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NUG 2015

Location: Berkeley Lab and NERSC OSF (All events are available for remote access over the web).

Dates: Feb. 23-26, 2015

Monday, Feb. 23 - New User and Data Analytics Training

NERSC (Berkeley Lab Building 943), 415 20th Street, Oakland, CA

  New User Training (Morning)  
 8:30 Systems Overview  
 8:45 Accounts and Allocations  
 9:15 Connecting to NERSC  
 9:30 The Modules Software Environment  
 9:45 Compiling Code  
10:00 BREAK  
10:15 Programming Libraries (Math, I/O, Solvers)  
10:30 NERSC File and Storage Systems  
11:00 Application Software  
11:15 Running Jobs  
11:45 Transferring Data  
12:00 Lunch On your own.
  Data and Analytics Topics (Afternoon)  
13:00 Overview of NERSC Data Strategy  Prabhat
13:30 Workflows Shreyas Cholia
14:15 Data Analytics with SciDB Yushu Yao
14:45 BREAK  
15:00 Visualization with Paraview Burlen Loring
16:00 Visualization with VisIt Hari Krishnan
17:00 Adjourn  


Tuesday, Feb. 24 -  Science and Technology

Berkeley Lab Building 50 Auditorium

8:15 Registration  
8:45 Welcome Sudip Dosanjh, NERSC Director
9:00 The Year in Science at NERSC Richard Gerber, NERSC Senior Science Advisor
9:30 Science Keynote: Efficient modeling of laser-plasma accelerators using the ponderomotive-based code INF&RNO Carlo Benedetti, BELLA Center and the LOASIS Program, Berkeley Lab
10:15 Break  
10:30 HPC Technology Trends Keynote Sudip Dosanjh, NERSC Director
11:15 HPC Data Sciences Keynote: Transforming Beamline Science with SPOT Suite Craig Tull, Berkeley Lab
12:00 Lunch On Your Own
1:15 NERSC Achievement Awards Richard Gerber
1:30 High Impact Scientific Achievement Awardee TBA
1:50 High Impact Scientific Achievement Awardee - Early Career TBA
2:10 Innovative Use of HPC Awardee TBA
2:30 Innovative Use of HPC Awardee - Early Career TBA
2:50 Break  
3:15 Cori: A Next-Generation System for Computational and Data Science Katie Antypas, NERSC 9 (Cori) Project Lead
4:00 Programming Next-Generation HPC Systems Phil Colella, Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley
5:00 Adjourn  

Wednesday, Feb. 25 - Advanced HPC Training: Kernel Tuning Hack-a-thon

Learn to how to tune a kernel using your own (up to ~ a few 100s of lines) or one of our templates. NERSC staff will be on hand to help you examine and improve the performance of your code with an eye towards optimizing it for the future Cori system.

NERSC (Berkeley Lab Building 943), 415 20th Street, Oakland, CA 

8:30 Registration and welcome  
9:00 Optimization strategies for Cori  
9:30 Performance and debugging tools  
10:00 BREAK  
10:15 Hack-a-thon begins! NERSC staff
12:00 Lunch On your own
13:30 Hack-a-thon continues  
17:00 Adjourn  

Thursday, Feb. 26 - NUGEX Business Day

NERSC (Berkeley Lab Building 943), 415 20th Street, Oakland, CA
Business Meeting (Agenda subject to change by requests from NUG members)

8:15 Registration  
8:45 Welcome  
9:00 The View From DOE Dave Goodwin, NERSC DOE Program Manager
9:15 NERSC Update  TBD
9:45 NERSC's Move to the CRT Building at Berkeley Lab Jeff Broughton, Deputy for Operations and Systems Department Head
10:15 Break  
10:30 NERSC Storage Systems Update Jason Hick, NERSC Data Systems Group Lead
11:00 NERSC Computational Systems Update  Jay Srinivasan, NERSC Systems Group Lead
11:30 NERSC Services Update Katie Antypas, NERSC Services Department Group Lead
12:00 NERSC Data Efforts Update Prabhat, NERSC Data & Analytics Services Group Lead
12:30 Working Lunch  
1:30 2014 NERSC User Survey Results Richard Gerber, NERSC User Services Group Lead
2:00 NERSC's Exascale Application Readiness Program Harvey Wasserman, NERSC NESCAP Program
2:30 NERSC Requirements Reviews Richard Gerber, NERSC Senior Science Advisor
3:00 Break  
3:15 Workflows at NERSC: Update from NUG committee  TBA
3:45 TBD  
4:00 Adjourn