The WFU DEAC Cluster is centrally supported and maintained by two full time
system administrators. Professional development for our staff is ongoing
through annual training allocations from the Information Systems department.
Timothy E. Miller, PhD:
Joining Wake Forest University in July 2002,
Dr. Miller has been running and designing Linux Beowulf clusters since 1998.
His first objective at WFU was to design and build a new centralized Linux
cluster and assist users in the transition from Power-based technologies
(today's current IBM pSeries platforms) to Intel-based processors. In
addition to that role, Dr. Miller has taught several courses in the Computer
Science department related to parallel computing and scripting languages.
David Chin, PhD:
Dr. Miller obtained his Ph.D in Physics from Vanderbilt University in May 2002,
with a dissertation in experimental high energy nuclear physics. He has adjunct
assistant faculty status in the Computer Science and Physics department. He
also holds technical certifications from Red Hat (RHCA) and Cisco (CCNA) and
currently is the Research Computing Architect in the Information Systems
Dr. Chin joined Wake Forest University in November 2008. His primary role
is to provide end user support for the WFU DEAC Cluster. He also substantially
contributes to new service deployment and existing service migration efforts
that keep the cluster running smoothly for our research computing community.
Dr. Chin obtained his Ph.D in Physics from University of Michigan in 2005,
with a dissertation in gravitational wave physics.