HPC and OpenStack
Blake has been at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the High Performance Computing Operations group since 2011 as a storage systems administrator. He is part of the storage team known for running some of the fastest filesystems in the world, including the 32 PB Spider-2 Lustre filesystem.
Currently Blake is based in Boulder, CO while he devotes time to his PhD research in computer science at the University of Colorado. His dissertation area is creating a Linux operating system with native elastic memory capabilities.
Outside of computing-related activities, Blake enjoys the outdoors and competing in cycling, running, and triathlon. From 2003-2009 he competed as a professional cyclist throughout the world and placed 2nd in the US Professional Road Race Championships in 2008.