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GPU Hackathon at BNL

Applications Open for GPU Hackathon at BNL, September 23-27, 2019 

Brookhaven National Laboratory will host its 3rd GPU Hackathon on September 23-27, 2019. The Hackathon will bring together domain scientists, computational scientists, tools developers and hardware vendors to accelerate scientific codes on GPUs through the 5-day intensive hands-on training. All programming models/paradigms are welcome!

Team applications are being accepted until June 30, 2019. For more details, go to

OpenMP Brookathon 2019 at BNL

The Computational Science Initiative at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is organizing, in conjunction with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and IBM, the “OpenMP Brookathon 2019”, on April 29–May 2, 2019. 

The goal of this hackathon is to port, optimize and evolve applications towards the latest OpenMP versions (4.5+). This event will be co-organized with ORNL and IBM. In practical terms, this event will enable application teams and developers to accelerate their code with the use of GPUs, as well as exploiting the latest OpenMP functionality to program (IBM Power9) multi-core platforms.

Programming experience with OpenMP 4.5 offload or CUDA is not a requirement. We will hold training events / tutorials covering the set of background topics required. In the weeks preceding the hackathon, you will have a chance to attend training to prepare you for the event. Prior GPU experience is not required!

We are already accepting team applications. We will also have IBM engineers and architects on-site, and a number of OpenMP compiler, runtime and application experts from other national labs and universities (including people from Rice University HPCToolkit).

Deadline for application is April 5, 2019. Please check out  for more details.

Contact Martin Kong ( if you have any questions.

NERSC-Hosted Performance Portability with Kokkos Bootcamp

NERSC is hosting a Kokkos training event organized by the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) on March 26-29, 2019 in Oakland. The training will cover the minimum required topics to get your application started on using Kokkos. Kokkos experts will be on hand to help beginning and more advanced users.

Kokkos is a programming model and library for writing peformance-portable code in C++. The abstractions for on-node parallel execution and data layout in Kokkos are mapped at compile time to fit a device architecture for best performance. Kokkos could be a valuable tool for creating codes that will run efficiently on Perlmutter and other architectures.

For more information and to register please see

Accepting Applications for ATPESC 2019

The call for applications for the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) is now open. The deadline to apply is March 4, 2019. This year’s program will be held July 28-August 9, 2019. Doctoral students, postdocs, and scientists interested in conducting computational science and engineering research on large-scale computers are encouraged to apply. Application instructions can be found at:

NERSC New User Training January 25, 2019

Registration for the NERSC New User Training that will be held on January 25, 2019 is now open.

The purpose of the training is to provide users new to NERSC with the basics on our computational systems; accounts and allocations; programming environment, tools, and best practices; and data ecosystem.

The training will be presented online using Zoom technology and in person at LBL’s Shyh Wang Hall (Building 59, CRT) in Room 4102.

Please see for the agenda and to register.


On February 11-13, 2019, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) will host a Summit Training Workshop on-site at ORNL. This event is meant to help new Summit users (or those intending to use Summit) get up and running on the system. Each day will consist of presentations in the morning followed by hands-on sessions in the afternoons. The presentations are meant to deliver relevant information about the system, while the hands-on sessions are intended to help participants get their own codes running on Summit.

OLCF staff and our vendor partners will be available to help during the hands-on sessions. If you would like more information, or to register, please visit the event page at


The 2018 Smoky Mountains Computational Sciences and Engineering Conference (SMC18) is currently accepting teams to participate in its 2nd Annual Data Challenge. This contest is open to 
students, faculty, and industry professionals who are interested in performing novel analysis on real scientific data sets. Teams of one to four people may participate. 

ORNL data sponsors will provide teams with actual scientific data sets to explore 3 to 5 related challenge questions. The challenge questions for each data set will cover multiple difficulty levels, with the first question in each challenge being suitable for a novice, and each question thereafter increasing in difficultly, 
with the series of questions ending with an advanced/expert level challenge question. The top teams will be invited to attend SMC18 in Gatlinburg, TN, where they will present their work and the winner will be crowned. Registration is open until June 22 and the competition ends July 31 (submissions are due by 5:00 PM Eastern on July 31).

The Data Challenge is intended to draw scientists and researchers who may be at the beginning stages of incorporating data analytics into their workflow, to data analytics experts who are interested in applying novel techniques to data sets of national importance.

To register, or for more information, visit the Data Challenge 
website at

Apps Open for GPU Hackathon at Brookhaven

Applications Open for GPU Hackathon at Brookhaven National Laboratory, September 17-21, 2018 

Brookhaven National Laboratory will host its 2nd GPU Hackathon on September 17-21, 2018. The Hackathon will bring together domain scientists, computational scientists, tools developers and hardware vendors to accelerate scientific codes on GPUs through the 5-day intense hands-on training. Team applications are being accepted until June 30, 2018. For more details, go to


The OLCF will host an Introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC)  workshop on June 26-28, 2018. This training will start by covering basic skills, such as UNIX, vim text editor, and c/Fortran programming, which will be necessary for the topics to follow. We will then move on to cover basic parallel programming (using MPI and OpenMP) and GPU computing (CUDA and OpenACC). Hands-on sessions will be included with  many of the topics to give participants the opportunity to practice new skills. For more information about this event or to register,


The OLCF will present an Introduction to Summit webinar from
1:00 PM until 4:30 PM (Eastern Time) on Friday, June 1. In this
webinar, we will cover the basic topics new users will need to
get up and running on Summit. We will give a broad overview of
available features and the details necessary to submit and run
jobs. For more information, please see the event page at