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HPC Requirements Reviews

In support of its mission and to maintain its reputation as one of the best run scientific computing centers in the world, NERSC continually gathers requirements from its user community, the DOE Office of Science program offices, and from other key HPC or domain experts. These requirements are collected via a series of NERSC Program Requirements Reviews with each of the six DOE Office of Science program offices.

The first set of reviews ran from May 2009 through May 2011 and resulted in the publication of six reports detailing the needs of the DOE program offices through 2014.  The second set of reviews begins in September 2012  and targets technical program needs through 2017.

DOE Office of Science Exascale Requirements Reviews: Target 2020-2025

The three DOE Office of Advanced Scientific Computing (ASCR) High Performance Computing (HPC) Facilities - NERSC, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), and the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) - are conducting a series of six Exascale Requirements Requirements Reviews to identify mission-critical computational science objectives within the DOE Office of Science (SC) in 2020 and 2025. These reviews will help assure that ASCR facilities will be able to meet SC needs… Read More »

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NERSC HPC Requirements Reviews: Target 2017

NERSC and the Office of Advanced Computational Research held six program requirements reviews with each DOE Office of Science program office from 2012 to 2014 to determine what scientists and their teams need in to meet DOE mission requirements in 2017. The result of these reviews are the six reports below, which contain requirements for each office, supported by 8-12 individual science case studies. Summary of High Level Findings Here is summary of aggregate findings for the six program… Read More »

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NERSC HPC RequirementsReviews: Target 2014

NERSC and the Office of Advanced Computational Research held six program requirements reviews with each DOE Office of Science program office from 2009 to 2011 to determine what scientists and their teams need in to meet DOE mission requirements in 2014. The result of these reviews are the six reports below, which contain requirements for each office, supported by 8-12 individual science case studies. Summary of High Level Findings Here is summary of aggregate findings for the six program… Read More »

NERSC HPC Program Requirements Reviews Overview

These workshops are focused on determining the computational challenges facing research teams and the computational resources scientists will need to meet their research objectives. Read More »

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