Sandia National Laboratories
Computing Research Center
|| Michael A. Heroux worked at Cray Research from 1988 to 1998, the last
three years as part of Silicon Graphics. During his first five years he
developed mathematical libraries for sparse and dense systems of equations
on Cray systems. Following this, he worked in the application division,
focusing on solution methods for fluid dynamics, oil and gas and structural
applications, both for commercial applications such as FIDAP and FLUENT,
and for individual customer applications. During his final three years he
managed several groups of scientists focused on new application capabilities
in science and engineering, and parallel applications. During these years he
was also the applications representative on future architecture teams,
including the Cray T3E and SV2 systems.
Presently Dr. Heroux is a Senior Scientist at
Sandia National Laboratories, working on new algorithm development, and robust
parallel implementation of solver components for problems of interest to
Sandia and the broader scientific and engineering community. He leads
development of the Trilinos Project, an effort to provide state of the art
solution methods in a state of the art software framework. Trilinos is a
2004 R&D 100 award-winning product, freely available as Open Source and
actively developed by dozens of researchers.
In addition to Trilinos, Dr. Heroux works on the development of scalable
parallel scientific and engineering applications and maintains his interest
in the interaction of scientific/engineering applications and high performance
computer architectures. He leads the Mantevo project, which is focused on the
development of Open Source, portable mini-applications and mini-drivers for
scientific and engineering applications. Mantevo won a 2013 R&D 100 award.
Dr. Heroux is also the lead developer and architect of the HPCG benchmark,
as a complementary ranking with LINPACK for the TOP 500 computer systems.
Dr. Heroux's most recent interests are focused on improving scientific software
developer productivity and software sustainability. He leads the IDEAS project,
which is dedicated to engaging with scientific software teams to identify and
promote practices that improve productivity and sustainability.
Dr. Heroux is a telecommuter for
Sandia, maintaining an office at home in rural central Minnesota and at St.
John's University where he is Scientist in Residence in the Computer
Science Department. He is a member of the Society for Industrial and
Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and past chair of the SIAM Activity Group on
Supercomputing. He is a Distinguished Member of the Association for
Computing Machinery (ACM). He has been Editor-in-Chief for the ACM
Transactions on Mathematical Software (2011 - 2016), Subject Area Editor for the Journal
on Parallel and Distributed Computing (2012 - 2016) and Associate Editor for the SIAM
Journal on Scientific Computing (2010 - 2015). He is presently a member of the
ACM ad hoc committee on reproducibility. His efforts are particularly
focused on improving reproducibility in computational science, especially as part
of the Supercomputing conference series.