Oct 17 – 21, 2016
US/Pacific timezone

Running HEP Workloads on the NERSC HPC Systems

Oct 21, 2016, 10:45 AM
Building 50 Auditorium (LBNL)

Building 50 Auditorium


Berkeley, CA 94720
Grid, Cloud & Virtualisation Grid, Cloud and Virtualisation


Tony Quan (LBL)


Running HEP workloads on a Cray system can be challenging since these systems typically don't look very much look a standard Linux system. This presentation will describe several tools NERSC has deployed to enhance HEP and other data intensive computing: Shifter, a docker-like container technology developed at NERSC, the Burst Buffer, a super fast IO layer, and a software defined network that allows high speed connections to the outside world. We will give an overview of the software and hardware architecture, deployment, and performance of these services.

Primary authors

D. Paul (LBL) Deborah BARD (LBL) Doug Jacobsen (LBL) James Botts (LBNL) Lisa Gerhardt (LBNL) Shane Cannon (LBL) T DeClerck (LBL) Tony Quan (LBL) Wahid Bhimji (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (US))

Presentation materials