NSE users need to be able to locate and contact other members of the HPCC community. A user may remember a piece of information about someone, such as that person's name, company, or address, and need to retrieve more complete information or an email address. Another possibility is that the user wishes to locate other people with similar research interests and having expertise in a particular area.
The NSE prototype has an on-line search facility for the NANET (Numerical Analysis NET) Whitepages, which is a database of over 9000 members of the numerical analysis community. This database consists of entries from the SIAM membership list and those contributed by users. Both searching and joining are possible via the NANET WWW interface.