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The University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) communities are mourning the loss of Phil Andrews, project director for the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS). Andrews died suddenly Wednesday night.

Andrews, a native of the United Kingdom, came to UT and ORNL in 2007 from the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

Andrews was responsible for overall management and technical leadership of NICS, which encompasses the National Science Foundation-funded Kraken supercomputer.

During his career at NICS, the supercomputing centers at San Diego and Pittsburgh and at GA Technologies in San Diego, he authored approximately 40 papers on grid and data intensive computing, documentation and visualization techniques, theoretical plasma physics and nonlinear dynamics. Andrews was involved in high performance computing for more than 30 years in management, software development and as a user. He had a doctorate in theoretical physics from Princeton University, an M.A. from Purdue University and a B.A. in applied mathematics from Cambridge University, England.

The viewing will be held Thursday, March 3rd, from 4-8 p.m. at El Camino Memorial – Pacific Beach in San Diego, CA. For more information, visit

The service will be held Friday, March 4th, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Refuge in San Diego, CA. For contact information, visit,%20San%20Diego&-find.