Jiri KRAL

Czech Technical University, Praha Czech Republic

I am a student (5th year) of experimental physics (heavy ion/high energy), recently employed (80%) by the department as an IT support for physical computing. My task is to build a cluster computer to be used mainly for ALICE data processing (in cooperation with CAS FZU Tier-2 Center in Prague). My CERN activity is to supervise and develop a part of Detector Control System for SDD detectors of ALICE. The work ranges from simple custom hardware design for front-end, FPGA programming, writing kernel modules, to developing own DIM servers and working with PVSS.