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Evan Felix
Computing Engineer

Evan Felix is an accomplished high-performance computing engineer at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL). With over 21 years of experience, he excels in system administration, software development, and large storage system design. Evan's expertise ensures the smooth operation of EMSL's Tahoma and Compass supercomputers, enhances performance metrics and displays, and facilitates collaboration across research institutions. He is a vital asset to EMSL, continually pushing the boundaries of computational science in molecular research. 

Research Interests

  • Linux file systems, Lustre, Ceph, BeeGFS, and other parallel file systems  
  • Creating, maintaining, and monitoring large-scale computational systems for scientific research using high-performance computing systems  
  • Large-scale dataset visualization  


  • BS in computer science, Utah State University, 1999  
  • AS in computer science, Snow College, 1997  
  • AAS in computer information systems, Snow College, 1997

Awards and Recognition

  • Storcloud Challenge Award for Most Innovative Use of Storage, 2004 



Kidd T., R.M. Farber, B. Liviero, and E.J. Felix. 2016. "Power Analysis for Applications and Data Centers." In High Performance Parallelism Pearls: Multicore and Many-core Programming Approaches, edited by J Jeffers and J Reinders. 487-510. Waltham, Massachusetts:Morgan Kaufmann. PNNL-SA-111459. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-803819-2.00014-8 


Allcock, W., E. Felix, M. Lowe, R. Rheinheimer, and J. Fullop. 2011. “Challenges of HPC Monitoring.” State of the Practice Reports, SC'11.


Grider G., J. Nunez, J. Bent, R. Ross, L. Ward, S. Poole, and E.J. Felix, et al. 2009. "Coordinating Government Funding of File System and I/O Research through the High End Computing University Research Activity." Operating Systems Review 43, no. 1:2-7. PNNL-SA-64854. 


Piernas Canovas J., J. Nieplocha, and E.J. Felix. 2007. "Evaluation of Active Storage Strategies for the Lustre Parallel File System." In Proceedings of the 2007 ACM/IEEE Conference on Supercomputing (SC'07), 240-249. New York, New York:Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). PNNL-SA-56242. doi:10.1145/1362622.1362660 


Felix E.J., K.M. Fox, K.M. Regimbal, and J. Nieplocha. 2006. "Active Storage Processing in a Parallel File System." In Proceedings of the 6th LCI International Conference on Linux Clusters: The HPC Revolution, April 25-28, 2005, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Albuquerque, New Mexico:Linux Clusters Institute. PNNL-SA-44975.