Jeff Layton, Ph.D. | Enterprise Technologist Dr. Jeffrey Layton is the Enterprise Technologist for HPC within Dell. Dr. Layton’s Ph.D. is from Purdue in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. In his 25+ years experience with Supercomputing technologies, Dr. Layton has served in roles as a Professor, Engineer and Scientist at Boeing, Lockheed Martin, NASA, and Clarkson University, and has led technical efforts for High Performance Computing companies such as Linux Networx, Panasas, and Dell. In these roles he has been a cluster builder, a cluster user and code writer, a cluster administrator, as well as a systems engineer, manager, and benchmark engineer for HPC vendors. He is also an active contributor to multiple open source projects and actively contributes to technical publications both for magazines, books, and for websites.