NERSCPowering Scientific Discovery Since 1974

2006 User Survey Results

Respondent Demographics

Number of respondents to the survey: 256

 

Respondents by DOE Office and User Role:

OfficeRespondentsPercent
ASCR 17 6.6%
BER 33 12.9%
BES 87 34.0%
FES 25 9.8%
HEP 38 14.8%
NP 53 20.7%
guests 3 1.2%
User RoleNumberPercent
Principal Investigators 54 21.1%
PI Proxies 38 14.8%
Project Managers 8 3.1%
Users 156 60.9%

 

Respondents by Organization:

Organization TypeNumberPercent
Universities 138 53.9%
DOE Labs 91 35.5%
Industry 20 7.8%
Other Govt Labs 16 6.3%
OrganizationNumberPercent
Berkeley Lab 37 14.5%
Oak Ridge 12 4.7%
UC Berkeley 12 4.7%
U. Wisconsin Madison 12 4.7%
Livermore 7 2.7%
Harvard 6 2.3%
Northwestern 6 2.3%
PNNL 6 2.3%
U. Washington 6 2.3%
Argonne 5 2.0%
SLAC 5 2.0%
Tech-X Corp 5 2.0%
Ames Lab 4 1.6%
NREL 4 1.6%
PPPL 4 1.6%
Stanford 4 1.6%
U. Oklahoma 4 2.0%
OrganizationNumberPercent
Georgia Tech 3 1.2%
NCAR 3 1.2%
Texas A&M 3 1.2%
UC Irvine 3 1.2%
Vanderbilt 3 1.2%
Auburn Univ 2 0.8%
Cal Tech 2 0.8%
Georgia State 2 0.8%
Huazhong Univ (China) 2 0.8%
J. Inst Nuclear Research (Russia) 2 0.8%
Jefferson Lab 2 0.8%
Kansas State 2 0.8%
LAL IN2P3 (France) 2 0.8%
MIT 2 0.8%
Shanghai Physics (China) 2 0.8%
U. Central Florida 2 0.8%
U. Chicago 2 0.8%
U. Georgia 2 0.8%
UC Davis 2 0.8%
Wayne State 2 0.8%
Other Universities 49 19.1%
Other Gov. Labs 7 2.7%
Other DOE Labs 5 2.0%
Other Industry 4 1.6%

 

Which NERSC resources do you use?

ResourceResponses  PercentNum who answered
questions on this topic
  Percent
IBM SP (Seaborg) 169 66.0% 168 65.6%
NIM 160 62.5% 202 78.9%
NERSC web site (www.nersc.gov) 148 57.8% 211 82.4%
HPSS 110 43.2% 172 67.2%
Jacquard 109 42.6% 88 34.4%
Bassi 107 41.8% 99 38.7%
Consulting services 89 34.8% 199 77.7%
Account support services 85 33.2% 202 78.9%
PDSF 48 18.8% 43 16.8%
DaVinci 30 11.7% 30 11.7%
Off-hours 24x7 Computer and ESnet Operations support 26 10.2% 88 34.3%
Visualization services 9 3.5% 29 11.3%
NGF 8 3.1% 26 10.2%
NERSC CVS server 4 1.6% 24 9.4%
Grid services 3 1.2% 23 9.0%

 

How long have you used NERSC?

TimeNumberPercent
less than 6 months 31 12.1%
6 months - 3 years 116 45.3%
more than 3 years 109 42.6%

 

What desktop systems do you use to connect to NERSC?

SystemResponses
Unix Total 221
PC Total 130
Mac Total 93
Linux 187
Windows XP 113
OS X 77
Sun Solaris 21
Windows 2000 16
MacOS 15
IBM AIX 7
SGI IRIX 4
HP HPUX 1
Other 3

 

Web Browser Used to Take Survey:

BrowserNumberPercent
Firefox 119 46.5%
MSIE 6 50 19.5%
Mozilla 42 16.4%
Safari 35 13.7%
Netscape 4 8 3.1%
Opera 2 0.8%

 

Operating System Used to Take Survey:

OSNumberPercent
Windows XP 92 35.9%
Linux 80 31.3%
Mac OS X 70 27.3%
SunOS 5 2.0%
Windows 2000 5 2.0%
Windows NT 2 0.8%
FreeBSD 2 0.4%
MacOS 1 0.4%