2018 OLCF User Meeting

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2018 OLCF User Meeting Attendees

2018 OLCF User Meeting Attendees

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) is pleased to announce the 2018 OLCF User Meeting will be held May 15-17 at Oak Ridge National Lab in Oak Ridge, TN.  The purpose of the annual user meeting is to share selected computational science and engineering achievements emerging from OLCF’s user programs, to enable direct interactions among users, advance OLCF’s relationships with our user community, and highlight computational requirements for the future.

The 2018 meeting will feature paired talks from OLCF users and application developers. This is an opportunity for users to share their scientific accomplishments and state-of-the-art computational development methods.  The meeting will also feature plenary talks, panels, and center updates from the OLCF staff.


Other highlights include:

Poster Session:  We invite you to participate in an OLCF poster session and share your project’s achievements to date.

 Tour:  Attendees will also be offered a tour the OLCF Facility, including stops at the observation area to see Titan, Summit, and a stop at EVEREST, the OLCF scientific analysis and visualization laboratory.

 OUG Elections:  Elections will be held during the OLCF User Meeting for the open spots on the OLCF Executive Board User Group.  The OLCF User Meeting is open to current and future users.  More information about elections will be forthcoming.

 Attending via Webinar:  For participants who cannot attend on-site, a BlueJean event has been set up.  Please follow instructions below to attend:

To join the meeting on a computer or mobile phone:


Connecting directly from a room system?

1)    Dial: or
2)    Enter Meeting ID: 340 547 004

Just want to dial in on your phone?

1)    +1.408.740.7256 (United States)
+1.888.240.2560 (US Toll Free)
+1.408.317.9253 (Alternate number)

Global Numbers:

2)    Enter Meeting ID: 340 547 004
3)    Press #
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Ashley Barker,

Katie Bethea,

Judy Hill,

Sherry Ray,

Arjun Shankar,

Tjerk Straatsma,

Jack Wells,

Maps & Directions

Bus:  For those staying at any of the hotels in Oak Ridge to ORNL, you can catch the bus at the DoubleTree Hotel or the Staybridge Inn and Suites.  If not staying at either of these hotels, you are welcome to drive there to catch the bus.  Bus will pick up at the hotels at 7:30 – 7:40 a.m.

ORNL Guest House:  You can now make a reservations at the ORNL Guest House.

There are a number of other nice Oak Ridge hotels listed below.

Hotel National Number Local Number
Comfort Inn 800.228.5150 865.481.8200
DoubleTree 800.222.TREE 865.481.2468
Hampton Inn 800.HAMPTON 865.482.7889
Holiday Inn Express & Suites 800.HOLIDAY 865.298.1990
Quality Inn 877.424.6423 865.483.6809
Staybridge Suites 800.225.1237 865.298.0050

Maps and Directions to  ORNL:

Map to ORNL Visitor Center:

Map of Visitor Center  and Parking:

Poster Sessions

We encourage all OLCF Users to contribute a poster to the 2018 OLCF User Meeting.

Poster Session Details

There will be two poster sessions featured during the 2018 Meeting.  The first will occur late afternoon on Tuesday, May 15th and the second will occur late afternoon on Wednesday, May 16th.

Poster Session #1

Poster Session #1 will feature posters from recent or current INCITE, ALCC, and/or Director’s Discretionary projects with focus on results from Titan, Eos, Rhea and/or other current OLCF systems.

Poster Session #2

Poster Session #2 will feature posters from the OLCF’s Center for Application Readiness program with focus on Summit-themed posters.

Poster Session Location

Both poster sessions will be held in the ORNL Conference Center lobby. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served at the event.

Poster Slam

Each poster contributor will be given two minutes to introduce your poster in the plenary session.  No slides necessary.  One week before the meeting, you will be notified of the time and date of your poster slam slot.

How do I submit a poster?

In order to plan accordingly and give us the opportunity to promote your poster, please fill out the information requested below no later than Friday, May 4, 2018.

What size poster should I bring?

Posters should be 30H x 40L.

Will ORNL print my poster?

For your convenience, ORNL will print your poster if received by Friday, May 4, 2018. To have your poster printed by ORNL, send a PDF copy to by the May 4th deadline.

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Poster Submissions

2018 OLCF User Meeting Poster Session #1

Poster Number Title Presenter Poster PDF
1 Simulation of Geometrically Accurate, Multibillion Atom Cellular Membrane Structures Noah Trebesch Poster PDF
 2  Accelerated Global Human Settlement Discovery  Jibonananda Sanyal Poster PDF
 3 Periodic DFT calculations of vibrational and molecular dynamics of large systems using OLCF computers  Ada Sedova Poster PDF
 4 Running data-intensive non-HEP scientific applications with PanDA WMS at OLCF  Pavlo Svirin Poster PDF
 5 BigPanDA Experience on Titan for the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC  Sean Wilkinson Poster PDF
 6 Centromere Wavelet Signatures and Co-evolution with CENH3 in Populus Trichocarpa  Deborah Weighill Poster PDF
 7 Emulating RRTMG with Deep Neural Networks for the Energy Exascale Earth System Model  Anikesh Pal Poster PDF
8 Exploring unidentified peptide sequence data from a circadian rhythm study in Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi Armin Geiger Poster PDF
9 Large Scale Ab Initio Calculations for Magnetic Materials and Alloys Markus Eisenbach
Poster PDF
10  LSMS and WL-LSMS: Scalable ab initio calculations for materials  Markus Eisenbach Poster PDF
 11 AdaptiveMD and PySFD: Large-Scale Computations and Analyses of Molecular Dynamics Simulations  John Ossyra Poster PDF
 12 Large scale deep neural network optimization for neutrino physics  Steven Young Poster PDF
 13 Maestro and Castro: Simulation Codes for Astrophysical Reacting Flows  Michael Zingale Poster PDF
 14 High-Order Accurate Scale-Resolving Simulations of Low-Pressure Turbine Linear Cascades using Python at Petascale  Peter Vincent Poster PDF
 15 Finding Combinatorial Effects in Big Data using Iterative Random Forest  Jonathan Romero Poster PDF
 16  Explainable AI in systems biology  Piet Jones Poster PDF
 17 Nucleation of Protein Crystals and Strong Scaling on Summit  Jens Glaser Poster PDF
 18 Tailoring active matter collective behavior through particle anisotropy  Shannon Moran Poster PDF
 19 Results of using an evolutionary algorithm to optimize a building footprint detecting deep learner’s hyper-parameters  Mark Coletti Poster PDF
Poster PDF
Poster PDF


