Piers is a contributor to the architectural design, and prototyping of the SDP Middleware responsible for providing the platform and environment that contain the image data processing pipelines.
Specific areas of focus are:
- Containerisation, orchestration, scheduling and resource management in HPC, with Docker, DCOS, and Kubernetes
- Large scale monitoring and logging
- Large scale data queue solutions
- The efficiency of Shared Services
- Object Storage in HPC
Piers is a long time advocate of Open Source software, and Open Data platforms with contributions to the Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP, R, and SAP communities.