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John Drake

Research Professor


After 30 years working at ORNL, John Drake has retired and now devotes time to teaching and research at the University of Tennessee.


PhD, University of Tennessee in Mathematics, 1991
MS, Purdue University in Mathematics, 1979
BS, University of Kentucky in Mathematics, 1977


“A Standard Test Set for Numerical Approximations to the Shallow Water Equations on the Sphere,” D.L. Williamson, J.B. Drake, J.J. Hack, R. Jakob, and P.N. Swarztrauber, J. Comp. Phys. Vol. 102 (1992), pp. 211-224.

“Design and Performance of a Scalable Parallel Community Climate Model,” J.B. Drake, I.T. Foster, J.G. Michalakes, B. Toonen, and P.H. Worley, Parallel Computing, Vol. 21 (1995), pp. 1571-1591.

“Parallel Algorithms for Semi-Lagrangian Transport in Global Atmospheric Circulation Models,” J.B. Drake, I.T. Foster, J.G. Michalakes, and P.H. Worley, in Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing, SIAM, (Feb. 1995), pp. 119-124.

“The Cartesian Method for Solving Partial Differential Equations in Spherical Geometry,” P.N. Swarztrauber, D.L. Williamson, J.B. Drake, Dynamics of Oceans and Atmospheres, Vol. 27 (1997), pp. 6779-706.

“A Global Semi-Lagrangian Spectral Model for the Shallow Water Equations with Variable Resolution,” D.X. Guo and J.B. Drake, J. Comp. Phys., Vol. 206 (2005), pp. 559-577.

“Overview of the Software Design and Parallel Algorithms of the CCSM,” J.B. Drake, P.W. Jones, G.R. Carr, Int. J. High Perf. Comput. Appl., Vol 19, No.3, (2005), pp 177-186.

“Software Design for Performance Portability in the Community Atmosphere Model,” P.H. Worley, J.B. Drake, Int. J. High Perf. Comput. Appl., Vol 19, No.3, (2005), pp 177-186.

“Software Design for Petascale Climate Science,” in Petascale Computing: Algorithms and Applications," J. B. Drake, P. W. Jones, M. Vertenstein, J. B. While III, and P. H. Worley, ed. D. Bader, Chapman & Hall / CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, (2007).

“Developing Models for Predictive Climate Science,” J.B. Drake, P.W. Jones, SciDAC Review, Vol 3, (2007), pp. 44-56.

“Spherical Harmonic Transform Algorithms,” J. B. Drake, P. H. Worley, and E. F. D'Azevedo, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, Vol 35, No. 3, (2008).

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