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Center Announcements
– Smoky Mountain Conference Data Challenge 2022
– 2023 INCITE Call for Proposals

Meetings & Workshops
– Normalizing Inclusion by Embracing Difference (Jun 15)
– June OLCF User Conference Call (Jun 29)
– Profiling Deep Learning Applications with NVIDIA Nsight (Jun 30)


Upcoming Downtimes
– HPSS (June 21)

Center Announcements

Smoky Mountain Conference Data Challenge 2022

You are invited to participate in Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s the Smoky Mountains Data Challenge ( It is comprised of 8 data analytics challenges based on data sets contributed by ORNL, Industries, and Academia. Expert data scientists, as well as students, are called to participate. Registration is open until June 23 (hxxps:// Winners will have an opportunity to publish their solutions and participate in the Smoky Mountains Computational Sciences and Engineering Conference.

June 2022 OLCF User Conference call (June 29) 
June 29, noon -1:00 pm EST

The June OLCF User Conference Call will be held from noon until 1:00 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, June 29. During this call, the OLCF Director of Science, Bronson Messer, will be presenting about Frontier. For more information, see the event page at

2023 INCITE Call for Proposals
The 2023 Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) Call for Proposals is now open and closes June 17 for new proposals (July 22 for renewals).

The INCITE program seeks proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array of science, engineering, and computer science domains. The program promotes transformational advances in science and technology through large allocations of computer time and supporting resources at the Argonne and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facilities operated by the DOE Office of Science. INCITE is open to researchers from all institutions, including academia, industry, and government agencies.

INCITE is also devoting 10% of its allocatable compute time to a new Early Career Track, which aims to encourage the next generation of HPC researchers by focusing on principal investigators who are within 10 years of earning their doctorate degrees (on or after December 31, 2012).
For more information, visit

Meetings & Workshops

IDEAS-ECP Webinar on “Normalizing Inclusion by Embracing Difference”June 15, 1:00 pm EDTThe next webinar in the Best Practices for HPC Software Developers series is entitled “Normalizing Inclusion by Embracing Difference”, and will take place Wednesday, June 15, at 10:00 am Pacific time.

In this webinar, Mary Ann Leung (Sustainable Horizons Institute) will lead a 90-minute, interactive session exploring what it takes to achieve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), how DEI could increase innovation and developer productivity, as well as how cultivating respect and embracing difference could help to make inclusion the norm. The webinar will also include important activities for applying the concepts discussed, deepening understanding, and increasing potential impact.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.Please click and register here.

Profiling Deep Learning Applications with NVIDIA Nsight
06/30/2022, 11AM – 12PM CT
This event will introduce performance analysis techniques for deep learning applications using the NVIDIA Nsight Systems profiling tool to peek under the covers. The event will cover how to collect performance information for the neural network layers to relate GPU work back to those higher-level concepts, as well as for other sections of code that feed the DNN or consume its results. You will gain deeper insights into the execution and interactions among the processes, OS, GPU CUDA kernels, Tensor Cores, NVLinks, and even nodes. The organizers will discuss ways to access report data for deeper analysis as well as some common pitfalls with both training and inference applications. This is part of the ALCF Developer Series and OLCF and NERSC users are welcome to attend. To register please see:

Upcoming Downtimes

– HPSS will be unavailable from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM on Tuesday, June 21.