July 19, 2012
Statement of Interest
Large scale deployment of clouds to support scientific research
Tim was responsible for the group at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, which manages the compute infrastructure for 13,000 physicists around the world to support fundamental research. He previously worked as a Unix kernel developer at IBM along with managing large scale Unix production deployments and services for Deutsche Bank in Europe.
His team is running the CERN OpenStack cloud which has been in production since July 2013 and is currently around 300,000 cores. This cloud provides processing power to analyse the data from the Large Hadron Collider and other experiments which produce around 100PB a year. The practical experiences are shared on the blog at http://techblog.web.cern.ch .
Tim was an elected individual director of the OpenStack and OpenInfra management board from 2012 until 2021 and was a founding member of the OpenStack user committee from 2013-2015.
CERN - From 2005-06-01 (Current)
OpenStack Summit Presentations
Pre-emptible instances - the way forward
Scientific Community Clouds: Five Directors of Community Clouds Responsible for a Quarter Million Cores Worldwide
Scientific Working Group Inaugural Meeting
Paris OpenStack Summit