Chris Dagdigian

Chris Dagdigian,

Co-Founder and Senior Technical Director of Infrastructure

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Bioinformaticist-gone-bad Chris Dagdigian has spent much of the last 15 years designing, building, fixing and improving research-focused HPC and IT systems for use in demanding production computing environments. He occasionally is known to blog, tweet and speak about industry trends and best practices.


Boston, MA and Western Maine

Personal Interests:

I enjoy putting down the keyboard and getting outside as often as possible. I’ve built a home office setup in Western Maine complete with a kit-built log cabin and 20ft Yurt. The eventual goal is to be the only Yurt owner on the east coast with a 10GbE ScienceDMZ!

Focus Areas:

  • Scientific & Technical Assessments
  • RFP/RFI assistance
  • Vendor selection, procurement & purchase assistance
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Technical training, technical writing & knowledge transfer
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP)
  • Science DMZs
  • Cloud architecture design & implementation
  • Petascale NAS & object storage design, deploy, refresh/replace
  • Scientific application integration


  • Perl
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Chef
  • Ansible
  • Grid Engine
  • Amazon Web Services


Formerly of Blackstone Computing and Genetics Institute, Dagdigian specializes in research computing and infrastructure technology issues in the life sciences. A supporter of free software and open standards for life science research, he is a founding member of the Bioperl Project, co-founder of the Bioclusters mailing list and serves on the board of directors as Treasurer of the Open Bioinformatics Foundation.