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SpinUp: July 2019

Spin is a new Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS) platform at NERSC based on Docker container technology. It can be used to deploy web sites and science gateways, workflow managers, databases and key-value stores, and all sorts of network services that can access NERSC systems and storage on the back end. Spin is currently in a pilot phase as the NERSC Infrastructure Services Group (ISG) refines the underlying systems and tools. See the videos and other information below to learn more about its… Read More »

Cori KNL: Intel Tools Training and Hackathon, May 21-22, 2019

NERSC will host a two-day training event for users on Cori KNL Programming and Optimization Using Intel Tools from Tuesday, May 21 to Wednesday, May 22. The first day of the training will be mostly presentations from Intel staff, and the second day will be in the format of a hackathon that users can bring your own application codes and get hands-on help from NERSC and Intel staff on KNL optimization using Intel tools.  Agenda Time (PST)TopicPresenters May 21 8:30 am Refreshments     9:00 am… Read More »

SpinUp: Apr/May 2019

Spin is a new Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS) platform at NERSC based on Docker container technology. It can be used to deploy web sites and science gateways, workflow managers, databases and key-value stores, and all sorts of network services that can access NERSC systems and storage on the back end. Spin is currently in a pilot phase as the NERSC Infrastructure Services Group (ISG) refines the underlying systems and tools. See the videos and other information below to learn more about its… Read More »

Cori KNL: Programming and Optimization, Apr 16-18, 2019

NERSC will host a three-day training event for users on Cori KNL Programming and Optimization from Tuesday, April 16 to Thursday, April 18. The first two days of the training will be half-day presentations and half day hands-on from Cray and NERSC staff, and the third day will be in the format of a hackathon that users can bring your own application codes and get hands-on help for KNL porting and optimization.  Agenda Time (PST)TopicPresenters Apr 16 8:30 am Refreshments     9:00 am The… Read More »

Performance Portability with Kokkos, March 26-29, 2019

March 26, 2019

NERSC is hosting a four-day training event on Kokkos March 26-29, 2019. This workshop is intended to teach new Kokkos users how to get started and to help existing Kokkos users improve their codes. The training will cover the minimum required topics to get your application started on using Kokkos, and Kokkos experts will be on hand to help the more advanced users. Location The workshop will be held at the Oakland City Center Conference Center, 500 12th Street, Oakland California. Agenda Time… Read More »

Cori KNL: Programming and Optimization, Feb 12-13, 2019

NERSC will host a two-day training event for users on Cori KNL Programming and Optimization from Tuesday, February 12 to Wednesday, February 13. The first day of the training will be mostly presentations from Cray and NERSC staff, and the second day will be in the format of a hackathon that users can bring your own application codes and get hands-on help for KNL porting and optimization.  Agenda Time (PST)TopicPresenters Feb 12 8:30 am Refreshments     9:00 am Introduction: The basics of… Read More »

SpinUp: Jan/Feb 2019

Spin is a new Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS) platform at NERSC based on Docker container technology. It can be used to deploy web sites and science gateways, workflow managers, databases and key-value stores, and all sorts of network services that can access NERSC systems and storage on the back end. Spin is currently in a pilot phase as the NERSC Infrastructure Services Group (ISG) refines the underlying systems and tools. See the videos and other information below to learn more about its… Read More »

Q-Chem User Training: 1/31/19

NERSC will host a one hour Q-Chem user training, on Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 11:00-12:00 PST at Wang Hall at Berkeley Lab (conference room 3042). The presenter will be Dr. Evgeny Epifanovsky from Q-Chem, Inc. The Q-Chem training will cover the features provided by Q-Chem as well as how to use it on the NERSC systems. Please register here. You are welcome to join in person or online.  Zoom Meeting Connection Information:  Date and Time:  Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 11:00-12:00 am… Read More »

New User Training: January 25, 2019

January 25, 2019

NERSC is hosting a one-day training event for new users on Friday, January 25, 2019.  The goal 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.  Location This event will be presented online using Zoom technology and in person at LBL's Shyh Wang Hall (Building 59, CRT) in Room 4016. Please see below for remote connection information.  Agenda Time… Read More »

