Weekly Update, March 28, 2018
IN THIS MESSAGE
- Center Announcements
- User Assistance Center Schedule
- Nominations for OLCF User Group Executive Board
- Meetings & Workshops
- OLCF User Conference Call (Mar 28)
- 2018 GPU Hackathons: University of Colorado-Boulder (Jun 4-8)
- 2018 OLCF User Meeting (May 15-17)
- Performance Portability with Kokkos (Jul 24-27)
- Scheduled Outages Through Apr 6 (none)
USER ASSISTANCE CENTER SCHEDULE
The User Assistance Center will be closed on Friday, March 30 due to an ORNL-observed holiday. The normal user assistance schedule (weekdays 9 AM – 5 PM Eastern Time) will resume on Monday, April 2. NOTE: The ORNL Computer Operations staff will still be available for limited troubleshooting 24 hours a day.
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 who provide 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 4th. To run, fill out the form.
MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS
OLCF USER CONFERENCE CALL (MAR 28)
The March OLCF User Conference Call will be held at noon (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, March 28. The call will include a presentation by Nick Forrington of Arm discussing profiling with Arm MAP. Details of the call, including information on how to join, can be found on the call’s event page.
2018 GPU HACKATHONS: UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO-BOULDER (JUN 4-8)
The University of Colorado – Boulder is hosting a GPU hackathon from June 4-8, 2018. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2018, so apply soon.
We are looking for teams of 3-6 developers with a scalable application to port to (or optimize on) GPU accelerators. These events are intended to teach new GPU programmers how to leverage accelerated computing in their own applications, and to help existing GPU programmers to further optimize their codes.
Please see the 2018 GPU Hackathons page for more information about this event and other hackathons scheduled for 2018.
2018 OLCF USER MEETING (MAY 15-17, 2018)
Registrations are now being accepted for the 2018 OLCF User Meeting, which will be held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on May 15-17, 2018. For more information on the meeting or to register, please visit https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/calendar/2018-olcf-user-meeting/.
PERFORMANCE PORTABILITY WITH KOKKOS (JUL 24-27)
The OLCF will host an on-site Kokkos training event organized by the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) on July 24-27, 2018. This training will cover the minimum required topics to get your application started on using Kokkos. Please see the event page for more details.
SCHEDULED OUTAGES THROUGH APRIL 6
There are no scheduled outages through April 6.