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Tim Thomas Welcomed as Deputy Director of The Center for High Performance Computing

In its September newsletter (PDF, 128KB), The Center for High Performance Computing (HPC) welcomed Dr. Timothy Thomas as its new Deputy Director.

From page 2 of the newsletter:

“…I am pleased to announce that we have hired Timothy L. Thomas as Deputy Director of the center. Please join me in welcoming Tim to his new role in the center. In addition to his Ph.D. in Particle Physics from the University of Minnesota, Tim also holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Clarkson University in New York, providing him a broad perspective on applications and the underlying computer science. Tim has been at UNM since June of 1993 and was recently promoted to Research Associate Professor in the department of Physics and Astronomy. While a Research Scientist with the New Mexico Center for Particle Physics, within the department of Physics and Astronomy, Tim became a major user of the center’s LosLobos cluster and other systems, putting him in an excellent position to see the workings of the center through the eyes of a user.
“Tim brings a good deal of experience in modern high performance computing, most notably from Brookhaven National Laboratory, specifically, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider particle accelerator. Tim has been a collaborator on the PHENIX experiment and was resident at the lab during 2000 as the experiment’s first Data Production Manager, responsible for processing all data from the accelerator’s first year of running. He is currently an active member of the DOE Open Science Grid community, having established the center as one of the earlier large university sites in that national computing grid, which hosts applications from crystalography, computational biology, genomics, chemistry, astronomy, astrophysics, as well as particle and nuclear physics.
“Tim started his new duties on June 1st. In the three months he’s been Deputy Director, he has already made a significant impact in several areas: he worked closely with the CREATE group to establish their operation in the center; he has completed the negotiations for our next large MPI cluster; and he has overseen expansion of telemetry, highly detailed systems monitoring, just about everywhere you can imagine.”

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