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Frank Baetke Leaves HPE, Stays on as EOFS Chairman

EOFS chairman Frank Baetke writes that he has left HPE. As the long-time liason to the HP-CAST user community, Mr. Baetke played a key role in bringing together HPC thought leaders at worldwide events for many years.

The good news is that Frank will continue to be active in HPC.

He writes:

I will also remain active as EOFS Chairman representing HPE as a delegate as membership is by corporation or institution. In that role I will be planning again for Birds of a Feather Sessions (BoFs) at the upcoming ISC’18 in June – the success we had at SC17 with two very well-attended BoFs is really encouraging.

Let me also remind you on the upcoming LUSTRE User Group Conference LUG 2018 organized by OpenSFS. The conference will be held April 23-26, 2018 at Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Illinois. Registration is now open.

I’m sure I’ll meet most of you at the upcoming ISC’18 event in Frankfurt in June, 24-28, see http://isc-hpc.com/.

Prior to joining the world-wide HP organization, Dr. Frank Baetke served as a technology manager in the European Organization of HP. Before its acquisition by HewlettPackard in 1995, he held several management positions with Convex Computer Corp. in Richardson, TX. Frank Baetke started his career in 1977 as a researcher and promoted to academic counselor 1979 at the Technical University of Munich. He joined Convex Computer Corp. in 1986 where he built the Central European software support organization and later lead the European marketing organization until the acquisition by HP in 1995.

Frank Baetke holds a master degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in engineering and a Ph.D. (Dr.- Ing.) in applied physics from the Technical University of Munich. He has published numerous articles in the field of high-performance computing as well as contributions in related areas. He is a member of GI (German Society of Informatics), the Society of Astronomy, ACM, IEEE and the Max Planck Society.

We wish Frank well on his new journey. He will be missed.

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