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Resa Reynolds
Associate Director, CAC Systems

Resa Reynolds

Resa has been supporting Cornell researchers and national projects for 30+ years. In her current role, she manages the design, deployment, optimization, and daily operations for high-performance computing (HPC) clusters and on-demand cloud computing services--Red Cloud and the JetStream2 Regional cloud. Resa's expertise includes HPC architectures and networking, large-capacity storage systems, and systems related software and tools.

Send email or phone 607.255.5715.

Areas of Expertise

  • HPC Cluster Design, Installation, and Optimization
  • Cloud: OpenStack
  • Operating Systems: Linux, Windows
  • Networks: Ethernet, Infiniband
  • Storage: Ceph, Direct-attached JBODs
  • Dell Certified Technician

Project Experience

  • Red Cloud - on-prem cloud infrastructure
  • NSF JetStream2 Regional cloud 2020 - present
  • NSF Aristotle Cloud Federation - Infrastructure Lead 2015-2021
  • XSEDE Campus Integration 2010-2022 - Scientific Applications, HPC Clusters, OpenStack
  • DellXL ( - President 2016-2019
  • Dell HPC Community ( - Board of Directors 2017-2020

Selected Publications

Knepper, R., Mehringer, S., Brazier, A., Barker, B. and Reynolds, R.Red Cloud and Aristotle: campus clouds and federation. HARC'19: Proceedings of the Humans in the Loop: Enabling and Facilitating Research on the Cloud. 2019.
Coulter, E., Sprouse, J., Reynolds, R. and Knepper, R. Extending XSEDE Innovations to Campus Cyberinfrastructure: The XSEDE National Integration Toolkit. Journal of Computational Science Education,. 2019.
Coulter, J.E., Knepper, R., Reynolds, R., Sprouse, J. and Bird, S. Beyond Campus Bridging: A Retrospective of Cyberinfrastructure Integration Efforts. PEARC'19: Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing. 2019.


B.A., Mathematics, Hamilton College

Personal Interests

Cruising, sunsets, reading.