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Center for Computing Research

Andrew J Younge

Andrew J Younge
Scalable System Software
Email: ajyoung@sandia.gov
Phone: 505/844-6244
Fax: 505/284-2518

Mailing address:
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800, MS 1319
Albuquerque, NM
87185-1320

Andrew J. Younge is a Computer Scientist in the Scalable System Software department at Sandia National Laboratories. His research interests include high performance computing, virtualization, distributed systems, and energy efficient computing. The focus of his research is on improving the usability and efficiency of system software for supercomputing systems.

Andrew currently serves as the Lead PI for the Supercontainers project under the DOE Exascale Computing Project and is a key contributor to the Astra, the world’s first supercomputer based on the Arm processor deployed under Sandia’s Vanguard program. Prior to joining Sandia, Andrew held visiting positions at the MITRE Corporation, the University of Southern California / Information Sciences Institute, and the  University of Maryland, College Park. He received his PhD in computer science from Indiana University in 2016 and his BS and MS in computer science from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2008 and 2010 respectively.

Education/Background

Ph.D - Computer Science, Indiana University, 2016

M.S. - Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2010

B.S. - Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2008

Projects

Selected Publications & Presentations

2020
  • Wang, Felix, Sam Green, Kevin Pedretti, Craig Michael Vineyard, Andrew J Younge, "Machines learning about Machines-ML for analysis and Control of HPC Infrastructure," Presentation, Conference on Data Analysis (CoDA) in Santa Fe, NM, USA, February 2020.
  • Younge, Andrew J, Anthony Michael Agelastos, Kevin Pedretti, "Container Utilization at DOE Compute Facilities," Conference Paper, ECP Annual Meeting in Houston, TX, USA, February 2020.
  • Younge, Andrew J, Shane Canon, Sameer Shende, "ECP Tutorial: Getting Started with Containers on HPC," Conference Paper, ECP Annual Meeting in Houston, TX, USA, February 2020.
2019
  • Beltre, Angel, Pankaj Saha, Madhusudhan Govindaraju, Andrew J Younge, Ryan Grant, "Enabling HPC workloads on Cloud Infrastructure using Kubernetes Container Orchestration Mechanisms," Conference Paper, CANOPIE-HPC Workshop at SC19., November 2019.
  • Hammond, Simon David, Clayton Hughes, Michael J. Levenhagen, Courtenay T. Vaughan, Andrew J Younge, Benjamin Schwaller, Michael J Aguilar, Kevin Pedretti, James H. Laros, "Evaluating the Marvell ThunderX2 Server Processor for HPC Workloads," Conference Paper, The 6th Special Session on High-Performance Computing Benchmarking and Optimization (HPBench 2019), July 2019.
  • Hammond, Simon David, Kevin Pedretti, James H. Laros, Andrew J Younge, Courtenay T. Vaughan, Paul Lin, Robert J. Hoekstra, "Vanguard Astra Application Update - Summer 2019," Presentation, NNSA/CEA Collaboration Meeting - Summer 2019, June 2019.
  • Pedretti, Kevin, James H. Laros, Simon David Hammond, Andrew J Younge, Paul Lin, Matthew Leon Curry, Courtenay T. Vaughan, "FY19 L2 Milestone #6810 Report: Astra Acceptance and Software Environment Development," SAND Report, September 2019.
  • Younge, Andrew J, Richard S. Canon, "A Case for Portability and Reproducibility of HPC Containers," Presentation, CANOPIE-HPC Workshop at SC19, November 2019.
  • Younge, Andrew J, Kevin Pedretti, James H. Laros, Simon David Hammond, "An Update on Astra: Experiences Running the first Petascale ARM Supercomputer," Presentation, Linaro Connect in San Diego, CA, USA, September 2019.
  • Younge, Andrew J, Reid Priedhorsky, "Containers in HPC: Best practices and pitfalls for users," Report, September 2019.
2018
  • Laros, James H., Kevin Pedretti, Simon David Hammond, Michael J. Aguilar, Matthew Leon Curry, Ryan Grant, Robert J. Hoekstra, Ruth Ann Klundt, Stephen T. Monk, Jeffry Brandon Ogden, Stephen Lecler Olivier, Randall Don Scott, Harry Lee Ward, Andrew J Younge, "FY18 L2 Milestone #8759 Report: Vanguard, Astra,and ATSE? an ARM-based Advanced Prototype System and Software Environment," SAND Report, August 2018.
  • Lofstead, Gerald Fredrick, Andrew J Younge, Joshua Baker, "Data Pallets: Containerizing Storage For Reproducibility and Traceability ," Journal Article, arXiv, Accepted/Published November 2018.
  • Pedretti, Kevin, Ryan E. Grant, James H. Laros, III, Michael Levenhagen, Stephen L. Olivier, Lee Ward, Andrew J. Younge, "A Comparison of Power Management Mechanisms: P-states vs. Node-Level Power Cap Control ," Workshop Paper, The 14th Workshop on High-Performance, Power-Aware Computing (HPPAC'18), May 2018.
  • Vineyard, Craig Michael, Sam Green, Kevin Pedretti, Andrew J Younge, Vitus J. Leung, "Reinforcement Learning is Needed for Extreme Heterogeneity in Supercomputing," White Paper, January 2018.
  • Younge, Andrew J, "Small scale to extreme: Methods for characterizing energy efficiency in supercomputing applications," Journal Article, Sustainable Computing (SUSCOM), Accepted/Published December 2018.
2017
  • Grant, Ryan, James H. Laros, Michael J. Levenhagen, Stephen Lecler Olivier, Kevin Pedretti, H. Lee Ward, Andrew J Younge, "FY17 CSSE L2 Milestone Report: Analyzing Power Usage Characteristics of Workloads Running on Trinity," SAND Report, September 2017.
  • Grant, Ryan E., James H. Laros, Michael J. Levenhagen, Stephen Lecler Olivier, Kevin Pedretti, H. Lee Ward, Andrew J Younge, "Evaluating Energy and Power Profiling Techniques for HPC Workloads," Conference Paper, International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference, October 2017.
  • Younge, Andrew J, Kevin Pedretti, Ryan E Grant, Ronald B. Brightwell, "A Tale of Two Systems: Using Containers to Deploy HPC Applications on Supercomputers and Clouds," Conference Paper, IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom), December 2017.
  • Younge, Andrew J, Kevin Pedretti, Ryan Grant, Brian Gaines, Ronald B. Brightwell, "Enabling Diverse Software Stacks on Supercomputers using High Performance Virtual Clusters," Conference Paper, IEEE Cluster 2017, September 2017.

