Professional Info

Education

  • PhD Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2009
  • MS Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2006
  • BS Computer Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2003

Professional Experience

  • (4/17 - now) - Principal Architect, IME, DDN Storage, Columbia, MD
  • (4/12 - 4/17) - Senior Software Engineer, Advanced Programs, DDN Storage (DataDirect Networks), Columbia, MD
  • (6/09 - 4/12) - Postdoctoral Appointee - Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne, IL
  • (1/10 - 4/12) - Research Staff / Joint Appointment - Computation Institute, University of Chicago. Chicago, IL
  • (5/08 - 8/08) - Research Aide - Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne, IL
  • (1/08 - 6/09) - Student Assistant - Computer and Information Systems Laboratory (Computer Science Section), National Center for Atmospheric Research. Boulder, CO
  • (5/07 - 8/07) - Givens Associate - Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne, IL
  • (8/04 - 6/09) - Research Assistant - Computational Science Center, University of Colorado at Boulder. Boulder, CO
  • (5/04 - 5/07) - Student Visitor - Scientific Computing Division (Computational Science Section), National Center for Atmospheric Research. Boulder, CO
  • (5/03 - 8/03) - Application Developer - QSS Group Inc., United States Coast Guard Operations Systems Center. Kearneysville, WV
  • (5/02 - 8/02) - Application Developer - QSS Group Inc., United States Coast Guard Operations Systems Center. Kearneysville, WV

Research Interests

  • High-performance computing
  • Parallel computing
  • Networks and storage for high-performance computing
  • Grid computing
  • Urgent computing
  • Meta-scheduling, co-scheduling, and resource provisioning in high-performance and Grid computing environments
  • Service-oriented architectures
  • Distributed systems analysis and design
  • Computer system performance analysis and prediction

