High Performance Computing technical sales
Jonathan worked for IBM between 1984 and 2008, and spent the period 2000-2008 working on supporting bids and implementing HPC solutions. He was responsible for the specification and implementation of the UK’s national academic HPC system, HPCx (http://www.hpcx.ac.uk/), installed in Daresbury Laboratory between 2001 and 2010.  During his time at IBM he worked on bid responses, many from UK academic institutions such as universities and also from organisations such as the UK Meteorological Office.

Hartree Centre
Jonathan joined the UK’s Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at Daresbury Laboratory in 2008, and worked on the early design objectives for the Hartree Centre (https://www.stfc.ac.uk/2512.aspx). In 2011 £37.5m of capital money  was provided to establish the Hartree Centre, and Jonathan ran the procurement which established a collaboration with IBM to jointly deliver against the centre’s objectives of expanding the application of HPC technologies in business and academia. Recent announcements of government funding of £113m over the coming years build on this base.

HPC procurement
Jonathan has extensive experience in responding to and in running competitive tender processes, which are generally used for High Performance Computing implementations. At IBM, between 2000 and 2008, he designed solutions for customer requirements, primarily in academia. At STFC, between 2008 and 2015, he conducted competitive procurements for novel architecture solutions and ran the team which procured the collaboration to establish the Hartree Centre in 2012.
Jonathan co-wrote a presentation on the “art” of HPC procurement delivered at Supercomputing 2014, in Denver.

HPC technology
When at IBM, Jonathan was responsible for HPCx, the national academic supercomputer, and specified the details of the solution, hardware and software, through the life of HPCx, which involved two upgrades to newer IBM POWER technologies.
At STFC, Jonathan ran the Distributed Computing Group, which explored emerging hardware and software technologies for High Performance Computing, making these available to UK academia for their own experimentation and research. He also ran the Daresbury Machine Evaluation Workshop from 2008 to 2013, which is an annual showcase for providers of HPC solutions to interact with potential future customers.
Jonathan specialised in the technical sales and implementation of IBM’s Blue Gene supercomputer systems, starting with the Blue Gene/L system and finishing with the implementation of the Blue Gene Active Storage research system in 2015.

HPC operations
When at IBM, Jonathan was responsible for the implementation of the three HPCx systems, and worked closely with IBM and the customer teams to ensure delivery of the appropriate levels of service.
At STFC, Jonathan established the Partner Support Team in the Hartree Centre, responsible for ensuring good service provision to all users of the Hartree Centre services.

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