Ben Thompson is a Systems Administrator for the ADAPT Centre and a member of the TechOps Team. He started his career in electronics before moving on to IT when he became a network and RADIUS administrator at the University of York. After this Ben worked for a number of years in the private sector working with Linux based software for Internet Service Providers. As Systems Administrator Ben is responsible for supporting the Senior Systems Administrator in the running and maintenance of the High Performance Computing Clusters and supporting the IT needs of ADAPT Centre members. He holds a Certificate of Higher Education Open from the Open University (2011) and a National Diploma in Electronics (1995).