APAN Speaker Profile

APAN Speaker Profile


Andrew Howard

AffiliationNetwork Manager
National Computational Infrastructure, Australia
Emailandrew.howard AT anu.edu.au
APAN rolesCo-Chair, eCulture Working Group
Member, Program Committee
BioAndrew has many decades of hands-on technical, diplomatic and logistics experience covering a wide range of standard and bespoke technologies, languages and applications within Industry, Government and Academia nationally and internationally.

His current role at the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) covers working on High Performance Networks, Computing and Cloud systems. He led the development of InfiniCloud an extension of HPC InfiniBand capabilities into Openstack Clouds and the creation of the first trans-Pacific extended InfiniBand network connecting Australia and Singapore through the USA to deliver the next generation of high speed data transfer and distributed computation. Most recently he has worked closely with AARNet to define and implement AARNet-X a 100G network linking NCI to the world at the highest possible speed for big-data science.


Andrew Howard's roles in APAN47

Activity co-ordinator  e-Life
Activity co-ordinator  eCulture WG
Session chair  Asi@Connect WP5 Tech-Culture Fusion meeting
Speaker  Asia Pacific Research Platform (APRP) - Country updates session
Speaker  Cloud WG Session - Member update and WG Discussion #1
Speaker  e-Life
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