Kevin Pedretti

Kevin Pedretti

Computer Engineering R&D
Scalable System Software Dept., Org. 1423
Sandia National Laboratories
Phone: 505-844-1399
Fax: 505-845-7442
Office: CSRI/112

P.O. Box 5800, MS 1319
Albuquerque, NM 87185-1319

Kevin Pedretti is a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. He has helped develop several large-scale parallel computers, including the Red Storm system that was later productized as the Cray XT line of supercomputers. Prior to joining Sandia in 2001, he studied engineering at the University of Iowa where he received a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering in 1999 and an M.S. in Computer Engineering in 2001. His current research interests include operating systems for massively parallel supercomputers, high-performance and scalable networking, power management, and hardware virtualization in the context of high performance computing.

Current Projects

  • Vanguard-Astra Arm-based Supercomputer
  • Advanced Tri-lab Software Environment (ATSE)
  • Kitten Lightweight Kernel
  • HPC Power API
  • Portals Network Programming Interface
  • Journal Articles

    Conference Papers

    Workshop Papers


    Technical Reports

    Other Papers



    Awards and Honors

    • 2018 - R&D100 Award Finalist - Power API
    • 2011 - Defense Programs Award for Excellence - Sandia Red Storm Supercomputer Operating System Team, Team Member
    • 2010 - NNSA Environmental Stewardship Award - Red Storm Energy Savings, Team Member
    • 2010 - FLC Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer - Red Storm Massively Parallel Processor Supercomputer Architecture, Team Member
    • 2010 - Sandia Employee Recognition Award - Kitten Operating System Virtualization Team, Team Representative
    • 2009 - R&D100 Award - Catamount N-Way Lightweight Kernel
    • 2006 - R&D100 Award - Compute Process Allocator (Fact Sheet)
    • 2006 - Lockheed Martin NOVA Award - Red Storm Supercomputer Design and Development Team
    • 2005 - Sandia Award for Excellence - For developing a C-based firmware for the Red Storm network interface
    • 2003 - Sandia Award for Excellence - For technical excellence in the design and development of the Red Storm node allocator