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Aaron Andersen

Group Manager - Advanced Computing


Aaron Andersen oversees NREL's Advanced Computing Operations group within the Computational Sciences Center, providing highly energy-efficient, high-performance computing (HPC), on-prem cloud, and cloud technologies for research across the laboratory. He has crosscutting expertise in system architecture, engineering, and operations. Aaron is interested in data center design, advanced computing, and optimization.

His professional experience includes:

  • HPC oversight: program manager and project manager for Top-500 Systems, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
  • Management: team leadership and management of primarily systems engineers
  • Leadership: planning, design, construction, and transition to operations of the NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center.

Research Interests

Highly energy-efficient HPC systems and facility integration

Integration of computing solutions utilizing cloud, on-prem cloud, and HPC resources optimally to improve mean time to scientific results 


B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado 
M.E., Computer Science, University of Colorado