Hi there! The name's John. I work as a HPC Specialist with the Texas Advanced Computing Center where I collaborate with the Performance and Architecture group and conduct research in parallel and advanced computing techniques. We spend a lot of time with MPI and 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
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 supercomputers which run some form of RHEL, typically centOS.