Personal Profile

David Whiteside has 12 years of Linux administration experience and a strong background in high-performance computing (HPC), cloud computing, software development, system monitoring, automation, and configuration management. He has taken on many responsibilities at NREL over the last 6 years that include HPC administration, firewall administration (Checkpoint), monitoring (ZenOSS), configuration management (Ansible), storage administration (SAM-QFS and ZFS storage appliances), web application development (Python Django and Flask), and cloud solution architecture (AWS). 

Research Interests

Linux systems engineering and administration

Software development

Cloud architecture

Machine learning

Data analytics

Professional Experience

Performance Tester, Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. (2012–2013)

Senior UNIX System Administrator, BTAS, Inc. (2009–2012)

Systems Analyst, Analytical Services, Inc. (2007–2009)

Owner/Software Developer, Whiteside Solutions LLC (2005–2009)

Education/Academic Qualification

Certificate, Cloud Architect and Practitioner​, Amazon

Bachelor, Computer Science, Troy University

Certificate, Comptia Linux+, Security+​ Certificates

Certificate, Oracle Solaris 10 SCSA, OCA Java SE 7​ Certificates


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