The Laboratory Research Computing (LRC) and Scientific Cluster Support (SCS) programs are managed by the Scientific Computing Group (also known as the High Performance Services group) within the IT Division at Berkeley Lab. These services are available for all LBNL Principal Investigators (PIs) and their collaborators. Currently, more than 1400 scientists across over 800 research projects use our facilities to perform basic scientific research across a wide range of disciplines, including climate modeling, research into new advanced materials, simulations of the early universe, analysis of data from astrophysics sky surveys, carbon geosequestration, geochemistry, and a host of other scientific endeavors.
The Scientific Computing Group also manages the high performance computing service for the UC Berkeley Research Computing program. This service, offering and supporting access to UC Berkeley’s Savio Institutional/Condo Cluster, is intended to provide Berkeley’s campus researchers with state-of-the-art, professionally-administered computing systems and ancillary infrastructure. Beyond its central mission of meeting the campus’s computational research needs, some auxiliary benefits of the cluster include improving competitiveness on grants which favor or require institutional resources, providing an incentive for recruitment and retention, and achieving significant economies of scale with centralized computing systems and data center facilities.
Scientific Computing Group Photo, June 2018
Bottom, left to right: Erica Yee, John White, Jackie Scoggins, Gary Jung, Karen Fernsler, Zashary Maskus-Lavin, Wendy Avalos
Gary Jung | GMJung@lbl.gov
Jeff D’Ambroglia | JeffD@lbl.gov
Jeff holds a B.S. in Biology from UC Santa Barbara. His first computing experiences were at the Lawrence Hall of Science playing “Hunt the Wumpus” on a teletype. He enjoys spending time outdoors doing various activities with his family and dog.
Kuldeep Chawla | KChawla@lbl.gov
Abhiram Chintangal | AChintangal@lbl.gov
Wei Feinstein | WFeinstein@lbl.gov
Karen Fernsler | KMFernsler@lbl.gov
Tim Fong | email@example.com
Tin Ho | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tin Ho is a HPC Systems Engineer who joined the group in 2017 and was responsible for putting LR5, the latest generation of the Lawrencium cluster, through the acceptance tests and into production. He finds working on the computing system for the GRETA project, a next-generation gamma-ray detector, especially inspiring as it will require using technologies that will last into the 2030s. Prior to coming to the Lab, he worked in the pharmaceutical and software industries.
Edison Lam | email@example.com
Edison Lam is a Linux Systems and Cluster Administrator. He started as a student intern supporting the HPC systems at the Berkeley Labs. Prior to the lab, Edison was a Linux Systems Administrator at a vertical mall located in Japantown San Francisco. He is a Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator. During his free time, he enjoys attending local tech meetups, volunteering at conferences and exploring bicycle routes in the Bay Area.
Fengchen Liu | FengchenLiu@lbl.gov
John White | JWhite@lbl.gov
John holds a B.A. in Information Science and Technology from SUNY Albany. He is an avid hockey fan and homebrewer.
Steven Wong | SJWong@lbl.gov