New to Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences Team
April 30, 2012
Matthew Cordery, Advanced Technologies Group
As the newest computer systems engineer in the Computational Research Division's Advanced Technologies Group, Matthew Cordery will be analyzing some key applications that comprise NERSC's workload on new and future high performance computing platforms.
Before coming to Berkeley Lab, Cordery worked in Cray's Strategic Applications Team, and the Performance Team, where he gained experience in performance analysis, optimization, porting and debugging and running codes on large multicore systems. He specialized in optimizing climate and weather applications, particularly the Community Earth System Model (CESM). After his stint at Cray, Cordery then went on to work in the Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS)'s user services group, where he helped train users in developing and running codes on HPC systems, as well as program on emerging technologies like GPGPUs.
Cordery was first exposed to HPC and scientific computing as a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). "I was working on an interdisciplinary problem in geophysics and the only way to solve it was using the vector-parallel system that we had available in our department at the time," says Cordery. "This gave me a lot of experience in designing and developing codes to run on HPC systems."
As an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, Cordery double majored in geophysical science and applied mathematics. He later received a doctorate degree in geophysics from MIT, and completed his postdoctoral work in Sweden at Uppsala University and the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University in Canberra.
Born in Redlands, Ca. and raised in Alaska, Cordery enjoys hiking, climbing, skiing, photography and motorcycling in his spare time.