RCE an HPC Podcast
Dr. Jessica Hellmann is Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame in the Department of Biological Sciences. Her research examines how climate change and other environmental stressors affect species and ecosystems and how how these changes affect people in turn. Her research group currently investigates species' responses to climate change, impacts on endangered and imperiled animals, human adaptation to regional and global climate, and strategies that governments and corporations can use to adjust to changing climate. She is a founding member of the Collaboratory for Adaptation to Climate Change. She also leads the climate change adaptation group of the Environmental Change Initiative, manages an interdisciplinary graduate training program on environment and society called GLOBES, and directs research for the Global Adaptation Index, all at Notre Dame.
Jason Dzurisin is a Research Program Manager at the University of Notre Dame in the Department of Biological Sciences. He examines the vulnerability of natural systems to global change and works to develop knowledge, tools and strategies to aid conservation efforts. Previously, he investigated the response of a number of species to simulated climate shifts at genetic, organismal, and population-level scales. He currently manages the research program, content generation, and community development/outreach for the Collaboratory for Adaptation to Climate Change.
D.Sc Mikko Byckling is an application specialist at CSC - IT center for Science Ltd. He has a M.Sc. in computer science from Helsinki University of Technology in 2006 and D.Sc in mathematics from Aalto University of Technology in 2011. Before joining CSC in 2012, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the parallel algorithms group of CERFACS. His professional interests include parallel algorithms, parallel programming and scientific software development.
Peter RÂback holds a D.Sc. in physics from Helsinki University of Technology. He has been involved in the development of Elmer since 2001 contributing to many aspects of the code. His main specialities lie in the solution of coupled problems. Currently RÂback is managing the development of Elmer at CSC - IT Center for Science, Finland.
Dr. Thomas Zwinger currently is a senior application scientist at CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd. in Espoo and adjunct professor (physics of the cryosphere) at the Department of Physics at Helsinki University. MSc in physical engineering (TU Vienna and TU Darmstadt) and PhD in Mechanical Engineering (TU Vienna) and more than 15 years experience in continuum models for fluid flow and heat transfer, with a particular focus on geophysical flows (ice sheet, glaciers, avalanches, micro-meteorology) and micro-fluidic applications. 33 research articles in peer reviewed journals (J. Glaciol., J. Non-Newtonian Fluids, Micro Nanofluid, The Cryosphere, GMD, Clim. Past, JGR, GRL, Rev. Geophys., Nature CC, PNAS, ...)
Paul Brown is the Chief Architect working for Paradigm4 on the SciDB platform. In his past lives, he worked at a string of DBMS companies that aggressively deployed the letter ‘I’; Ingres, Illustra, Informix and more recently for a decade at IBM Research’s Almaden Lab. He is the author of three books on DBMS technologies, and numerous articles in both the applied and research literature.
Greg DeKoenigsberg is the Vice President of Product and Community for Eucalyptus Systems, Inc., where he leads both the product direction and the company relationship with the broader open source community. Greg brings to Eucalyptus over a decade of open source advocacy and community leadership, with the majority of this time spent building and leading communities for open source leader Red Hat. While at Red Hat, Greg served in various community leadership roles, including senior community architect, leader of the Fedora project, chair of the first Fedora Project Board, and Red Hat community liaison with the One Laptop Per Child project.
Vic Iglesias is Director of Quality and Release at Eucalyptus Systems. He looks to enable end-users to build and qualify their production systems through open source projects and tools like Eutester, MicroQA, and EucaDev. Vic comes to Eucalyptus from Occam Networks where he worked on access network hardware.
Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres speak with Christian Mohrbacher and Sven Breuner about FraunhoferFS (FhGFS). FraunhoferFS (FhGFS) is the high-performance parallel file system from the Fraunhofer Competence Center for High Performance Computing. Its distributed metadata architecture has been designed to provide the scalability and flexibility that is required to run today's most demanding HPC applications.
Sven Breuner decided early to focus on design and development of performance-critical parallel and distributed applications. He joined the Fraunhofer Competence Center for High Performance Computing (CC-HPC) in 2005, after receiving his Bachelor degree in computer science with a thesis on process management on heterogeneous compute clusters. At Fraunhofer, he developed the initial architecture design of the Fraunhofer Parallel File System (FhGFS). In 2008, he received a Master degree in computer science with a thesis on efficient distributed metadata management in parallel file systems. With his substantial knowledge in storage systems, Linux kernel development and fast interconnects, he is currently leading the file system development team within the CC-HPC.
Christian Mohrbacher joined the Fraunhofer Competence Center for High Performance Computing in 2008 to complete his diploma thesis. There, he focused on parallel filesystems, especially FhGFS and joined the parallel file system group directly after receiving his degree in computer science.