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Using HIP and GPU Libraries with OpenMP, December 14, 2022

IntroductionThis online training session is part of the OLCF’s Preparing for Frontier Training Series, and is open to NERSC users. Date and Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am (Pacific time), Wednesday, December 14, 2022Attendees are encouraged to review the materials from the previous training sessions on OpenMP Offload Basics and OpenMP Optimization and Data Movement, and Introduction to HIP Programming in advance.OverviewThis training is designed for Fortran and C/C++ users who are using OpenMP… Read More »

OLCF Crusher User Experiences, Dec 2022

IntroductionThis two-session Crusher User Experience event is part of the OLCF’s Preparing for Frontier training series, and is open to NERSC users.  Session 1: Lessons & Tips from OLCF’s Crusher Hackathons, 11 am - 12 pm (Pacific time), Thursday, December 1 Session 2: Crusher User-Experience Talks, 11 am -12:30 pm (Pacific Time), Friday, December 9 OverviewCrusher is the OLCF’s 192-node test-and-development system with identical node architecture as Frontier. It serves as the main… Read More »

Migrating from Cori to Perlmutter Training, Dec 1, 2022

IntroductionIn order to help Cori users migrate your applications to run on Perlmutter, NERSC is offering a training day with several talks and hands-on sessions. These talks will cover Perlmutter architectures, recommended programming models, performance tips, programming environment, and building and running jobs on CPUs and GPUs, with a focus on differences between Cori and Perlmutter. Users can then either use the hands-on exercises prepared by NERSC staff or bring your own applications… Read More »

Migrating from Cori to Perlmutter Office Hours, Nov 2022 to Jan 2023

IntroductionIn order to help Cori users migrate your applications to run on Perlmutter, NERSC is offering virtual office hours on the following days.  Users are welcome to bring questions and own applications to get one-on-one help.Each session will be 3 hours, from 9 am to 12 noon Pacific time.  Thursday, November 3 Friday, November 4 Thursday, November 10 Friday, December 2 Thursday, December 8 Friday, December 16 Friday, January 6 Thursday, January 12 Connection informationZoom and Zoom… Read More »

Debugging GPU-Accelerated Applications with NVIDIA Developer Tools, Nov 30, 2022

IntroductionThis online webinar presented by Andrew Gontarek from Nvidia is part of the ALCF Developer Sessions, and is open to NERSC users.Date and Time: 9 - 10 am (Pacific time), Wednesday, November 30, 2022AbstractAs long as humans write software, there will be software bugs. And as many computational scientists today are orchestrating thousands of threads across massively parallel GPU systems, debugging and correctness tools are key pieces in the programmer’s toolchest. In this… Read More »

SpinUp Workshop: Nov-Dec 2022

Spin is a container-based platform at NERSC designed for you to deploy your own science gateways, workflow managers, databases, API endpoints, and other network services to support your scientific projects. Services in Spin are built with Docker containers and can easily access NERSC systems and storage. Introduction and more information about spin can be found here.Users must apply for and complete the SpinUp instructional workshop to gain access to Spin. See this for more information about… Read More »

GPUs for Science day 2022, October 25th

IntroductionNERSC is proud to reboot the GPU for Science day event. Perlmutter has played a a crucial role in helping the wider scientific community leverage and embrace GPUs for their simulations. Our goal is to help facilitate the transition to GPU systems, and to offer users the motivation, tools, and expertise they need to make this change possible. The day will start with an introduction of Perlmutter, followed by the current state of multiple compilers and supported programming models… Read More »

Quantum for Science day 2022, October 24th

October 24, 2022

IntroductionNERSC is proud to host the Quantum for Science day. This full day virtual event will offer a broad spectrum of speakers from industry and academia that will cover a wide range of topics in Quantum Information Science (QIS). The program includes a hands-on tutorial on running GPU-accelerated quantum simulations on Perlmutter, covers novel developments in the open-source quantum software stack, and provides a discussion on synergies between HPC centers and quantum vendors. Finally,… Read More »

VisIt at OLCF, October 13, 2022

October 13, 2022

AbstractVisIt is an interactive, parallel analysis and visualization tool for scientific data. Users can visualize data interactively or offload visualization using a Python script to analyze data ranging in scale from small projects to large leadership-class computing simulations. Users can generate visualizations, animate them through time, manipulate them with a variety of operators and mathematical expressions, and save the resulting images and animations. Owing to its customizable plugin… Read More »

