Weekly Update: April 26, 2023
In This Message
Meetings & Workshops
– April 2023 OLCF User Conference Call – AI for HPC (April 26)
– Using Slurm on Frontier (May 18)
– Julia for High-Performance Computing Tutorial (May 24)
– AI Training Series: AI for Science at Scale – Introduction (June 15)
– Frontier (May 2)
– Citadel, and SPI DTNs (May 2)
– Andes, DTNs (May 9)
– home.ccs.ornl.gov (May 10)
– 2024 INCITE Call for Proposals is Open
Meeting & Workshops
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 https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/calendar/userconcall-apr2023/
Using Slurm on Frontier
May 18, 1:00 p.m. EST
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.
Julia for High-Performance Computing Tutorial
May 24, 1:00 p.m. EST
The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) will host a (virtual) “Julia for High-Performance Computing Tutorial” via Zoom on May 24, 2023, from 1-4 PM EST. OLCF, NERSC, and ALCF users are encouraged to attend. The proposed tutorial introduces participants to the Julia language for high-performance computing (HPC) applications. Julia proposes to fill a gap in the high-performance plus high-productivity space, a dynamic language built on top of LLVM with lightweight interoperability with C and Fortran code and a unified ecosystem for data science and reproducibility.
AI Training Series: AI for Science at Scale – Introduction
June 15, 1:00 – 3:00 pm EDT
Machine learning (ML) is a subset of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that uses statistical learning algorithms to build applications that can automatically learn and improve from their experiences. Deep learning (DL) is a subset of ML that is inspired by the way a human brain filters information (like recognizing patterns and identifying objects). From a scientific point of view, both ML and DL can be applied to various scientific domains to analyze large datasets, handle noise correction, deal with error classification, and classify features in data.
This training will introduce AI/ML/DL principles used for science in an HPC environment. After learning the “basics”, participants will then be able to apply techniques learned to run hands-on examples using OLCF’s Ascent system.
For more information or to register, see https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/calendar/ai-for-science-at-scale-intro/
- Frontier will be unavailable from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 2.
- Citadel and SPI DTNS will be unavailable from 8:00 AM until noon on Tuesday, May 2
- Andes and DTNs will be unavailable from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 9
- home.ccs.ornl.gov will be unavailable from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, May 10.
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 before 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 www.doeleadershipcomputing.org
Preparing for INCITE
The INCITE program will host informational webinars on May 2, 2023.