Weekly Update: April 8, 2020
IN THIS MESSAGE
– User Assistance Center Schedule
– Alpine Filesystem Purge
Meetings & Workshops
– Incite Proposal Writing Webinars (May 5, Jun 5)
– GPU Hackathon Series
– CUDA Training Series
– OpenACC Training Series
Upcoming Scheduled Outages
– None through Apr 17
USER ASSISTANCE CENTER SCHEDULE
The OLCF User Assistance Center will be closed on Friday, April 10 due to an ORNL-observed holiday. The normal user assistance schedule will resume on Monday, April 13. NOTE: The ORNL Computer Operations staff will remain available for limited troubleshooting 24 hours a day.
REMINDER: ALPINE FILESYSTEM PURGE
As a reminder, the Alpine filesystem is regularly purged of files that have not been accessed recently. Users are encouraged to review their $MEMBERWORK, $PROJWORK, and $WORLDWORK directories and to archive any important files to HPSS (and/or another archive). Details of the purge policy can be found at https://docs.olcf.ornl.gov/data/policies.html.
MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS
INCITE PROPOSAL WRITING WEBINARS (MAY 5, JUN 5)
To help you prepare your proposal for submission, the INCITE program is offering instructional webinars on May 5 and June 5. For more information or to register, visit https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/calendar/2021-incite-call-for-proposals-webinar-2/.
GPU HACKATHON SERIES
The following organizations, in conjunction with OLCF and NVIDIA, will be hosting GPU Hackathons as part of our annual GPU Hackathon Series. These hackathons are 5-day coding events in which teams of developers prepare their own application(s) to run on GPUs or focus on optimizing their application(s) that currently run on GPUs. Teams typically consist of three or more developers who are intimately familiar with (some part of) their application, and they work alongside two mentors with GPU programming expertise. These hackathons offer a unique opportunity for teams to set aside 5 days, surround themselves with experts in the field, and push toward their development goals. During the event, teams will have access to compute resources provided by OLCF. If you’re interested in more information, or to apply, you can visit the site-specific event pages below. If you have questions, please contact Tom Papatheodore.
– Event Dates: July 13-17, 2020
– Deadline to apply: May 13, 2020
CUDA TRAINING SERIES
NVIDIA will present a 9-part CUDA training series intended to help new and existing GPU programmers understand the main concepts of the CUDA platform and its programming model. Each part will include a 1-hour presentation and example exercises. The exercises are meant to reinforce the material from the presentation and can be completed during a 1-hour hands-on session following each lecture. The full list of topics can be found on the series page. If you have any questions about this series, please contact Tom Papatheodore. For more information on the next event in this series, or to register, please visit the link below:
Fundamental CUDA Optimization – 2 of 2 (Thursday, April 16)
OPENACC TRAINING SERIES
NVIDIA will present a 3-part OpenACC training series intended to help new and existing GPU programmers learn to use the OpenACC API. Each part will include a 1-hour presentation and example exercises. The exercises are meant to reinforce the material from the presentation and can be completed during a 1-hour hands-on session following each lecture. The full list of events can be found on the series page. If you have any questions about this series, please contact Tom Papatheodore. For more information on the individual events in this series, or to register, please visit the links below:
Introduction to OpenACC (Friday, April 17)
OpenACC Data Management (Thursday, May 28)
Loop Optimizations with OpenACC (Tuesday, June 23)
UPCOMING SCHEDULED OUTAGES
There are no outages scheduled through Friday, April 17.