How Open Source Software Supports the Largest Computers on the Planet

Series: HPC Best Practices Webinars

This talk will provide an overview of the work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to re-vamp our open source project offerings, release processes, and engagements across the Department of Energy and the US government through efforts such as DOECode and Code.gov. We will also discuss ongoing work to make it easier for our staff to engage with open source communities, via both the creation of new projects and contributions to existing open source projects. We believe that these experiences and insights may be useful to a wide range of developers of high-performance scientific software.

Presenter

Presenter Bio

Ian Lee is a Computer Engineer working in the High Performance Computing (HPC) facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), which is home to some of the largest supercomputers on the planet. There, he has created a role performing cyber assessment, penetration testing, and purple teaming duties for the facility. Ian also has a strong background as a software developer, with a passion for the use and development of open source software and practices. His personal mission is to always ‘leave things better than you found them.’