CloudLightning has set up an External Advisory Board (EAB) comprising academic and industry experts from areas relevant to both computer science (Cloud and HPC) and the project’s three target application domains (genome processing, oil and gas exploration and ray tracing).

The composition of the EAB is representative of the project’s stakeholders and target audience. CloudLightning will leverage the combined experience of the EAB to inform its concertation strategy and activities to make sure they are aligned with the overall project objectives.


As of August 2016 (M19), there are 17 confirmed members of the CloudLightning External Advisory Board:

Name Company Sector Industry Country
Prof Dan Marinescu University of Central Florida Academia HPC US
Prof Mary Wheeler University of Texas at Austin Academia HPC/Oil and Gas US
Prof Jesus Carretero Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Academia Computer Science Spain
Prof Dieter Kranzmüller Ludwig Maximilians Universitat Academia Computer Science Germany
Michaela Blott Xilinx Private HPC/FPGA Ireland
Aidan Gallagher Rendicity Private Ray Tracing Ireland
Brian Boyle HEANet Public HPC Ireland
Ronan Dalton IBM Private HPC/Cloud Service Provider UK
Victor Gonzalez Next Limit Technologies Private Ray Tracing Spain
Robert Jenkins CloudSigma Private Cloud Service Provider Switzerland
Alison Kennedy Science and Technology Facilities Council Hartree Centre Public HPC UK
Denis Condon Microsoft Private Cloud Service Provider Ireland
Prof Hiroshi Nakamura University of Tokyo Academia HPC Japan
Prof John Mooney Pepperdine University Academia MIS US
Josh Simons VMWare Private Cloud Service Provider US
Andrew Jones Amazon Web Services Private Cloud Service Provider UK
Wolfgang Dreyer Rescale Private Simulation and HPC Solution Provider Germany