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Adam Seishas

Linux Systems Administrator

Adam is well-known to the Stanford community, having spent more than a dozen years on the Service Desk. His primary responsibility in Research Computing is to manage and support the Farmshare and GSB Yen systems.

Addis O'Connor

High Performance Computing (HPC) Systems Administrator

Phone: 650-529-5782
Addis is a very hands-on, outgoing linux admin, who loves to network and help users. He came to Stanford from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey and enjoys spending time with family in his spare time. At work, he is one of Nero's primary system engineers, spends a lot of time with GCP, and also manages a variety of other systems.  

Brian Tempero

System Administrator

Phone: 650-724-8122
Brian is our HIVE Systems Administrator and specialist. He also manages ICME's HPC, storage and GPU systems.

Darren Travis

SRCF Data Center Engineer

Phone: 650 319-5881
Darren Travis is one of our facility engineers. He joined the SRCC in 2019 after spending almost seven years with LBRE where he was an HVAC Project Specialist Lead supporting research buildings, labs, and other facilities for almost seven years.

David Parker

Research Software Engineer

Phone: (650) 743-0299
David is the lead software developer for the SimVascular project.

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Karl Kornel

High Performance Computing (HPC) Systems Administrator

Phone: 650-736-9327
Formerly a member of the Authentication & Collaboration Solutions (ACS) team in Administrative Systems (AS), Karl provides support for several labs on-campus and is a part-time admin of the FarmShare environment. He is the resident Globus and Puppet person, supports a number of faculty research systems  and is an unofficial liason with other groups in UIT.

Kilian Cavalotti

Technical Lead & Architect, High Performance Computing

Kilian is a High-Performance Geek with a passion for putting petaflops together. He often brags about having his 4th system on the first page of the Top 500 list. He also loves to move petabytes around. A lot.

Mark Piercy

Research Computing Technical Liaison

Phone: 650-721-4040
Mark has been working at Stanford in research and software development for over 15 years.  He has worked at The Genome Technology Center, HighWire Press, J. Craig Venter Institute, the Genetics Department, Stephen Montgomery's group and Vijay Pande's Lab on the Folding@home project.  Mark is also an artist and teaches at the Ceramics Studio here on campus.  Mark helps onboard and support research groups with our HPC systems.

Mark Yoder

Research Software Engineer & Computational Scientist

Mark supports researchers in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences utilize HPC systems.

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Michael Feldman

Research Software Engineer

Michael supports the Jackson Lab ( Michael has faith of parsimonious use of technology for the greater good for humaneness.

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Neal Soderquist

Windows Systems Engineer

Phone: 650-736-8103
Neal is our Windows Systems Engineer and also supports Nero and the Population Health Sciences (PHS) systems. Prior to joining our team, Neal worked with Engineering IT for more than 10 years.

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Randy Melen

Senior Director – Research Computing

Randy joined SRCC after working for SLAC and Stanford, and University of Waterloo before Stanford. His current role is Senior Director and he welcomes suggestions about how to better support computing for researchers..

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Ruth Marinshaw

CTO - Research Computing

Phone: 650-736-9372
Ruth mostly goes to meetings, leaving the real work of running lots of stuff and working with the fabulous end-user communities to the rest of the team. Active in various national HPC communities and projects, she is also currently co-chair of the National Science Foundation's Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure.  She spends a lot of time with faculty and campus research IT leaders to learn about current and emerging needs, and welcomes the opportunity to partner with you to evolve cyberinfrastructure (data, storage, visualization, computation, networking and consultation - remember: we are NOT just HPC) services to accelerate research at Stanford.

Scott Prevost

HPC Data Center Manager

Phone: 650-995-4398
Scott has many years experience operating HPC data centers. He has been with Stanford since 2013 when he was hired to manage the Stanford Research Computing Facility (SRCF). Prior to Stanford, he held several HPC facility support positions at NASA / Ames Research Center.

Stephane Thiell

High Performance Computing (HPC) Systems Administrator

Stephane (with a silent e) is a Lustre parallel filesystem specialist, storage guru, system engineer and cluster system tools developer (go check our GitHub!). He also likes to design innovative solutions to address the challenges of Research Computing, such as the Oak "cheap and deep" storage platform. He is active in the international Lustre community and is the go to person for any storage or filesystem oddities.

Taymoor Arif

HPC Sys Admin

Email: t-arif /AT/
Taymoor manages the large complex of systems and storage that comprise the HPC resources for the Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine, working closely with Karl Kornel.

Zhiyong Zhang

Research Software Developer

Phone: 650-497-4860
Zhiyong is our resident expert in HPC code optimization.

Randy White

Computational Research Technical Consultant

Phone: 650-304-1933
Randy joined Stanford in late August after 5 years as a Team Lead for the Center for Research and Education on Aging at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs. He stood up a few different clusters, wrote aging-based software simulations, and helped many different researchers within the organization accomplish their computational goals while there. He focuses both on Sherlock user consultation and engagement at Research Computing and on providing system administration for HPC clusters in the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences.