OLCF New Users Training

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computational Facility (OLCF) invites you to visit the most powerful computing complex in the world in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for the Fall New User Training being conducted on October 8th, 2012. The goal of this training event is to provide introductory material to users who have little previous experience with the OLCF.  Topics will include basic utilization of the Oak Ridge leadership-class resources.  Experts from the OLCF will also be on hand to assist you and answer your questions on high-performance computing at the Oak Ridge complex.

In addition, you are invited to stay and participate in a two day Cray Technical Workshop on XK6 Programming ( on October 9-10, 2012.  ORNL and Cray will be hosting the workshop with the intent of bringing together users of XK6 systems around the world and share experiences. In addition to user talks, we will have expert panels covering programming models for the XK6 including OpenACC, Cuda, OpenCL, Cuda Fortran, etc.

Attendance for both events will be limited to 75 people, so please sign up early. The workshops will be held in the JICS auditorium on the ORNL campus and foreign nationals will need to submit visitor requests six weeks prior to the event.

Both events will be simultaneously webcast for those who are unable to attend in person.

Registration is required for both events.  Please indicate if you intend to participate in person or via webcast on the registration form.

Participants who are unable to attend in person are encouraged to participate in the webcast of the event. Please indicate on the registration form if you will be attending the event in-person or via webcast. Instructions for the joining the webcast will be sent via email prior to the start of the event.

Information about travel and accommodations in the Oak Ridge area are provided below.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Time Presentation Speaker
8:00 – 8:30 Registration Opens
8:30 – 9:30 Getting Started at the OLCF  Jack Wells
9:30 – 10:00 User Assistance at OLCF Fernanda Foertter
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:15 Titan Architecture 1 Jeff Larkin
11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:30 Titan Architecture 2 Jeff Larkin
12:30 – 13:15 Lunch at Buddy’s Cafeteria (Bldg. 5200)
13:15 – 13:30 Tour of the OLCF Facility (Voluntary) Bill Renaud
13:40 – 14:15 Storage at OLCF Mitchell Griffith
14:15 – 15:00 Best Practices at OLCF Bill Renaud
15:00 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 15:45 Introduction to OpenACC
15:45 – 16:45 Introduction to MPI Arnold Tharrington
16:45 – 17:00 Final Words and Feedback Fernanda Foertter
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In-person Attendance
Please follow this link to ORNL’s website providing area directions: Maps and Directions

For Oak Ridge area hotels: Hotels

Detailed information about visiting ORNL Information: ORNL Visitor Information


Oct 08 2012


JICS Auditorium, Building 5100
1 Bethel Valley Roak


Ashley Barker
(865) 574-1841
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