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James H. Laros III

Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. I have been involved in a wide range of projects, typically related to High Performance Computing (HPC), in the areas of Systems Management, Reliability Availability and Serviceability (RAS), Mass Storage (Hierarchical and Parallel), Light Weight Kernel development and HPC architectures. I am currently in involved in researching power issues as they pertain to HPC platforms and advanced architecuctures for next generation HPC platforms.

Publications

An evaluation of BitTorrent's performance in HPC environments - Matthew G. F. Dosanjh, Patrick G. Bridges, Suzanne M. Kelly, James H. Laros, III, and Courtenay T. Vaughan, ROSS '14 Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for Supercomputers, May 2014

Metrics for Evaluating Energy Savings Techniques for Resilient HPC Systems - Ryan E. Grant, Stephen L. Olivier, James H. Laros III, Ron Brightwell, Allen K. Porterfield, The Tenth Workshop on High Performance Power Aware Computing (HPPAC) in conjunction with the 28th International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), Phoenix Az, May 2014

A Power-Measurement Methodology for Large-Scale, High-Performance Computing - Thomas R. W. Scogland, Craig P. Steffen, Torsten Wilde, Florent Parent, Susan Coghlan, Natalie Bates, Wu-chun Feng, Erich Strohmaier, Proceedings of the 5th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering ICPE , New York NY

PowerInsight - A Commodity Power Measurement Capability - James H. Laros III, Phil Pokorny, David DeBonis, The Third International Workshop on Power Measurement and Profiling in conjunction with IEEE IGCC 2013, Arlington Va, June 2013

Using Miniapplications in a Mantevo Framework for Optimizing Sandia's SPARC CFD Code on Multi-Core, Many-Core, and GPU-Accelerated Compute Platforms - , Daniel W. Barnette, Richard F. Barrett, Simon D. Hammond, Jagan Jayaraj, James H. Laros, III, 51st AIAA ASM Conference, January 2013

Energy-Efficient High Performance Computing - Measurement and Tuning - James H. Laros III, Kevin T. Pedretti, Suzanne M. Kelly, Wei Shu, Kurt Ferreira, John Van Dyke, Courtenay T. Vaughan, Springer Publications, SpringerBriefs in Computer Science ISBN 978-1-4471-4491-5

Does Partial Replication Pay Off? - Jon Stearley, Kurt Ferreira, David Robinson, Dorian Arnold, Patrick Bridges, James Laros, Kevin Pedretti and Rolf Riesen, Fault Tolerance for HPC at Extreme Scale (FTXS), June 2012

Energy Based Performance Tuning for Large Scale High Performance Computing Systems - James H. Laros III, Kevin T. Pedretti, Suzanne M. Kelly, Wei Shu, Courtenay T. Vaughan, 20th High Performance Computing Symposium, Orlando Florida, March 2012 - BEST PAPER

Evaluating the Viability of Process Replication Reliability for Exascale Systems - Kurt Ferreira, Jon Stearley, James H. Laros III, Ron Oldfield, Kevin T. Pedretti, Ron Brightwell, Rolf Riesen, Patrick G. Bridges, Dorian Arnold, International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC), Seattle, Washington, November 2011.

The Impact of Injection Bandwidth Performance on Application Scalability - Kevin T. Pedretti, Ron Brightwell, Doug Doerfler, K. Scott Hemmert, James H. Laros III, EuroMPI, Santorini, Greece, September 2011

Shared Libraries on a Capability Class Computer – Suzanne M. Kelly, Ruth Klundt, James H. Laros III, Cray Users Group 2011

Topics on Measuring Real Power Usage on High Performance Computing Platforms - James H. Laros III, Kevin T. Pedretti, Suzanne M. Kelly, John P. Vandyke, Kurt B. Ferreira, Courtenay T. Vaughan, Mark Swan, IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, September 2009.

Investigating Real Power Use on Red Storm - James H. Laros III, Kevin T. Pedretti, Suzanne M. Kelly, John P. Vandyke, Courtenay T. Vaughan, Mark Swan, Cray Users Group 2009

Red Storm IO Performance AnalysisJames H. Laros III, Lee Ward, Ruth Klundt, Sue Kelly, James Tomkins, Brian Kellogg, IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing 2007

Red Storm Systems Management: Topics on Extending Current Capabilities – James H. Laros III, Cray Users Group 2006

A Minimal Linux Environment for High Performance Computing Systems (HPC) – James H. Laros III, Cynthia Segura, Nathan Dauchy, The 10th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, July 2006

A Software and Hardware Architecture for a Modular, Portable, Extensible Reliability Availability and Serviceability System – James H. Laros III, HPCRI: 2nd Workshop on High Performance Computing Reliability Issues, Feb 2006

Scalable system software: a component-based approach - B Bode and R Bradshaw and E DeBenedictus and N Desai and J Duell and G A Geist and P Hargrove and D Jackson and S Jackson and J Laros and C Lowe and E Lusk and W McLendon and J Mugler and T Naughton and J P Navarro and R Oldfield and N Pundit and S L Scott and M Showerman and C Steffen and K Walker - Journal of Physics: Conference Series Volume 16

The Cluster Integration Toolkit - An Extensible, Portable, Scalable Cluster Management Software Implementation - James H. Laros III, Lee Ward, Nathan W. Dauchy, James Vasak, Ruth Klundt, Glen Laguna, Marcus Epperson, Jon R. Stearley Proceedings of the 1st Cluster World Conference and Expo 23-26 June, 2003.

