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Joe Glassy
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Cyberinfrastructure

Cyberinfrastructure is a phrase that describes and characterizes the meteoric growth of computational science as it penetrates each and every scientific discipline. Funded research relies heavily upon cyberstructure and needs to be continually updated and sufficiently supported at an infrastructure level with dedicated hardware, software, and personnel. Scientists are increasingly faced with data flows that stem from: (1) the flood of data from new scientific instruments; (2) simulations and modeling; (3) the availability of online petabytes of data; and (4) the Internet and computational Grid that make data archives accessible to anyone, anywhere, exacerbating the replication, creation, and recreation of more data. The many research focus areas funded under the Montana NSF EPSCoR awards require large amounts of computing power, storage and access to meet demand. That is where research analyst, Joe Glassy, comes into the picture.

In providing, building and enhancing the high performance computing infrastructures, Mr. Glassy has made access available to campus researchers for parallel style processing architecture, allowing the execution of larger and more structurally sophisticated compute tasks and provide a test-bed parallel environment on which to train and explore toolsets routinely used on various TeraGrid nodes. Through his efforts, Mr. Glassy has increased computational nodes and storage for silos of data, improved services, power, bandwidth, and access through hardware and software upgrades (file servers, storage, networking, licenses), and provided space, security and expanded licensing capabilities. In addition, Joe has built a mentoring program that assists researchers in diverse departments, exposing them to high performance best practices as well as directly helping them with compute related problems.

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