Weekly Update: March 11, 2020
IN THIS MESSAGE
– Software Update on Summit (Mar 10)
Meetings & Workshops
– Kokkos Bootcamp & Training (Apr 21-24)
– GPU Hackathon Series
– CUDA Training Series
– OpenACC Training Series
Upcoming Scheduled Outages
– Home (Mar 18)
SOFTWARE UPDATE ON SUMMIT (MAR 10)
New versions of several software packages were installed on Summit and set as default during the outage on Mar 10. To view the list of updated software including old and new versions, visit the Software News page. Note that the new software stack requires the latest version of Spectrum MPI.
MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS
KOKKOS BOOTCAMP & TRAINING (21-24 APR)
The OLCF will host a Kokkos training event organized by the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) on April 21-24, 2020. This workshop is intended to teach new Kokkos users how to get started and to help existing Kokkos users to further improve their codes. The training will cover the minimum required topics to get your application started on using Kokkos, and Kokkos experts will be on hand to help the more advanced users. The deadline to apply is March 20, 2020. Please note that ECP application teams will be given priority for the available seats until March 6th. Afterward, all registrations will be given equal priority on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like more information, or to register, please visit the event page.
GPU HACKATHON SERIES
The following organizations, in conjunction with OLCF and NVIDIA, will be hosting GPU Hackathons as part of our annual GPU Hackathon Series. These hackathons are 5-day coding events in which teams of developers prepare their own application(s) to run on GPUs or focus on optimizing their application(s) that currently run on GPUs. Teams typically consist of three or more developers who are intimately familiar with (some part of) their application, and they work alongside two mentors with GPU programming expertise. These hackathons offer a unique opportunity for teams to set aside 5 days, surround themselves with experts in the field, and push toward their development goals. During the event, teams will have access to compute resources provided by OLCF. If you’re interested in more information, or to apply, you can visit the site-specific event pages below. If you have questions, please contact Tom Papatheodore.
San Diego Supercomputer Center
– Event Dates: May 11-15, 2020
– Deadline to apply: March 11, 2020
– Event Dates: June 8-12, 2020
– Deadline to apply: March 2, 2020
– Event Dates: July 13-17, 2020
– Deadline to apply: May 13, 2020
CUDA TRAINING SERIES
NVIDIA will present a 9-part CUDA training series intended to help new and existing GPU programmers understand the main concepts of the CUDA platform and its programming model. Each part will include a 1-hour presentation and example exercises. The exercises are meant to reinforce the material from the presentation and can be completed during a 1-hour hands-on session following each lecture (for in-person participants) or on your own (for remote participants). The full list of topics can be found on the series page. If you have any questions about this series, please contact Tom Papatheodore. For more information on the next 2 events in this series, or to register, please visit the links below:
OPENACC TRAINING SERIES
NVIDIA will present a 3-part OpenACC training series intended to help new and existing GPU programmers learn to use the OpenACC API. Each part will include a 1-hour presentation and example exercises. The exercises are meant to reinforce the material from the presentation and can be completed during a 1-hour hands-on session following each lecture (for in-person participants) or on your own (for remote participants). The full list of events can be found on the series page. If you have any questions about this series, please contact Tom Papatheodore. For more information on the individual events in this series, or to register, please visit the links below:
UPCOMING SCHEDULED OUTAGES
The general-purpose login server (home.ccs.ornl.gov) will be rebooted between 6 PM and 9 PM on Wednesday, March 18. This will be a very brief outage.