Stephen L. Scott

Dr. Stephen L. Scott is a Senior Research Scientist and team leader of the System Software Research Team in the Computer Science Group of the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN, USA. Dr. Scott’s research interest is in experimental systems with a focus on high performance distributed, heterogeneous, and parallel computing. He is a founding member of the Open Cluster Group (OCG) and Open Source Cluster Application Resources (OSCAR). Within this organization, he has served as the OCG steering committee chair, as the OSCAR release manager, and as working group chair. Dr. Scott is the project lead principal investigator for the Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (RAS) for Petascale High-End Computing research team. This multi-institution research effort, funded by the Department of Energy – Office of Science, concentrates on adaptive, reliable, and efficient operating and runtime system solutions for ultra-scale scientific high-end computing (HEC) as part of the Forum to Address Scalable Technology for Runtime and Operating Systems (FAST-OS). Dr. Scott is also principal investigator of a project investigating techniques in virtualized system environments for petascale computing and is Co-PI of a related storage effort, funded by the National Science Foundation, which is investigating the advantages of storage virtualization in petascale computing environments. Dr. Scott serves on a number of scientific advisory boards and is presently serving as the chair of the international Scientific Advisory Committee for the European Commission’s XtreemOS project.

Stephen has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in the areas of parallel, cluster and distributed computing and holds both the Ph.D. and M.S. in computer science. He is also a member of ACM, IEEE Computer, and IEEE Task Force on Cluster Computing.