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Meetings & Workshops
– Smoky Mountain Conference Data Challenge 2023
– April 2023 OLCF User Conference Call – AI for HPC (April 26)
– Using Slurm on Frontier (May 18)

Center Announcements
– 2024 INCITE Call for Proposals is Open

Meeting & Workshops

Smoky Mountain Conference Data Challenge 2023 

We are seeking researchers of all career stages to register by June 20 for the SMC Data Challenge 2023 ( This data challenge is part of the Smoky Mountains Computational Sciences and Engineering Conference hosted by ORNL. It is comprised of 6 data analytics challenges based on data sets contributed by ORNL. Expert data scientists, as well as students, are called to participate. Winners will be given a DOI (
Selected teams will be invited to the conference, give a 3-minute lightning talk and present a poster describing their solution at SMC2023.

April 2023 OLCF User Conference Call – AI for HPC
April 26, 2023, noon – 1:00 PM EST

The April OLCF User Conference Call will be held from noon until 1:00 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 26. During this call, OLCF’s Arjun Shankar, Wes Brewer, and Junqi Yin will give an overview of why AI is useful for HPC simulation campaigns and how it is used at our center. For more information, see the event page at

Using Slurm on Frontier
May 18, 1:00 p.m. EDT
The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) will host a (virtual) “Using Slurm on Frontier” tutorial via Zoom on May 18, 2023 from 1-3 PM EST. As the name suggests, this session is meant to show new Frontier users how to use Slurm on the Frontier supercomputer. The session will begin with a presentation showing the basics as well as our recommended best practices. After the presentation, existing Frontier users will be encouraged to run their own job steps to make sure their processes and threads are bound to the CPU cores and GPUs they expect. OLCF staff will be available to help during this hands-on portion of the session. This is part of the new Frontier training series.

Registerat :

Center Announcements

2024 INCITE Call for Proposals is Open
The INCITE program is now accepting proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array of science, engineering and computer science domains.  Proposals must be submitted between April 10, 2023 and June 16, 2023. Open to researchers around the world from academia, industry and government agencies, the INCITE program will award up to 60% of the allocable time on DOE’s leadership-class supercomputers: the OLCF’s Frontier, a 1.1 exaflop HPE Cray EX machine, and ALCF’s Polaris, a 25 petaflops and HPE Cray machine and Aurora, a 2 peak exaflops Intel-HPE Cray EX system.  For more information on the INCITE program, visit

Preparing for INCITE
The INCITE program will host informational webinars on April 25 and May 2, 2023.