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New Employee Profiles- March 2017

March 1, 2017

Taylor Groves

Taylor Groves

Taylor Groves, NERSC

As the newest HPC Architecture and Performance Engineer at NERSC, Taylor Groves will be working on a methodology for analyzing networking requirements for the user facility’s workload.

Before coming to Berkeley, Groves was a Graduate Research Assistant at Sandia National Laboratories’ Center for Computing Research in New Mexico where he worked on simulation and modeling of HPC networks. He explored power and performance trade-offs in large-scale Infiniband networks, including dynamic adjustments to link width and frequency. He also evaluated new forms of network-induced contention and how to mitigate it.

Originally from Central Texas, Groves earned his Bachelors degree in computer science from Texas State University at San Marcos. As an undergraduate Groves interned at Sun Microsystems, where he was first exposed to HPC. The internship sparked his interest in the field and the company even paid for him to attend the SC08 Conference in Austin, Texas.

He continued his studies in HPC as a graduate student, moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico to pursue Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science. His dissertation looked at power saving opportunities in the network fabric and methodologies for developing dynamic and responsive networking monitoring. During his eight years in New Mexico, Groves and his wife also had two sons.

In his free time, Groves likes to spend time outdoors hiking, fishing and biking. He also enjoys cooking and playing games.


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