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Founded on December 28, 2006, insideHPC is a blog that distills news and events in the world of HPC and presents them in bite-sized nuggets of helpfulness as a resource for supercomputing professionals. As one reader said, we’re sifting through all the news so you don’t have to!

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insideHPC is written and edited by crack supercomputing professionals with the help of readers and occasional contributors:

Rich Brueckner
President, insideHPC Media

Rich Brueckner

Rich Brueckner

Recently named as one of the Top 20 Big Data Influencers by Forbes Magazine, Rich Brueckner is a writer, story teller, publisher, and technology pundit focused on high performance computing. He acquired in 2010 and has since expanded his online publications to include insideBigData, inside-Startups, and The Exascale Report. With over 30 years of HPC experience at Cray Research, SGI, and Sun Microsystems, Rich is known to many in the industry as “the guy in the Red Hat.”

When he’s not working, Rich keeps  busy writing fiction, cartoons, and documentary films for charity. You can check out his stories: Angels of Silence, The Observer EffectThe Three Magi of Katrina, Seven Meals from Chaos, Friends of the Fallen, The Guardian’s End, and Ghosts of the Indian Herb. He has also penned some short film scripts including: Jigsaw Falling into Place and Bardo. In non-fiction, Rich contributed the Foreword to Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Dark Gravity, a book about the Big Bang by Dr. Stephen Perrenod. He also wrote the Foreword to 72 Beautiful Galaxies, an interactive iBook by Dr. Stephen Perrenod.

Rich lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

Stephanie C. Ellars

Stephanie C. Ellars

Publisher, insideHPC Media

Stephanie brings 20+ years of Digital Advertising and publishing experience to InsideHPC and InsideBIGDATA.  She has extensive knowledge of the digital landscape across all platforms specializing in developing integrated and multimedia programs.

Prior to InsideHPC Media LLC, Stephanie had been responsible for sales territories Worldwide and across the Nation for a variety of publications: IDG – NetworkWorld, InfoWorld, Manta and SpiceWorks.

When Stephanie is not working with her clients, she enjoys training and competing in AKC events with her beloved German Shorthaired Pointers, Riding Horses and all types of Cooking.

James Lee

James Lee
James Lee is a new intern at InsideHPC. James brings an interest in the empowering potential of high performance tech, with a keen eye for novel social justice initiatives in the computing world. He is currently completing his Masters in Critical Studies at PNCA in Portland, OR.

Ralph Wells
Contributing Editor, inside-HPC and inside-BigData

Ralph Wells joins the insideHPC editorial team as Associate Editor in 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Wells worked 11 years at The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon’s daily newspaper, where he focused on business and technology.

Dave Klein

Dave Klein has 20 years experience shooting everything! Starz, HBO, ABC, FOX etc… Tons of commercial and corporate clients as well. We are very happy to have him back at insideHPC!

Grant Peterson
Editor at-large

Grant Peterson is an assistant editor at HPC. His special event support keeps us on track during the busy SC conference season.

Justin Wayland
Editor at-large

Justin is a Production Assistant at HPC. He helps Rich keep it together when the cameras are rolling.

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