In this video, Stan Ahalt answers each of the following questions:
Q: What attracted you to the job of RENCI director?
Q: You were director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center for six years. How does RENCI differ from OSC? In what ways is it similar?
Q: What do you see as RENCI’s greatest strengths?
Q: On the flip side, you are taking over as director after the center has seen a significant budget cut and in during the most serious economic downturn since the Great Depression. What are the challenges facing RENCI in this economic climate?
Q: What do you hope to accomplish in your first year at RENCI?
Q: You’ve played many roles in your career, from teacher and mentor to administrator and leader of successful research initiatives. What excites you at this stage of your career?
Q: Do you have any advice for young people who are students or just starting their careers in high performance computing or related fields?