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Obituary: Dietmar Erwin († 30 March 2018)

Photo Dietmar ErwinDietmar Erwin in front of the supercomputer JUGENE in 2009
Copyright: Forschungszentrum Jülich

On March 30, 2018, our dear former colleague Dietmar Erwin passed away at the age of 75 after a long and serious illness. Dietmar was responsible at the JSC predecessor Central Institute for Applied Mathematics (ZAM) for the operation of the HPC systems. For many years he was a driving force in the leadership team of the IBM user groups SEAS and SHARE and in the last years of his professional career he was working as a well-respected and highly-experienced manager in various EU projects such as in EUROGRID, UniGrids and DEISA. After his retirement he was still active as a senior advisor for JSC, lending his skills and tact to set up and manage the EU PRACE projects. The staff of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre will all sorely miss him.

Please have a look at the obituary, that the Head of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Thomas Lippert, gave at the funeral.


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