OLCF Events


May 15 2018 - May 17 2018


08:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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


Ashley Barker
(865) 574-1841

2018 OLCF User Meeting

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:


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2018 Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) User Meeting
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 – Thursday, May 17, 2018

Day 1 –  Achievements on Titan
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Session Chair #1 –  Ashley Barker, OLCF

8:30                 Registration Begins
9:30                 Welcome Address – OLCF Staff
10:00               Keynote Address
10:45               Networking Break
11:30               Poster Slam #1
11:45               Invited Talk #1  – Brant Robertson, UC, Santa Cruz
12:15               Invited Companion Talk #1 –  Evan Schneider, NASA Hubble Fellow at Princeton University
12:45               Table Top Working Lunch

Session Chair #2 – Judy Hil

1:45                 Poster Slam #2
2:00                 Invited Talk #2 – Dan Jacobson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2:30                 Invited Companion Talk #2 – Wayne Joubert, Computational Scientist, OLCF
3:00                 Networking Break
3:30                 Invited Talk #3 – Prof. P.K Yeung, Georgia Tech
4:00                 Invited Companion Talk: #3 – Dr. Matthew Clay, Research Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory
4:30                 Group Photo
4:45                 Tour of the OLCF and EVEREST
5:15                 Poster Session Starts
6:30                 Poster Session Ends   6:45                 Bus Departs

Day 2 – Summit Early Results
Wednesday, May 16
Session Chair #3 –Jack Wells

8:30                 Registration Begins
9:30                 Welcome & Day 2 Agenda Review – Jack Wells, NCCS Director of Science
9:45                 Facility Talk – Update on Summit and Frontier, OLCF’s Exascale System – OLCF Staff
10:45               Networking Break
11:15               CAAR Update – Tjerk Straatsma, OLCF
11:45               CAAR Poster Slam
12:15               Table Top Working Lunch

Session Chair #4 – Tjerk Straatsma

1:30                 Invited CAAR Team Talk #1
2:15                 Invited CAAR Team Talk #2
3:00                 Networking Break
3:30                 CAAR Poster Session
5:00                 Depart for OLCF Social
5:30                 OLCF Social – TBD

Day 3 – Data Services at Scale
Thursday, May 17
Session Chair #5 – Arjun Shankar

8:00                 Registration Begins
8:30                 Welcome and Agenda Review – Arjun Shankar, OLCF
8:45                 OLCF Container Orchestration for HPC Middleware (OLCF Facilitator:  Jason Kincl)
9:30                 Break
10:00               Containers at the OLCF for User Applications (OLCF Facilitator:  Adam Simpson)
10:45               Data Analytics at Scale (OLCF Facilitator:  Suhas Somnath)
11:30               Additional OLCF Data Services
Constellation:  Raghul Gunasekaran, OLCF
SIGHT:  Ben Hernandez, OLCF
11:45               OLCF User Business – OLCF Executive Council
12:15               Closing Remarks
12:30               Depart ORNL (Lunch on your own)


Ashley Barker,

Katie Bethea,

Raghul Gunasekaran,

Judy Hill,

Suzanne Parete-Koon,

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.

2018 User Meeting Posters

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