Center Announcements
  – 2022 INCITE Call for Proposals
  – April OLCF User Conference Call (Apr 28)
  – OLCF User Meeting (Jun 22-24)
  – Nominations for OLCF User Group Executive Board

Meetings & Workshops
  – HIP Training Workshop (May 24-26)
  – 2021 GPU Hackathons

Upcoming Scheduled Outages
  – HPSS (Apr 27)
  – Home (Apr 28)

Center Announcements

2022 INCITE Call for Proposals
The 2022 Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) Call for Proposals is now open and closes June 18.

The INCITE program seeks proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array of science, engineering, and computer science domains. The program promotes transformational advances in science and technology through large allocations of computer time and supporting resources at the Argonne and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facilities operated by the DOE Office of Science. INCITE is open to researchers from all institutions, including academia, industry, and government agencies.

INCITE is also devoting 10% of its allocatable compute time to a new Early Career Track, which aims to encourage the next generation of HPC researchers by focusing on principal investigators who are within 10 years of earning their doctorate degrees (on or after December 31, 2011).

For more information, visit http://www.doeleadershipcomputing.org/.

April OLCF User Conference Call (Apr 28)
The April OLCF User Conference Call will be held at noon (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, April 28. During the call, OLCF’s Adam Carlyle will give an overview of myOLCF. Details of the call including connection information are available at https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/calendar/userconcall-apr2021.

OLCF User Meeting (Jun 22-24)
The OLCF will hold its annual User Meeting remotely from June 22-24, 2021. 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 2021 meeting will feature OLCF Facility updates, user-experience talks on Summit and 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/2021-olcf-user-meeting/

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. Nomination will take place through May 28. You may nominate yourself at https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/2021-ougeb-nomination.

Meetings & Workshops

HIP Training Workshop (May 24-26)
On May 24-26, AMD will present a three-day hands-on workshop on using HIP to accelerate algorithms that are commin in HPC workflows. This workshop is designed to help OLCF users prepare for Frontier. This training will utilize the AMD accelerator cloud for the hands-on exercises.

The workshop is limited to 100 participants and will be given via Webinar. All OLCF users may participate on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, see https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/calendar/2021hip/.

2021 GPU Hackathons
The 2021 NVIDIA GPU Hackathon series is now open. Events that will be supported by the OLCF (computing resources, mentors, etc.) are marked with the OLCF logo at https://www.gpuhackathons.org/events. The next two OLCF-supported (virtual) hackathons will be:

  – NERSC on July 19, 26-28 (deadline to apply is May 19)
  – OLCF on October 18, 25-27 (deadline to apply is August 18)

Upcoming Scheduled Outages

  • HPSS will be unavailable from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 27.
  • The general-purpose login server (home.ccs.ornl.gov) may be intermittently unavailable between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM on Wednesday, April 28.