Don PreussORG NIH/NLM/NCBI Title Head-Systems, National Center for Biotechnology Information BIO Don Preuss is a computer scientist by training, who has worked in the life sciences and high performance computing domains for the past 25 years. Usually found at the nexus of next generation technology and science, he has been CTO for small and large organizations, worked in academia, large companies, startups and the federal government. After first joining NIH in 1984 as a summer student working in the labs, he created data acquisition and analysis systems. Don helped create the first NIH LAN and WANs, the AIDS clinical information system and varied imaging projects, Don was CTO for the Center for Information Technology at NIH, and now at NCBI is head of the systems group.
At NCBI, Don has architected and led projects related to the massive scale up from the increasing requirements of next-gen sequence data. These include international high speed data transfer, a 400% increase in servers and a storage growth from 500TB to over 7PB of storage. Outside of these, some of the current initiatives, include Big Data issues, cloud computing and federal identity management.