Rick started his career at Purdue as a Windows NT Systems Administrator for the Engineering Computer Network. Following that, he managed Linux systems for the university enterprise e-mail services. He then joined RCAC as a Systems Administrator for roughly half a dozen years. After that, with several years on Purdue's SAP Basis team, he returned to supporting research as a Storage Administrator for RCAC. This is by far the most rewarding work he has done to date!
- B.S., Computer Science, Ball State University (1995)
- M.S., Computer Science, Ball State University (1997)
- Redhat Certified Engineer (2001)
- "Rapid Parallel Systems Deployment: Techniques for Overnight Clustering" (Donna Cumberland, Randy Herban, Rick Irvine, Michael Shuey, and Mathieu Luisier) Large Installation Systems Administration (LISA), (2008) San Diego, CA