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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:

Doug Black

Doug Black

Editor-in-Chief, insideHPC

Black has been a technology and business writer since 1985, serving in journalistic, marketing and public relations roles. He has been involved with the HPC community since 1991 and has worked on numerous technology announcements and media campaigns in support of companies, including Intel and SGI, throughout the HPC ecosystem.

For the past four-and-half years, Black has been managing editor of EnterpriseAI (formerly EnterpriseTech), a publication of Tabor Communications, where he covered the convergence of HPC and AI in commercial and industrial organizations.

Outside of his work life, Black has strong interests in history and literature, in bicycling, in sports (horse racing in particular) and in raising his two sons. A Massachusetts native, he lives in the Boston area.

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.

Rich Brueckner

Our Late Founder and 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.”

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