Oct. 8, 2019 — NERSC recently hosted two user group meetings at Berkeley Lab: HPCXXL, an international group previously known as SPXXL – and IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS). Held the week of September 23rd and attended by more than 100 users – including representatives from Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratories – these meetings provided an opportunity for sites with large supercomputing and storage installations to come together to learn from the vendors and developers – and, equally importantly, from each other.
During this year’s meeting, site presentations were delivered from NERSC, AWE (UK), Jülich (Germany), STFC (UK) and CSCS (Switzerland). Vendors – including IBM, Nvidia, Mellanox, and Vast – provided technical deep dives and road maps. Visitors from AWE and STFC stayed an extra day for technical information exchange, which yielded a mutually beneficial discussion we hope to continue in the future.
About NERSC and Berkeley Lab
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility that serves as the primary high-performance computing center for scientific research sponsored by the Office of Science. Located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the NERSC Center serves more than 7,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities researching a wide range of problems in combustion, climate modeling, fusion energy, materials science, physics, chemistry, computational biology, and other disciplines. Berkeley Lab is a DOE national laboratory located in Berkeley, California. It conducts unclassified scientific research and is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy.
Source: National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) and Berkeley Lab