Raymond Bair, Ph.D.

Chief Computational Scientist for Applications,
Argonne National Laboratory

New Scales of Innovation

The need for more innovative and efficient designs often translates into requirements for higher resolution and more complex engineering models. Since design time is limited, high performance computing can be essential to completing more sophisticated models and simulations in less time. However stepping from the desktop or workgroup server to large HPC clusters, or from clusters to leadership class computers can be challenging. I will discuss Argonne's recent efforts working with companies to reach new modeling and simulation scales, and our work with the U.S. Council on Competitiveness on their new Midwest HPC Pilot Project, funded by the Economic Development Agency, which seeks to significantly lower the barriers to HPC adoption.


Dr. Raymond Bair is the Chief Computational Scientist for Computing, Environment and Life Sciences at Argonne National Laboratory and a Senior Fellow with the University of Chicago-Argonne Computation Institute. Bair heads strategic planning for the CELS directorate, and works with computational science and engineering efforts across Argonne and with its industry partners. In the past, as project director for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, he planned Argonne's first national supercomputing facility. Earlier at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, he was instrumental in establishing the Molecular Science Computing Facility. He also helped build BioDesign, Inc. (ISV), now part of Accelrys. Bair earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Caltech, with a focus on high performance quantum chemistry methods and their pplications.

Workshop Program
updated: 2011-10-19