As the Director for Computing and Facilities for the NCCS, Jim Rogers is responsible for the execution of an effective strategy that supports multiple high performance computing, storage, and data analytics programs for US Government agencies including the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Defense (DoD). Responsibilities include the execution of competitive acquisition activities for high performance computing products; management of design-build facilities subcontracts; defining and implementing programmatic needs related to improvements in facilities, data centers, and infrastructure; and defining and implementing operational policies that improve resource metrics, reduce operational costs, and strategically benefit the NCCS, its customers, and users.
The NCCS provides full facility and operations support for multiple petaFLOP-scale systems including Titan, a 27PF Cray XK7. In 2017, the NCCS will begin delivery of their next significant supercomputer, a hybrid CPU/GPU system from IBM. Mr. Rogers is responsible for the acquisition and delivery of this system.
Jim Rogers earned a B.S. In Computer Engineering from the University of Alabama in 1987 and and has provided strategic-planning, technology-insertion, and integration support for multiple Federal and State customers including the DoD, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Air Force, and NASA for more than 25 years. He is active across many HPC communities, including the SC and SCinet Conference committees, the Cray User Group, the IBM SPXXL User Group and the Energy Efficient HPC Working Group.