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Meetings & Workshops
– Frontier Training Workshop (August 23-25)
– HIP Training Series
Upcoming Downtimes
– Andes (Aug 15-16)
Center Announcements
– 2023 OLCF User Meeting (Oct 17-18)
– Call for posters at the upcoming 2023 OLCF User Meeting
Community Events
– 10th WACCPD Workshop @ SC23 Call for Papers
– 1st HPCTESTS 2023 Workshop @SC23 Call for Papers

Meeting & Workshops

Frontier Training Workshop
Virtual via Zoom
August 23-25, 2023, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) will host a virtual Frontier Training Workshop August 23-25, 2023. This event is meant to help new Frontier users (or those intending to use Frontier) learn how to run on the system. The workshop will feature presentations and demonstrations from vendors and OLCF staff. The target audience for this workshop is OLCF users who have recently obtained access to Frontier or who intend to run on Frontier in the future. ALCC users are encouraged to attend. The last day, August 25, will be a profiling and debugging tools day with representation from several of our software vendors. Even if you are a seasoned Frontier user, the profiling day may be helpful to you. See the agenda at the link below and register for the days that interest you.

Register at

HIP Training Series
Main series page:
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Second session:
Third session:
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HIP is a parallel computing platform and and programming model from AMD that extends C++ to program GPUs, with an API very similar to CUDA but supporting Nvidia and AMD GPU targets. The HIP training series will introduce GPU programming concepts from basic GPU programming, porting your existing GPU applications to HIP, profiling and tracing your HIP code, among others. Each session will be 2 hours with a lecture and hands on portion. The hands on portion is open to existing users of OLCF’s Frontier. Registration is open for the first session at and the second session at Visit the main series page at

Upcoming Downtimes

  • Andes will be unavailable from 6:00 AM on August 15 until noon on August 16. Due to changes in the underlying infiniband software, we strongly encourage users to recompile their applications after the outage.

Center Announcements

2023 OLCF User Meeting (Oct 17-18)
The OLCF invites you to participate in the 2023 OLCF User Meeting 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 provide Facility updates. The meeting will be available to virtual participants via Zoom, but elements of the meeting like the poster session and Facility tours will only be available to the onsite attendees. All attendees (whether onsite or virtual) will need to register. For more information or to register, please visit

Call for posters at the upcoming 2023 OLCF User Meeting
We are pleased to announce that the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) will host the OLCF User Meeting on October 17-18, 2023.

This year’s event will be hybrid with a poster session on Tuesday, October 17. The scope is to share methods and case studies demonstrating success stories and lessons learned using OLCF systems. This is a great opportunity for select applications to showcase the achievements of their cutting-edge research. The call for posters is open to all onsite visitors and ORNL staff including academics, researchers, and students.

Registration for poster submissions is on the main event page under “Poster Submission Information”.

Posters should be received in PDF form for printing by Wednesday, October 11th, if presenters want ORNL to print their poster and have it ready for the exhibit.

For more information contact the poster session organizers: Antigoni Georgiadou (georgiadoua@ornl.gpv) & Peter Groszkowski (

Community Events

10th WACCPD Workshop @ SC23 Call For Papers
The Call for Papers for the 10th Workshop on Accelerator Programming and Directives is now open! The workshop aims to showcase all aspects of accelerator programming for heterogeneous systems such as innovative high-level language or library approaches, lessons learned while using directives or other portable approaches to migrate scientific legacy code to modern systems, and compilation and runtime scheduling techniques. The paper submission deadline has been extended to August 11, 2023 AOE. For more information, see

1st HPCTESTS 2023 Workshop @ SC23 Call for Papers
The First International Workshop on HPC Testing and Evaluation of Systems, Tools, and Software (HPCTESTS 2023) Call for Papers is now open! HPCTESTS 2023 brings together HPC researchers, practitioners, and vendors from around the globe to present and discuss state-of-the-art HPC system testing methodologies, development of tools, benchmarks, tests, procedures, and best practices to evaluate the status of a system and its software throughout its life. The papers submission deadline has been extended to August 17, 2023 AOE. For more information, see