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Curtis Vincent Canada

Curt Canada

Phone (505) 665-7453


  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • Data-Intensive computing
  • Heterogeneous Architectures
  • High performance computing


Systems Scientist and Manager with over 30 years of extensive experience in information technologies. Specialties:Competitive analysis, solutions architecting, benchmarking, procurement, administration, tuning and programming. Strong understanding of operating systems and networking fundamentals and excellent troubleshooting skills. Line, project and customer engagement management.


Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

B.S. with majors in Physics and Math/minor in Computer Science. University of Wisconsin,  Madison, WI

Graduate courses in Physics, large scale computer simulations of ground soil radioactivation and anti-proton production.


LANL Positions

• Line and program leadership positions responsible for a wide variety of computing and analysis resources from specification and procurement through production operation for a user community of over 500 scientists at Los Alamos and other research organizations. Built and managed diverse teams providing system installation, integration and enhancement for a series of advanced computing, analysis and distributed resources including a 1024 node Thinking Machines CM-5, a 256 node Cray T3D, 1024 processor and 6144 processor clusters of SGI Origin 2000s, a 512 processor SGI Origin 3000, several hundred nodes of Pentium based Linux and Windows clusters, a series of increasingly capable visualization clusters and facilities, a large variety of smaller experimental systems and the necessary physical, network, storage, security and software infrastructure for all of these. • Customer engagement manager for a multi-million dollar portfolio of Special Information Programs in Defense and International Technologies. • Cyber security researcher.



Los Alamos National Laboratory’s “LAAP” award for excellent performance and commitment to the WFPAC GRS test & evaluation efforts
Los Alamos National Laboratory’s “Distinguished Performance Award” for leadership of the ASCI Immersive Visualization Environment Implementation Team
Los Alamos National Laboratory’s “Distinguished Performance Award” for co-leadership of the ASCI Visualization Theater and Visualization Cluster Implementation Team
Los Alamos National Laboratory’s “Distinguished Performance Award” for co-leadership of the ASCI Data Visualization Corridor Team
Defense Programs “Award of Excellence” for co-leadership of the Data Visualization Corridor Team
Los Alamos National Laboratory’s “Distinguished Performance Award” for leadership of ASCI Blue Mountain System Integration Team


[Canada, C. * Harrington, T. * Kares, R. * Modi, D. * Monroe, L. * Stringer, S.], "La cueva grande: A 43-megapixel immersive system", Proceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality, Vol.2006, p.62, 2006.