- Survey Results
- Users are invited to provide overall comments about NERSC:
- Here are the survey results:
- Respondent Demographics
- Overall Satisfaction and Importance
- All Satisfaction, Importance and Usefulness Ratings
- All Usefulness Topics
- Hardware Resources
- Visualization and Data Analysis
- HPC Consulting
- Services and Communications
- Web Interfaces
- Comments about NERSC
Satisfaction with Training
7=Very satisfied, 6=Mostly satisfied, 5=Somewhat satisfied, 4=Neutral, 3=Somewhat dissatisfied, 2=Mostly dissatisfied, 1=Very dissatisfied
|Item||Num who rated this item as:||Total Responses||Average Score||Std. Dev.||Change from 2005|
|New User's Guide||3||6||53||49||111||6.33||0.70||-0.04|
|NERSC classes: in-person||4||2||3||9||18||5.94||1.26||-0.18|
|Live classes on the web||5||1||9||6||21||5.76||1.14||0.04|
How Important are these Training Methods?
3=Very important, 2=Somewhat important, 1=Not important
|Method||Num who rated this item as:||Total Responses||Average Score||Std. Dev.|
|New User's Guide||1||25||69||95||2.72||0.48|
|Live classes on the web||7||13||12||32||2.16||0.77|
|NERSC classes: in-person||11||11||34||95||2.03||0.83|
What Training Methods should NERSC Offer?
|Web tutorials on specific topics||114|
|Live web broadcasts with teleconference audio||26|
|Live classes at LBNL||20|
|In-person classes at your site||20|
|Live classes on the web||13|
Comments about Training: 10 responses
A web tutorial on parallel debugging would be v. useful.
I hope NERSC can provide some traveling support for my students to attend the traing on-site.
More training on 3D visualization software and how to include user-developed modules for AVS Express and/or Visit. An easy step-by-step web tutorial would be great.
It would be good ot have all past classes available as MPEG downloads if feasible (maybe you do already...?)
I mostly use the PDSF-FAQ, Ganglia pages for PDSF (to see if a server is down if I cannot reach it) and support request form. These all are fine.
I attended the ACTS workshop in 2005 and found to be very useful and well organized.
Don't need / Other
In general, I think my capabilities were pretty good before I started using NERSC facilities. So in general, I haven't needed too much in the way of training facilities. That's why I don't find the training services particularly useful. I'm sure they are useful for people who need them.
I don't use training.
Being in Ohio, my group takes courses offered by OSC. I have offered to send them to NERSC training. None have felt it necessary. I don't know if any have used online tutorials. OSC does a good job for our general education. Once they have that they can find it on the web.
The last question is tough to answer. This is a resource issue. For example I may not telecommunicate because I do not have the inherent capability...