Dr. Ilene Carpenter

Earth Sciences Segment Manager

Dr. Ilene Carpenter is the Earth Sciences segment manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. She earned her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin and joined Cray Research in 1992 as a computational chemist. Ilene moved into the Environmental Applications group in 1996, where she parallelized weather models to run on Cray T3D and T3E systems. She has held several positions leading the environmental applications and benchmarking groups at SGI and Cray and as business development manager for weather and climate for SGI Federal.

In 2009, Dr. Carpenter left SGI to work as a computational scientist at US Dept. of Energy laboratories. After spending a year at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where she worked on optimizing the HOMME atmospheric dynamical core to run on GPUs on ORNL’s next supercomputer, she moved to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory where she led the development of technical specifications for the acquisition of Peregrine, NREL’s flagship HPC system, and for NREL’s next HPC system, Eagle. She returned to Cray in 2018 to lead the Earth Sciences segment and continues that role at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.