Dr. James AngTechnical Manager, Scalable Computer Architectures Department, Sandia National Laboratories
Dr. James Ang is the Technical Manager of the Scalable Computer Architectures department at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His department supports the development of future supercomputer systems for leading edge high performance scientific and data analytic applications. Areas of active research include: HPC system architectures, System-on-Chip processor designs, advanced memory subsystems, interconnection networks, large-scale system resilience, power monitoring and control, application performance analysis, the development and use of HPC architectural system simulators, proxy applications and advanced architecture test beds for HPC co-design. Dr. Ang helped found two strategic Sandia collaborations in advanced computer architectures; the DOE/SC Computer Architecture Lab (CAL) for design space exploration, co-led by SNL and LBNL, and the NNSA/ASC Alliance for Computing at Extreme Scale (ACES), a partnership between SNL and LANL. Dr. Ang and his department lead the ACES Architecture Office that is responsible for the technical requirements for the Trinity ASC Advanced Technology System (ATS) platform, and architecture technology R&D projects that can impact Trinity’s replacement ATS platform in the 2020 timeframe. Dr. Ang serves as a Sandia point of contact for the U.S. DOE efforts to establish the exascale computing initiative. He also supported the NNSA/ASC program office through the development of the new ASC Computing Strategy and efforts to establish R&D collaborations between DOE and Micron Technology.
Dr. Ang received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1986. He also received a M.S in Mechanical Engineering from Berkeley in 1984, a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1982, and a B.A. in Physics from Grinnell College in 1981. Dr. Ang was a recipient of the NNSA's Defense Program Award of Excellence in 2011 for Sandia's Red Storm Supercomputer Operating System Team.