Salvatore (Sam) Guercio

Sam Guercio.

Senior Systems Administrator, Lead

Sam is a UB CSE Grad and has been with CCR since 2002. He is currently serving as the Lead Systems Administrator. His primary responsibilities are maintaining CCR's General Compute Linux Infrastructure and CCR's Lake Effect Cloud. He also handles the Server Room Operations and is CCR's representative for UB's IT Leadership on Campus.

Areas of Support:

  • Linux Cluster Administration of Academic, Industry and Faculty Clusters
  • Lead Administrator on UB-HPC Cluster
  • Lead Administrator on CCR LakeEffect Cloud
  • Globus Administrator
  • Data Center Operations
  • Software Licensing

Supported Projects:

  • Aristotle Federated Cloud ( (DiBBS) Data Analysis and Management Building Blocks for Multi-Campus Cyberinfrastructure through Cloud Federation. NSF grant ACI-1541215 and the Cornell University CAC in partnership with the University at Buffalo CCR and the University of California, Santa Barbara Department of Computer Science.
  • UB Blockchain ThinkLab ( The UB Blockchain ThinkLab creates opportunities in student learning, faculty research and industry engagement using blockchain technology. Sam helps provide some of the backend infrastructure that is used in ethereum distribution.


John Paul Walters, Vipin Chaudhary, Minsuk Cha, Salvatore Guercio Jr., Steve Gallo, "Comparison of Virtualization Technologies for HPC", Proceeds of Advanced Information Networking and Applications, 2008


B.A. Computer Science - University at Buffalo

A.A.S Mechanical Engineering – Niagara County Community College