Weekly Update: January 30, 2019
IN THIS MESSAGE
- Center Announcements
- 2019 OLCF User Meeting
- ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge Call for Proposals
- Meetings & Workshops
- January OLCF User Conference Call (Jan 30)
- Summit Training Workshop (Feb 11-13)
- Kokkos User Group Meeting (Apr 23-24)
- Upcoming Scheduled Outages
- Rhea (Feb 5)
2019 OLCF USER MEETING
The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) is pleased to announce the 2019 OLCF User Meeting will be held May 21-23 at Oak Ridge National Lab in Oak Ridge, TN. The purpose of the annual user meeting is to share selected computational science and engineering achievements emerging from OLCF’s user programs, to enable direct interactions among users, advance OLCF’s relationships with our user community, and highlight computational requirements for the future. Highlights of the meeting include paired talks from OLCF users and application developers, plenary talks, updates from center staff, a poster session, OLCF User Group Executive Board elections, and tours of OLCF. Additionally, OLCF will offer training on the Monday prior to the meeting for those interested. For more information or to register, please visit the event page.
ASCR LEADERSHIP COMPUTING CHALLENGE (ALCC) CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The 2019 Call for Proposals for the ALCC program is now open. The ALCC program is open to scientists from the research community in industry, academia, and national laboratories, the ALCC program allocates a portion of the computational resources at the OLCF for special situations of interest to the Department’s energy mission, with an emphasis on high-risk, high-payoff simulations. Proposals are due by Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST. For more information or to submit a proposal, please visit https://science.energy.gov/ascr/facilities/accessing-ascr-facilities/alcc/alcc-application-details/.
MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS
JANUARY OLCF USER CONFERENCE CALL (JAN 30)
The January OLCF User Conference Call will be held at noon (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, January 30. The call will include an overview of GPUDirect, CUDA-Aware MPI, and CUDA IPC by Stephen Abbott of NVIDIA. Details of the call, including information on how to join, can be found on the concall event page.
SUMMIT TRAINING WORKSHOP (FEB 11-13)
On February 11-13, 2019, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) will host a Summit Training Workshop on-site at ORNL. 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. If you would like more information, or to register, please visit the event page.
KOKKOS USER GROUP MEETING (APR 23-24)
The Kokkos project will hold its first User Group meeting April 23-24, 2019 at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. This will include user reports from applications using various parts of the Kokkos frameworks, as well as discussions about upcoming features and project roadmaps. Both current and prospective users of Kokkos are encouraged to attend in order to learn how others are using Kokkos, get their questions answered by the development team, and to provide feedback for prioritizing upcoming work on the Kokkos project.
For more information and registration, visit the Kokkos User Meeting page.
UPCOMING SCHEDULED OUTAGES
Rhea will be unavailable from 8:00 AM on Tuesday, February 5 until 8:00 AM on Thursday, February 7.