Simone Manca has been with CRS4 since 2000. He works as an expert software engineer in the Distributed Computing Group. Currently he deals with software development for high-performance computing infrastructures, virtualization and distributed storage. In the past, he has worked in the biomedical field, developing interfaces and applications with health informatics standards such as DICOM and HL7. He is also experienced in the environmental and geographical information systems fields, having developed decision support system tools for planners, integrations of numerical models and web interfaces.