Weekly Update: October 24, 2018
IN THIS MESSAGE
- Center Announcements
- 2018 OLCF User Survey Now Available
- APS Focus Session on Accomplishments on Pre-Exascale Systems
- Meetings & Workshops
- OLCF User Conference Calls
- Programming Methods for Summit’s Multi-GPU Nodes – Presented by NVIDIA (NOV 5)
- Summit Training Workshop (Dec 3-6)
- Upcoming Scheduled Outages
- None through Nov 2
2018 OLCF USER SURVEY NOW AVAILABLE
The 2018 OLCF User Survey is now open. We truly value your feedback and encourage all users to complete this important survey. To take it, please visit https://orausurvey.orau.org/n/OLCFSurvey2018.aspx
APS FOCUS SESSION ON ACCOMPLISHMENTS ON PRE-EXASCALE SYSTEMS
The 2019 Annual March Meeting of the American Physical Society will hold a Division of Computational Physics focus topic session entitled Building the bridge to exascale: applications and opportunities for materials, chemistry, and biology (DCOMP 16.01.02).
This focus session will bring together researchers with experience in the effective utilization of high-performance data and compute infrastructure, including supercomputers, communication networks, and data resources to achieve breakthrough scientific results. This includes researchers at experimental facilities such as light and neutron sources with extreme data-science requirements, including machine-learning approaches, and researchers in computational materials, computational chemistry and computational biophysics with experience in large scale simulations. Also of interest software development efforts which will enable novel science on pre-exascale and emerging architectures.
The abstract submission deadline is Oct. 26, 2018. Abstracts can be submitted through the American Physics Society March Meeting website.
MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS
OLCF USER CONFERENCE CALL
OLCF User Conference Calls will not be held in October and November. Please continue to monitor the OLCF Weekly Update for important center announcements as well as information about future OLCF User Conference Calls.
PROGRAMMING METHODS FOR SUMMIT’S MULTI-GPU NODES – PRESENTED BY NVIDIA (NOV 5)
The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) will host a workshop on programming methods for targeting Summit’s multi-GPU nodes on November 5, 2018. Local NVIDIA representatives Jeff Larkin and Steve Abbott will demonstrate how using resource sets (via jsrun) can make the transition from Titan to Summit simpler, how this simple approach can lead to portability issues, and how it’s possible to fully take advantage of Summit’s nodes with CUDA-aware MPI and GPU Direct. If you would like more information, or to register, please visit the event page.
SUMMIT TRAINING WORKSHOP (DEC 3-6)
On December 3-6, 2018, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) will host a Summit Training Workshop at the Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Knoxville, TN. This event is meant to help new Summit users (or those intending to use Summit) get up and running on the system. Each day will consist of presentations in the morning followed by hands-on sessions in the afternoons. The presentations are meant to deliver relevant information about the system, while the hands-on sessions are intended to help participants get their own codes running on Summit. OLCF staff and our vendor partners will be available to help during the hands-on sessions. For more information or to register, visit the event page.
UPCOMING SCHEDULED OUTAGES
There are no outages scheduled through November 2.