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NERSC, CRD Staff Make Big Contributions to Cray Users Group Meeting

May 1, 2017

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When the 2017 Cray Users Group (CUG) meeting opens Sunday, May 6, in Redmond, Wash., the agenda will include a number of sessions featuring staff from NERSC and the Computational Research Division.

NERSC, Cori, and many aspects of using Cori - including Knights Landing processors, NESAP, performance, software, Burst Buffer, Shifter, SLURM, system management and system monitoring - will be well represented at the conference, said NERSC’s Helen He, chair of the program committee.

For the technical program, Berkeley Lab staff contributed:

  • Fourteen out of total 58 accepted papers, with a NERSC staff member as the lead author on nine and a CRD researcher as the lead author on one paper.
  • Three out of five tutorials
  • Five out of 14 Birds-of-a-Feather sessions

“This year's CUG theme is ‘Data Analytics’ to reflect the emerging trend, thus we created a new track for the program, will have a data analytics panel with applications focus, an invited talk on HPC Data Analytics in Enterprise, and will include a few tutorials and BoFs in this area,” He said.

For the first time in its 39 years, CUG will publish selected papers will be published in a special issue of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. Of the 11 papers accepted for the journal, three were from NERSC. One NERSC paper is also one of the four candidates for the best paper award.

 In addition to He, other NERSC contributors are:

  • Tina Butler, Tina Declerck, Zhengji Zhao, Jialin Liu, Program Committee members
  • Tina Declerck, CUG Secretary
  • Tina Butler, Chair for XTreme Special Interest Group
  • Zhengji Zhao, Deputy Chair for PEAD Special Interest Group

About NERSC and Berkeley Lab
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility that serves as the primary high-performance computing center for scientific research sponsored by the Office of Science. Located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the NERSC Center serves more than 6,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities researching a wide range of problems in combustion, climate modeling, fusion energy, materials science, physics, chemistry, computational biology, and other disciplines. Berkeley Lab is a DOE national laboratory located in Berkeley, California. It conducts unclassified scientific research and is managed by the University of California for the U.S. DOE Office of Science. »Learn more about computing sciences at Berkeley Lab.