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David ML Brown

Scientific & Computing Operations
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K8-83
Richland, WA 99352


David Brown works for EMSL MSC Operations supporting the computing systems that group is responsible for; MyEMSL and the High Performance Computing capabilities. David matches operational capabilities with Open Source technologies to meet EMSL needs. David’s technical focus is in the areas of OpenStack Cloud, Data Management and Operating System Package Management.

Research Interests

  • Scientific Data Management and Operations

Education and Credentials

  • Masters Degree in Computer Science from Washington State University.
  • Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Washington State University.

PNNL Publications


  • Brown DML, HM Cho, and WA De Jong. 2016. "Bridging experiment and theory: a template for unifying NMR data and electronic structure calculations." Journal of Cheminformatics 8(8):1-9.  doi:10.1186/s13321-016-0120-z


  • Brown DML. 2014. "Process for Managing and Customizing HPC Operating Systems." Linux Journal April 2014(240):64-72. 


  • Ahring BK, NS Baliga, JR Frederickson, S Kaplan, HB Pakrasi, JG Pounds, I shah, S Slater, G Stacey, KJ Auberry, DR Baer, DML Brown, DE Cowley, DW Hoyt, DW Koppenaal, BE Linggi, KT Mueller, G Orr, EW Robinson, RG Teller, HS Wiley, NJ Hess, L Pasa-Tolic, KM Waters, and KD Rodland. 2011. Biological Interactions and Dynamics Science Theme Advisory Panel (BID-STAP)PNNL-20717, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 


  • Villa O, S Krishnamoorthy, J Nieplocha, and DML Brown. 2009. "Scalable Transparent Checkpoint-Restart of Global Address Space Applications on Virtual Machines over Infiniband." In Proceedings of the 6th ACM Conference on Computing Frontiers, pp. 197-206.  Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY.  doi:10.1145/1531743.1531776


  • Scarpazza DP, P Mullaney, O Villa, F Petrini, V Tipparaju, DML Brown, and J Nieplocha. 2007. "Transparent System-level Migration of PGAs Applications using Xen on Infiniband." In 2007 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, pp. 74-83.  IEEE , Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/CLUSTR.2007.4629219

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