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George Leaver

"George Leaver"

Senior Research Infrastructure Administrator

IT Services
B39 Sackville Street Building
University of Manchester
Sackville Street
Manchester M1 3BB

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Research Infrastructure team


Feb 2013 - present: Senior Research Infrastructure Administrator in the Research Infrastructure team within IT Services. I provide expertise and support in High Performance Computing, GPU computing, visualization, training and sys admin for various central HPC systems including the CSF (main University HPC cluster), iCSF (interactive cluster), DPSF (high-memory cluster) and Zrek (GPU and other accelerator cluster.)

July 2009-Feb 2013: Senior Research Applications and Collaboration Officer in the Research Applications and Collaboration team (RAC) within IT Services. Recent projects included:

July 2000-2009: Lead developer of the multipipe renderer in the AVS/Express Multipipe Edition product range. A modified version of the AVS/Express OpenGL renderer has been developed that takes advantage of multi-GPU (and CPU) rendering hardware from SGI, HP, and custom render clusters. We use various rendering technologies including the SGI OpenGL Multipipe SDK (MPK) library, Mechdyne's CAVELib, HP's Paracomp library and an in-house distributed OpenGL renderer. Other activities include providing product documentation, technical support to AVS sales staff and on-site customer support.

The AVS/Express Multipipe Edition is the result of an active research project by SGI Inc., KGT Inc., Research Computing Services and Advanced Visual Systems Inc.

I tought the Computer Animation module (2002-2012) available on the M.Sc. programmes in the School of Computer Science