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 824 scientists across over 161 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
Shawfeng “Shaw” Dong | SFD@lbl.gov
Wei Feinstein | WFeinstein@lbl.gov
Karen Fernsler | KMFernsler@lbl.gov
Tin Ho | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.