Ciaron Linstead

High Performance Computing Support

High Performance Computing software support, with the following specialties:

HPC software support and maintenance:

  • HPC scheduler (SLURM) configuration and maintenance
  • Compilers (Intel, GCC)
  • Scripting languages: Python, R, including the Anaconda distribution
  • High performance installations of common scientific libraries (BLAS, NetCDF, HDF5, GDAL etc.)
  • NVidia GPU integration on the cluster
  • Environment Modules

HPC user support:

  • HPC application design and best practice
  • compiling and debugging (Totalview, GDB)
  • application profiling (e.g. Intel VTune)

Other interests:

  • Novel HPC tools for administrators and end-users, e.g. perf-utils, Spack package manager


  • Version control software (Git and Gitlab, Subversion)



Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
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