Weekly Update: May 23, 2018
IN THIS MESSAGE
- Center Announcements
- User Assistance Center Schedule
- Reminder: Account Sharing is Prohibited
- 2019 INCITE Call for Proposals
- 2019 INCITE Call for Proposals Webinar
- Meetings & Workshops
- OLCF User Meeting Posters/Presentations
- No OLCF User Conference Call in May
- Introduction to Summit Webinar (Jun 1)
- HPC Best Practices Webinar (Jun 13)
- Intro to HPC Workshop (Jun 26-28)
- Performance Portability with Kokkos (Jul 24-27)
- Scheduled Outages Through June 1
- Titan, HPSS and DTNs (May 29)
USER ASSISTANCE CENTER SCHEDULE
The User Assistance Center will be closed on Monday, May 28 due to an ORNL-observed holiday. The normal user assistance schedule (weekdays 9 AM – 5 PM Eastern Time) will resume on Tuesday, May 29. NOTE: The ORNL Computer Operations staff will still be available for limited troubleshooting 24 hours a day.
REMINDER: ACCOUNT SHARING IS PROHIBITED
As many sites begin hosting interns over the summer, we would like to remind you that every individual accessing OLCF systems must do so with his/her own user account. Sharing of accounts, including between advisors/mentors and students, is a violation of the OLCF Security Policy and will result in account termination. If you need assistance in setting up storage locations and/or processes to facilitate sharing of data between individuals, contact the OLCF User Assistance Center and we’ll be happy to assist.
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.
2019 INCITE CALL FOR PROPOSALS WEBINAR
To help you prepare your INCITE proposal for submission, the INCITE program is offering an instructional webinar June 7. To register, visit visit the event page.
MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS
OLCF USER MEETING POSTERS/PRESENTATIONS
Posters and presentations from the OLCF User Meeting are available at https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/calendar/2018-olcf-user-meeting/ for anyone who would like to review them. The OLCF would like to thank everyone that submitted posters, provided presentations, or attended the meeting either in person or online for making the 2018 User Meeting a success!
NO OLCF USER CONFERENCE CALL IN MAY
The OLCF User Meeting will take the place of our May OLCF User Conference Call. The June Conference Call is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20. Watch for more information in future Weekly Update messages.
INTRODUCTION TO SUMMIT WEBINAR (JUN 1)
The OLCF will present an Introduction to Summit webinar from 1:00 PM until 4:30 PM (Eastern Time) on Friday, June 1. In this webinar, we will cover the basic topics new users will need to get up and running on Summit. We will give a broad overview of available features and the details necessary to submit and run jobs. For more information, please see the event page.
HPC BEST PRACTICES WEBINAR (JUNE 13)
The next HPC Best Practices Webinar, “Popper: Creating Reproducible Computational and Data Science Experimentation Pipelines”, will be presented from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 13th. Popper is a protocol and command language interpreter (CLI) tool for implementing scientific exploration pipelines following a DevOps approach of unifying software development and operation in order to handle complexity in large codebases. Participation in this webinar is free but registration is required. For more information or to register, 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.
SCHEDULED OUTAGES THROUGH JUNE 1
Titan, the High Performance Storage System (HPSS), and the Data Transfer Nodes (DTNs) will be unavailable beginning at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, May 29. The DTNs will return at 10:00 AM, HPSS will return at noon, and Titan will return at 8:00 PM.