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David Tur has a degree in Physics from the University of Barcelona and holds a PhD in Nanostructures and Nanotechnology from the University of Milan-Bicocca. Since 2009 he has been in charge of the management and maintenance of the drug design service at the Supercomputing Center of Catalonia (CESCA). He has been also responsible for the installation, testing and benchmarking of HPC scientific applications, providing technical and scientific support to researchers.
Alfred Gil has been an HPC Support Scientist at CESCA since 2005. He is in charge of a number of scientific applications, providing corresponding support to both technical and scientific users. His main area of expertise in this field is the optimization of codes on different platforms and application debugging. He also works on other projects, such as the implementation of tools that allow automotive companies to execute simulations (consisting of a web portal and workflow applications), and the installation and management of grid nodes, attached to the ES-NGI project. His academic background includes a degree in Chemistry from the University of Barcelona and a PhD in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry from the Rovira i Virgili University and he is on the point of earning a degree in Computer Science.
Jordi Blasco has a degree in Physics from the University of Barcelona. He is founder of the HPC Knowledge Portal, a popular international project focused on HPC and Clustering knowledge sharing. Since 2004 he has worked as a teacher of postgraduate courses on Computing Security and Linux Systems Administration at the University of Barcelona. He worked at CESCA as an HPC SysAdmin from 2005 to 2008. In more recent years he worked as Coordinator of XRQTC Supercomputing Centers (XRQTC is the Reference Network on Theoretical and Computational Chemistry). Jordi is a very active contributor to several open-source projects dealing with High Performance Computing and Large Scale Systems and, he worked as an independent HPC Advisor for several companies and research centers. Currently, Jordi works as a Computer Scientist for the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure in Auckland, New Zealand.
Salvador Martín studied Computer Science in Universitat Rovira i Virgili and has more than 15 years of experience in deployment, administration and tuning of heterogeneous systems including high performance computing, backup solutions, SAN, NAS, etc. In 2007 he joined SGI which gave him the opportunity to work in the implementation of huge HPC solutions such as the CINES in France, the HLRN in Germany or the NTNU in Norway, among others. In Spain, he was the project manager on the deployment of systems for customers from the north of the country including SEAT, CESCA, ETB and the Donostia International Physics Center. In 2013 he joined the HPCNow! team to strengthen it with his knowledge in the installation of high performance computing infrastructures.
Pere Puigdomènech Thibaut is a Mechanical Engineer from ETSEIB (UPC), his passion for the racing automotive competitions and computer simulations has led him to work at CESCA, recently renamed CSUC, where, during 6 years, he gave support to the HPC users and implemented several FP7 and CDTI projects specially with industrial partners. His main interest are optimise HPC engineering applications and develop tools to facilitate access to HPC machines. You can find him also teaching in the Fundació CIM CAE Master or in the CFD module of the BIM IL3 Master. He is also a born entrepreneur, so he has joined HPCNow! team to found new awesome adventures.
Oriol Mula-Valls helds a BSc in Computer Science by the Universitat Autonònoma de Barcelona and a MSc by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. After a period in the private sector he started working at the Institut Català de Ciències del Clima (IC3) where he was developing Autosubmit and managing the infrastructure as well as the cluster. Currently he is coleading the Computational Earth Sciences group at BSC. His main research interests are HPC, workflows and infrastructure.