MUG Meeting – Tuesday, Aug 13

Next Meeting – Tuesday, August 13, 2024, 6:30pm EST

Operating System upgrades in a High Performance Computing environment: The long and winding road to Ubuntu

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Joe Ryan will be discussing how the High Performance Computing Cluster at Michigan State University transitioned to Ubuntu 22.04 from CentOS 7 and the operating system upgrade process. Constraints, challenges, OS evaluation, and a brief overview of how we transitioned users to the new operating system will be discussed.

After a full career as a U.S. Army Pilot, Joe transitioned to the technology sector and currently works as a Linux sysadmin using multiple automation tools to manage a 1000+ node High Performance Computing Cluster at Michigan State University. He’s been learning programming languages since the 80s, but he’s never had a professional developer role. In addition to playing with open source technologies in a home lab, he enjoys riding motorcycles, bicycles, and being on the water sailing or paddling.