W. Michael Brown

HPC Life Sciences Architect/Engineer
Intel Corporation
E-mail: mbrown Domain: unmalumni.com

Past Appointments

  • (2010-2013) R & D Staff Scientist, National Center for Computational Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge Tennessee
  • (2009-2010) Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • (2003-2010) Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Computational Biology, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico


  • Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, UNM School of Medicine, 2003
  • B.S., Computer Science, University of New Mexico, 2003
  • B.S. Biochemistry, University of New Mexico, 1999

Research Interests

Computer Science, Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry

Recent Highlights


  Increasing Molecular Dynamics Simulation Rates 
with an 8-fold Increase in Electrical Power Efficiency:

          Presentation                 Paper

Intel Package released for LAMMPS:
Intel(R) Xeon Phi(TM) x200 (Knights Landing) Optimizations 

First Simulations of Liquid Crystal Dewetting at Experimental Scale Published in Nanoscale.

    HPC Wire Highlight

GE-ORNL Collaboration Wins HPC Wire Award for Best Use of HPC Application in Manufacturing.

Jones, K.E. Titan propels GE wind turbine research into new territory. Oak Ridge National Laboratories News Releases. 2013

Strohl, F. ORNL using supercomputers to improve solar panelsOak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility Highlights. 2013

Jones, K.E. Titan Sheds Light on Unknowns in Organic Photovoltaic ResearchOak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility Highlights. 2013

Jones, K.E. Early Molecular Dynamics Research Blazes through Titan’s New GPUs.Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility Highlights. 2013

Titan Named World's Fastest Supercomputer.

Accepting Applications for the 2012 Student Cluster Competition at SC12.

Scalable GPGPU Algorithms Provide Low Power Acceleration for Molecular SimulationsComputational Science Research Highlights. 2010.

Scalable GPGPU Accelerated MD Simulations Achieve >150x Speedup on a Single NodeNNSA ASC Quarterly Newsletter. December 2009.

Klein Bottle Discovered in Molecular Conformation DataCCIM News Notes. 2009.

New Computational Methods Enable Novel Nanoparticle Simulations.Computational Science Research Highlights. 2009. I-42  - I-43.

German, J. Beauty, molecules deep. Sandia Technology - A Quarterly Research and Development Magazine. 2008. 9: p. 5-7.

German, J. Sandia leads three-year alliance with companies interested in nanoparticle coatings, filmsSandia Lab News. March 14 , 2008.