Cliff Addison was dragged into parallel computing in 1986 whilst at the Christian Michelsen Institute in Bergen Norway. His initial parallel computing efforts there targeted the oil and gas industry, including the first steps towards a parallel commercial oil reservoir simulator. He originally moved to Liverpool in 1989 as part of what became the Institute of Advanced Scientific Computing (IASC). He briefly left in 1996, when he moved to the Fujitsu European Centre for Information Technology (FECIT) where his work included implementations that powered the K-computer. Cliff returned to Liverpool in 2002, to take up duties in the University’s Computing Services Department. Whilst his main duties relate to facilitation along with tuning and testing of researcher’s codes, he has also been involved in procuring several HPC systems for the University, including the system in 2017, which included a hybrid cloud component.
State of the Practice Talk
Cloud and Distributed Computing