Large Scale Computing and Storage Requirements for Advanced Scientific Computing Research: Target 2014
Large Scale Computing and Storage Requirements for Advanced Scientific Computing Research
An ASCR / NERSC Review
January 5-6, 2011
- Large Scale Computing and Storage Requirements for Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Report of the Joint ASCR / NERSC Workshop conducted January 5-6, 2011
This workshop is being organized by the Department of Energy's Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research and NERSC to elucidate computing requirements for applied mathematics, computer science, and integrated networking environment research at NERSC. These requirements will serve as input to the NERSC planning processes for systems and support, and will help ensure that NERSC continues to provide world-class support for scientific discovery to DOE scientists and their collaborators.
The tangible outcome of the workshop will be a report that includes computing, storage, data, analysis, and support requirements along with a supporting, science-based narrative.
Location and Schedule
The day-and-a-half workshop will be held all day Wednesday, January 5 and on the morning of Thursday, January 6, 2011.
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Oakland Scientific Facility
415 Thomas L Berkley Way (20th Street)
The workshop is by invitation only. There is no registration fee; however, attendees MUST respond to the e-mail invitation.
The first part of the first morning will consist of overview talks by ASCR and NERSC personnel. The majority of the meeting will consist of case study talks by invited ASCR researchers.
This workshop will generate a requirements document composed of case studies prepared using input from the workshop attendees.
If you are a workshop attendee you should review the preliminary case study documents and other materials on the Reference Materials 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 with their accompanying requirements matrices can be found in the Case Study Requirements Update document. Please bring your case study (narrative and corresponding data table) with you to the workshop.
At the workshop 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.