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Jeff Porter

R Jefferson Porter
Jefferson (Jeff) R. Porter Ph.D.
Data & Analytics Group
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center
Phone: (510) 502-7231
Fax: (510) 486-4316
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road
Mail Stop 943-256
Berkeley, CA 94720

Biographical Sketch

Jeff Porter is a member of the Data and Analytics Services team, supporting grid and distributed computing services at NERSC.  Jeff earned his PhD in Nuclear Physics from UC Davis and has been a member of several High Energy Nuclear Physics (HENP) experiments: DLS at LBNL, NA49 at CERN, STAR at BNL's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), and ALICE at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC).   Jeff leads a project with the ALICE-USA collaboration, operating a production grid facility in the US for the ALICE experiment, co-located at NERSC/PDSF and the CADES center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  Jeff also manages computing operations on NERSC for the STAR experiment.

For a summary of publications in HENP, see inSPIRE.

Journal Articles

Shreyas Cholia, R. Jefferson Porter, "Publication and Protection of Sensitive Site Information in a Grid Infrastructure", 2008 Eighth IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGRID) p. 639-644, IJGHPC 1(2): 56-73 (2009), May 30, 2008,


Annette Greiner, Evan Racah, Shane Canon, Jialin Liu, Yunjie Liu, Debbie Bard, Lisa Gerhardt, Rollin Thomas, Shreyas Cholia, Jeff Porter, Wahid Bhimji, Quincey Koziol, Prabhat, "Data-Intensive Supercomputing for Science", Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) Data Science Faire, May 3, 2016,

Review of current DAS activities for a non-NERSC audience.