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Martin Feyereisen, Ph.D.
is a High Performance Computing
Expert in Dell’s
Cloud, HPC and
Engineered Solutions Group. Martin
joined Dell in 2015, after 30 years
in the HPC community with various roles in academics, the U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE), and
multiple HPC hardware companies.
He received his Ph.D. in theoretical
chemistry from the University of
Minnesota in 1990.
Designing High Performance Solutions for Life Science Researchers
A long-time advocate for all things HPC in life sciences, Glen Otero works closely with Dell’s customers and partners.
With a background in computational immunology, he is responsible for capturing customer computational biology
requirements and incorporating them into design recommendations for Dell’s High Performance Computing
Group. Glen especially enjoys working with small development teams and redesigning existing code bases
to run efficiently on Linux clusters. He also works closely with partners to research and document various
aspects of bioinformatics application performance.
Glen led the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)’s efforts to parallelize and speed up their
pediatric cancer RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) analysis from seven days to just one hour, allowing
researchers to create more targeted treatments at least one week faster and improving outcomes for more patients, including children battling neuroblastoma. This collaboration, in
turn, led to the design and implementation of Dell’s first Linux cluster product specifically
for genomic analysis workloads, known as the Dell Genomic Data Analysis Platform, or
GDAP, and set the stage for development of the Dell HPC System for Life Sciences.
Robert Dildy is a
Matter Expert in
Dell’s Cloud, HPC
Solutions Group. Robert’s specialties include large Linux clusters with
extremely large filesystems, exceeding
fast smaller image clusters, and the
dense data center needs HPC generates. He received a B.S. in Math,
Computer Science and Political Science from Houston Baptist University
HPC Systems Engineering
Garima is a senior
on Dell’s Dell High
Performance Computing solutions
As a lead engineer,
include solution design, performance
analysis and technical writing, as well
as cross-team and cross-partner collaboration. She has worked on several
aspects of HPC in her 12 years at Dell,
and her current focus is on performance benchmarking. Garima has an
M.S. in Computer Science from The
Ohio State University.
Center for High Performance
Computing in South Africa
CHPC in South Africa, the largest HPC facility in Africa,
worked with Dell to build the 40,000-core one petaflop
Lengau system. Lengau is Setswana for ‘cheetah‘ and has
PowerEdge C6320, R930 and R630 servers, PowerVault
MD3460 storage arrays, Lustre storage servers, Mellanox
interconnect with FDR Infiniband and Dell Networking
Ethernet switches with Bright Cluster Management