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Meetings & Workshops
– OLCF  Annual User Meeting (October 18-19)

Upcoming Downtimes
– (October 25)

Community Events
– Black Lives Count: Toward Accountability in Efforts to Diversify Computing (October 25)
– NERSC GPU Hackathon (November 30, December 6-8)

Meetings & Workshops

OLCF Annual User Meeting
October 18-19
The OLCF will hold its annual User Meeting remotely from October 18-19. 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 highlight computational requirements for the future. The 2022 meeting will feature OLCF Facility updates, user-experience talks on Frontier early hardware, deep dive discussions with OLCF staff, and OLCF executive board election results.  For more information or to register, see

Upcoming Downtimes

–  Home ( will be unavailable from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, October 25

Community Events

Black Lives Count: Toward Accountability in Efforts to Diversify Computing
October 25, 1:00-2:15 pm ET

The ECP HPC Workforce Development and Retention Action Group invite you to our October Webinar, Black Lives Count: Toward Accountability in Efforts to Diversify Computing. The event will be held on Zoom October 25 from 1:00-2:15 pm ET. ECP HPC-WDR Webinars are free and open to the public, though registration is required. In April, the United States presidential administration announced a whole-of-government effort focused largely on gathering and increasing access to disaggregated data on the experiences of historically underserved groups. The importance of disaggregating the data on specific subpopulations can easily be overlooked in efforts that target diversity broadly. Drawing inspiration from astrophysics, this talk will focus on data and analyses related to the hiring of a specific population that is underrepresented in scientific research: African-American doctoral degree holders. The talk will conclude with a call for accountability through disaggregating data in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.
Speaker: Damian Rouson, Computer Languages and Systems Software Group Leader, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Register here:

NERSC GPU Hackathon 
November 30, December 6 – 8

NERSC, in conjunction with NVIDIA and OLCF, will be hosting a GPU Hackathon from Dec 6th-8th with an opening day on Nov 30th as part of the annual GPU Hackathon Series. This year, the hackathon will be virtual and selected code teams will be able to test and develop on Perlmutter, and there is also the option to use an ARM system. Hackathons combine teams of developers with mentors to either prepare their own application(s) to run on GPUs or optimize their application(s) that currently run on GPUs. This virtual event consists of a kick-off day, where hackers and mentors video-conference to meet and develop their list of hackathon goals, as well as get set up on the relevant systems. This is followed by a one week preparation period before the 3-day intensive primary event
Please note the deadline to submit a proposal is 11:59 PM Pacific, Oct 16th, 2022. So apply now!