October 2012
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[Met-jobs] HPC Systems Engineers_Position available with NIWA, New Zealand based

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Fri, 12 Oct 2012 07:45:34 +0000

HPC Systems Engineers

NIWA is a leading environmental research institute and key provider of 
atmospheric, freshwater and marine research and consultancy services in New 

In 2010, NIWA installed an IBM p575/p6 HPC ) in its High Performance Computing 
Facility (HPCF). This system is expected to increase to 3456 cores in late 
2012. It is used to support NIWA's research activities in climate, chemistry 
climate, weather, river flood, sea state, ocean, sea-level, and inundation 
modelling and forecasting, an operational environmental forecasting system 
(EcoConnect) and is one of the three anchor platforms meeting the HPC needs of 
the wider New Zealand science community via the New Zealand eScience 
Infrastructure (NeSI) framework (

We are seeking Systems Engineers capable of both managing a large High 
Performance Computer and providing support to operational and science users on 
the systems.

A tertiary qualification in computer science and/or other sciences or 
equivalent work experience is a must, along with five years’ experience in the 
design, implementation and operation of Linux and/or Unix services. Familiarity 
with AIX, the IBM HPC software stack, GPFS, CSM, xCAT, TSM, TSM for Space 
Management, TWM LoadLeveler, and database administration would be advantageous.

For further information about NIWA, a full position description and online 
applications, please visit

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Work type: Full-time position

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