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DOE High Performance Computing Operational Review (HPCOR)

Enabling Data-Driven Scientific Discovery at HPC Facilities June 18-19, 2014 California State University, East Bayh Oakland Professional Development and Conference Center Trans Bay Center 1000 Broadway, Suite 109 Oakland, CA   The DOE High Performance and Computing Operational Review (HPCOR) covered processes and practices for delivering facilities and services that enable high performance data-driven scientific discovery at the DOE national laboratories.  The meeting was held in conjunction… Read More »

Watson Workshop

January 21, 2016

The Data and Analytics Services group is coordinating an IBM Watson Workshop at LBL and NERSC on Thursday, January 21. Watson is an artificial intelligence system combining advanced natural language processing, machine learning, and information retrieval technologies.  The workshop provides attendees with an overview of Watson and an opportunity to explore potential partnerships with the Watson team. The overview presentations will be in Building 50 Auditorium starting at 9:30 AM, followed by… Read More »

HPSS in the Extreme Scale Era (2018-2022)

This paper, from a workshop held at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Facility in Oakland, CA, on July 14-15, 2009, is a report on the feasibility of using HPSS into the Extreme Scale era of storage (2018 - 2022). This paper is available for downloading: Read More »

The 1st Workshop on HPC Best Practices: Petascale Systems Integration

This workshop was the first given in the HPC Best Practices Workshop Series. Held in San Francisco, May 15-16 2007, the workshop looked at the challenges and opportunities that come with Petascale systems deployment. Participants identified challenges; searched for the best practices; shared experiences and defined lessons learned. Furthermore, the workshop assessed the effectiveness of tools and techniques that are or could be helpful in petascale deployments, and determined potentially beneficial tools areas for research and development. The workshop also addressed methods to ensure systems continue to operate at the same or better levels after deployment. Finally, the workshop was designed to foster a network of experts who are able to share information on an on-going basis as petascale systems come on line. Read More »

The 2nd Workshop on HPC Best Practices: Risk Management

This was the second workshop of the HPC Best Practices Workshop Series, held September 17-18, 2008 in San Francisco. The purpose of this workshop was to assess current and emerging techniques, practices, and lessons learned for effectively identifying, understanding, managing, and mitigating risks associated with acquiring leading-edge computing systems at high-performance computing centers Read More »

The 3rd Workshop on HPC Best Practices: HPC Center Software Lifecycles

The third in a series of HPC Best Practices workshops, this event was held September 28-29, 2009. Its purpose was to identify best practices for creating and maintaining reliable and sustainable software for use at HPC centers. The workshop brought together HPC library, tool and system experts to examine issues related to facilitating collaborative progress, as well as managers who face budgetary constraints in prioritizing the most effective ways to support the most useful software for their users and center operations. This includes processes, standards, and policies throughout software lifecycles – from origin to long-term pervasive use. Read More »

The 4th Workshop on HPC Best Practices: Power Management

The fourth workshop in the HPC Best Practices Workshop Series was held September 28-29, 2010, in San Francisco. This workshop addressed the current practices and issues related to controlling and reducing power required by facilities and systems. An important question that this workshop explored was whether the power challenges can be met by evolving current practices, facilities and systems, or if major new efforts must be undertaken now to prepare for the systems expected later in the decade. Read More »

The 5th Workshop on HPC Best Practices: File Systems and Archives

The fifth workshop in the DOE HPC Best Practices Workshop Series was held September 26-27, 2011, in San Francisco. The Department of Energy has identified the design, implementation, and usability of file systems and archives as key issues for current and future HPC systems. This workshop will address current best practices for the procurement, operation, and usability of file systems and archives. Furthermore, the workshop will address whether system challenges can be met by evolving current practices. Read More »