IT Survival stories during the SuperComputer Era


The BGSU Student ACM chapter presents a talk by Kevin Wohlever: " IT Survival stories during the SuperComputer Era: the beginning of big data".

The Ohio Technology Consortium or OH-TECH, is a division of the Ohio Board of Regents. The Shared Infrastructure group provides IT Services, software development and networking support for consortia members, which include: The Ohio Board of Regents, Ohio Supercomputer Center, OARnet, OhioLINK, the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority, and eStudent Services.

Kevin has been involved in High Performance Computing or Supercomputing for over 25 years. He was around at founding of the Ohio Supercomputer Center in 1987 as well working at supercomputer centers for Cray Research, NASA, the US EPA, and Dow Chemical

Kevin’s career has overlapped a large part of the supercomputing move from expensive, proprietary systems only available to government agencies, to relatively inexpensive, with open operating system environments that are available to a wide range of users. Along the way, Kevin has worked for and with: The National Security Agency, NASA, the US EPA, the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, the US Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Agency, Dow Chemical, Nationwide Insurance, Cray Research, OSC and OH-TECH. During that time he has moved from a system administrator up through the ranks as a project leader to his current position as the director of Shared Infrastructure.

A native of Lorain, Ohio, Kevin is a graduate of Bowling Green State University.

Pizza and Pop provided!


BGSU Hayes Hall
Bowling Green, OH 43403 (map)