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Agenda

ERSUG Business Meeting

Special Special Pre-ERSUG-meeting Training Day: Monday, January 27, 1997

ERSUG Meeting (Day 1) January 28th Tuesday, Perseverance Hall

Time

Topic

Speaker

8:30

Pickup from Hotel

9:00

Welcome

Klaus Berkner - Associate Laboratory Director, Berkeley Lab

9:10

Agenda Review

Ricky Kendall

9:15

View from Washington

Tom Kitchens

9:40

NERSC Accomplishments in 1996

Overview of NERSC at LBNL

Horst Simon

Bill Kramer

10:30

Break

10:40

Chair's Session

a) review of action items

b) changes needed

c) greenbook

Ricky Kendall

11:00

T3E Upgrade to 512 nodes Session 1

NERSC describes issues

Bill Kramer / Jim Craw / Tammy Welcome / Francesca Verdier

12:00

Report on Users' Questions about NERSC

a) Monthly ERSUG and Training Videoconferences

b) Problems with Videoconferences

    i) connections

    ii) quality of slides

c) Buffer vs. web pages

d) Review of Grand Challenge Projects funded at NERSC

e) SPP in production mode (Jim Craw)

    i) Does it Work?

    ii) Throughput of big jobs is still problematic.

      - why not more than one job?

      - what can be done about this?

f) Future of SAS

Ricky Kendall

12:15

Working lunch (big separate room with groups defined)

Breakout working group sessions (user requirements gathering)

a) Data intensive computing (Tammy Welcome)

b) Research/future directions (Bill Saphir)

c) Day to day operations (William Harris)

d) T3E utilization (Jim Craw)

e) Feedback Mechanisms (Francesca Verdier)

f) Allocations (John McCarthy)

1:30

Report on Vectorization Application Review

Steve Jardin

2:00

Tertiary Storage

a) Charging and CFS

b) The follow-on archive storage

c) Time table for both

Keith Fitzgerald / Harvard Holmes

2:30

Report on Graphics Packages

Steve Lau

3:00

Break

3:10

Summary Reports from Breakout Sessions

3:30

SGI/Cray: The Future and Question and Answer Period

Dave Wallace, SGI/Cray Research, Dir. Unicos Development

Moderator: Ricky Kendall

4:30

T3E Upgrade to 512 nodes Session 2

Open discussion

5:30

Return to hotel

6:00

No-Host Dinner, venue TBD

 

ERSUG Meeting (Day 2) January 29th Wednesday, Perseverance Hall

Time

Topic

Speaker

8:30

Pickup from Hotel

9:00

SAC Changes

Open discussion about ERSUG/ExERSUG/SAC

Tom Kitchens

10:00

Scientific Computing Group Meets ERSUG

a) Present goal and role of group

b) Open discussion

Tammy Welcome and crew

10:30

Break

10:45

Review of action items generated

11:00

DOE 2000

Jim McGraw

11:30

General ERSUG meeting closed

No-host lunch with those interested.

12:30

ExERSUG Closed Session Begins

1:30

ExERSUG Meeting Adjourns


NERSC Facility Tours at 12:30 and 1:30 (for all interested participants)