SpinUp Workshop: Oct 2022

Spin is a container-based platform at NERSC designed for you to deploy your own science gateways, workflow managers, databases, API endpoints, and other network services to support your scientific projects. Services in Spin are built with Docker containers and can easily access NERSC systems and storage. Introduction and more information about spin can be found here.Users must apply for and complete the SpinUp instructional workshop to gain access to Spin. See this for more information about… Read More »

2022 ALCF Simulation, Data, and Learning Workshop, October 4-6

October 4, 2022

AbstractThe ALCF's Simulation, Data, and Learning Workshop is designed to help researchers improve the performance and productivity of simulation, data science, and machine learning applications on ALCF systems. The attendees will get access to ALCF's new Polaris system, an HPE Apollo Gen10+ machine equipped with NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs and AMD EPYC processors. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to: Use Polaris to get a head start on preparing codes for exascale systems Work… Read More »

Totalview Tutorial, September 29, 2022

Note: Due to uncertainty regarding Perlmutter system's availability, we move this training to Thursday, September 29 from September 15.NERSC is hosting a training event on TotalView on Thursday, September 29, 2022.  TotalView from Perforce Software is a parallel debugger for complex C, C++, Fortran, and CUDA applications. Perlmutter, NERSC's new supercomputer, is a heterogeneous system comprising both CPUs and GPUs. This makes it challenging to find and fix coding errors in user codes that… Read More »

New User Training: September 28, 2022

September 28, 2022

NERSC is hosting a one-day training event for new users on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.  The goal is to provide users new to NERSC with the basics on our computational systems; accounts and allocations; programming environment, running jobs, tools, and best practices; and data ecosystem. The training will be focused on Perlmutter. Current Cori users who have not started migrating your applications to Perlmutter are encouraged to attend selected presentations on using Perlmutter. This event… Read More »

VASP User Hands-On Training on September 27, 2022

NERSC will host an online, hands-on user training for VASP users on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm (Pacific Time).The training is to help VASP users to use Perlmutter and Cori systems efficiently. The training will begin with a 40-minute presentation, followed by a 80-minute hands-on session. The presentation slides and recording will be posted in this website after the training. Agenda September 27, 2022Time (PDT)TopicPresenters 10:00 am Running VASP jobs on… Read More »

Using Perftools and Reveal to Convert Applications to Run on GPUs, September 22, 2022

IntroductionThis online training event hosted by NERSC will be presented by Senior Distinguished Technologist John Levesque from HPE, and open to NERSC, OLCF, and ALCF users. Perftools (Performance Measurement and Analysis Tools) and Reveal are available to collect CPU and GPU Performance on HPE systems, such as NERSC Perlmutter and ALCF Polaris with Nvidia A100 GPUs, and OLCF Frontier with AMD M250 GPUs.  Date and Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am (Pacific time), September 22… Read More »

ALCF Intro to AI-driven Science on Supercomputers: A Student Training Series, Sept-Nov 2022

AbstractALCF is hosting an undergraduate training series in Sept to Nov 2022 introducing the fundamentals of artificial intelligence (AI) and teaching students how leading-edge supercomputers can be used to develop and apply AI solutions to the world’s most challenging science problems. This training is open to NERSC users. The ability for artificial intelligence (AI) to successfully learn from large datasets has transformed science and engineering as we know it. AI can accelerate… Read More »

Paraview at OLCF, Sep 15, 2022

September 15, 2022

IntroductionThis tutorial, presented by OLCF and open to NERSC users, targets ParaView beginners who want to gain a new data and visualization tool to use on HPC systems.Date and TimeSeptember 15, 2022, 10:00am-12:00pm PDT AbstractParaView is an open-source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application that allows users to quickly build visualizations to analyze their data using qualitative and quantitative techniques. The data exploration can be done interactively in 3D or… Read More »

NSight Systems and NSight Compute Profiling Workshop, Aug 31, 2022

IntroductionThis online workshop hosted by OLCF will be presented by Jackson Marusarz and Robert Searles from Nvidia. ALCF, NERSC, and OLCF users are encouraged to join the lectures and demonstration and will be given access to the hands-on repo to work on each center's compute resources: ALCF Polaris, NERSC Perlmutter, and OLCF Summit.If you do not have an account at one of those user facilities, you are welcome to register and watch the lectures, but we will not be able to provide a… Read More »