Buddy Bland

Jaguar - The World's Most Powerful Computer

Project Director, ORNL Leadership Computing Facility
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Jaguar is ORNL’s newest computer system with a peak performance of 1.6 petaflops.  This talk will describe Jaguar and some of the innovations that make it the most powerful computer in the world.

Arthur “Buddy” Bland is the Project Director of ORNL’s Leadership Computing Facility as well as the

Co-Project Director of the new University of Tennessee National Institute for Computational Sciences.  

He has worked at ORNL for 28 years in the high performance computing field where he has been responsible for the selection, installation, and operation of over 30 supercomputing systems, and has built two high-performance computing facilities.  Before joining ORNL, Mr. Bland spent 4 years in the U.S. Air Force managing supercomputers at the Air Force Weapons Laboratory.  He received his M.S. and B.S. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi.