Weekly Update: July 11, 2018
IN THIS MESSAGE
- Center Announcements
- Smoky Mountain Conference 2nd Annual Data Challenge
- Meetings & Workshops
- OLCF User Conference Call (Jul 25)
- OLCF GPU Hackathon: Call for Applications
- Scheduled Outages Through July 20 (none)
SMOKY MOUNTAIN CONFERENCE SECOND ANNUAL DATA CHALLENGE
The 2018 Smoky Mountains Computational Sciences and Engineering Conference (SMC18) is currently accepting teams to participate in its 2nd Annual Data Challenge. This contest is open to students, faculty, and industry professionals who are interested in performing novel analysis on real scientific data sets. Teams of one to four people may participate.
ORNL data sponsors will provide teams with actual scientific data sets to explore 3 to 5 related challenge questions. The challenge questions for each data set will cover multiple difficulty levels, with the first question in each challenge being suitable for a novice, and each question thereafter increasing in difficultly, with the series of questions ending with an advanced/expert level challenge question. The top teams will be invited to attend SMC18 in Gatlinburg, TN, where they will present their work and the winner will be crowned. Registration is open until June 22 and the competition ends July 31 (submissions are due by 5:00 PM Eastern on July 31).
The Data Challenge is intended to draw scientists and researchers who may be at the beginning stages of incorporating data analytics into their workflow, to data analytics experts who are interested in applying novel techniques to data sets of national importance.
To register, or for more information, visit the Data Challenge website.
MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS
OLCF USER CONFERENCE CALL (JUL 25)
The July OLCF User Conference Call will be held at noon (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, July 25. The call will include an overview of OLCF’s new Python infrastructure by Matt Belhorn. Details of the call, including information on how to join, can be found on the event page.
OLCF GPU HACKATHON: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The OLCF is pleased to announce that team applications for the OLCF GPU Hackathon are now being accepted. This event will take place October 22-26, 2018 at ORNL. The deadline to apply is July 27, 2018. Prior GPU experience is not required, as those selected will be paired with experienced mentors who will teach them how to leverage accelerated computing in their own applications or further optimize their codes. For more information or to apply, visit the Hackathon page.
SCHEDULED OUTAGES THROUGH JULY 20
There are no outages scheduled through July 20.