Philip M. Papadopoulos, Ph.D.


  • Chief Technology Officer -  SDSC
  • Division Director -  Cloud and Cluster Software Development, SDSC
  • Associate Research Professor(Adjunct) -  Computer Science, UCSD


Phil Papadopoulos received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Santa Barbara and is an associate research scientist of the San Diego Supercomputer Center based at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Papadopoulos is an internationally recognized expert in cyberinfrastructure middleware development. The Rocks cluster toolkit software he has developed over the past decade is the de facto standard for managing research clusters for computation and data management, and is in use in over a thousand academic and industrial sites. Dr. Papadopoulous seeks to address the fundamental engineering question about how to build high-performance complex computing and data systems in a repeatable manner. He is currently principal investigator for the NSF PRAGMA project.


  • Rocks HPC cluster tool kit
  • Virtual and cloud computing
  • Data-intensive, high-speed networking
  • Optical networks/OptIPuter
  • Prism@UCSD