Weekly Update: June 17, 2020
IN THIS MESSAGE
– 2021 INCITE Call for Proposals (Closes Friday)
Meetings & Workshops
– June OLCF User Conference Call (Jun 24)
– NERSC GPUs for Science Webinar (Jun 30-Jul 1)
– GPU Hackathon Series
– CUDA Training Series
– OpenACC Training Series
Upcoming Scheduled Outages
– None through Jun 26
2021 INCITE Call for Proposals (Closes Friday)
The 2021 Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) Call for Proposals closes this Friday (June 19) at 8:00 PM Eastern Time.
The INCITE program promotes transformational advances in science and technology for compute and/or data-intensive large-scale research projects such as scientific modeling, simulation, and data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) campaigns. INCITE projects are awarded large allocations of computer time and supporting resources at the Argonne and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (LCF) centers, operated by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science. INCITE seeks research challenges requiring capability computing from diverse areas: production simulations, compute intensive machine or deep learning applications, or large-scale data analysis that use a large fraction of the LCF systems and cannot be performed on less capable resources. INCITE supports high impact simulation, data and AI approaches which require the unique architectural infrastructure, high performance storage and networking capabilities available at the LCF centers.
For more information, visit http://www.doeleadershipcomputing.org/.
Meetings & Workshops
June OLCF User Conference Call (Jun 24)
The June OLCF User Conference Call will be held at noon (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, June 24. The call will include an overview of the Slate Container Orchestration Service led by OLCF’s Ryan Prout. Details of the call, including information on how to join, can be found at https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/calendar/userconcall-jun2020/
NERSC GPUs for Science Webinar (Jun 30-Jul 1)
NERSC will host a “GPUs For Science” webinar from June 30-July 1. The objective of this webinar is to “help facilitate the transition to GPU systems by giving scientists the motivation, the tools, and the expertise they need to make this change possible”. For more information, including the agenda and a registration link, 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 multi-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 time for development, 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.
Brookhaven National Lab
– Event Dates: August 10, 17-19, 2020
– Deadline to apply: June 17, 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 upcoming events in this series, or to register, see 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. 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:
Loop Optimizations with OpenACC (Tuesday, June 23)
Upcoming Scheduled Outages
There are no outages scheduled through Friday, June 26.