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Center Announcements
  – Smoky Mountain Conference Data Challenge 2022
  – 2023 INCITE Call for Proposals
  – HIP v5.1.0 Available on Summit

Meetings & Workshops
  – April OLCF User Conference Call: myOLCF Self-Service Portal (Apr 27)
  – INCITE Informational Webinars (May 3, Jun 3)
  – Coding for GPUs Using Standard Fortran (May 13)

Upcoming Scheduled Outages
  – None through May 6

Center Announcements

Smoky Mountain Conference Data Challenge 2022
This data analytics competition provides an opportunity to tackle scientific data challenges that come from eminent datasets related to ORNL, industry, and academia . These datasets come from scientific simulations and instruments in physical and chemical sciences, electron microscopy, bioinformatics, engineering, materials science, neutron sources, urban development, and other areas, and will have open research questions and tasks for participants to solve. Competitors have till July 7 to solve one of the challenges and write a paper about their approach. Selected solutions to these challenges will be published in the SMC2022 proceedings in a CCIS Springer volume. Career Researchers and Students compete in different categories. Learn more about the SMCDC22 at

2023 INCITE Call for Proposals
The 2023 Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) Call for Proposals is now open and closes June 17 for new proposals (July 22 for renewals).

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, 2012).
For more information, visit

HIP v5.1.0 Available on Summit
HIP v5.1.0 is now available on Summit using the underlying CUDA platform. Loading the `hip-cuda/5.1.0` module requires that CUDA >= v11.4 is loaded first through one of the stand-alone `cuda` modules. This build currently includes the following libraries in addition to HIP: hipBLAS, hipFFT, hipRAND, hipSolver, and hipSparse. If you find issues when using this module, please submit a ticket to to request help.

Meetings & Workshops

April OLCF User Conference Call: myOLCF Self-Service Portal (Apr 27)
The April OLCF User Conference Call will be held from noon until 1:00 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 27. During this call, OLCF’s Leah Huk will provide an overview of myOLCF, including new features such as the ability to monitor user support tickets. For more information, see the event page at

Coding for GPUs Using Standard Fortran
May 13, 1:00-2:00p.m. EDT
CUDA C++, CUDA Fortran, and OpenACC are hugely successful approaches to GPU programming, but wouldn’t it be nice to write an application that can run on GPUs and multicore CPUs out of the box, without any additional APIs? The parallelism features available in ISO C++ and ISO Fortran enable developers to write their codes such that the baseline code is parallel and ready to run on any parallel platform they encounter.

Join us for the second part of a this NVIDIA ISO programming series that will cover how to use standard Fortran to target both the CPU and GPU. Register at

INCITE Informational Webinars (May 3, Jun 3)
To help you prepare your proposal for submission, the INCITE program is offering instructional webinars. Two webinars will be held, the first on May 3 at 10 AM EDT/9 AM CDT and the second on June 3 at 2 PM EDT/1 PM CDT. The 1.5 hour webinars will include a discussion of the Director’s Discretionary Program, which is a way to request early access to port, tune, and scale your code in preparation for an INCITE application. Registration for the webinars will open soon.

Upcoming Scheduled Outages

There are no outages scheduled through Friday, May 6.