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Resa Reynolds
Associate Director, CAC Systems
NSF Aristotle Cloud Federation Infrastructure Lead (2015-2021)
DellXL President (2016-2019)
Dell HPC Community Board of Directors (2017-2020)

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 Aristotle Cloud Federation. Resa's expertise includes HPC architectures and networking, large-capacity storage systems, and systems 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 (Gb, 10Gb, 40Gb, 100GB), Infiniband
  • Storage: Ceph, Dell SANs, Direct-attached JBODs
  • Dell Certified Technician


  • NSF Aristotle Cloud Federation (2015-2021)
  • XSEDE Campus Integration - Scientific Applications, HPC Clusters, OpenStack
  • Red Cloud
  • DellXL (
  • Dell HPC Community (

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.