The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2016 Solicitation 1.Applications are due 5:00pm ET on Wednesday May 11, 2016.Continue reading 2016 SCGSR Applications Now Accepted→
The first informal HEP-FCE organizational meeting took place at Argonne National Laboratory on August 31 and September 1, 2015. More details are available at the kick-off meeting website, including presentation slides.
NOTE: Applications for the 2016 competition are due by December 15, 2015 at 5.00pm Eastern Time.
The SCGSR program provides supplemental support to graduate students working towards their PhDs. It allows the students to spend 3-12 consecutive months at a DOE National Laboratory to work on their thesis research topic. U.S. citizenship is required and the work is to be conducted in a set of Priority Research Areas that have been identified for the SCGSR competition. For each competition priority areas are identified so applicants should check what they are. More information can be found at the DOE Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program website. Continue reading DOE Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program→
DOE, NSF, and NIH recently released a joint RFI to identify science research topics nd applications needing High Performance Computing capabilities 100 times beyond today’s performance. The National Labs have already been asked for this information; university input is being actively sought. The deadline is October 16.
The first of the DOE Scientific Computing Exascale Requirements Reviews conducted by DOE ASCR was held in June 10-12, 2015 in Bethesda, MD. This was a joint ASCR/HEP program and was organized on the HEP side by the HEP-FCE. The agenda and the presentations can be found at the review website. A report that contains planning material for the next decade, including a number of white papers and case studies, will be available shortly.
Thomas LeCompte and Taylor Childers put supercomputers to work for Energy Frontier experiments by running LHC event generation at massively parallel scales on Mira, the supercomputer hosted by Argonne‘s Leadership Computing Facility. MPI (Message Passing Interface) was used to make Alpgen, a leading-order event generator, run in parallel threads. This work used a discretionary computing allocation on Mira to start the process of scaling to the minimum job size on Mira (512-computing nodes). An ASCRLeadership Computing Challenge award of 50M core-hours on Mira enabled the production of ATLAS event generation samples in preparation for Run-II.