Fernanda Foertter

Fernanda Foertter
HPC Scientific Programmer at Genus Plc , Genus plc


Fernanda Foetter is a self described, “computer geek interested in Big Data analyses using High Performance Computing.” She has a background in Particle Physics simulations, Molecular Dynamics and Quantum Chemistry Simulations, and more recently Bioinformatics at Genus PLC. Other interests include application development, parallelization techniques and Big Data curation. At Genus she’s responsible for keeping the clusters running and helping scientists make full use available technology or bringing in new ones to reach their goals. She holds a BS in Physics from Florida International University and an MS in Materials Science Engineering from the University of Florida.


Sponsored Session, Ballroom G
Moderated by:
Jim Tommaney (InfiniDB)
Fernanda Foertter (Genus plc)
Advances in columnar databases are creating bio-science opportunities that were previously not possible. Fernanda Foertter and the team at Genus discovered an innovative way to store and access the huge volumes of data being generated modeling genotypes. She and Jim Tommaney discuss the benefits of column storage and how InfiniDB’s Map Reduce empowers high performance Big Data analytics. Read more.


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