Terry Jones


Hello and welcome to my home page at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); we're located in beautiful Eastern Tennessee next to the Smoky Mountains.

I’m a scientist who’s found a love of working on powerful computing systems, particularly the kind which use multiple computers to tackle massive problems by working in parallel. I started my career as a computer scientist worrying about time-critical realtime programming in the aerospace industry. In the 90’s, I moved into doing programming environments at a DOE national laboratory in California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where I worked with various domain scientists with specialties like physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Over time, I drifted into working on runtime systems and operating systems for large parallel computers. In 2008, I joined ORNL to work on system software for supercomputers. I’m probably most known for my technical contributions in middleware and system software, and lately I’ve been applying my knowledge on distributed clock synchronization into new areas like our nation’s power grid. While I’ve kept my hands in the technical aspects of the work, over time I’ve assumed roles where I conceive and pitch new ideas, form effective R&D teams, and manage projects with distributed teams, making sure our projects deliver milestones on time and on budget.

Areas of expertise: High performance parallel computing, operating systems, parallel middleware & runtime systems, distributed clock synchronization, parallel file systems, scheduling resources and coordination, performance analysis & optimization tools.

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