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Agenda

ERSUG Meeting June 13 & 14, 1995

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

National Energy Research Supercomputer Center (NERSC)

Bldg. 451, Room 1025 (White Room)

 

Portions of the ERSUG meeting will be broadcast on the MBONE.

Tuesday, June 13, 1995

8:30     Welcoming Remarks - Brian Hingerty

8:45     Greetings from Tom Kitchens

8:50     Welcome from NERSC - Bill McCurdy

      Review of the Agenda

     ****STRATEGIC PLANNING ISSUES****

9:10     Strategic Planning at NERSC - Bill McCurdy, Michel McCoy

           Developments Planned for 1995-1996

           Status of the NERSC procurement

10:00     A User Requirements Document (Greenbook) for the Late 90's

         - Brian Hingerty

10:15        Break

     ****PLANNING FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF HIGH PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS ****

10:30     National Storage Laboratory (NSL) Technology Base System

            Progress Report - Keith Fitzgerald

10:45     MPP Update (MPP Access Program, MPP Workshop) - Tammy Welcome

11:10     The Continuing Experiment with Symmetric Multi-Processors (SMPs):

            The SGI Power Challenge - Betsy Foote

11:25     Lunch (ExERSUG working lunch in the White Room)

         - ExERSUG Functions - Should We Model Ourselves After ESnet/DCCC?

            - ExERSUG Membership

     ****DISCUSSIONS WITH HEADQUARTERS****

1:00     ERSUG Discussion with SAC members via Televideo Conference

           Washington View - Tom Kitchens

               -Comments Regarding the Recompetition of NERSC

           Discussion with SAC members regarding user requirements for

             computing

2:45     Break

     **PLANNING FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF HIGH PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS (Cont) ****

3:00     Status and Directions for Graphics at NERSC - Chris Andersonw

3:20     Utilizing a Network of Workstations to Facilitate Supercomputing

           -John Allen

    ****PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT PROGRESS REPORT****

3:35     Unified Production Environment Update - Moe Jette

           UNICOS 8.0 Installation and Disk Reconfiguration

           Accounting Issues

     ****DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING AND THE NETWORKS****

4:00     ESnet Status Report - Jim Leighton

4:30     ESnet Steering Committee Report - Sandy Merola (LBL)

4:50     Update on Distributed Computing and DCCC/DICCE - Barry Howard

           DCCC Petaflop computer

5:15     Adjourn - Dinner at the Hayward Fishery

            (EXERSUG members & NERSC management

 


 

Wednesday, June 14, 1995

               PHYSICS TALK BY HOST INSTITUTION

 

8:30     John Bell, Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering

        - Local Adaptive Mesh Refinement for Computational Fluid

          Dynamics

9:00     Bruce Cohen, Numerical Tokamak Project Leader, LLNL

        - HPCC Numerical Tokamak Project

9:30     BREAK

9:40     Open Discussion

         Invitation to Discussion - Bill McCurdy

         Possible Major (and some Minor) Topics Include:

     A.  ExERSUG/ERSUG involvement in NERSC Move proposal review.

           - should we be involved?

           - is it possible ?

           - who and how ?

     B.  The case for SMPs 

           Ideas about increasing the number of compute cycles/dollar

           spent at NERSC.

     C.  The role of the current capability platforms

     D.  Dial-up Services for NERSC Customers (SLIP, XRemote, PPP)

     E.  Batch Throughput Issues:

           long queue delays

        poor throughput

     high price/performance relative to interactive computing

     F.  How to improve participation from the ERSUG community

     I.  Next ERSUG meeting