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HEP-CCE: Promoting Computational Excellence

HEP-CCE Coordinators: Salman Habib (Argonne), Rob Roser (Fermilab), and Peter Nugent (LBNL)

The HEP-CCE is a cross-cutting initiative to promote excellence in high performance computing (HPC) including data-intensive applications, scientific simulations, and data movement and storage. Enhancing connections with DOE's Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program is an important part of the Center's activities. This includes promoting future-looking R&D initiatives in exascale architectures and systems, intelligent networking, and new data management and data analysis tools. Although the HEP-CCE is not a service-oriented entity, limited resources are available to support collaborative computing efforts for the HEP community, including a common GitHub repository for open source codes, a website for aggregating useful information, and expertise within and without HEP for solving computational problems via the Expert Forum. The HEP-CCE also sponsors topical workshops and student training programs.


Registration is now open for the Scaling to Petascale Institute, which will be held June 26-30, 2017. The petascale institute is a collaboration between multiple institutions. The purpose of the institute is for people who are developing, modifying, and supporting research projects to enhance their knowledge and skills to scale software to petascale and emerging extreme-scale computing systems. Basic familiarity with Linux, programming, and MPI are recommended. The agenda includes introductory and advanced MPI, OpenMP, scaling, profiling, and debugging, GPU programming, OpenACC, Phi programming, scientific libraries, Parallel I/O, HDF5, Globus, and software engineering.
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HEP-CCE Announces: Graduate Student Summer Internship Program

The HEP-CCE announces a summer internship program for graduate students in the US who would like to work at Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The program covers the three high energy physics frontier  areas (Cosmic, Energy, and Intensity) and is aimed at  computationally-oriented graduate students interested in new  educational, training, and research opportunities. A strong computing/computational background is highly desirable. Continue reading HEP-CCE Announces: Graduate Student Summer Internship Program

Cori KNL Early Access Program

All NERSC Cori and Edison users are eligible to apply for early access to the regular KNL partition, which allows running jobs up to full system scale free of charge from March 1 to July 1. All users can currently run small jobs, but early access will enable users to run at scale.

To apply for early access, users will need to collect performance data on their application and fill out the application form at https://my.nersc.gov/knleap.php . We are accepting one application per repo, and the application can be submitted by any member of the repo. Please direct any questions to the consultants via my.nersc.gov, help.nersc.gov, or consult@nersc.gov .

Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC)

alcf_logo2Argonne’s intensive two-week summer training program on extreme-scale computing will be held July 30—August 11, 2017. The deadline to apply is March 10, 2017. Doctoral students, postdocs, and scientists interested in conducting computational science and engineering research on large-scale computers are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit: http://extremecomputingtraining.anl.gov/

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