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Individual Member Profile

Alvaro Lopez Garcia

Date Joined
October 11, 2012



Statement of Interest

Deploying OpenStack for our scientific community


Currently I works as a researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). In 2007 I held a research associate position at the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), where I started to work with virtualization so as to deliver on-demand services. I have taken part in several European projects about distributed and Grid and Cloud computing, such as EGEE-II/III (FP6, FP7), Int.Eu.Grid (FP6), EUFORIA (FP7), EGI-InSPIRE and more recently EGI-Engage and INDIGO-Datacloud.

With the advent of Cloud computing I moved towards this field, working in the adaptation of the current Cloud middleware and infrastructures to fit the specific needs (parallelism, performance) of the scientific computing applications. In fact the CSIC deployed one of the first OpenStack infrastructures in Spain, back in the Essex release. I am a member of the Openstack foundation, and I have been an Active Technical Contributor for several cycles, even if my activity has been related with bugfixing .

  • Spanish National Research Council - From 2013-10-18 (Current)


I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Compute Service (Nova),Identity service (Keystone)

OpenStack Summit Presentations
Barcelona, Spain

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