Prof. David Abramson
Centre for Research Computing, The University of Queensland
David has expertise in High Performance Computing, distributed and parallel computing, computer architecture and software engineering.
He has produced in excess of 200 research publications, and some of his work has also been integrated in commercial products. One of these, Nimrod, has been used widely in research and academia globally, and is also available as a commercial product, called EnFuzion, from Axceleon.
His world-leading work in parallel debugging is sold and marketed by Cray Inc, one of the world’s leading supercomputing vendors, as a product called ccdb.
David is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), and the Australian Computer Society (ACS). He is currently a visiting Professor in the Oxford e-Research Centre at the University of Oxford.
In this talk I will outline the approach taken at the University of Queensland to deliver this level of infrastructure, I will discuss HPC and Cloud platforms, including a novel HPC machine for data intensive science (FLashLite) as well as a pervasive distributed data fabric that allows access to data anywhere at any time (MeDiCI).