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March 24, 2014

ORNL Mourns Loss of Ricky Kendall

March 24 — Ricky Kendall, former Group Leader for Scientific Computing and NCCS Chief Computational Scientist, passed away on Tuesday, 18 March 2014, following a heart attack. He was 53 years old. Ricky was critical to building the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, and building our Scientific Computing Group in particular. His ‘whatever it takes’ attitude clearly helped set the tone for the success of what has been a very ambitious Leadership Computing initiative. Indeed, Ricky was formally recognized for his leadership at the ORNL 2011 Honors and Awards ceremonies.

As our Office of Science Advanced Scientific Computing Research sponsor said, with Ricky’s death “the high performance computing community lost a leader and innovator.” An outstanding intellectual leader, he was also a deeply loved member of the staff and considered many ORNL staff to be members of his extended family. It is clear he will be deeply missed.

Services have been set for Ricky on Saturday, March 22, at the Weatherford Mortuary in Oak Ridge, TN. A visitation will be held from 5-7 pm, with a memorial service that will follow. Ricky’s spouse, Angie, has requested that in lieu of flowers a non-deductible gift be made to the Oak Ridge Youth Bowlers. Checks can be made payable to ORUSBC Youth and mailed to Oak Ridge Bowling Center, 246 South Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.

The OLCF will be posting a more detailed article on Ricky and his many contributions to High Performance Computing in the near future.

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Source: Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility

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