Derek Simmel has served as End-User/Site representative on the OpenHPC Technical Steering Committee since 2016, and as representative for Academic Institution members on the Linux Foundation OpenHPC Project Governing Board since 2018. Simmel has participated in the development and delivery of several OpenHPC tutorials at PEARC conferences as well as other HPC-focused tutorials and workshops at Supercomputing conferences.
Simmel joined the Advanced Systems Group at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) as Grid Computing Specialist in 2001. In his current role as Senior Information Security Officer, Simmel focuses on information and systems security for sponsored projects and national and international research and education (R&E) collaborations at PSC. Simmel co-leads cybersecurity for the NSF-funded XSEDE U.S. national cyberinfrastructure project.
Since 2011, Simmel has chaired The Americas Grid Policy Management Authority (TAGPMA), one of three regional PMAs of the Interoperable Global Trust Federation (IGTF). TAGPMA accredits authentication providers in the Americas and the Caribbean.
HPC Center Planning and Operations
Requirements, Performance, and Benchmarks