Chris JordanData Management & Collections Group Lead, Texas Advanced Computing Center
Chris Jordan leads the Data Management and Collections group at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, and is responsible for deploying research data infrastructure to serve the University of Texas System campuses and the national community. He has worked with a wide variety of data management and storage applications, including iRODS, SRB, Lustre, and GPFS, and is currently responsible for the 5 petabyte "Corral" system for research data management. He has led data infrastructure activities for the National Science Foundation's TeraGrid project, and he is currently involved in developing and deploying data infrastructure for the XSEDE and Digital Preservation Network projects. Before joining TACC, Chris spent four years at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, where he helped develop and deploy the GPFS-WAN global file system currently in production across multiple TeraGrid resource providers. Chris has nearly fifteen years of experience working directly with some of the largest supercomputers and storage systems in the world, and has worked with a variety of architectures and scientific applications.