As Associate Director for Computation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Dona L. Crawford is responsible for a staff of roughly 900 who develop and deploy an integrated computing environment for terascale simulations of complex physical phenomena such as understanding global climate warming, clean energy creation, biodefense, and non-proliferation. This environment includes high performance computers, scientific visualization facilities, high-performance storage systems, network connectivity, multi-resolution data analysis, mathematical models, scalable numerical algorithms, computer applications, and necessary services to enable Laboratory mission goals and scientific discovery through simulation. An icon for the computing environment provided is the Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program's BlueGene/P DAWN machine (peak 500 trillion floating-point operations per second (TF)).
Prior to her LLNL appointment in July 2001, Ms. Crawford was with Sandia National Laboratories since 1976, serving on many leadership projects, including the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI), the Nuclear Weapons Policy Board and the Nuclear Weapons Strategic Business Unit.
Ms. Crawford has served on advisory committees for the National Research Council, the National Science Foundation, and the Council on Competitiveness. She is active in the conference series for high-performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis (SC 20xy). She serves on the CRDF Global Board, is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and participates in community outreach activities to promote math and science.