OLCF Events


Jun 26 2018 - Jun 28 2018


08:30 AM - 05:00 PM


JICS Auditorium, Building 5100
1 Bethel Valley Roak

Introduction to HPC

Introduction to HPC
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (on-site)
June 26-28, 2018
Building 5100, RM 128 (JICS Auditorium)

The OLCF will host an Introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC) workshop on June 26-28, 2018. This training will cover basic skills, such as UNIX and vim text editor, before moving on to parallel programming and GPU computing.

Who should attend?
The target audience for this event are those new to HPC or those who need a refresher on basic HPC skills.

What happens at the event?
We will start by covering basic skills, such as UNIX, vim text editor, and c/Fortran programming, which will be necessary for the topics to follow. We will then move on to cover basic parallel programming (using MPI and OpenMP) and GPU computing (CUDA and OpenACC). Hands-on sessions will be included with many of the topics to give participants the opportunity to practice new skills.

Which OLCF systems will be used for the event?
Participants will use the Titan supercomputer for this training event.

Important Registration Deadlines for All Participants Without Current ORNL Badges
Non-US Citizens: To ensure you get approved in time for the event, please register no later than June 8, 2018.
US Citizens: To ensure you get approved in time for the event, please register no later than June 22, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Papatheodore (

For out-of-town participants, you can make a reservation to stay at the ORNL Guest House, or there are a number of nice hotels in Oak Ridge, TN:

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

Bus:  For those staying at any of the hotels in Oak Ridge, you can catch the bus to ORNL at the DoubleTree Hotel or the Staybridge Inn and Suites. If you’re 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 AM.

When you first arrive to the ORNL campus, you will need to pick up your badge from the Visitor Center (please see tab labeled “Hotels & Maps” for an ORNL campus map). After picking up your badge, please proceed to Building 5100, Room 128, where the event will be held (this building is directly across the courtyard from the visitor center).