VLSCI: Systems Administrator – High Performance Computing, Storage & Infrastructure

Please note: enquiry and application information at the URL below, no agencies please!

Executive summary

Want to work with hundreds of TB of storage, HPC clusters and a Blue Gene supercomputer and have an aptitude for storage and data ?



To give you an idea of what this job relates to, VLSCI currently has in production:

  • 136 node, 1088 core SGI cluster (Intel Nehalem CPUs)
  • ~110TB usable of Panasas storage

Shortly arriving (< 1 month away):

  • 2048 node, 8192 core IBM Blue Gene/P supercomputer
  • 80 node, 640 core IBM iDataplex cluster (Intel Nehalem CPUs)
  • ~300TB usable of IBM GPFS storage plus tape libraries
  • 2012 – more! 😉

    Both Intel clusters are CentOS 5, the front end and service nodes for the Blue Gene are SuSE SLES 10. The GPFS servers are RHEL5. Panasas runs FreeBSD under the covers.

    Job advert

    Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative, Melbourne Research

    Salary: $67,254 – $72,801 pa (HEW 7) or $75,664 – $81,898 pa (HEW 8) plus employer superannuation contributions of 17%. Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience.

    Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI), created by The University of Melbourne to establish a world class Life Sciences Compute Facility, operates a number of supercomputers and storage systems dedicated to High Performance Computing (HPC).

    VLSCI wishes to recruit a Linux Systems Administrator with knowledge of file systems and an interest in working with technologies such as GPFS, TSM, HSM, NFS.

    This position is an opportunity to become involved in leading science and computing fields and work as part of a small but self contained team. Expect to find yourself learning new skills and developing new and innovative solutions to problems that have not yet been identified. You have every opportunity to make a real difference and will need to contribute to a high level of service and creativity.

    Enquiries to David Bannon – contact details.

    Closing date: 20 Jun 2010