Current Work

Past Work

Publications

  1. T. Ilsche, J. Schuchart, J. Cope, D. Kimpe, T. Jones, A. Knüpfer, K. Iskra, W. Nagel, S. Poole, and R. Ross, Optimizing I/O Forwarding Techniques for Extreme Scale Event Tracing, Cluster Computing, 2013.
  2. C. Sigovan, C. Muelder, K. Ma, J. Cope, K. Iskra, and R. Ross, A Visual Network Analysis Method for Large Scale Parallel I/O SystemsProceedings of the 27th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2013), May 2013.
  3. D. Kimpe and J. Cope, 2nd Special Session on Improving MPI User And Developer Interaction (IMUDI 2012), Proceedings of The 19th EuroMPI Conference (EuroMPI 2012), September, 2012.
  4. T. Ilsche, J. Schuchart, J. Cope, D. Kimpe, T. Jones, A. Knüpfer, K. Iskra, W. Nagel, S. Poole, and R. Ross, Enabling Event Tracing at Leadership-Class Scale through I/O Forwarding Middleware, 21st International ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC), 2012.
  5. N. Liu, J. Cope, P. Carns, C. Carothers, R. Ross, G. Grider, A. Crume, and C. Maltzahn, On the Role of Burst Buffers in Leadership-Class Storage Systems, Proceedings of the 28th IEEE Conference on Massive Data Storage (MSST), 2012.
  6. N. Liu, C. Carothers, J. Cope, P. Carns, and R. Ross, Model and Simulation of Exascale Communication Networks, Journal of Simulation, 6 (4): 227 - 236, November, 2012.
  7. N. Liu, C. Carothers, J. Cope, P. Carns, R. Ross, A. Crume, and C. Maltzahn, Modeling a Leadership-scale Storage System, 9th International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics 2011 (PPAM 2011).
  8. B. Welton, D. Kimpe, J. Cope, C. Patrick, K. Iskra, and R. Ross, Improving I/O Forwarding Throughput with Data Compression, Proceedings of IASDS11: Workshop on Interfaces and Abstractions for Scientific Data Storage, in conjunction with IEEE Cluster 2011, September, 2011.
  9. D. Kimpe, and J. Cope, 1st Special Session on Improving MPI User And Developer Interaction (IMUDI 2011), Proceedings of The 18th EuroMPI Conference (EuroMPI 2011), September, 2011.
  10. J. Cope, K. Iskra, D. Kimpe, and R. Ross, Portable and Scalable MPI Shared File Pointers, Proceedings of The 18th EuroMPI Conference (EuroMPI 2011), September, 2011.
  11. C. Muelder, C. Sigovan, K. Ma, J. Cope, S. Lang, K. Iskra, P. Beckman, and R. Ross, Visual Analysis of I/O System Behavior for High End Computing, Workshop on Large-Scale System and Application Performance (LSAP2011), in conjunction with the 20th International ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC 2011), June 8, 2011 (Best Paper Award).
  12. J. Cope, N. Liu, S. Lang, P. Carns, C. Carothers, and R. Ross, CODES: Enabling Co-design of Multilayer Exascale Storage Architectures, Workshop on Emerging Supercomputing Technologies (WEST 2011), in conjunction with the 25th International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS 2011), May, 2011.
  13. K. Ohta, D. Kimpe, J. Cope, K. Iskra, R. Ross, Y. Ishikawa, Optimization Techniques at the I/O Forwarding Layer, IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing 2010; Heraklion, Crete, Greece; September, 2010.
  14. J. Cope, K. Iskra, D. Kimpe, R. Ross, Bridging HPC and Grid File I/O with IOFSL. Para 2010: State of the Art in Scientific and Parallel Computing, Reykjavik, Iceland; June, 2010.
  15. J. Cope, N. Trebon, H.M. Tufo, and P. Beckman, Robust Data Placement in Urgent Computing Environments, 18th Heterogeneous Computing Workshop (HCW 2009), Proceedings of the 23rd International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2009), Rome, Italy, May. 2009.
  16. J. Cope. Data Management for Urgent Computing Environments, PhD Thesis. August, 2009.
  17. J. Cope and H.M. Tufo. Supporting Storage Resources in Urgent Computing Environments, Proceedings of the IEEE International Cluster Conference 2008, Tsukuba, Japan, September, 2008.
  18. J. Cope and H.M. Tufo. Adapting Grid Services for Urgent Computing Environments, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Software and Data Technologies 2008 (ICSOFT 2008), Porto, Portugal, July, 2008.
  19. J. Cope and H.M. Tufo. A Data Management Framework for Urgent Geoscience Workflows, Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Science 2008 (ICCS 2008), Krakow, Poland, June, 2008.
  20. J. Cope, M. Oberg, H.M. Tufo, T. Voran, and M. Woitaszek. High Throughput Grid Computing with an IBM Blue Gene/L, Proceedings of the IEEE International Cluster Conference 2007, Austin, TX, September, 2007.
  21. J. Cope, T. Voran, M. Woitaszek, A. Boggs, S. McCreary, M. Oberg, and H.M. Tufo. Experiences Deploying a 10 Gigabit Ethernet Computing Environment to Support Regional Computational Science, the 8th LCI International Conference on Linux Clusters: The HPC Revolution, South Lake Tahoe, CA, May 15th, 2007 (First Place in Student Paper Competition).
  22. J. Cope, H. M. Tufo, and M. Woitaszek. An Extensible Service Development Toolkit to Support Earth Science Grids, The 2nd IEEE International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing, Amsterdam, Netherlands, December 2006.
  23. P. Thornton, H.M. Tufo, N. Wilhelmi, M. Woitaszek, C. Hartsough, J. Cope. Grid-BGC: a Grid-enabled research platform for high-resolution surface weather interpolation and biogeochemical process modeling., NASA Earth Science Technology Conference 2006, College Park, MD. June, 2006.
  24. A. Boggs, J. Cope, S. McCreary, M. Oberg, H.M. Tufo, T. Voran, and M. Woitaszek, Improving Cluster Management with Scalable Filesystems, proceedings of the 7th LCI International Conference on Linux Clusters: The HPC Revolution, Norman, Oklahoma, April 2006.
  25. J. Cope, C. Hartsough, S. McCreary, P. Thornton, H. M. Tufo, N. Wilhelmi, and M. Woitaszek, Experiences from Simulating the Global Carbon Cycle in a Grid Computing Environment, The Fourteenth Global Grid Forum (GGF 14),Chicago, Illinois, June 2005.
  26. J. Cope, C. Hartsough, P. Thornton, H.M. Tufo, N. Wilhelmi, and M. Woitaszek, Grid-BGC: A Grid-Enabled Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Modeling System, proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Parallel Processing (Euro-Par), Lisbon, Portugal, August 2005.
  27. J. Cope, M. Oberg, H.M. Tufo, and M. Woitaszek, Shared Parallel File Systems in Heterogeneous Linux Multi-Cluster Environments, proceedings of the 6th LCI International Conference on Linux Clusters: The HPC Revolution, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, April 2005.

