Computing Sciences Deputy, Computational Research Division Deputy
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Jonathan Carter is the Computing Sciences Deputy at Berkeley Lab, and has held this position since 2010. Jonathan's research interests are in the evaluation of system architectures and algorithms for high performance computing, and in computational chemistry and physics simulations. Recently he has been engaged in a project to look at computer architectures beyond the end of Moore's Law and has focused on techniques to perform simulations for computational chemistry using newly developed quantum computing testbeds. He brings a unique perspective to his work, formed from using computing resources as a domain scientist, from performing performance analysis of computer architectures, and from his experience in moving large-scale computational systems from idea to reality.
Jonathan joined Computing Sciences as part of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Division at the end of 1996, working with a broad range of scientists to optimize applications, transition projects from shared-memory vector computing systems to massively parallel computing systems, and provide in-depth consulting for materials scientists and chemists using NERSC resources. He became manager of the consulting group at NERSC at the end of 2005. During his time at NERSC, Jonathan lead or played a lead role in teams that procured and deployed three of the most powerful computing systems in the world.
Before coming to Berkeley Lab, he worked at the IBM Almaden Research Center with the Center for Computational Chemistry with a focus on developing fast, accurate and usable electronic structure models and software, and as a researcher of chemical problems of interest to IBM. During his postdoctoral work at the University of British Columbia, Canada, the group was one of the first to use Density Functional Theory to calculate electromagnetic properties of small molecules. Jonathan holds a Ph.D. and B.S in Chemistry from the University of Sheffield, UK.
Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences is a 300 person $180M a year research, development and deployment organization with a mission to advance computational science throughout the Department of Energy's Office of Science research programs. The Computing Sciences organization researches, develops, and deploys new tools and technologies to meet these needs and to advance research in such areas as global climate change, new energy sources, increased energy efficiency, new materials, biology and astrophysics