Implementing Scalable Disk-less Clusters Using the Network File System (NFS) - James H. Laros III and Lee H. Ward, Proceedings of the 4th Symposium of the Los Alamos Computer Science Institute:  LACSI 2003, 27-29, October 2003

An Extensible, Portable, Scalable, Cluster Management Software Architecture - James H. Laros III, Lee Ward, Nathan W. Dauchy, Ron Brightwell, Trammell Hudson, Ruth Klundt, Proceedings of the 2002 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, 23-26 Sept. 2002

Technical Reports and Other Publications

High Performance Computing - Power Application Programming Interface Specification- James H. Laros III, David Debonis, Ryan Grant, Suzanne M. Kelly, Michael Levenhagen, Stephen Olivier, Kevin Pedretti - Version 1.0 - SAND2014-17061

Power/Energy Use Cases for High Performance Computing - James H. Laros III, Suzanne M. Kelly, Steven Hammond, Ryan Elmore, Kristen Munch, SAND2013-10789 December 2013

Towards High Performance Computing Application Energy Efficiency - ASC/ASCR Exascale Conference, April 2012 - (Poster, Flyer)

Measuring and Tuning Energy Efficiency on Large Scale High Performance Computing Platforms - DRAFT - James H. Laros III

Redundant Computing for Exascale Systems - Rolf Riesen, Kurt Ferreira, Jon R. Stearley, Ron Oldfield, James H. Laros III, Kevin T. Pedretti, and Ron Brightwell - Technical report SAND2010- 8709, Sandia National Laboratories, December 2010

HPC Application Fault-Tolerance using Transparent Redundant Computing- Kurt Ferreir, Rolf Riesen, Ron A. Oldfield, Ron Brightwell, James H. Laros III, Kevin T. Pedretti, Poster SC10, November 2010

High-End Computing Resilience: Analysis of Issues Facing the HEC Community and Path-Forward for Research and Development - Nathan DeBardeleben, James H. Laros III, John T. Daly, Stephen. L. Scott, Christian Engelmann, and Bill. Harrod, White Paper 2009

Increasing Fault Resiliency in a Message-Passing Environment - Kurt Ferreira, Rolf Riesen, Ron Oldfield, Jon Stearley, James Laros, Kevin Pedretti, Ron Brightwell, and Todd Kordenbrock. Technical report SAND2009-6753, Sandia National Laboratories, October 2009

Investigating Methods of Supporting Dynamically Linked Executables on High Performance Computing Platforms - James H. Laros III, Suzanne M. Kelly, Michael J. Levenhagen, Kevin T. Pedretti - Techninical report SAND2009-5515, Sandia National Laboratories, September 2009

I am also involved with the mentoring program at Sandia Laboratories which is supported by the Computer Science Research Institute (CSRI). I am able to host student interns for guided summer research.

STUDENT PAPERS

A Peer-to-Peer Architecture for Supporting Dynamic Shared Libraries in Large-Scale Systems - Matthew G. F. Dosanjh , Patrick G. Bridges, Suzanne M. Kelly, and James H. Laros, III, P2S2 September 2012.

Performance Analysis of the SiCortex SC072 - Brian J. Martin, Andrew J. Leiker, James H. Laros III and Doug W. Doerfler, The 10th LCI International Conference on High-Performance Clustered Computing, March 9th-12th 2009, Awarded 1st Place, Best Student Paper.

AWARDS

  • Recipient of 2012 Presidents Volunteer Service Award
  • Best Paper 20th High Performance Computing Symposium 2012
  • Recipient of 2011 National Nuclear Security Administration Defense Programs Award of Excellence
  • Recipient of 2011 National Nuclear Security Administration Environmental Stewardship Award
  • Recipient of 2011 Sandia Meritorious Achievement Award, Cielo Acceptance Team
  • Recipient of 2010 National Nuclear Security Administration Defense Programs Award of Excellence
  • Recipient of 2010 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award, Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
  • Recipient of 2009 R&D 100 Award for Catamount N-Way Light Weight Kernel
  • Best Student Paper LCI International Conference 2009
  • Recipient of 2006 NOVA Award as a member of the Red Storm Design and Development Team
  • Recipient of 2006 Sandia Meritorious Achievement Award, Red Storm Design, Development and Deployment Team
  • Recipient of 1998 Sandia Meritorious Achievement Award, TeraFLOP Computer Installation Team

 

Keywords: Cluster Management, Systems Management, Cluster Integration Toolkit (CIT), Scalable IO, Reliability Availability and Serviceability (RAS), Parallel File-systems, Light Weight Kernel (LWK) Operating Systems, Power, Power efficiency, Power Analysis, High Performance Computing (HPC)

 

 

 

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Principal Member of Technical Staff
James H. Laros III
(jhlaros@sandia.gov)
(505)845-8532


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