2018 OLCF User Meeting Poster Session #2

Poster Number Title Presenter Poster PDF
20 Accelerating the Energy Exascale Earth System Model Multiscale Modeling Framework (E3SM-MMF) on Summit Matthew Norman Poster PDF
 21 Preparing FLASH for Summit and Beyond Bronson Messer Poster PDF
 22 Global Adjoint Tomography Matthieu Lefebvre Poster PDF
 23  CAASCADE: Understanding HPC Applications for Evidence-based Co-design  M. Graham Lopez Poster PDF
 24  Accelerating Gauge Configuration Generation for Lattice QCD on Summit  Balint Joo Poster PDF
 25 QMCPACK: Predictive and systematically improvable quantum-mechanics based simulations of materials  Paul R. C. Kent Poster PDF
 26 Performance and Scalability of XGC Fusion Code on Summit  Ed D’Azevedo Poster PDF
 27 Enabling massively parallel relativistic quantum chemistry via ExaTENSOR library  Dmitry Liakh Poster PDF
 28 Enabling Large-Scale GPU-Accelerated Correlated Quantum Chemistry Calculations: The Divide-Expand-Consolidate Scheme  Ashleigh Barnes Poster PDF
29  Multilevel Summation Level Solver: A Performance Portable Exascale Capable Electrostatic Solver  Arnold Tharrington Poster PDF
 30  Hardware/Hybrid Accelerated Cosmology Code  Nicholas Frontiere  

Poster PDF

 31  151-PFlops Deep Learning for Electron Microscopy  Travis Johnston Poster PDF
 32 A high-overlap algorithm for massive pseudo-spectral simulations of turbulence on SUMMIT  Kiran Ravikumar Poster PDF
 33 Nonorthogonal Configuration Interaction with GronOR  Tjerk Straatsma Poster PDF
 34 GPU Acceleration of Multiphysics CFD Software for Propulsion and Power Flow Systems (RAPTOR) Joseph C. Oefelein Poster PDF
 35 Advancing Models for Multiphase Flow in Porous Medium Systems James McClure Poster PDF
Presentation Materials from the 2018 OLCF User Meeting

Presentation Materials from the 2018 OLCF User Meeting



2018 OLCF User Meeting Presenter(s)  Presentation Materials  Presentation Videos
 OLCF Staff:  Ashley Barker, Jack Wells, Stephen McNally, Tom Papatheodore, Arjun Shankar, Justin Whitt, and Reuben Budiardja, OLCF Facility Updates
Brant Robertson,University of California Extreme Simulations of Starburst-Driven Winds
 Evan Schneider, NASA Hubble Fellow at Princeton University  Cholla:  A GPU-Native Hydro Simulation Code for Leadership Computing
 Dan Jacobson, ORNL  Breaking the Curse of Dimensionality:  Explainable-AI and Evidence Mining as Applied to Systems Biology
 Wayne Joubert, ORNL  CoMet:  An HPC Application for Comparative Genomics Calculations
 Prof. P.K. Yeung, Georgia Tech Part 1:  The Science:   Turbulence, Turbulence Mixing, and GPU-Accelerated Computing on Titan
 Matthew Clay, Air Force Research Laboratory Part 2:  The Computing:   Turbulence, Turbulence Mixing, and GPU-Accelerated Computing on Titan 
 Tjerk Straatsma, ORNL Early Application Readiness Results on Summit
 Dmytro Bykov, ORNL  Part 1:  The Science:  Linear-Scaling Quantum Chemistry:  Multilayer Divide-Expand-Consolidate Scheme
 Ashleigh Barnes, ORNL Part 2:  The Computing:   Linear-Scaling Quantum Chemistry:  Multilayer Divide-Expand-Consolidate Scheme
 Abhishek Singharoy, Arizona State University  Bimolecular Structure Determination with NAMD:  Computational Cryo-EM on Titan
 David Hardy, University of Illinois  Experience with NAMD and Charm++ on Summit
 Georgia Tourassi, ORNL
 Arvind Ramananthan, ORNL
 Jason Kincl, OLCF  OLCF Container Orchestration for HPC Middleware
 Dale Stansberry, OLCF  Constellation:  Digital Object Identifiers for OLCF Data
 Ben Hernandez, OLCF  SIGHT
 Valentine Anantharaj, OLCF  Data Initiatives Requirements and Plans


May 15 2018 - May 17 2018


8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Bldg. 5200, Tennessee A, B, & C
Oak Ridge, TN


Ashley Barker
(865) 574-1841
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