P. Larry Nelson
lnelson at illinois dot edu
457 Loomis Lab
HEP IT duties/responsibilities:
- Responsible for the secure installation, testing, documenting, updating, troubleshooting, and continued secure operation and monitoring of approximately 50 linux (Scientific Linux 5.x and 6.x) servers - including 2 clusters and corresponding back-end servers, peripherals, printers, and network hardware and their respective system and application software within the High Energy Physics Group as well as the physical infrastructure of HEP’s datacenter.
- Responsible for providing IT solutions and IT problem resolutions for HEP faculty/staff/students.
- Provide consulting and input for HEP IT strategic planning.
- Organizational reporting to Kevin Pitts, HEP Group P.I.
IT work history:
(USAF - 4 years, Univ. of Ill. - 44 years)
- (10/01/2016) Retired - 2nd time.
- (08/01/2005 - 09/30/2016) The University of Illinois, High Energy Physics Group (HEPG), doing linux, network, and security administration, consulting, and end user support. (80% appointment)
- (05/31/2005) Retired! (but only officially - required to sit out for 60 days prior to re-hire)
- (06/1996 - 05/2005) The University of Illinois, High Energy Physics Group doing linux, network, and security administration, consulting, and end user support full time via CITES/DS contract with Campus Information Technologies and Services Office (CITES) (formerly known as CCSO), Departmental Services Group (DS).During this period, I was also the CITES/DS Coordinator for the following CITES/DS client units:
Nuclear Physics Lab
School of Music
- (07/1992 - 06/1996) U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Labs (USA CERL), Champaign, IL, via IGPA contract with The University of Illinois, Computing and Communications Services Office (CCSO) to do Unix systems and network administration for them for 4 years (IGPA contract limit), eventually becoming head of their Unix Systems Group. Mostly Sun servers and workstations.
- (06/1988 - 07/1992) The University of Illinois, Center for Supercomputing Research and Development (CSRD) via contract with Computing Services Office (CSO), to do Unix systems and network administration for them for 4 years. Mostly Suns, Alliant supercomputers, a DEC VAX 11/780 running BSD Unix, and a home grown supercomputer named Cedar.
- (03/1972 - 06/1988) The University of Illinois, School of Chemical Sciences as a programmer, consultant, and Systems Manager in the School's Computer Center. Systems included an EAI 580 Analog/Hybrid computer, various DEC LSI/11s, TI 980s, DEC PDP-11s, an IBM 1800, a DEC VAX 11/780 VMS system (first one on campus!), DEC VAX 11/750 and various DEC VAX Micro-VAXes.
- (05/1967 - 05/1971) U.S. Air Force, Chanute AFB Data Automation Center, Rantoul, IL , programming and operating punched card accounting machines, programming a Burroughs B263 computer, debugging and troubleshooting programs, computer systems analysis, maintained all financial and personnel files for the entire base, designed a new computer room for a Burroughs 3500 system, and other IT duties as assigned.