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Workshop for Beyond Leading Order Calculations on HPCs

Workshop for Beyond Leading Order Calculations on HPCs

Hosted by Argonne & FermiLab LPC
Sponsored by the DOE HEP Center for Computing Excellence

Coordinators: Taylor Childers & Liz Sexton-Kennedy
Time: September 22-23 (9am – 6pm on Thursday, 9am – 12pm on Friday)
Location: Fermilab, specific room to be announced.

Indico Agenda Link

The DOE will spend $0.5B over the next three years to replace current supercomputing resources with new machines. Current machines provide about 15B core-hours per year to scientific research, with LHC experiments using around 100M core-hours per year. The new machines will provide more than an order of magnitude increase in the computing resources available at the HPC institutes such as the NERSC (National Energy Research Scientific Computing) center, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, and the Oak Ridge Computing Facility. HEP must focus on using these machines effectively in order to achieve the science goals set out by the P5 report. This workshop brings together developers of parton event generators and software experts from HPC institutes in order to work toward HPC friendly codes that allow for the most compute intensive calculations to scale to millions of parallel processes.

Data Science @HEP at Simons Foundation

As a follow-up to the DS@LHC2015 we are organizing a hands-on workshop/hackshop on Data Science in High Energy Physics at the Simons Foundation in NY on July 5-7 2016. The workshop will bring together computer/data scientists and physicists and we expect to formulate new ideas and solutions for a variety of detection and physics analysis challenges. We will work on focus topics such as tracking, calorimetry, anomaly detection and newly emerging paradigms in machine learning (such as density ratio estimation) and try to stay close to challenges that involve the raw data.

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INFN School on Efficiency in Scientific Computing

VIII edition of the School ESC (Efficiency in Scientific Computing)
Bertinoro (FC) 24-29 October 2016

The eighth edition of the INFN International School on “Architectures, tools and methodologies for developing efficient large scale scientific computing applications – ESC16″ will be held in Bertinoro (Italy) from the 24th to the 29th October 2016.

2nd Developers@CERN Forum: Python at CERN

30 May – 31 May 2016 at CERN
Vidyo Remote Connection available.

The Developers@CERN Forum is an event by developers, for developers, aimed at promoting knowledge and experience sharing.

This edition will take place at the IT Amphitheatre, on the 30th and 31st of May afternoons. It will consist of a series of short presentations and workshops. The topic for this conference will be Python at CERN: language, frameworks and tools.

Cori Phase I Training, June 13-16, 2016

NERSC will host a four-day training event for Cori Phase I users on programming environment, debugging, and optimization, from Monday to Thursday, June 13-16, 2016 at Wang Hall/CRT on the Berkeley Lab campus. The course, taught by Cray instructor Rick Slick, will familiarize students with the hardware and software architecture of the Cray XC Series computer systems, Cray’s performance analysis tools, and optimization of user codes, through lectures and practical laboratory exercises. The course is offered in-person or remotely.

For more information on the course, and to register, please see . Note that registration for in-person attendance closes on June 3.

Register for “Scaling Your Science on Mira” Workshop

This intensive three-day scaling workshop held May 24-26 at the ALCF is geared for experienced HPC users interested in applying for a major allocation award (i.e., INCITE, ALCC). Learn tools and techniques from ALCF and industry experts, then leverage 12 hours of dedicated hands-on time and full-system reservations to take your code to the next level. To register, visit

HPC Software Development Webinar Series Begins May 4

Organized by the IDEAS Project and the ALCF, NERSC, and OLCF computing facilities, the “Best Practices for HPC Software Developers” webinar series is designed to help users of HPC systems carry out their software development efforts more productively. The webinars, which kick off on Wednesday, May 4, will occur at approximately every two weeks and last about one hour each. For more information or to register, visit: