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Individual Speaker Profile

Date Joined: January 29, 2016
Country: United Kingdom
Home Town: Bristol
Zip Code: BS3 4PB
Registered for Upcoming Summit: No
  • StackHPC - From 2016-12-12 (Current)
  • Cray, Inc. - From 2013-11-02 To 2016-12-02
Statement of Interest

OpenStack for HPC

Areas Of Expertise
  • Networking
  • Ironic
  • Nova
  • Ansible
  • kolla




I've been involved with OpenStack since 2014, using cloud computing technologies to manage High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure. I've spent a lot of time with Kayobe, Kolla, Ironic, Nova and Neutron, and been involved in both upstream and downstream development of these and other projects. I'm a core reviewer of the Ironic project, and was Kolla PTL from Train to Xena. I'm a keen user of Ansible as a tool for managing configuration and orchestration at many levels of the software stack.

I currently work for StackHPC (, a consultancy based in Bristol. We help our customers to get the most out of OpenStack when applied to HPC and other use cases. In this role I get a nice balance between real world client work and upstream maintenance and development.

Previously I worked for Cray, where we were developing a common system management platform based on OpenStack to manage a number of Cray's HPC products.

Presentations from previous and upcoming OpenInfra Summits:
Virtual Open Infrastructure Summit Denver Berlin Austin
Additional presentations:

Willing to present via video conference: Yes
Willing to travel to any country: Yes
Fluent in
  • English

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