Chris DePrater is a system engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with over a decade of experience in High Performance Computing (HPC). Specializing in building controls, mechanical systems and is an active member Energy Efficient HPC Working Group (EEHPCWG). Chris has a certification in Industrial Maintenance Air Conditioning and a bachelor’s degree From DeVry University in Electronic Engineering. He has been involved in the planning and siting of multiple top 500 HPC systems, Sequoia, Sierra and currently working towards Exascale at LLNL. Chris values teamwork and collaboration with peers in and out of the workplace. Outside of work Chris is a devoted father of 7 and enjoys the outdoors.