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NUG 2014: NERSC @40

This year's annual NUG meeting is a special one - it is the kickoff event for NERSC's 40th anniversary celebrations.

Location: Berkeley Lab and NERSC OSF 

Dates: Feb. 3-6, 2014


Monday, Feb. 3 - Training for New Users

NERSC (Berkeley Lab Building 943), 415 20th Street, Oakland, CA
Getting Started at NERSC: A training event for new NERSC users

Attendance: 75

 8:30 Systems Overview Harvey Wasserman
 9:00 Accounts and Allocations David Turner
 9:30 Navigating the NERSC Information Management (NIM) System and the NERSC Web Site Jack Deslippe
10:00 Break  
 10:30 Connecting to NERSC Yushu Yao
 11:00 NERSC User Computing Environment David Turner
 11:30 Web Portal Opportunities Shreyas Cholia
 12:00 Lunch  On your own
 13:30 Application Software Zhengji Zhao
 14:00 NERSC File Systems and How to Use Them David Turner
 14:30 Running Jobs at NERSC Lisa Gerhardt and Kjiersten Fagnan
 15:00 Transferring Data Shreyas Cholia
 15:30 Using HPSS Lisa Gerhardt and Nick Balthasar
 16:00 Programming and Performance Tools Woo-Sun Yang and Helen He
 16:30 Optimizing your code using compiler options Michael Stewart

 

Tuesday, Feb. 4 - NERSC@40: A Celebration of Science and Technology

Berkeley Lab Building 50 Auditorium

TimeTitleSpeaker
8:15 Registration  
8:45 Welcome Jonathan Carter, LBNL Deputy for Computing Science
9:00 More Data, More Science, Moore's Law David Skinner, NERSC Strategic Partners Lead
9:45 Low Mach Number Models in Computational Astrophysics Ann Almgren, Berkeley Lab
10:30 Break  
10:45 A Google for Materials Kristin Persson, Berkeley Lab
11:30 Modeling the Changing Earth System: Prospects and Challenges Bill Collins, Berkeley Lab
12:15 Lunch On Your Own
1:30 NERSC Achievement Awards  
1:40 High Impact Scientific Achievement Awardee The Planck Collaboration
1:50 High Impact Scientific Achievement Awardee - Early Career Victor Ovchinnikov, Harvard University
2:00 Innovative Use of HPC Awardee Jean-Luc Vay, Berkeley Lab
2:10 Innovative Use of HPC Awardee - Early Career Anubhav Jain, Berkeley Lab
2:30 Improving on Photosynthesis Joel Ager, Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis
3:00 Informatics for Bioenergy Dan Rokhsar, Joint Genome Institute
3:30 Break  
3:45 Simulations of Clean and Efficient Combustion with Alternative Fuels Jackie Chen, Sandia Lab
4:15 Scientific & Computational Advances in Fusion Energy Research & Key Partnerships with NERSC Bill Tang, Princeton Physics Plasma Lab
4:45 Adjourn  

Wednesday, Feb. 5 - NERSC@40: A Celebration of Science and Technology

Berkeley Lab Building 50 Auditorium

Watch live here

TimeTitleSpeaker
8:15 Registration  
8:45 Welcome Sudip Dosanjh, NERSC Director
9:00 Next Generation HPC and Data Systems Sudip Dosanjh, NERSC Director
9:45 Programming Hybrid HPC Systems: What is Old is New Again Viktor Decyk, UCLA
10:30 Break  
10:45 LUX: the Large Underground Xenon Experiment Carlos Faham, Berkeley Lab
11:15 Discovery of the Most Energetic Astrophysical Neutrinos Lisa Gerhardt, Berkeley Lab
11:45 Scientific Discovery in Neutron Scattering Data Vickie Lynch, Oak Ridge National Lab
12:15 Lunch On Your Own
1:45 NERSC Through the Years - Reminiscences NERSC Users and Staff
3:15 Break  
3:30 NERSC's Contributions to the World's Supercomputing Community Bill Kramer, Blue Waters Project Director, National Center for Supercomputing Applications
4:00 Cray and NERSC Through the Years Jeff Brooks, Cray Inc.
4:30 Edison Dedication - Live Video Link With OSF Richard Gerber, NERSC
4:45 Edison Advances Discovery at NERSC, a Cray Video Richard Gerber, NERSC
5:00 Closing Session: Display of NERSC Historical Hardware & Edison Toast Hosted by Cray LBNL Cafeteria
6:00 Working Dinner for NUGEX members and speakers LBNL Cafeteria

