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John Lockman III
John Lockman III
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About me

Hi there! I'm John. I work as a HPC Specialist with the Texas Advanced Computing Center where I collaborate with the Performance Evaluation and Optimization group and research parallel and advanced computing techniques. We spend a lot of time optimizing large parallel codes written with MPI or OpenMP.

Other fun things I do at work:

  • Teach courses in scientific computing and utilizing HPC resources
  • Support users on clusters
  • Benchmark and test new hardware

I also do some research and publish papers in the areas of:

  • Scheduling large collectives using Artificial Immune System algorithms
  • Real-time Stereo Vision techniques
  • Nature inspired computing

Why Fedora?

I'm a big fan of the Fedora project, I got my start in the Unix/Linux world using FreeBSD in the late 90's working for an automotive supplier in Detroit and then progressed on to Fedora Core when I began developing software and hardware for remote environmental data collection systems in Texas and never looked back. Today I work in the world of large clusters which run some form of RHEL (typically centOS with