Hi, I'm Adam DeConinck.
I'm currently located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where I help build supercomputers and keep them running.
At work, I'm mostly interested in problems that involve building large computer systems, monitoring what they do, and making them easier to run on a day-to-day basis. I'm also interested in finding ways to make computing easier for working scientists and engineers -- i.e., the people who use high-performance computing (HPC) to solve real problems, as well as the people who would do so if it were easier to deal with.
I used to do research in physics and materials science, before I figured out I was just as interested in the computers I used to do my research as I was the research problem. I still love those sciences and try to keep up on current events, as much as I can.
Outside of work, I'm mostly just a geek: I read a lot, I play a lot of board games, and I enjoy hanging out with my wife Leigh and our three cats. I've recently taken up curling, and I've been known to fence with an epee from time to time. I'm also a huge fan of Leigh's roller derby team in Albuquerque.