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Meetings & Workshops
– OLCF User Conference Call  – Checkpointing Best Practices for Frontier (March 29)
– DOE Cross-Facility Workflows training (April 12)
– Smoky Mountain Conference Data Challenge 2023
Upcoming Downtimes
– (March 29)
Community Events
– NERSC N-Ways to GPU Programming Bootcamp (April 5-6)

March 2023 OLCF User Conference Call 
March 29, 2023, noon- 1:00 PM EST

The March OLCF User Conference Call will be held from noon until 1:00 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 29. During this call, OLCF’s Scott Atchley will give an overview of checkpointing best practices on Frontier. For more information, see the event page at

DOE Cross-Facility Workflows training
April 12, 2023, 11:00 am-3:00 pm ET

Do you need help choosing the right workflow tool? Do you have questions about running workflows on supercomputers? Join us for a joint ALCF, NERSC, and OLCF training on the topic of workflows and workflow tools across the DOE. We will offer a half-day Zoom training with hands-on examples of GNU Parallel, Parsl, FireWorks, and Balsam- all of which can be used at ALCF, NERSC, and OLCF. To ensure you have access to all systems required for the exercises, please register by April 5.

Details and Registration

Smoky Mountain Conference Data Challenge 2023 

We are seeking researchers of all career stages to register by June 20 for the SMC Data Challenge 2023 ( This data challenge is part of the Smoky Mountains Computational Sciences and Engineering Conference hosted by ORNL. It is comprised of 6 data analytics challenges based on data sets contributed by ORNL. Expert data scientists, as well as students, are called to participate. Winners will be given a DOI (
Selected teams will be invited to the conference, give a 3-minute lightning talk and present a poster describing their solution at SMC2023.

Upcoming Downtimes

– will be unavailable from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, March 29

Community Events

NERSC N-Ways to GPU Programming Bootcamp
April 5-6, 2023

NERSC, in collaboration with the OpenACC Organization and NVIDIA, is hosting an N-Ways to GPU Programming Bootcamp for 2 days on Wed-Thur, April 5-6, 2023. Beginner users in GPU programming are especially encouraged to attend. During this two-day online Bootcamp, participants will learn about multiple GPU programming models and can choose the one that best fits their needs to run their scientific codes on GPUs.

Details and Registration: