Dr. Sergi GironaChair of the Board of Directors, PRACE
Sergi Girona is Chair of the Board of Directors of PRACE, as well as Director of the Operations Department of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). He belongs to the BoD of PRACE since its creation in 2010, and currently is both its Chair and Managing Director.
He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Catalunya. In 2001, EASi Engineering was founded and Sergi became the Director of the company for Spain, and the R&D Director for the German headquarters. In 2004, he joined BSC for the installation of MareNostrum in Barcelona. MareNostrum was the largest supercomputer in Europe at that time, and it maintained this position for 3 years. Sergi was responsible for the site preparation and the coordination with IBM for the system installation. Currently, he is managing the Operations group with the responsibilities for User Support and System Administration of the different HPC systems at BSC.