As of this October 17th, MCSR has a new High Performance Computing Specialist, Ben Pharr. Ben holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from Ole Miss, and is currently working on his PhD. He has taught several classes in the Computer Science department as a graduate instructor. He has been using Linux and UNIX for over a decade, and is fluent in many programming languages. Ben comes to us from Global Technical Systems, a small defense contractor, were he led a small software team writing software for airborne radar. Prior to that Ben served as Network Administrator in the Computer Science department here at Ole Miss.