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Meetings & Workshops
– DOE Cross-Facility Workflows training (April 12)
– Smoky Mountain Conference Data Challenge 2023
Upcoming Downtimes
– Andes, Frontier (April 11)
– HPSS (April 18)
Center Announcements
– User Assistance Center Schedule

Meeting & Workshops

DOE Cross-Facility Workflows training
April 12, 2023, 11:00 am-3:00 pm ET

Do you need help choosing the right workflow tool? Do you have questions about running workflows on supercomputers? Join us for a joint ALCF, NERSC, and OLCF training on the topic of workflows and workflow tools across the DOE. We will offer a half-day Zoom training with hands-on examples of GNU Parallel, Parsl, FireWorks, and Balsam- all of which can be used at ALCF, NERSC, and OLCF. To ensure you have access to all systems required for the exercises, please register by April 5.

Details and Registration

Smoky Mountain Conference Data Challenge 2023 

We are seeking researchers of all career stages to register by June 20 for the SMC Data Challenge 2023 ( This data challenge is part of the Smoky Mountains Computational Sciences and Engineering Conference hosted by ORNL. It is comprised of 6 data analytics challenges based on data sets contributed by ORNL. Expert data scientists, as well as students, are called to participate. Winners will be given a DOI (
Selected teams will be invited to the conference, give a 3-minute lightning talk and present a poster describing their solution at SMC2023.

Upcoming Downtimes

– Andes and Frontier will be unavailable from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, on April 11
– HPSS will be unavailable from 5:30 AM to 8:00 PM, on April 18

Center Announcements

The OLCF User Assistance Center will be closed on April 7 due to ORNL-observed holidays. The normal user assistance schedule will resume on Monday, April 10. NOTE: The ORNL Computer Operations staff will remain available for limited troubleshooting 24 hours a day.