Weekly Update: June 20, 2018
IN THIS MESSAGE
- Center Announcements
- Titan: Outage, CUDA 9.1, Default Module Changes (Jun 19)
- 2019 INCITE Call for Proposals
- Smoky Mountain Conference 2nd Annual Data Challenge
- Meetings & Workshops
- June OLCF User Conference Call (Jun 20)
- Intro to HPC Workshop (Jun 26-28)
- Performance Portability with Kokkos (Jul 24-27)
- OLCF GPU Hackathon: Call for Applications
- Scheduled Outages Through June 29 (none)
TITAN: CUDA 9.1 AND DEFAULT MODULE CHANGES
The default version of CUDA on Titan was changed to 9.1 yesterday and several new software versions were set as default. For details, see the software news page.
2019 INCITE CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The INCITE program is now accepting proposals of computer time on Summit and Titan through June 22, 2018 for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array of science, engineering and computer science domains. For more information or to submit a proposal, visit https://proposals.doeleadershipcomputing.org.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN CONFERENCE SECOND ANNUAL DATA CHALLENGE
The 2018 Smoky Mountains Computational Sciences and Engineering Conference (SMC18) is currently accepting teams to participate in its 2nd Annual Data Challenge. This contest is open to students, faculty, and industry professionals who are interested in performing novel analysis on real scientific data sets. Teams of one to four people may participate.
ORNL data sponsors will provide teams with actual scientific data sets to explore 3 to 5 related challenge questions. The challenge questions for each data set will cover multiple difficulty levels, with the first question in each challenge being suitable for a novice, and each question thereafter increasing in difficultly, with the series of questions ending with an advanced/expert level challenge question. The top teams will be invited to attend SMC18 in Gatlinburg, TN, where they will present their work and the winner will be crowned. Registration is open until June 22 and the competition ends July 31 (submissions are due by 5:00 PM Eastern on July 31).
The Data Challenge is intended to draw scientists and researchers who may be at the beginning stages of incorporating data analytics into their workflow, to data analytics experts who are interested in applying novel techniques to data sets of national importance.
To register, or for more information, visit the Data Challenge website.
MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS
OLCF USER CONFERENCE CALL (JUN 20)
The June OLCF User Conference Call will take place on Wednesday, June 20 at noon Eastern Time. The call will include an overview of upcoming Kokkos training by OLCF’s Graham Lopez. For more information including connection information, visit the event page.
INTRO TO HPC WORKSHOP (JUN 26-28)
The OLCF will host an Introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC) workshop on June 26-28, 2018. This training will start by covering basic skills, such as UNIX, vim text editor, and C/Fortran programming, which will be necessary for the topics to follow. We will then move on to cover basic parallel programming (using MPI and OpenMP) and GPU computing (CUDA and OpenACC). Hands-on sessions will be included with many of the topics to give participants the opportunity to practice new skills. For more information about this event or to register, visit the event page on the OLCF website.
PERFORMANCE PORTABILITY WITH KOKKOS (JUL 24-27)
The OLCF will host an on-site Kokkos training event organized by the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) on July 24-27, 2018. This training will cover the minimum required topics to get your application started on using Kokkos. Please see the event page for more details.
OLCF GPU HACKATHON: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The OLCF is pleased to announce that team applications for the OLCF GPU Hackathon are now being accepted. This event will take place October 22-26, 2018 at ORNL. The deadline to apply is July 27, 2018. Prior GPU experience is not required, as those selected will be paired with experienced mentors who will teach them how to leverage accelerated computing in their own applications or further optimize their codes. For more information or to apply, visit the Hackathon page.
SCHEDULED OUTAGES THROUGH JUNE 29
There are no outages scheduled through June 29.