file systems, parallel I/O middleware, communication libraries, advanced technologies for high-performance computing, technology evaluation, and systems integration. In addition to his aforementioned positions at ORNL, Shipman also functions as the ORNL principal investigator for the “Scaling the Earth System Grid to Petascale Data” project, which seeks to improve access to and utility of datasets to support DOE’s contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment in 2010.

Prior to his tenure with ORNL, Shipman was technical staff member for the Advanced Computing Laboratory at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. He is slated to act as the co-chair of the storage challenge at the 2010 Supercomputing Conference (SC) in New Orleans. SC is an annual conference that brings together a diverse group of researchers, scientists, computing center staff members, information technology and data center management, application developers, computer manufacturing personnel, program managers, journalists and congressional staffers to discuss and evaluate scientific and engineering research, as well as technological development, innovation, and education.

Email: gshipman@ornl.gov

Phone: 865-576-2672


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