Join a prestigious organisation...
The Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing (VPAC) is a leading
Advanced Computing R&D service provider. We operate a high performance
computing centre and provide Academia, Research Organisations, and
Industry with services, training and support in Advanced Computing, as
well as professional R&D services in Advanced Computing, Visualisation,
Virtual Worlds and Simulations, Computational Engineering, Spatial
Information, Data Management, Health, and Life Sciences.
The VPAC High Performance Computing Centre in Carlton South represents
one of the most versatile HPC installations in Australia, with a broad
range of applications software for Computational Chemistry, Geophysics,
CFD & Engineering, Climate Modelling & Earth Systems Sciences,
Bioinformatics, Statistics, and Mathematics.
The Systems Department has an immediate opening for a talented and
capable cluster system engineer / administrator.
Your skill set will be...
The primary skills required include a technical understanding of
computers, Linux operating system administration, programming or
scripting to implement system services, and a strong understanding of
configuration control, change management, and service delivery
procedures such as ITIL.
It will be advantageous to have familiarity with technologies such as
Torque, MOAB or Maui schedulers, operating software deployment tools,
high performance parallel file systems (Lustre or GPFS), NFS servers,
local area networking, and Windows HPC Cluster management; training in
these technologies will be provided for applicants having excellent
Your role will be...
The role will participate in Linux and Windows HPC Cluster installation,
configuration, maintenance and operation; managing queuing systems;
storage and file systems administration; managing GPGPU platforms;
developing system reports; user support for HPC clusters; and providing
backup support for networks, email, and desktops (Windows, Linux, and
Your “customers” will reflect industry as well as academia. Clusters
under management include VPAC’s Tango as well as remote operational
support, and remote consulting support for a growing number of
university and commercial locations. A new cluster will be installed at
VPAC later in 2012.
The successful applicant will likely have 2 to 5 years relevant system
engineering or administration experience, qualifications in a scientific
discipline or computer engineering, and interests in deployment and
operational support of high performance computing systems.
The position is located at VPAC headquarters in Carlton South, Victoria.
For additional information visit vpac.org
or contact Craig West on 03
9925 4751 or Phil Tannenbaum on 03 9925 4733.
To apply for this opportunity... see: http://www.vpac.org/node/457
Craig West Systems Manager
Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing
110 Victoria Street, Carlton South VIC 3053
P: +61 3 9925 4751 E: cwest(a)vpac.org