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Dermot Frost

Dermot Frost


High Performance and Research Computing Unit, Trinity College Dublin

DRI Role

TCD Principal Investigator for the Digital Repository of Ireland

Research Interests
Parallel and distributed file systems, automated code generation and optimisation, genetic algorithms, in-silico drug discovery, cloud computing
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Dermot Frost is Manager of the High Performance and Research Computing (RHPC) unit in Trinity College Dublin. He is the Principal Investigator for TCD in the Digital Repository of Ireland. He has spent the past 12 years building complex IT systems for a multitude of research projects including IITAC (PRTLI), eINIS (PRTLI), ENACTS (FP6), HPC Europa (FP7) as well as large-scale computer, data management and visualisation systems for use in Trinity.

He has extensive experience in software development in scientific computing, mainly using C and MPI, to develop codes that scale to thousands of cores in parallel. He has also been involved in various digital humanities projects in TCD including the 1641 Depositions and the CIRCLE (Irish Chancery) Collections. Dermot has been involved in founding two successful IT SMEs in the last few years: Crème Software is a world leader in probabilistic exposure assessment and Annertech is a web development company that focuses on the Drupal platform.

In his spare time, Dermot is a member of the University of Dublin Choral Society where he sings in the bass section. He has also recently been elected to the Board of Trinity College Dublin.