 

Thursday, Feb. 6 - NUGEX Business Day

NERSC Oakland Scientific Facility
Business Meeting (Agenda subject to change by request by NUG members)

TimeTitleSpeaker
8:15 Registration  
8:45 Welcome Stephane Ethier, NUGEX Chair
9:00 The View From DOE Dave Goodwin, NERSC Program Manager
9:15 NERSC Update Jeff Broughton, NERSC Deputy
9:45 What do Users Want? A Report from the NERSC Program Requirements Reviews Richard Gerber and Harvey Wasserman
10:15 Break  
10:30 NERSC's Application Readiness Project Jack Deslippe
11:00 Best Practices for Best Performance on Edison Zhenjgi Zhao
12:00 Lunch  
1:00 Characterization of the Cray Aries Network Brian Austin
1:30 NERSC Computational Systems Update Jay Srinivasan
2:00 NERSC Storage Systems Update Jason Hick
2:30 NERSC Services Update Katie Antypas
3:00 Break  
3:15 NUG Queue Committee Update Anubhav Jain
3:45 2013 User Survey results Richard Gerber and Francesca Verdier
4:00 Adjourn  

Note: PDF presentations do not include movies and animations.

Downloads

  • Ager-NERSC-User-Invited-020414.pdf | Adobe Acrobat PDF file
    Fundamental Challenges in Solar to Fuel Conversion aka Improving on Photosynthesis, Joel Ager, Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis
  • ComputingForGenomics.pdf | Adobe Acrobat PDF file
    Computing for Genomics, Dan Rokhsar, Joint Genome Institute/Berkeley Lab/UC Berkeley
  • W.TangNERSC-40th-AnniversaryFusionFeb.42014.pdf | Adobe Acrobat PDF file
    Scientific and Computational Advances in Fusion Energy Research & Key Partnerships with NERSC, William Tang, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory/Princeton University
  • NERSC-Dosanjh-NUG2014.pdf | Adobe Acrobat PDF file
    NERSC's Ten-Year Plan, Sudip Dosanjh
  • OldIsNew.pdf | Adobe Acrobat PDF file
    What is Old is New Again - Victor Decyk, UCLA
  • 20140205NERSC40LUX.pdf | Adobe Acrobat PDF file
    The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment and NERSC, Carlos Faham, Berkeley Lab
  • IceCubeResultsNUG2014-opt.pdf | Adobe Acrobat PDF file
    IceCube and the Highest Energy Neutrinos Ever - Lisa Gerhardt, NERSC
  • VLynchNERSC.pdf | Adobe Acrobat PDF file
    Scientific Discovery in Neutron Scattering Data - Vickie Lynch, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • NERSCreminiscences.pdf | Adobe Acrobat PDF file
    NERSC Through the Years - Reminiscences - Francesca Verdier
  • NERSC-Contributions-NERSC-40th-Anniversary-kramer.pdf | Adobe Acrobat PDF file
    NERSC's Contributions to the World's Supercomputing Community - Bill Kramer, NCSA
  • NERSCandCray40YearBrooks.pdf | Adobe Acrobat PDF file
    NERSC and Cray Through the Years - Jeff Brooks, Cray
  • vonug14.pdf | Adobe Acrobat PDF file
    Conformational change in biology: from amino acids to enzymes and molecular motors, Victor Ovchinnikov, Harvard University
  • NERSC2014Vay.pdf | Adobe Acrobat PDF file
    Innovative use of High Performance Computing through the Modeling of Particle Accelerators, Jean-Luc Vay, Berkeley Lab