Brian Maistry, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

brian-maistryBrian Maistry is a systems administrator at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa where he supports the Ranger system, among others. He is responsible for the hardware and software used by the university’s statistics, actuarial, finance and computer science programs, including their contributions to the Square Kilometer Array project. He is familiar with a variety of operating systems, including Centos, Ubuntu, and Windows Server 2008. Additionally, he installs (and provides user support for) math and statistical software, including Matlab, Mathematica and R.


I’m looking forward to the TACC workshop, and SC15 where I can learn about the wide variety of cloud-enabled, and other methods in use around the world to support data-intensive research.  The experience will allow me to better serve my university’s education and research missions, and the SADC collaborative project as well.”


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