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Large Scale Production Computing and Storage Requirements for Advanced Scientific Computing Research: Target 2017


This is an invitation-only review organized by the Department of Energy's Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) and NERSC. The general goal is to determine production high-performance computing, storage, and services that will be needed for ASCR to achieve its science goals through 2017.  A specific focus for this review will be understand requirements for transitioning library software to energy-efficient manycore architectures.

The review brings together DOE Program Managers, leading domain scientists, and NERSC personnel to ensure that NERSC continues to provide the world-class facilities and services needed to support DOE Office of Science research. The review will produce a report that outlines HPC requirements for ASCR computational research along with supporting narratives, illustrated by specific science-based case studies. Findings from the review will guide NERSC procurements and service offerings and will help ASCR Facilities Division justify support for Office of Science research. 

Final Report


Date and Location

January 15, 2014
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Building 15-253 Conference Room 

Visitor Information

Please see our Logistics page for information on hotels, parking, transportation, maps, and more. 

Meeting Format

The first part of the meeting will consist of overview talks by ASCR and NERSC personnel. The majority of the meeting will consist of talks by invited ASCR researchers in which we discuss the case studies that will be prepared in advance of the meeting.

If you are a participant you should download the case study templates on the For Attendees page. Please then use these background materials in combination with your own knowledge and experience to generate a narrative describing your scientific research program. Examples of science narratives from other NERSC requirements reviews can be found in the navigation menu to the left. Please return your completed case study no later than January 3, 2014.

At the meeting we will review the documents and speak among the attendees to ensure that we understand the science being done insofar as it has an impact on future facilities and services. We will ask participants to give a short presentation summarizing their work and computing needs.

Note that in this and other documents we may use the term "computing requirements" to mean the full complement of computational science needs, including compute cycles, storage, data services, analysis, support services, visualization, and communications.


There is no registration fee; however, attendees must respond to the e-mail invitation.


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