SC20 – Hands-On with Summit
November 5, 2020
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ET)

Deadline to apply: October 19, 2020

As part of the Students@SC program at SC20, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) will hold a hands-on training with the Summit supercomputer. Participants (Students@SC only) will learn about the Summit architecture, learn how research teams write programs for and run workloads on Summit, and get to work through fun challenge problems on their own on the Ascent training system (basically 1 cabinet of Summit). Come discover what it’s like to use one of the most powerful computers ever built!


  • Laptop/desktop with ssh client (to log in to remote system)
  • Basic familiarity with UNIX/Linux (e.g., to navigate the file system)
  • Familiarity with a command line text editor (e.g., vim, emacs, nano)

  • If you would like to participate, please register below by October 19, 2020. Then, 1 week before the event, we will invite the registered participants to request accounts on Ascent.

    If you have any questions, please contact Tom Papatheodore (

    NOTE: This event is intended for the Students@SC program only! To submit the registration form below, you will need to enter the registration code (given only to the Students@SC in a separate announcement).

    Registration for this event is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Papatheodore (

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