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Agenda

ERSUG Meeting Agenda, June 25-26, 1996

Tuesday June 25th

8:00 Coffee

8:30 View from Washington (Tom Kitchens)

8:45 View from the Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Charles V. Shank)

9:15 Introduction of new NERSC staff (Bill McCurdy)

  • Assign Faces to Functions

9:30 NERSC Overview (Bill Kramer)

  • Transition Progress
  • Staffing Update
  • System Upgrade Schedule
  • HPDC FY 97 Goals

10:15 Break

10:30 J-90 Issues (Jim Craw)

  • J-90 Performance
  • J-90 Interactive response
  • System efficiency
  • J-90 Clustering

11:30 Storage (Keith Fitzgerald)

  • Storage Procurement Requirements
  • CFS Phase out
  • AFS to DFS migration
  • Storage Management - charging for storage

12:00 Lunch and ExERSUG Lunch

1:15 User Services (Francesca Verdier)

  • Information Dissemination
  • Consulting
  • Documentation
  • Training
  • Supported Software

2:00 Scientific Computing (Tammy Welcome)

  • Access to T3E
  • User accountability
  • Levels of assistance

2:30 Charging factors on NERSC systems (Bill Kramer)

3:00 Possibilities for keeping C90 longer (McCurdy)

3:30 Break

3:45 ExERSUG Proposal to SAC (Rick Kendall)

  • ERSUG->ERSUG

4:15 Greenbook (Rick Kendall)

4:45 DCCC report (Rick Kendall)

5:00 DOE 2000 (Rod Oldehoeft MICS/OCTR/ER)

5:30 Adjourn for the Day

---- Dinner is on your own.

Wednesday, June 26th

8:00 Coffee

8:30 Visualization (Nancy Johnston)

  • Remote Visualization Services
  • Supported
  • Software

9:00 Programming The T3E The Cray Perspective (Mark Potts)

10:00 Break

10:15 T3E Expectations (Tammy Welcome)

  • Performance Expectations
  • Code efficiency

10:45 NERSC T3E functionality (Jim Craw)

  • Schedule/Acceptance
  • T-3E configurations
  • Production Status Requirements

11:15 User T3E transition Programming Issues. (Open Discussion)

  • What do the users expect?
  • How do users transition to the T3E and MPPs?
  • Help for users (on-line/examples etc)
  • Workshops
  • Working Groups?

11:45 Next Meetings (Rick Kendall)

Meeting Date Meeting Site
January 1997 NERSC at LBL
June 1997 PPPL?

12:00 Lunch

1:15 NERSC Participation in the NSF Center Re-bid (Bill McCurdy)

1:30 Grand Challenges (NERSC participation, Lead by Horst Simon)

2:00 Future Technology (Horst Simon)

2:15 Users Helping Users (Kendall/McCurdy/Kitchens)

3:00 Break

3:15 CRI/SGI The Future (William White)

4:15 Review of Action Items (Kendall/Kramer/Simon/McCurdy)

4:30 Adjourn Meeting