Weekly Update: April 15, 2020
IN THIS MESSAGE
– Nominations for OLCF User Group Executive Board
– New Domain Name for OLCF Notification Emails
Meetings & Workshops
– Incite Proposal Writing Webinars (May 5, Jun 5)
– GPU Hackathon Series
– CUDA Training Series
– OpenACC Training Series
Upcoming Scheduled Outages
– None through Apr 24
NOMINATIONS FOR OLCF USER GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD
Nominate yourself to run for the OLCF User Group Executive Board. If elected, you will serve on a 10-person board that provides advice and feedback to the OLCF on the current and future state of OLCF operations and services. The term of service for the successful candidates is three years. Elections will be held electronically during the user meeting. Nomination will take place through May 15. You may nominate yourself on this page.
NEW DOMAIN NAME FOR OLCF NOTIFICATION EMAILS
In the coming weeks, OLCF will switch to a new service for user notification emails such as the Weekly Update and system notifications. The new domain will be olcf-communications.org.
MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS
INCITE PROPOSAL WRITING WEBINARS (MAY 5, JUN 5)
To help you prepare your proposal for submission, the INCITE program is offering instructional webinars on May 5 and June 5. For more information or to register, visit https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/calendar/2021-incite-call-for-proposals-webinar-2/.
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.
– 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. 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 event in this series, or to register, please visit the link below:
Fundamental CUDA Optimization – 2 of 2 (Thursday, April 16)
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. 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:
Introduction to OpenACC (Friday, April 17)
OpenACC Data Management (Thursday, May 28)
Loop Optimizations with OpenACC (Tuesday, June 23)
UPCOMING SCHEDULED OUTAGES
There are no outages scheduled through Friday, April 24.