Glenn K. Lockwood (ca. 2008)
Glenn K. Lockwood, Ph.D.
San Diego Supercomputer Center
User Services Group
9500 Gilman Dr. #0505
La Jolla, CA 92093-0505
glock at sdsc dot edu

I am a user services consultant at the San Diego Supercomputer Center and provide all manner of support to users of its high performance computing resources provided through NSF's XSEDE program. My scientific background is materials science, and I have specific expertise in silica, water-mineral interfaces, and molecular dynamics simulations. Supercomputing is a hobby-turned-profession for me, and although my interests in the field are broad, they all converge on understanding the demands for and uses of cyberinfrastructure to make supercomputing less obtuse and more accessible to researchers and the public. More information is available on my CV and on LinkedIn.

This site contains various notes I've taken that may be relevant to a broad audience. I should emphasize that the contents of this site do not reflect the advice or endorsement of the San Diego Supercomputer Center, and all files, guides, and notes are my own and are wholly unsupported by SDSC. If you are looking for official support or help, see the SDSC User Guides or contact

I welcome any questions or comments about the contents of this site. I can be reached at the email address listed above or via Google Talk (Jabber/XMPP) by sending a message to glockwood at chat dot ucsd dot edu. I also am an active contributor in #hpc on freenode.

Technical/High Performance Computing

User Guides

General Guides

Data-Intensive Computing

Application Install Guides




Many of these files are now hosted on my GitHub repository.