M. Seymour, with ten years of experience, will help in administering and helping CITAzens make use of, the Sunnyvale and McKenzie clusters.
We are very pleased to announce that Michael Seymour has accepted the
position of Parallel Programmer and Scientific Cluster Administrator. He
will begin his post on December 10th, 2007.
Michael has ten years of experience in this field. He has an M.Sc.
Physics from Queen's University in Computational Astrophysics and has
worked at the University of Toronto for both Ray Carlberg's group as the
scientific software developer and system administrator and as the
general system administrator programmer for the Atmospheric Physics Group.
Michael's job will be 50% devoted to system administration activities
involving CITA HPC systems (primarily the Sunnyvale and McKenzie
clusters) and scientific software and packages. Major duties include
maintaining, upgrading and modifying the cluster hardware, OS, compilers
and software applications (including massively-parallel scientific
codes) for optimal performance. The other half of his responsibilities
will involve scientific programming support by advising and assisting
researchers with numerical algorithms, compiler issues, serial and
parallel programming techniques, debugging, porting, and optimizing
scientific codes on parallel supercomputing platforms; and organizing
and leading seminars and workshops on cluster usage and parallel
programming for researchers and students. From time-to-time, he will
also provide some general administrative support with system
administration of departmental servers, workstations, firewalls, website
Published: December 10, 2007