Marco Schmidt

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Marco Schmidt


ETH Zurich

Functional Genomics Center Zürich

Marco Schmidt

Y32 H 06

Winterthurerstrasse 190

8057 Zürich


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IT Coordinator - System Administrator

Marco is responsible and coordinationg all IT support issues of the FGCZ.

System administration of Linux servers is his main part. Besides the Linux servers for infrastructure (Web Server, File Server with SAN), he is responsible for a Grid-Engine cluster with around 20 nodes of different configurations. Together with the respective bioinformatics experts he maintains this cluster, which is used for area specific bioinformatic applications.

Besides a few Linux desktop systems, the FGCZ uses mainly Windows PC for office desks and instrument operation, which are installed and maintained by Marco. A Windows Active Directory Domain Controller was setup and connected to B-Fabric to serve the authentication and authorization for the whole FGCZ computing infrastructure.

He has automated all standard tasks like installation of operating systems (Linux and Windows) with some opensource tools (Fai, WPKG, ...). With the help of B-Fabric the user administration is completely authomated and synchronized with the Windows Active Directory.

The support for MacOS desktop systems is another area of his work.

In colaboration with the IT department of the correspondung institutions UZH/ETH, he is responsible for the IT infrastructure like network, email, DNS and storage.

Consulting, testing, support in B-Fabric Data Integration is another aspect of his work.

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