Obituary: Otto Büchner († 17 October 2015)

Photo Otto Büchner
Otto Büchner
Forschungszentrum Jülich

On 17 October 2015, our long-standing colleague Otto Büchner passed away at the age of 62.

Otto Büchner had been a scientific employee of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, formerly the Central Institute for Applied Mathematics, since 1 July 1986. Outstanding stages of his career were his work in the SUPRENUM project, which was concerned with developing a German parallel computer (1986–1989), his leading role in realizing and further developing the workstation concept (since 1992), and his efforts in setting up and operating a memory system for data exchange, as well as developing and administering a GPU computer cluster in the past few years. With his considerate and positive nature, the way he handled difficult new tasks and day-to-day problems, and his friendly and collegial manner, he made a great impact on JSC.

Otto Büchner will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We would like to express our deepest sympathy to his family at this difficult time.

Last Modified: 05.07.2022