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Benoit des Ligneris

Dr. des Ligneris has obtained a Ph.D. in physics from Sherbrooke University. He was very active in the scientific computing and was architect of several large scale clusters. He joined OSCAR (Open Source Cluster Application Ressources) and was chair of the project from 2003 to 2004. Dr des Ligneris did a postdoc in distributed computing at the Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal.

Before founding Revolution Linux, Dr des Ligneris was involved with the Linux User Group of Sherbrooke University (the GULUS) as president and member.

In 2003, he co-created EduLinux a distribution dedicated to schools with specific applications and a default selection of application that just works for the regular user. EduLinux was installed in different schools and school districts using regular desktops and thin-clients.

Following the EduLinux success, Revolution Linux was founded in 2004.

Dr. des Ligneris is CEO of Revolution Linux since then. He led multiple high-level consulting mandate involving large scale deployment, open source software and education. He gave numerous talks at international conferences with subjects such as large scale Open Source deployment, Open Source in education, thin-clients, high performance computing, virtualization, Open Source in general, IT management.



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