Computer system operator for HPC

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Lu, 08/08/2016

41, rue du Brill
L-4422 Belvaux

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jobs [at] list [dot] lu
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Context of intervention

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is looking for a motivated computer system operator for its high performance computing (HPC) facility. The system consists of a number of Windows and Linux-based components for server-based scientific computing, a centralized storage, a backup library system and a Linux cluster. The HPC facility supports project teams in solving advanced and complex computation problems in environmental, biological, material sciences and technologies as well as in big data analytics.

Main missions

The primary responsibility of the selected candidate is the system administration of LIST’s in-house HPC system. The candidate has to ensure full operation of this system.
Typical tasks include:
· administration and maintenance of the Windows (part of larger Active Directory Domain) and Linux servers (SLES, Ubuntu);
· OS installation and configuration;
· PBS of the Linux cluster and user management;
· backups and archival;
· system planning and extension and involvement in the acquisition of new components;
· user support (software installations, …);
· participation in European consortia and fora (ETP4HPC, PRACE, Terratec,…).
In addition, the candidate may be involved in scientific programming: tasks include supportive work on the implementation, maintenance and upgrade of complex numerical models.