December 15, 2006
James Pepin of the University of Southern California has been named Clemson University's chief technology officer (CTO) and director of high performance computing. He will begin his duties in February and report to the vice provost for computing and information technology and chief information officer.
Pepin is chief technology officer at USC and director of the Center for High Performance Computing and Communications in the school's information technology services.
"Jim Pepin is a world-class authority on high performance computing, communications and the facilities necessary to operate at the very high end of performance," said Jim Bottum, Clemson's vice provost for computing and information technology and CIO. "He will help pave the way for a top 20 ranking for Clemson by leading our technical efforts to build the kind of cyber infrastructure necessary for our faculty and students to perform serious computational research."
Pepin's role at Clemson will include advising the CIO on technical issues; leading the development of Clemson's technical roadmaps; working with the community to define technical architecture; leading the development of Clemson's high performance computing environment; serving as an adjunct in Clemson's School of Computing; evaluating new technologies and serving on national technical committees.
At USC, Pepin has been responsible for all high performance network infrastructure and facilities. He has significant experience in determining support requirements of end users and in implementing large-scale networks and high performance computing systems used for computation-intensive research. He also headed up the Los Angeles Access Point, a key Internet utility operated by USC's Information Sciences Institute that serves all major Southern California colleges and universities.
10/30/2013 | Cray, DDN, Mellanox, NetApp, ScaleMP, Supermicro, Xyratex | Creating data is easy… the challenge is getting it to the right place to make use of it. This paper discusses fresh solutions that can directly increase I/O efficiency, and the applications of these solutions to current, and new technology infrastructures.
10/01/2013 | IBM | A new trend is developing in the HPC space that is also affecting enterprise computing productivity with the arrival of “ultra-dense” hyper-scale servers.
Ken Claffey, SVP and General Manager at Xyratex, presents ClusterStor at the Vendor Showdown at ISC13 in Leipzig, Germany.
Join HPCwire Editor Nicole Hemsoth and Dr. David Bader from Georgia Tech as they take center stage on opening night at Atlanta's first Big Data Kick Off Week, filmed in front of a live audience. Nicole and David look at the evolution of HPC, today's big data challenges, discuss real world solutions, and reveal their predictions. Exactly what does the future holds for HPC?