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2008/2009 User Survey Results

Respondent Demographics

Number of respondents to the survey: 421

  • Respondents by DOE Office and User Role
  • Respondents by Organization
  • 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 39 9.3%
BER 57 13.5%
BES 151 35.9%
FES 59 14.0%
HEP 47 11.1%
NP 65 15.4%
User Role Number Percent
Principal Investigators 54 12.8%
PI Proxies 62 14.7%
Project Managers 4 1.0%
Users 301 71.5%

 

Respondents by Organization:

Organization Type Number Percent
Universities 266 63.2%
DOE Labs 116 27.6%
Industry 20 4.8%
Other Govt Labs 16 3.8%
Private labs 3 0.7%
Organization Number Percent
Berkeley Lab 52 12.4%
UC Berkeley 36 8.g%
U. Wisconsin 14 3.3%
Oak Ridge 13 3.1%
PNNL 11 2.6%
U. Washington 10 2.4%
NREL 7 1.7%
SLAC 7 1.7%
Tech-X Corp 7 1.7%
Texas A&M 7 1.7%
U. Maryland 7 1.7%
UC Santa Barbara 7 1.7%
Argonne 6 1.4%
Auburn University 6 1.4%
Brookhaven 6 1.4%
Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics 6 1.4%
Stanford University 6 1.4%
University of Colorado 6 1.4%
UCLA 6 1.4%
Vanderbilt University 6 1.4%
Organization Number Percent
George Washington University 5 1.2%
NCAR 5 1.2%
PPPL 5 1.2%
University of Illinois 5 1.2%
University of Oklahoma 5 1.2%
UC Davis 5 1.2%
Colorado State University 4 1.0%
North Carolina State University 4 1.0%
Northwestern University 4 1.0%
University of Texas 4 1.0%
Creighton University 3 0.7%
General Atomics 3 0.7%
Harvard University 3 0.7%
Iowa State University 3 0.7%
Michigan State University 3 0.7%
Ohio State University 3 0.7%
Sandia Lab - California 3 0.7%
University of Central Florida 3 0.7%
University of Missouri 3 0.7%
UC San Diego 3 0.7%
West Virginia University 3 0.7%
William & Mary 3 0.7%
Other Universities 89 21.1%
Other Industry 10 2.4%
Other DOE Labs 6 1.4%
Private labs 3 0.7%
Other Gov. Labs 1 0.2%

 

How long have you used NERSC?

TimeNumberPercent
less than 6 months 64 15.4%
6 months - 3 years 192 46.3%
more than 3 years 159 38.3%

 

What desktop systems do you use to connect to NERSC?

SystemResponses
Unix Total 325
PC Total 230
Mac Total 177
Linux 295
OS X 176
Windows XP 160
Windows Vista 63
Sun Solaris 13
IBM AIX 8
Other Unix 8
Windows 2000 4
Other PC 3
HP HPUX 2
SGI IRIX 2
MacOS 1

 

Web Browser Used to Take Survey:

BrowserNumberPercent
Firefox 3 1351 55.01
Safari 414 16.86
MSIE 7 214 8.71
Firefox 2 180 7.33
MSIE 6 114 4.64
Mozilla 95 3.87
Netscape 4 46 1.87
Opera 24 0.98
Firefox 1 18 0.73

 

Operating System Used to Take Survey:

OSNumberPercent
Mac OS X 799 32.53
Linux 716 29.15
Windows XP 676 27.52
Windows Vista 211 8.59
SunOS 24 0.98
Windows Server 2003 18 0.73
Windows 2000 12 0.49