People

Philippe Deniel, CEA

Project Technical Co-ordinator

Philippe Deniel, owns an Engineering Degree from Ecole Centrale Paris. He is a Research Engineer in CEA/DIF since 1998, where he is now heading the Storage Systems lab since 2015. This lab is in charge of managing the daily data production of both CEA/DIF data centers namely Tera and TGCC. Attentionality to manage daily production, the lab is also developing actively Lustre and other open source software. Philippe is the original developer of NFS-Ganesha an open-source NFS server in user space available under the terms of the LGPLv3.

Eric Gregory, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Work Package 1, Use Cases and Co-design.

Dr. Eric B. Gregory received his PhD in theoretical physics from Syracuse University (USA) and has since worked at universities in China, the USA, the UK, Cyprus and Germany. His research interests includ lattice field theory, in particular Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics, with a focus on understanding how quark and gluon interactions give rise to the properties of hadrons. He is currently a scientific staff member at the Jülich Supercomputer Center at Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany.

Alexandre Lopez, Atos

WP2 Lead - Ephemeral Data Access Environment

Alexandre Lopez has a Master in Computer Sciences and has been active for more than 20 years of which the last 5 at Atos’ HPC R&D. He currently works in a team developing products that facilitate data access from large supercomputers with focus on solutions that combine flash memory, caches and acceleration techniques. Previously, Alexandre has worked in high-availability clusters for telecommunications and in Identity Management.

 

Philippe Couvee, ATOS

WP3 Lead - Instrumentation and Monitoring

Philippe Couvée is working at HPC R&D since more than 20 years. He is leading a team of 17 researchers and engineers developing products that facilitates data access from large supercomputers. Its recent focus is on data centric solutions that combine cache and acceleration technics with advanced instrumentation and data analytics. He is also teaching computer architecture and system programming at CNAM. 

Thomas Leibovici, CEA

WP4 Lead - Hierarchical Storage Management

Thomas Leibovici currently leads the HPC storage group at CEA. He created several open source software in the domain of HPC storage like Robinhood policy engine [1] and Phobos object store [2]. He also contributed to several implementations of hierarchical storage systems, like Lustre-HSM and M0tr HSM.

James Hawkes, ECMWF

WP5 Lead - Application Interfaces

James Hawkes has a professional background in engineering, computational fluid dynamics and high-performance computing. In particular, James has undertaken extensive research on the strong scalability of numerical methods. At ECMWF, he is a member of the production services team and focuses on novel methods for data extraction and data delivery. In IO-SEA, James is leading work package 5 on Application Interfaces, and particularly focuses on the Data Access and Storage Interface (DASI) for semantic data access.

 

Sai Narasimhamurthy, Seagate

WP6 Lead - Dissemination and Exploitation

Dr. Sai Narasimhamurthy is Engineering Director, Seagate Systems, working on Research and Development for next generation storage systems and responsible for European R&D for the Seagate Systems business.  Sai currently also holds the position of vice-chair of industry for the ETP4HPC organization and co-leads the storage and I/O working group for developing ETP4HPC’s Strategic Research Agenda (SRA). He has also actively led and contributed to many European R&D consortia (SAGE, Sage2, Maestro, etc) in the area of HPC focused on I/O and storage. Previously (2005 – 2009) , Sai was CTO and Co-founder at 4Blox, inc in the area of Storage Area Networks. During the course of his doctoral dissertation at Arizona State University (2001 – 2005) Sai  has worked on Storage Area Networking protocols focusing on solutions for bulk data transfer over IP networks. 

Maike Gilliot, CEA

WP7 Lead - Project Administrative Coordinator

Maike Gilliot joined CEA beginning of 2021, where she takes part in the coordination activities for R&I projects and collaborations. A graduate of TU Darmstadt (Germany), she worked as a research assistant at the University of Freiburg (Germany), before joining Inria Saclay (France) in 2011 as a technology transfer officer. Since 2016, she has been active in HPC related R&I activities, first at Teratec, and now, since February 2021 at the HPC department of the CEA. She is also part of the ETP4HPC team and coordinates its Executive Office, including the interface with the JU EuroHPC (since 2016).