Awards & Recognition

2019
  • Laros, James H., David J. Martinez, Jeffry Brandon Ogden, Matthew Leon Curry, Ryan Grant, Kevin Pedretti, Harry Lee Ward, Andrew J Younge, Simon David Hammond, Ruth Ann Klundt, Randall Don Scott, Employee Recognition Award, ERA Award - Astra Supercomputer Team, Sandia National Laboratories, The Astra Supercomputer Team procured the world’s largest high-performance computing system based on the Arm processor, working on a very aggressive schedule to obtain Sandia’s fastest computer, meeting several important programmatic and technical milestones., February 5, 2019.
2018
  • Laros, James H., Kevin Pedretti, Ryan Grant, Stephen Lecler Olivier, Michael J. Levenhagen, Harry Lee Ward, Andrew J Younge, Award, R&D 100 Award - Power API, R&D 100, November 16, 2018.
  • Laros, James H., Kevin Pedretti, Ryan Grant, Stephen Lecler Olivier, Michael J. Levenhagen, Harry Lee Ward, Andrew J Younge, Award, R&D 100 Special Recognition: Corporate Social Responsibility - Power API, R&D 100, November 16, 2018.
  • Younge, Andrew J, Other Internal Recognition, 2018 Up & Coming Innovator Award , Sandia National Laboratories, December 1, 2018.

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