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I'm attempting to capture the fun and crazy world of High Performance Computing in an academic setting. I intend to post various bits and pieces that I happen to stumble across in my travels through modern HPC, GPGPU systems and the complete and utter bane of my existence - 'enterprise' storage arrays.

We are primarily a large scale UNIX shop with a focus on trying to help our scientists and faculty get their work and research done without us or, more importantly the computer systems getting in the way. More often than not the majority of the systems we end up putting together are somewhat erm... 'creative' to say the very least!

It ought to be fun!

My background

James Cuff is currently the Assistant Dean for Research Computing in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. Prior to working at Harvard, James managed the Applied Production Systems Group at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. Before moving to the US, James created the high performance computing infrastructure for the Ensembl project at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. While completing his D. Phil. in protein secondary structure prediction, James worked at the European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge.

James holds a D. Phil. in Molecular Biophysics from Oxford University and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry with Industrial Experience from Manchester University.  

[any opinions here are all mine, and have absolutely nothing to do with my employer]
(c) 2011 James Cuff