CADES names Greg Shutt as Task Lead

ORNL’s Compute and Data Environment for Science, or CADES, has named Gregory Shutt as project task lead.

Launched in 2014 by the Computing & Computational Sciences Directorate, CADES serves as a foundational “big data center” that aspires to address current and future DOE data challenges. The platform enables user facilities, staff members and research teams to process, manage and analyze large amounts of data by leveraging high-performance computing resources, scalable storage, data analysis and cloud tools. The CADES team comprises experts from groups across the National Center for Computational Science and Information Technology Systems Divisions.

Greg says aligning the resources of CADES and the NCCS (his home division) would be a priority going forward. CADES will grow from being an infrastructure-based platform to providing key service-based offerings, allowing CADES staff to better assist researchers as they advance their science, he says. “We want to connect researchers with the technology they need to scale up their science,” Greg says. “This includes providing a platform for learning to prepare users for scalable analytics efficiently and effectively, and serving as a data hub so that researchers across campus can analyze the increasingly large and complex datasets coming from ORNL facilities and instruments.”

Arjun Shankar, CADES director and leader of NCCS’s Advanced Data and Workflow group, welcomed Shutt in his new role: “CADES enhances scientific productivity across ORNL by facilitating cross-directorate collaboration and by amplifying staff research capabilities. Greg’s focus on data services offered by CADES will prove vital in the Lab’s goal to accelerate data-driven breakthroughs across DOE’s portfolio.”

Before joining ORNL roughly a year and a half ago Greg ran Independence Software, a web-based project management software company, for nearly a decade. He assumed task lead duties July 1.