Weekly Update: March 18, 2020
IN THIS MESSAGE
– User Assistance Center Open; Follow Normal Support Procedures
Meetings & Workshops
– March OLCF User Conference Call (Mar 25)
– Incite Proposal Writing Webinars (May 5, Jun 5)
– GPU Hackathon Series
– CUDA Training Series
– OpenACC Training Series
Upcoming Scheduled Outages
– Home (Mar 18)
USER ASSISTANCE CENTER OPEN; FOLLOW NORMAL SUPPORT PROCEDURES
The OLCF User Assistance Center remains open and available for support. Users should follow normal support procedures (including email to email@example.com and forms on the OLCF website) when reporting issues or requesting help.
MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS
MARCH OLCF USER CONFERENCE CALL (MAR 25)
The March OLCF User Conference Call will be held at noon (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, March 25. The call will include an overview of Job Step Viewer, a utility that provides a graphical view of an application’s runtime layout on Summit, led by OLCF’s Jack Morrison. Details of the call, including information on how to join, can be found on the event page.
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 2 events in this series, or to register, please visit the links below:
Fundamental CUDA Optimization – 1 of 2 (Wednesday, March 18)
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
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.