My name is Greg Krpan, and I'm in Colorado USA. I am currently a contractor to IBM as
a UNIX Administrator, supporting AIX, Solaris, and of course, Linux.
I have been working with Linux since 1995 when I was a student at DeVry. I started on
Slackware, but quickly moved to RedHat once I took over administration of the DeVry
Calgary website in the summer of 1995. Upon graduation in 1997, I started working for IBM
Global Services Canada, where I was administering AIX, Solaris and Linux systems for
various clients. After 3 years at IBM Canada, I took a position working for the USGS at
the EROS Data Center in Sioux Falls, SD. My first tasks at EROS were to design and build
a Beowulf Class supercomputer, which was implemented for use in developing 3-D models for
land usage. I also took over the entire Linux infrastructure, which I increased from 3
workstations, to 12 servers and 90 workstations. After 3 years at EROS, I left for
Colorado, and a return to IBM, where I remain today.
At home, I have been running Linux exclusively on my personal system for 6 years, starting
with SuSE 8, and then moving to RedHat 9, and progressively forward through Fedora Core,
with my main system running Fedora Core 8, and my development system running Fedora Core 9
I look forward to participating in the meetings and discussions, and working with all of
you in the upcoming weeks, months, and years.
Thanks for taking the time to see what I'm about, and see you all in the next
In honor of those who lost their lives exploring the final frontier:
Apollo 1; January 27, 1967
Virgil "Gus" Ivan Grissom, Edward Higgins White II, Roger Bruce Chaffee
Space Shuttle Challenger, Mission STS-51-L; January 28, 1986
Francis R. Scobee, Michael J. Smith, Judith A. Resnik, Ellison S. Onizuka, Ronald E.
McNair, Gregory B. Jarvis, Sharon Christa McAuliffe
Space Shuttle Columbia, Mission STS-107; February 1, 2003
Rick D. Husband, William C. McCool, Michael P. Anderson, Kalpana Chawla, David M. Brown,
Laurel Blair Salton Clark, Ilan Ramon
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