Brief personal presentation
My name is Vittorio Memmo, I'm a professional from Italy in a fairly wide range of Information Technology products and services.
My expertise is primarly focused on server systems built upon Linux and based on Open Source solutions, thanks not only to my researcher-style cultural background concerning high performance pure-computing environments, but mainly to my mindset and on-the-field capabilities.
Linux has been a distinctive key point in my professional activity and Fedora was particularly useful for me, an excellent "swiss army knife" tool, very well made, despite the scepticism some customers usually show in favour of commercially oriented Linux and other Unix-like distributions.
Linux can run on almost any platform, powering from mythical microcomputer of the '90s to large mainframes and server farms up to petaflops grade supercomputers, its great versatility makes it possible to build systems in a way that brings up the best in every usage scanario, its kernel can be deeply modified and even rewritten to suit even the most diverse requirements.
Although I'm mainly a self-taught person - yes, I've never attained certification courses and I'm proud of not to be branded a goat! - jokes aside I believe certifications give a confined view of the reality, although a starting point for newbies - during my activity as Field Application Engineer and Pre-sales support specialist at the beginning, then as System Engineer, currently as IT Consultant and Systems Analyst, I’ve achieved many successful objectives leveraging my expertise in researching the solution to problems other persons couldn’t easily find.
A kind of inventor in the field of technology, an individual, as many other guys around the world, who has got the knowledge, intuition, creativity, technical know-how and passion to turn his ideas into real-life.
"Be the users to control the software not the software to control the users" in a freedom and sharing framework: this is why I've joined the Fedora Linux community.
Activities within Fedora
Attended Fedora events
- FUDCon Milan 2011 
Linux a fast-growing, powerful, reliable and inexpensive operating system has proved to be very flexible
not only as a major player in the large server farms and in the most demanding computing centers around the world but also
in small and mid-sized server field in which I have worked in the early years of my job activity,
and is becoming an increasingly viable platform for workstation and desktop use as well.
Among the others I've realised:
The cluster has been realised for both batch and real time execution of customized calculation processes developed by students and researchers in C++ and Fortran programming languages for implementing algorithms that usually require heavy duty calculations in various fields of applied Physics such as Fluid Dynamics, Digital Image processing and Environmental Noise Analysis that would require days or even weeks of execution time on normal equipped workstations, making capacity planning possible in the meantime.
The department researchers can also rely on a robust high-availability on-demand central calculation equipment for supporting Grid Mathematica® symbolic processor parallelization capabilities of running more calculation tasks in parallel.
Presently I'm working on other ideas based on Fedora Linux.
Fedora is my reference Linux distribution. I'm looking forward to continue building Fedora based servers for the customers I'll work for.
Among my most recent projects:
Such projects are being studied by myself in my spare time. People that would collaborate on such field is welcome!
"The scientific method, according to which a complex problem can be broken down into simpler problems, is in keeping with Linux's phylosophy of providing small tools that can be tied together or suitably combined into powerful scripts to accomplish even very complex tasks".
Vittorio Memmo was born in Lanciano, a little town located in Abruzzo region nearby the Adriatic Sea.
After having studied Physics in the university for 6 years , he started Exin Lab in 2000, a little personal business concerning information technology services
for small and medium enterprise customers.
In the meantime he kept on study and research activity improving proficiency in HA and MPP clusters as well as GRID
systems for high-performance computing dedicated scientific applications.
He's dedicating many hours of his life to studying, researching, testing, inventing.
Presently he works as a System Engineer for one among the main information technology companies, delivering consultancy services
for governament, large enterprises and military headquaters datacenters.
"In many fields of technology and science there are often multiple ways to accomplish a task, so you have always something to learn even if you think to be already competent in an area".