Director of Technology, SHARCNET
Technical Lead, Graham cluster
John Morton will introduce and give a brief presentation on SHARCNET — the Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network — at Waterloo, including academic super computer, Graham. Formally established in 2001, SHARCNET is the largest high-performance computing consortium in Canada, including 18 universities, colleges and research institutes across southwestern, central and northern Ontario.
Bio: John Morton is the Director of Technology for SHARCNET and the technical lead for the Graham cluster. Over the past 17 years John and his SHARCNET team have deployed nine systems that ranked among the world’s top 500, including three that were in the top 100. These systems support a wide, wide range of advanced research computing needs. Batch computing, storage, visualization, GPU acceleration, cloud VMs, DBaaS and more are available to support Canadian research.
John holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Guelph and an honours bachelor degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.
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