Critical Facilities Summit Presenter Bio

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Jay Harris

Director of Data Center Services/Facilities CCIT/ISO DCS
Clemson University

Jay Harris is the Director of Data Center Services and Facilities for Clemson University's Computing and Information Technology (CCIT) group since 2009. Among his responsibilities are the oversight and daily operations of Clemson’s two data center facilities, totaling approximately 19,000 square feet, along with directing the hardware architecture team and enterprise print facility. The primary data center, with an aggregate feed of 4.5MW, houses a 720 TFLOP supercomputer cluster. Mr. Harris has been with Clemson since 1998, previously working as a Unix systems administrator with the Computer Science Department before moving to CCIT in 2007 as the hardware architect. Mr. Harris earned two BS degrees in Chemistry and Computer Science/Mathematics and a BA degree in Mathematics from Wofford College (Spartanburg, SC) in 1993, an MA degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996, and an MS degree in Computer Science from Clemson University in 2001.