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Upcoming Downtimes
– Center-wide (Jan 23)
– Marble (Jan 30 – Feb 1)
Center Announcements
– User Assistance Center Schedule
Meetings & Workshops
– March Frontier Hackathon (Application Deadline Jan 31)
Community Events
– ATPESC 2024: Applications due Feb 28
OLCF Highlights
– ORNL Scientists Generate Molecular Datasets at Extreme Scale

Upcoming Downtimes

– Frontier, Andes, DTN, Orion and Jupyter will be unavailable from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, January 23
– Marble will be upgraded to OpenShift 4.11 starting at 8:00 AM on January 30th through 8:00 AM on February 1st. Workloads will migrate around the cluster as needed to accommodate node upgrades. The Marble cluster should remain available for use during the upgrade. The NVIDIA driver set will be upgraded to 535.129.03 along with CUDA version 12.2; this may require a change to your GPU application workloads. There should be no API changes with this upgrade that would impact running workloads; however, the API server may be unavailable at times during the process.

Center Announcements

User Assistance Center Schedule

The OLCF User Assistance Center will be closed on January 15th due to an ORNL-observed holiday. The normal user assistance schedule will resume on Tuesday, January 16th.

Meetings & Workshops

March Frontier Hackathon
Application Deadline January 31

The OLCF, in collaboration with HPE and AMD, is pleased to announce a (virtual) 4-day Frontier Hackathon during the week of March 4, 2024. Specific dates will be announced after teams are selected. Application/software teams with existing Frontier allocations are invited to submit short proposals to participate in the hackathon. DD projects aiming for future INCITE or ALCC projects are encouraged to apply. This is a chance to work with High-Performance Computing experts from AMD, HPE, and OLCF to clear hurdles you have been having with your code’s performance or functionality. The application deadline is January 31.

For more information see: https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/calendar/frontier-hackathon-march-2024/

Community Events

ATPESC 2024: Applications due February 28

The annual Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) is set to take place July 28-August 9, 2024.

The call for applications is now open through February 28, 2024.
Submit your application for an opportunity to learn the tools and techniques needed to carry out computational science on the world’s most powerful supercomputers. ATPESC participants will have access to DOE’s leadership-class systems at the ALCF, OLCF, and NERSC.

Apply here: https://extremecomputingtraining.anl.gov/

OLCF Highlights

ORNL Scientists Generate Molecular Datasets at Extreme Scale

The datasets, which contain the excited-state properties of over 10 million molecules, will be used to train deep-learning models to identify promising candidates for applications.

Read: https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/2023/12/12/ornl-scientists-generate-molecular-datasets-at-extreme-scale/