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2000 User Survey Results

User Information

Number of responses to the survey: 134

Respondents by DOE Office and User Role:

Office Respondents Percent
ASCR 9 7
BER 29 22
BES 28 21
FES 28 21
HENP 37 28
guests 3 2
User Role Respondents Percent
Principal Investigators 35 26
Repo managers 22 16
Users 77 57

Respondents by Organization:

Organization Respondents
Berkeley Lab 19
Livermore 9
Los Alamos 8
Argonne 7
UC Berkeley 7
Oak Ridge 6
General Atomics 4
New York Univ. 4
UC Los Angeles 4
NCAR 3
PNNL 3
U. Maryland 3
UC San Diego 3
Organization Respondents
Ames Lab 2
City U. of New York 2
Florida State 2
Ohio State 2
PPPL 2
U. Texas 2
William & Mary 2
other universities 31
other labs 9

What NERSC resources do you use?:

ResourceResponses Percent Responses to Corresponding
IBM SP 64 48   56
Cray T3E 86 64   70
Cray PVP 66 49   44
HPSS 70 52   70
Visualization Server 6 4   8
Math Server 10 7   11
PDSF 5 4    
NERSC web site 43 32   92
Consulting services 57 43   100
Account support services 46 34   83
Operations 14 10    
Other 2 1    

Other resources listed: ACTS, AFS, Three machine linux network for development, Workstation, PC support.

How long have you used NERSC?

TimeNumber
6 months or less 18
6 months - 3 years 45
more than 3 years 68

What desktop systems do you use to connect to NERSC?

Operating System TypeNumber
UNIX 175
PC 73
MAC 31
VMS 1
Individual SystemsNumber
UNIX-linux 60
UNIX-solaris 50
MAC-macos 31
PC-win98 29
UNIX-irix 27
PC-winNT 21
Individual SystemsNumber
UNIX-osf 16
UNIX-aix 15
PC-win95 12
PC-win2000 8
UNIX-hpux 7
X-windows 1
VAX 1
LinuxPPC 1
Ultrix 1
OS/2 1
PC-win3 1

What type of connection do you often use to connect to NERSC?

Connection TypeNumber
Ethernet 116
Cable Modem 17
DSL 9
ISDN 6
Modem 30
Other 4

Browser Used to Take Survey:

BrowserNumber
Netscape 4 110
Internet Explorer 5 16
Internet Explorer 4 6
Netscape 3 2