Benoit des Ligneris
Doctor des Ligneris has obtained a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Sherbrooke. In the course of his studies, he was very active in scientific computing and has been architect of several large scale clusters. He joined the OSCAR initiative (Open Source Cluster Application Ressources, an open source community) and was elected chair of the project for the year 2003/2004. Dr des Ligneris has obtained a postdoctorate degree in distributed computing from the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. Before founding Revolution Linux, Dr des Ligneris was involved in the University of Sherbrooke Linux User Group (the GULUS) as president. In 2003, he co-created and developed EduLinux, a distribution specially designed for the education milieu, with a standard set of applications and a selection of specific ones. EduLinux was installed in different schools and school districts using regular desktops and thin-clients. Dr. des Ligneris is CEO of Revolution Linux since his inception in 2004. He led multiple high-level consulting projects involving large scale deployments and open source softwares in education. He gave numerous talks at international conferences on topics such as large scale Open Source deployments, Open Source in education, thin-clients, high performance computing, virtualization, Open Source in general, IT management. Father of three, in love with endurance sport he competed in serveral Ironman triathlon and marathon. These days, he focus on running.