The Laboratory Research Computing (LRC) and Scientific Cluster Support (SCS) programs are managed by the Scientific Computing Group (also known as the High Performance Services group) within the IT Division at Berkeley Lab. These services are available for all LBNL Principal Investigators (PIs) and their collaborators. Currently, more than 824 scientists across over 161 research projects use our facilities to perform basic scientific research across a wide range of disciplines, including climate modeling, research into new advanced materials, simulations of the early universe, analysis of data from astrophysics sky surveys, carbon geosequestration, geochemistry, and a host of other scientific endeavors.

The Scientific Computing Group also manages the high performance computing service for the UC Berkeley Research Computing program. This service, offering and supporting access to UC Berkeley's Savio Institutional/Condo Cluster, is intended to provide Berkeley's campus researchers with state-of-the-art, professionally-administered computing systems and ancillary infrastructure. Beyond its central mission of meeting the campus's computational research needs, some auxiliary benefits of the cluster include improving competitiveness on grants which favor or require institutional resources, providing an incentive for recruitment and retention, and achieving significant economies of scale with centralized computing systems and data center facilities.