Director Supercomputing Application and Innovation Department / CINECA and Associazione Big Data
Sanzio Bassini joined CINECA in 1979; in 1981 he was nominated responsible for the scientific computing systems installed at CINECA, and in 1984 he joined the Italian Supercomputer Project that introduced the first supercomputer of this class in Italy. In 1996 he was appointed High Performance Systems Division Manager.
In 2006 he was appointed Director of the newly formed System & Technology Department that is in charge of the whole CINECA data-centre infrastructure and services management and starting from 2009 he is Director of SuperComputing Applications and Innovation Department.
Since 2010 Sanzio Bassini became a member of PRACE Council which is the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe and in 2014 he was elected as the as Council Chairman of PRACE.