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HPC Elder James Cuff Joins Witnix Startup

James Cuff from Witnix

In today’s Startup news, HPC elder James Cuff has joined a new company called Witnix. Most recently at The Next Platform, James spent most of his career at the HPC center at Harvard before he retired a couple of times. Just ask him.

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James Cuff was once the Assistant Dean for Research Computing in the Division of Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.  James also performs the role of Distinguished Engineer for Research Computing in HUIT at Harvard University.  His group supports advanced high performance technical computing (in excess of 60,000 processors), 2+PF of GPGPU, and large scale storage systems for data science at over 20+PB.  The group was involved in the initial design, build and eventual support of the MGHPCC project where they now run scientific computing and academic research systems supporting multiple schools at Harvard University. Prior to working at Harvard, James managed the Applied Production Systems Group at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.  Before moving to the US, James created the high performance computing infrastructure for the Ensembl project at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. While completing his D. Phil. in protein secondary structure prediction, James worked at the European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge. James holds a D. Phil. in Molecular Biophysics from Oxford University and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry with Industrial Experience from Manchester University. He is also rumored to be author of his own Wikipedia page and a member of Rich’s Posse.

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