Edison to KNL User Training: December 12, 2018

December 12, 2018

NERSC is hosting a half-day training event for user who depend primarily on Edison on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am (Pacific Time).  The goal is to provide users who have not yet moved their workflows from Edison to the KNL nodes on Cori with the basics on how to compile and run jobs. Location This event will be presented online using Zoom technology and in person at LBL's Shyh Wang Hall (Building 59, CRT) in Room 3049. Please see below for remote connection… Read More »

New User Training: November 6, 2018

November 6, 2018

NERSC is hosting a one-day training event for new users on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  The goal 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.  Location This event will be presented online using Zoom technology and in person at LBL's Shyh Wang Hall (Building 59, CRT) in Room 4102. Please see below for remote connection information.  Agenda Time… Read More »

Chemistry and Materials Science Application Training 2018

NERSC will present a one hour online training class focused on Chemistry and Materials Science applications, Q-Chem and VASP, on June 29, 2018, Friday, from 10:00-11:00 PDT. This training class will be provided by Evgeny Epifanovsky at Q-Chem, Inc, and Zhengji Zhao at NERSC. The targeted audience will be new to intermediate NERSC users who want to use Q-Chem and/or who want to use VASP at NERSC. The Q-Chem class will cover the features provided by Q-Chem as well as how to use it on the… Read More »

Cray Programming Environment Workshop, June 14, 2018

Speakers: Heidi Poxon, John Levesque, Luiz DeRose, Cray Location: Berkeley Lab, Room 50B-4205. Berkeley, CA Time:  9:00am - 5:00pm PDT,  June 14, 2018.   Workshop Description The "Applying a “Whack-a-mole” Method using Cray’s perftools to identify the Moles" presentation in the morning will demonstrate some of the new capabilities available with the Cray performance tools, and will cover a recommended process of using the tools to identify key bottlenecks (moles) in a program, and… Read More »

Beyond OpenMP Common Core Training, May 4, 2018

Speakers: Timothy Mattson, Intel; Helen He, NERSC  Location: Berkeley Lab, Room 50B-1237. Berkeley, CA Time:  9:00am - 5:00pm PDT,  May 4, 2018.   Tutorial Description Most OpenMP programmers use only about 19 items from the language. We call these 19 items “the OpenMP Common Core”. Programmers may spend their entire OpenMP programming careers safely inside the common core. Well rounded OpenMP programmers, however, should be aware of what lays just beyond the common core. These less… Read More »

Debugging and Profiling with Allinea (ARM) Tools and Others, April 24, 2018

April 24, 2018

NERSC will be hosting an in-person and remote training for all users on Cori KNL nodes. Read More »

New User Training: March 21, 2018

NERSC is hosting a one-day training event for new users on Wednesday, March 21, 2017.  The goal 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.  Location This event will be presented online using Zoom technology and in person at LBL's Shyh Wang Hall (Building 59, CRT) in Room 4102. Please see below for remote connection information. Presentations will be recorded… Read More »

Cori KNL Hackathon, March 7, 2018

NERSC will be hosting an in-person and remote training for all users on Cori KNL nodes. Read More »

Intel Compilers, Tools, and Libraries Training, March 6, 2018

NERSC will host a training event for users about Intel compilers, tools, and libraries on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.  The main presenters will be from Intel.  The training will be held at Building 59, Room 3101 (CRT Building, aka Wang Hall). Note: There is a Cori KNL Hackathon on the following day that we strongly suggest you to register as well, so that you can directly apply the information learned here towards the improving your application performance on Cori KNL. Attendees who have an… Read More »

OpenMP Common Core: February 2018

Description OpenMP is the de facto standard for writing parallel applications for shared memory computers. Over 20 years of the development, with a specification over 350 pages now, OpenMP has grown into an intimidating API viewed by many as for “experts only”. Most OpenMP programmers, however, use around 19 items from the specification. We call these 19 items the “OpenMP Common Core”. By focusing on the common core, we make OpenMP what it was always meant to be; an easy API for… Read More »

Roofline Training 11/8/2017 - 11/9/2017

November 8, 2017

In collaboration with Intel and LBNL's Computational Research Division, NERSC will host a Roofline Training at the CRT building (Bld 59, room 3101) on the LBNL campus from November 8 to 9. The meeting is intended for advanced users who are interested in learning about new optimization tools and techniques. We will focus on the roofline model and new roofline features in the Intel Advisor including DRAM roofline data collection and cache-simulator based roofline collections. The training will… Read More »