Frontier Training Workshop (August 2023)

Frontier Training Workshop 
Virtual via Zoom
August 23-25, 2023
1:00  PM – 5:00 PM (ET)

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) will host a virtual Frontier Training Workshop August 23-25, 2023. This event is meant to help new Frontier users (or those intending to use Frontier) learn how to run on the system. The workshop will feature presentations and demonstrations from vendors and OLCF staff.

Day 3 will be a profiling and debugging tools day and may be useful to seasoned users and well as new users.

If you are new to OLCF or want to do additional research, please see our training archive. You will find helpful slides, talks, and hands-on exercises from our last Frontier workshop and all the subsequent trainings there.

Who Should Attend?
The target audience for this workshop is OLCF users who have recently obtained access to Frontier or who intend to run on Frontier in the future.

ALCC users are encouraged to attend.

During the Workshop
The presentations for this workshop are meant to deliver relevant information about the system (hardware, job launcher, programming methods, etc.), while the hands-on session is intended to help participants learn how to run jobs on the system. OLCF staff and our vendor partners will be available for questions during and after their sessions.



Listed below is the agenda for the workshop.

Wednesday, August 23

Time (EST)TopicSpeakerSlidesRecording
1:00 - 1:15 PMWelcome Address Chris Fuson, Group Leader User Support
National Center for Computational Sciences, ORNL
1:15 - 1:45 PM Frontier Architecture Overview Joe Glenski, Sr. Distinguished Technologist, HPE slidesrecording
1:45 - 2:15 PM AMD MI250X Overview and AMD Optimized 3rd Gen EPYC CPU Nick Malaya, AMD Fellow, High-Performance Computingslidesrecording
2:15 - 2:45 PM Frontier Programming Environment Wael Elwasif, Computer Scientist, (ORNL) slidesrecording
2:45 - 3:15 PM Using Frontier's Programming Environment Bill Renaud, HPC Engineer, ORNL
3:15 - 3:30 PM Break
3:30 - 4:00 PM Storage Areas,Data Transfers, and Best Practices Suzanne Parete-Koon, HPC Engineer, ORNL slidesrecording
4:00 - 5:00 PM Slurm on Frontier Nick Hagerty , HPC Engineer, ORNL slidesrecording

Thursday, August 24

Time (EST)TopicSpeakerSlidesRecording
1:00 - 1:15 PM Welcome Back Suzanne Parete-Koon, HPC Engineer, ORNL slidesrecording
1:15 - 1:45 PM GPU Programming Models Subil Abraham, HPC Engineer, ORNLslidesrecording
1:45 - 2:15 PM Cray MPICHTim Mattox, HPC Performance Engineer, HPE slidesrecording
2:15 - 2:45 PMPython on Frontier Jamie Finney,
HPC Software Support Engineer
2:45 - 3:15 PMAI on FrontierJunqi Yin, Computational Scientist, ORNL slidesrecording
3:15 - 3:30 PMBreak
3:30 - 3:45 PM NVMe Usage Chris Zimmer, Senior Research Staff , Technology Integration, ORNLslidesrecording
3:45 - 4:15 PMCheckpointing TipsScott Atchley, ORNLslidesrecording

Friday, August 25

Profiling and Debugging Tools Day

Time (EST)TopicSpeakerSlidesRecording
1:00 - 1:15 PMWelcome BackSuzanne Parete-Koon, HPC Engineer, ORNL slidesrecording
1:15 - 2:00 PM Application ProfilingTrey White, Master Engineer, HPE slidesrecording
2:00 - 2:45 PMGPU Profiling Asitav Mishra, Senior Member of Technical Staff, DataCenter GPUs, AMDslidesrecording
2:45 - 3:15 PMGPU Debugging Mark Stock, HPC Applications Engineer, HPE slidesrecording
3:15 - 3:30 PMBreak
3:30 - 4:00 PM Trace-Based Performance Analysis with Score-P and VampirBill Williams, TU-Dresdenslidesrecording
4:00 - 4:30 PMLinaro Forge: Debugging & ProfilingRudy Shand, Linaro Forgeslidesrecording

Sorry, this event has already occurred, but the slides and recording will be made available shortly after the event ends.

Joining Information

Joining information will be sent to you in a calendar event before the event.


Aug 23 2023 - Aug 25 2023


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Suzanne Parete-Koon

Other Organizers

Thomas Papatheodore
1 (865) 576-1244
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