University Speeds Research - Case Study

March 25th, 2009 12:09 pm
Posted by Marcel Van Drunen
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[Excerpt] Access to high performance computing is crucial for universities that want to conduct complex scientific research. Computer-aided simulations are an important aspect of this research, as are experiments needing advanced mathematical computing power. However, the cost of supercomputers and cluster computing is often beyond the reach of many universities and research groups.

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University Speeds Research – Case Study

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Marcel van Drunen joined the Dell EMEA HPC team in 2008 as a business development manager. His former job at Dell was as a solution consultant, specializing in high-availability and storage. Before joining Dell, Marcel had a number of jobs, including database programmer, analyst and systems architect and administrator. The last six years before joining Dell in 2006, Marcel worked at Unisys, where he was a high-availability consultant and trainer, also running a lab environment where he tested high-availability and clustering solutions. Marcel studied Information Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Delft in the Netherlands. He never got his degree, mainly because his extra-curricular activities took too much time. One of these activities was being a politician, specializing in solving world conflicts.