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OLCF / NICS Fall Training 2011


October 18, 2011
October 19, 2011


JICS Auditorium, Building 5100
1 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37831 United States


Robert Whitten
(865) 241-1196

The National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) and the Oak Ridge Leadership Computational Facility (OLCF) invite you to visit the most powerful computing complex in the world in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for the joint Fall Training being conducted on October 18-19, 2011. The goal of this training event is to provide introductory material to users who have little previous experience with NICS or the OLCF. Topics will include basic utilization of the Oak Ridge leadership-class resources available.

Experts from the DOE and NSF computational facilities will be on hand to assist you and answer your questions on high-performance computing at the Oak Ridge complex.

This event will be simultaneously webcast for those who are unable to attend in person.

This event is targeted for new or inexperienced users of the Oak Ridge Computing complex (i.e. new ALCC awardees, student interns, postdocs, etc.). More experienced users may also find the material useful as a refresher.

Topics to be discussed during this training event:

  • Using the world-class Cray XT5 systems, Jaguar and Kraken
  • Connecting
  • Compiling
  • Job Submission / Running Jobs
  • File Systems
  • Software
  • Modules
  • Visualization
  • Data Transfer


Tentative agenda (Subject to change)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

9:00‐9:30 Registration (Refreshments provided)
9:30‐10:30 Cray
Architecture Jeff Larkin
10:30‐10:45 Break
10:45‐12:00 Connecting / File systems / Data transfer TBD
12:00‐1:00 Working Lunch
Presentation: Brief History of Supercomputing – Jeff Larkin
1:00‐3:00 Compilers TBD
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:00 Software / Modules TBD
4:00 Adjourn



Wednesday, October 19, 2011

9:00‐9:30 Registration (Refreshments provided)
9:30‐10:30 Introduction to MPI TBD
10:30‐10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Parallel I/O TBD
12:00‐1:00 Working
Presentation (TBD)
1:00-4:00 Hands on Session
4:00 Adjourn

Travel Arrangements

In-person Attendance
Please follow this link to ORNL’s website providing area directions: Maps and Directions

For Oak Ridge area hotels: Hotels

Detailed information about visiting ORNL Information: ORNL Visitor Information

Participants who are unable to attend in person are encouraged to participate in the webcast of the summit. Please indicate on the registration form if you will be attending the summit in-person or via webcast. Instructions for the joining the webcast will be sent via email prior to the start of the event.