Dr. Stephen L. Scott is a research scientist
in the Network and Cluster Computing Group of the Computer Science and Mathematics
Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) - USA. He has received the Ph.D.
and M.S. in computer science from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio - USA. He
also received a B.A. from Thiel College, Greenville, PA - USA. At Oak Ridge National
Laboratory, Stephen's responsibilities include research and development efforts
in high performance scalable cluster computing as well as directing research staff
in this effort. Primary research interest is in experimental systems with a focus
on high performance, scalable, distributed, heterogeneous, and parallel computing.
He is also a contributor to the Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM) and Heterogeneous
Adaptable Reconfigurable NEtworked SystemS (HARNESS) research efforts at ORNL
(http://www.csm.ornl.gov/pvm and http://www.csm.ornl.gov/harness).
Stephen is a founding member as well as a steering committee member of The Open
Cluster Group (OCG) (http://www.OpenClusterGroup.org).
This organization is a consortium of research and industry that is dedicated to
making cluster computing practical for high performance computing. Stephen is
also a founding member and past working group chair of the OCG's primary working
group, Open Source Cluster Application Resources (OSCAR) (http://oscar.sourceforge.net).
This working group is dedicated to bringing current "best practices"
in cluster computing to all users via a self-installing cluster-on-a-CD suite.
He is also a member of ACM, IEEE Computer, and the IEEE Task Force on Cluster
Computing. Prior to attending graduate school, Stephen worked various industry
positions including one as principal with a business-to-business chemical database
startup company. Additional research information may be found at