Messineo Rosario - Gaia
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Rosario Messineo is a computer engineer at ALTEC S.p.a, the industrial company which is developing the italian Data Processing Centre (DPCT). He studied engineering at Turin Polytechnic and after 6 months from his master he joined the Gaia project in July 2008. Since then, he has been involved in the design and implementation of the DPCT hardware and software infrastructure, deepening the technical areas of database, storage system and distributed processing framework. He has also been involved in the Gaia Transfer System (GTS) defining and developing the data transfer notifications system (DTS Tool). Since January 2012, he has assumed the role of DPCT manager.
Away from Gaia, he is strongly interested in the application of ICT technologies, he plays football and he likes travelling with his girlfriend.
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