Weekly Update: August 31, 2022
In This Message
– Nominations for OLCF User Group Executive Board
– Applications Open for the 2023 BSSw Fellowship Program
Meetings & Workshops
– Nsight Systems and Nsight Compute Profiling Workshop (August 31)
– August 2022 OLCF User Conference call (August 31)
– Data Visualization & Analytics Series: ParaView at OLCF (September 15)
– 2022 ALCF Simulation, Data, and Learning Workshop (October 4-6)
– Data Visualization & Analytics Series: VisIt at OLCF(October 13)
– OLCF Annual User Meeting (October 18-19)
– No scheduled outages through September 9th
Nominations for OLCF User Group Executive Board
Nominate yourself to run for the OLCF User Group Executive Board. If elected, you will serve on a 10-person board that provides advice and feedback to the OLCF on the current and future state of OLCF operations and services. The term of service for the successful candidates is three years. Elections will be held electronically during the user meeting. The nomination will take place through September 30. You may nominate yourself at https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/2022-ougeb-nomination.
Applications Open for the 2023 BSSw Fellowship Program
Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 BSSw Fellowship Program through September 30, 2022. Details of the program can be found at https://bssw.io/fellowship and in a new blog post. The BSSw Fellowship Program provides recognition and funding for leaders and advocates of high-quality scientific software who foster practices, processes, and tools to improve scientific software productivity and sustainability. Each 2023 BSSw Fellow will receive up to $25,000 for an activity that promotes better scientific software. Activities can include organizing a workshop, preparing a tutorial, or creating content to engage the scientific software community. Those interested in applying are encouraged to participate in an informational fellowship webinar and Q&A session, scheduled for 1-2pm EDT on Thursday, 8 September 2022. Please subscribe to the mailing list (https://bssw.io/pages/receive-our-email-digest) for teleconference details and other updates on the program.
Meetings & Workshops
Nsight Systems and Nsight Compute Profiling WorkshopAugust 31, 1:00 -3:00 pm EDT
NVIDIA® Nsight™ Systems is a system-wide performance analysis tool designed to visualize an application’s algorithms, help you identify the largest opportunities to optimize, and tune to scale efficiently across any quantity or size of CPUs and GPUs. This OLCF hosted workshop, given by NVIDIA, will show how to use Nsight Systems and Nsight Compute for tracing an HPC application. Users from ALCF, NERSC and OLCF are encouraged to register. If you do not have an account at one of those centers, you are welcome to register watch the lectures but we will not be able to provide you a compute resource for the hands-on parts of the course.
Please find more details and registration here: https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/calendar/nsight-systems-and-nsight-compute-profiling-workshop/
August 2022 OLCF User Conference call
August 31, noon – 1:00pm
The August OLCF User Conference Call will be held from noon until 1:00 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, August 31. During this call, OLCF’s Leah Huk will present an overview of the Andes cluster. Best practices and tasks that are well-suited for Andes (rather than Summit) will be highlighted. For more information, see the event page at https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/calendar/userconcall-aug2022/
Data Visualization & Analytics Series: ParaView at OLCF
September 15, 1:00 – 3:00 pm EDT
ParaView is an open-source data analysis and visualization application that allows users to quickly build visualizations to analyze their data. Available in both a GUI mode and a batch mode, ParaView is able to analyze extremely large datasets using distributed memory computing resources. This beginner-friendly event will provide an overview of how to access ParaView at OLCF and a tutorial on how to use ParaView to visualize different datasets on Andes.
Only users with moderate security enclave projects (i.e. able to access Summit/Andes) can access the tutorial datasets already downloaded on our filesystem. However, others are welcome to sign up, attend the presentation, and are encouraged to download the public datasets for themselves. Additionally, all examples and datasets will continue to be available after the event for Moderate users to access and work with on their own. For more information or to register, see https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/calendar/paraview-at-olcf/
2022 ALCF Simulation, Data, and Learning Workshop
The ALCF’s Simulation, Data, and Learning Workshop is designed to help researchers improve the performance and productivity of simulation, data science, and machine learning applications on ALCF systems.
For more information: https://www.alcf.anl.gov/events/2022-alcf-simulation-data-and-learning-workshop
Data Visualization & Analytics Series: VisIt at OLCF
October 13, 1:00 – 3:00 pm EDT
VisIt is an interactive, parallel analysis and visualization tool for scientific data. Users can visualize data interactively or offload visualization using a Python script to analyze data ranging in scale from small projects to large leadership-class computing simulations. This beginner friendly demo will provide an overview of how to access VisIt at OLCF and a tutorial of how to use VisIt to visualize different datasets on Andes.
Only users with moderate security enclave projects (i.e. able to access Summit/Andes) can access the tutorial datasets already downloaded on our filesystem. However, others are welcome to sign up, attend the presentation, and encouraged to download the public datasets for themselves. Additionally, all examples and datasets will continue to be available after the event for Moderate users to access and work with on their own. For more information or to register, see https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/calendar/visit-at-olcf/
OLCF Annual User Meeting
The OLCF will hold its annual User Meeting remotely from October 18-19. The purpose of the user meeting is to share selected computational science and engineering achievements emerging from the OLCF’s user programs, to enable interactions among users, to advance the OLCF’s relationships with our user community, and to highlight computational requirements for the future. The 2022 meeting will feature OLCF Facility updates, user-experience talks on Frontier early hardware, deep dive discussions with OLCF staff, and OLCF executive board election results. For more information or to register, see https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/calendar/2022-olcf-user-meeting/
– No scheduled outages through September 9th