Jim Pepin joined Clemson in February of 2007 and is responsible for campus and regional systems and networking architecture. He focuses on scientific and technical issues and has been responsible for leading the development of large scale networks and high performance computing systems used for computation-intensive research. Additionally, Pepin provides a technical voice in Clemson’s strategic planning for services, strategy, and structure to build a vision of what technology will make possible while serving on national level technical committees. He previously worked for University of Southern California (USC), starting in 1972 and implemented NCP and IP solutions on the ARPAnet. He served as a member of several Network Working Groups in the early 1970s. Pepin served as director of the Engineering Computer Lab and was architect of the central engineering school facilities, including networking and timesharing systems. Starting in 1987, he served as Executive Director of University Computing Services (UCS). to provide campus-wide support for all networking and central academic computing services. In 1999-2003, his joint appointment with USC-ISI made him responsible for direction in High Performance Network infrastructure for the USC-ISD and USC-ISI. From 2004 on, Pepin was responsible for the design and implementation of high performance networks while being director of the center for High Performance Computing and Communications.