Dr. Robert McLayTexas Advanced Computing Center
Robert McLay received his Bachelors and Masters degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Ph.D in Engineering Mechanics from The University of Texas at Austin. His research topics included C++ software development, regression testing, and software tools, all related to large parallel numerical simulation codes. In particular, he has done work in parallel nite-element programs solving incompressible fluid flow and heat transfer. His interest in software tools and support of HPC programming environments has lead to the development of Lmod, a modern replacement for the Environment Modules system. Lmod's major advantage is to protect users from loading incompatible software without hindering experts. This work as lead to an interest in tracking the software usage through the module system.