I am a member of the team working on the JASMIN project providing a data analysis environment for the UK and European climate, earth-system science and other communities. JASMIN is a combination of high performance parallel, object and scale-out File System storage, HPC cluster, physical and virtualised computing infrastructure, as well as OpenStack cloud, and a data transfer zone, all joined together with a high bandwidth network.
I originally trained as a Materials Engineer completing an EngD, working in a number of roles in the field before deciding to cross train into IT. Since switching careers and after completing an MSc in Computer Science, I worked in a variety of roles starting as an IT Support Technician, and gradually working up to Systems Administration. Before joining STFC, I was a HPC Systems Administrator at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, where I looked after the day-to-day running of the HPC cluster. Since joining the JASMIN team in August 2019, some of the tasks that I have been involved with are the development and deployment of the SLURM scheduler for the project's HPC cluster, and the maintenance & support of the OpenStack Infrastructure.