Laura Carrington, Ph.D.


  • Director -  Performance, Modeling, and Characterization Lab, SDSC
  • Principal Investigator -  Institute for Sustained Performance, Energy, and Resilience (DoE)


Laura Carrington is an expert in High Performance Computing (HPC). Her work has resulted in over 60 publications in HPC benchmarking, workload analysis, application performance modeling, analysis of accelerators (i.e. FPGAs and GPUs) for scientific workloads, tools in performance analysis (i.e. processor and network simulators), and energy-efficient computing. At UC San Diego, she is the director of the Performance, Modeling, and Characterization (PMaC) Lab. She is also the UC San Diego PI for Institute for Sustained Performance, Energy, and Resilience (SUPER) DoE SciDAC-3 and lead for the energy efficiency thrust for the institute as well as PI on a number other awards that support the lab. She has presented at numerous invited talks, member of various panels and committees, and an active member of DoD HPCMP Performance team involved in their annual HPC system procurement for past 10 years


  • HPC benchmarking, workload analysis
  • Application performance modeling
  • Energy-efficient computing
  • Analysis of future technology for HPC

Current Projects

  • PMaC:  Performance Modeling and Characterization