Center for Computing Research (CCR)

Center for Computing Research

Paul Lin

[photo not uploaded] Paul Lin
Scalable Computer Architecture
Phone: 505/284-3640
Fax: 505/284-5451

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


  • Numerical solution to PDEs
  • High performance computing (HPC): applications and algorithms, scaling and performance
  • Linear solvers, preconditioners, multigrid
  • Computational fluid dynamics





  • Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Barrett, Richard Frederick, Paul Crozier, Douglas W. Doerfler, Michael A. Heroux, Paul Lin, Heidi K. Thornquist, Timothy G. Trucano, Courtenay T. Vaughan, "Assessing the Role of Mini-Applications in Predicting Key Performance Characteristics of Scientific and Engineering Applications," Journal Article, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Accepted/Published September 2014.
  • Lin, Paul, Matthew Tyler Bettencourt, Stefan P. Domino, Travis C. Fisher, Mark Frederick Hoemmen, Jonathan J. Hu, Eric T. Phipps, Andrey Prokopenko, Sivasankaran Rajamanickam, Christopher Siefert, Stephen Ray Kennon, "Towards Extreme-Scale Simulations for Low Mach Fluids with Second-Generation Trilinos," Journal Article, Parallel Processing Letters, Vol. 24, No. 04, Accepted/Published December 2014.
  • Barrett, Richard F., Dougles W. Doerfler, Sudip S. Dosanjh, Simon D. Hammond, Karl S. Hemmert, Michael A. Heroux, Paul T. Lin, Kevin T. Pedretti, Arun F. Rodrigues, Timothy G. Trucano, Justin P. Lutjiens, "Exascale Design Space Exploration and Co-design," Journal Article, Future Generation Computer Systems, Accepted/Published August 2013.
  • Lin, Paul T, "Improving multigrid performance for unstructured mesh drift-diffusion simulations on 147,000 cores," Journal Article, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 91, No. 9, pp. 971–989, Accepted/Published August 2012.
  • Rajan, Mahesh, Courtenay T Vaughan, Douglas W Doerfler, Richard F Barrett, Paul T Lin, Kevin T Pedretti, K Scott Hemmert, "Application-Driven Analysis of Two Generations of Capability Computing Platforms: The Transition to Multicore Processors," Journal Article, Concurreny and Computation: Practice and Experience , Accepted/Published February 2012.
  • Shadid, John N, Ray S Tuminaro, Karen D Devine, Gary L Hennigan, Paul T Lin, "Performance of fully coupled domain decomposition preconditioners for finite element transport/reaction simulations," Journal Article, Journal of Computational Physics, 205, pp 24 - 47, Accepted/Published May 2005.

Awards & Recognition

  • Heroux, Michael A., Richard Frederick Barrett, James Michael Willenbring, Daniel W Barnette, David Beckingsale, James F Belak, Mike Boulton, Paul Crozier, Douglas W. Doerfler, Harold C. Edwards, Wayne Gaudin, Timothy C Germann, Simon David Hammond, Andy Herdman, Stephen Jarvis, Paul Lin, Justin Luitjens, Andrew Mallinson, Simon McIntosh-Smith, Susan M Mniszewski, Jamaludin Mohd-Yusof, David F Richards, Christopher Sewell, Sriram Swaminarayan, Heidi K. Thornquist, Christian Robert Trott, Courtenay T. Vaughan, Alan B. Williams, Award, R&D 100 Award, R&D Magazine, Mantevo Suite 1.0, August 29, 2013.
  • Barrett, Richard F., Michael A. Heroux, Paul T. Lin, Courtenay T. Vaughan, Alan B. Williams, Best Paper/Poster, Best Poster, IEEE/ACM International Conference on High-Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC'11) Conference, November 15, 2011.