I studied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and worked afterwards for several high performance computing research projects. From 1996-2001 I was editor-in-chief of he German Linux Magazine and also cofounded the Linux New Media AG.

Since June 2001 I work as Linux IT Architect at IBM Gemany and helped as member of the Linux Impact Team (until end of 2005) many IBM customers with their Linux migration. As IBM’s Linux Evangelist I also supported hundreds of Linux customer briefings, gave dozends of radio, TV and press interviews, represented IBM as keynote speaker on all major German Linux events (LinuxTag, LinuxWorldExpo, LinuxPark, etc.) and was advisory board member / chairman of several conferences (SambaXP, Eclipse, First International Virtualization Conference,…). As EMEA Linux Dektop Technical Leader I also coauthored the very successful IBM Linux Client Migration Cookbook.

Since 2006 my main focus is on high performance and cloud computing, virtualization (XEN, KVM, VMWare, PowerVM, etc.), high end x86 systems, iDataPlex & BladeCenter, high speed Infiniband/10GbE networking/storage (incl. parallel file systems like GPFS, Lustre, Gluster, etc.) with with the goal to bring leading edge technologies from the HPC environment to a cloud environment. From 2007-2008 I was Deep Computing Lead Architect in CEEMEA.