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2001 User Survey Results

User Information

 

 

Number of responses to the survey: 237

 

 

Respondents by DOE Office and User Role:

   
       
Office NumberPercent
ASCR 18    8
BER 37   16
BES 69   29
FES 38   16
HENP 70   30
guests 5    2
 
       
User Role NumberPercent
Principal Investigators 46 19
Repo Managers 49 21
Users 141 60
DOE Managers 1 -
 

 

 

 

Respondents by Organization:

 
             
Org Type Number Percent
Universities 134 57
DOE Labs 92 39
Industry 5 2
Other Govt Labs 3 1
Private Labs 2 -
DOE 1 -
Organization Number Percent
Berkeley Lab 36 15
UC Berkeley 28 12
Livermore 14 6
Argonne 7 3
Brookhaven 7 3
PPPL 6 3
Oak Ridge 5 2
PNNL 5 2
Los Alamos 4 2
U. Maryland 4 2
 
         
Organization Number
Florida State 3
NREL 3
New York Univ 3
Ohio State 3
U Arizona 3
U Colorado 3
U Georgia 3
U Michigan 3
U Montana 3
U Washington 3
UCLA 3
Vanderbilt 3
other universities 69
other gvt labs 8
industry 5
private labs 2
DOE 1
 

 

 

 

Which NERSC resources do you use?

 
         
ResourceNo. of
Responses
Responses to
this Section
Later in Survey
T3E 120 92
SP 115 84
HPSS 94 149
PVP 76 69
NIM 74 159
Consulting 70 177
HPCF Website 57 185
Account Support 50 158
PDSF 19 -
Computer Operations and Network Support 14 -
Newton 8 15
Escher 8 13
Alvarez 2 -
FTG PC cluster 1 -
 

 

 

 

How long have you used NERSC?

 
     
TimeNumber Percent
6 months or less 51 22
6 months - 3 years 92 40
more than 3 years 87 38
 

 

 

 

What desktop systems do you use to connect to NERSC?:

 
       
Operating System TypeNumber
Unix 309
PC 114
MAC 40
Other   3
Individual SystemsNumber
UNIX-linux 134
UNIX-solaris 73
PC-win2000 62
PC-win98 41
UNIX-irix 37
MAC-macos 33
UNIX-tru64 21
       
Individual SystemsNumber
UNIX-aix 18
UNIX-hpux 15
UNIX-other 10
PC-win95 10
MAC-OSX 7
PC-OS/2 1
Digital Alpha 1
Open VMS 1
PalmOS 1
Digital UNIX 1
NCD X terminal 1
 
   

Web Browser Used to Take Survey:

 
       
BrowserNumberPercent
Netscape 4 167 70.8
MS Internet Explorer 5 44 18.6
Mozilla 10 4.2
MS Internet Explorer 6 5 2.1
Netscape 6 4 1.7
MS Internet Explorer 4 2 0.8
Konqueror 2 0.8
Netscape 3 1 0.4
Opera 5 1 0.4