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2005 User Survey Results

Respondent Demographics

Number of respondents to the survey: 201

  • Respondents by DOE Office and User Role
  • Respondents by Organization
  • Which NERSC resources do you use?
  • How long have you used NERSC?
  • What desktop systems do you use to connect to NERSC?
  • Web Browser Used to Take Survey
  • Operating System Used to Take Survey

 

Respondents by DOE Office and User Role:

Office Respondents Percent
ASCR 18 9.0%
BER 28 13.9%
BES 40 20.0%
FES 27 13.4%
HEP 39 19.4%
NP 46 22.9%
guests 3 1.4%
User Role Number Percent
Principal Investigators 38 18.9%
PI Proxies 23 11.4%
Project Managers 6 3.0%
Users 134 66.7%

 

Respondents by Organization:

Organization Type Number Percent
Universities 110 54.8%
DOE Labs 72 35.8%
Other Govt Labs 14 7.0%
Industry 5 2.5%
Organization Number Percent
Berkeley Lab 41 20.4%
UC Berkeley 11 5.5%
Livermore 7 3.5%
U. Washington 7 3.5%
PPPL 5 2.5%
SLAC 5 2.5%
U. Wisconsin 5 2.5%
Argonne 4 2.0%
Oak Ridge 4 2.0%
Texas A&M 4 2.0%
U. Chicago 4 2.0%
Organization Number Percent
Courant Inst 3 1.5%
NCAR 3 1.5%
Tech-X Corp 3 1.5%
UC Davis 3 1.5%
U. Michigan 3 1.5%
Yale 3 1.5%
Other University 67 33.3%
Other Gov. Labs 11 5.6%
Other DOE Labs 6 3.0%
Other Industry 2 1.0%

 

Which NERSC resources do you use?

ResourceResponses   PercentNum who answered
questions on this topic
  Percent
IBM SP (Seaborg) 149 74.1% 144 71.6%
NIM 126 62.7% 145 72.1%
NERSC web site (www.nersc.gov) 118 58.7% 162 80.6%
HPSS 93 46.3% 140 69.7%
Jacquard 82 40.8% 79 39.3%
Consulting services 78 38.9% 179 89.1%
Account support services 57 28.4% 150 74.6%
PDSF 42 20.9% 39 19.4%
DaVinci: overall 20 10.0% 20 10.0%
Computer and Network Operations 13 6.5% 92 45.8%
Visualization services 12 6.0% 36 17.9%
NERSC CVS server 8 4.0% 39 19.4%
Grid services 5 2.5% 43 21.4%

 

How long have you used NERSC?

TimeNumberPercent
less than 6 months 29 14.7%
6 months - 3 years 87 44.2%
more than 3 years 81 41.1%

 

What desktop systems do you use to connect to NERSC?

SystemResponses
Unix Total 181
PC Total 96
Mac Total 77
Linux 140
Windows XP 78
OS X 66
Sun Solaris 24
Windows 2000 15
MacOS 11
IBM AIX 6
SGI IRIX 6
HP HPUX 3
Windows ME/98 2

 

Web Browser Used to Take Survey:

BrowserNumberPercent
Mozilla 68 34.0%
Firefox 59 29.5%
Safari 35 17.5%
MSIE 6 34 17.0%
Netscape 4 3 1.5%
Galeon 1 0.5%

 

Operating System Used to Take Survey:

OSNumberPercent
Linux 76 38.0%
Windows XP 52 26.0%
Mac OS X 52 26.0%
SunOS 9 4.5%
Windows 2000 7 3.5%
IRIX 2 1.0%
MacOS 1 0.5%
Windows 98 1 0.5%