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Francesca Verdier

Francesca Verdier
Allocations Manager
Phone: (510) 486-7193
Fax: (510) 486-4316
1 Cyclotron Road
Mail Stop 943-256
Berkeley, CA 94720 US

Biographical Sketch

Francesca Verdier has been managing user services at high performance computing facilities since 1990.  She has established procedures to manage the consulting help desk, online information systems, training programs, and the installation and maintenance of third-party and locally written software. She has always emphasized the importance of obtaining user feedback, whether by online web surveys, e-mail surveys, or personal phone calls. This feedback allows us to assess how well we are performing and provides input for areas that need improvement.

She is currently responsible for managing NERSC's allocations process, and for the annual Operational Assessment. She has a B.A. in Mathematics from McGill University.




Francesca Verdier, NERSC Accomplishments and Plans, February 12, 2013,


Horst D. Simon, William T. C. Kramer, David H. Bailey, Michael J. Banda, E. Wes Bethel, Jonathon T. Carter, James M. Craw, William J. Fortney, John A. Hules, Nancy L. Meyer, Juan C. Meza, Esmond G. Ng, Lynn E. Rippe, William C. Saphir, Francesca Verdier, Howard A. Walter, Katherine A. Yelick, "Science-Driven Computing: NERSC’s Plan for 2006–2010", LBNL Technical Report 57582, 2005,

William T. C. Kramer, Wes Bethel, James Craw, Brent Draney, William Fortney, Brent Gorda, William Harris, Nancy Meyer, Esmond Ng, Francesca Verdier, Howard Walter, Tammy Welcome, "NERSC Strategic Implementation Plan 2002-2006", ”, LBNL Technical Report 5465 Vol. 2, 2001,

William T. C. Kramer, Francesca Verdier, Keith Fitzgerald, James Craw, Tammy Welcome, "High Performance Computing Facilities for the Next Millennium", LBNL Technical Report 44700, 1999,

Francesca Verdier, "UNIX at the Cornell Theory Center", Cornell Theory Center Forefronts, July 4, 1992,

Francesca Verdier, Shahin Kahn, "Programming for Parallelism on the FPSBUS", Cornell Theory Center Technical Report CTC88TR14, 1988,

Francesca Verdier, "Vectorization Gives You Free Cycles!", Cornell Theory Center Forefronts, March 7, 1987,