Presentations

  • CODES: Enabling Co-Design of MultiLayer Exascale Storage Architectures, Workshop on Emerging Supercomputing Technologies 2011, held during the 25th International Conference on Supercomputing, May 31, 2011.
  • Portable, Scalable, and High-Performance I/O Forwarding on Massively Parallel Systems, FastOS2 Workshop, held during USENIX 2010 Conference, Boston, MA, June, 22, 2010.
  • IOFSL Project Update, FastOS Birds-of-a-Feather Session, IEEE Supercomputing 2009 (SC 2009), Portland, OR, November 18, 2009.
  • Data Management for Urgent and Emergency Computing Environments, National Institute for Computational Sciences Seminar, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, April 15th, 2009.
  • Data Management for Urgent and Emergency Computing Environments, Mathematics and Computer Science Division Seminar, Argonne National Laboratory, April 7th, 2009.
  • SPRUCE Condor Demo, IEEE Supercomputing 2008 (SC 2008), Argonne National Laboratory Booth Presentation / Demo, Austin, Texas, November, 2008.
  • A Data Management Framework for Urgent Geoscience Applications, Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Science 2008 (ICCS 2008), Krakow, Poland, June, 2008.
  • High Throughput Urgent Computing, Condor Week 2008, Madison, Wisconsin, April 30th, 2008.
  • Experiences Deploying a 10 Gigabit Ethernet Computing Environment to Support Regional Computational Science, the 8th LCI International Conference on Linux Clusters: The HPC Revolution, South Lake Tahoe, CA, May 15th, 2007
  • Grid-BGC: A Grid-Enabled Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Modeling System, GlobusWORLD 2005, Boston, Massachusetts, February 2005.
  • Experiences from Simulating the Global Carbon Cycle in a Grid Computing Environment, The Fourteenth Global Grid Forum (GGF 14), Chicago, Illinois, June, 2005.
  • Grid-BGC: A Grid-Enabled Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Modeling System, NCAR CISL Exhibitor Presentations at IEEE Supercomputing 2005 (SC|05), Seattle, Washington, November 22nd and 23rd, 2005.
  • Grid-BGC: A Grid-Enabled Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Modeling System, The 11th European Conference on Parallel Processing (Euro-Par), Lisbon, Portugal, August 2005.
  • Grid-BGC: A Grid-Enabled Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Modeling System, Unidata Seminar Series, Boulder, CO, January 23rd, 2006.

Tutorials

  • Service-Oriented Computing for HPC Data Centers and Grids, 9th LCI International Conference on High-Performance Clustered Computing, April 28th, 2008 (1/2 day).

Posters

  1. A. Crume, C. Maltzahn, J. Cope, R. Ross, P. Carns, C. Carothers, N. Liu, C. Janssen, J. Bent, S. Eidenbenz, M. Wingate, FLAMBES: Evolving Fast Performance Models, ACM / IEEE SC11, Seattle, WA, November, 2011
  2. J. Cope, C. Sigovan, K. Iskra, C. Muelder, S. Lang, K. L. Ma, R. Ross, P. Beckman, Using IOVIS to Analyze I/O Behavior on High-End Computing Systems, HEC-FSIO 2011, Arlington, VA, August, 2011
  3. P. Beckman, J. Cope, K. Iskra, S. Lang, K. L. Ma, C. Muelder, R. Ross, C. Sigovan, System Software Instrumentation to Support the Visual Characterization of I/O System Behavior for High-End Computing, HEC-FSIO 2010, Arlington, VA, August, 2010
  4. R. D'Amore, P. Beckman, J. Bent, J. Cope, G. Grider, K. Iskra, T. Jones, D. Kimpe, S. Poole, J. Nunez, K. Ohta, C. Patrick, R. Ross, L. Ward, B. Welton, IOFSL - I/O Forwarding Scalability Layer, HEC-FSIO 2010, Arlington, VA, August, 2010
  5. J. Cope and H. Tufo, Supporting Storage Resources in Urgent Computing Environments, The IEEE International Cluster Conference 2008, Tsukaba, Japan, September, 2008
  6. J. Cope, H. Tufo, M. Woitaszek, An Extensible Service Development Toolkit to Support Earth Science Grids, The 2nd IEEE International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing.
  7. J. Cope, C. Hartsough, P. Thornton, H. Tufo, N. Wilhelmi, M. Woitaszek, Grid-BGC: A Grid-Enabled Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Modeling System, TeraGrid 2006 Conference: Advancing Scientific Discovery, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 14, 2006

Awards

  • Best Paper Award, 2011 Workshop on Large-Scale System and Application Performance (LSAP2011), June 2011
  • CS Department Travel Award for presentation of paper / poster at IEEE Cluster 2008, Fall 2008
  • CS Department Travel Award for presentation of paper at ICCS 2008, Fall 2008
  • First Place in Student Paper Competition, The 8th LCI International Conference on Linux Clusters: The HPC Revolution, for "Experiences Deploying a 10 Gigabit Ethernet Computing Environment to Support Regional Computational Science"
  • IEEE Scalable Computing Society Travel Award, Fall 2006
  • Clive Fraser Baillie Memorial Travel Award, Fall 2006
  • Clive Fraser Baillie Memorial Travel Award, Fall 2005