Sverre Jarp

Sverre JarpISC Big Data'14 General Chair & Former CTO CERN openLab, CERN

Sverre Jarp worked in the IT Department at CERN for over 40 years and held multiple managerial and technical positions promoting advanced but cost-effective, large-scale computing and data management solutions for the Laboratory. In 2001-02 he spent a sabbatical year at HP Labs (Palo Alto, USA). Upon his return he was appointed CTO of the CERN openlab, a position he held until his obligatory retirement in March 2014. Throughout his CERN career Sverre gave a large number of keynote talks and technical presentations at conferences and workshops around the world. Today, as honorary staff at CERN, he retains an unabated interest in several areas, in particular the domain of Big Data combined with High Throughput Computing as well as application scalability based on vector- and parallel-programming. He maintains detailed knowledge of processor architectures and instruction sets. This knowledge allows him to be an expert in performance tuning. S. Jarp holds a degree in Theoretical Physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim.