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  • MPI Programming XSEDE training; satellite site at NCSA May 6-7, 2019

    Created by: gbauer 2019-04-30 08:37:14 (Channels: bestpractices|trainandopportunities)

    Illinois Users of Blue Waters; We would like to inform you of an upcoming training opportunity.  NCSA will be hosting a local site for the XSEDE / Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center  MPI programming workshop on May 6-7, 2019. This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to MPI...
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  • XSEDE MPI Programming training opportunity satellite site at NCSA, May 6-7

    Created by: gbauer 2019-04-16 11:55:34 (Channels: bestpractices|trainandopportunities)

    Illinois Users of Blue Waters; We would like to inform you of a training opportunity. XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will be presenting a MPI programming workshop on May 6-7, 2019. For course details please see https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar/-/training-user/class/1375. For interested UIUC and regional participants please register for the NCSA location at...
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  • OpenACC GPU Programming XSEDE training; satellite site at NCSA March 5th

    Created by: gbauer 2019-02-25 12:24:27 (Channels: bestpractices|trainandopportunities)

    Illinois Users of Blue Waters; We would like to inform you of an upcoming training opportunity.  NCSA will be hosting a local site for the XSEDE / Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center  OpenACC GPU programming workshop on March 5, 2019. For course details please see https://www.xsede.org/web/xup/course-calendar/-/training-user/class/1144. For interested UIUC area participants please register for the...
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  • New Blue Waters Webinars Announced

    Created by: gbauer 2019-01-18 09:52:03 (Channels: trainandopportunities)

    Apologies if you get this multiple times.   Click here to see this online       New Blue Waters Webinars Announced   Read More
  • Blue Waters announcement: XSEDE OpenMP training site at NCSA January 16

    Created by: gbauer 2019-01-08 12:03:17 (Channels: trainandopportunities)

    Illinois Blue Waters users; XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, is pleased to announce a one-day OpenMP workshop Tuesday, January 16 from 11am to 5pm Eastern. This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to OpenMP programming. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge...
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  • Blue Waters Announcement: GLCPC accepting Blue Waters proposals through November 30th

    Created by: gbauer 2018-11-16 10:50:16 (Channels: trainandopportunities)

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    Proposals for GLCPC allocations on Blue Waters are due November 30th.

     

    The NSF has approved an extension for the Blue Waters to continue operating until December 19, 2019. This extension provides an additional nine months of operation and the NCSA Blue Waters team has allocated to the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation (GLCPC) an additional 2.7 million node hours—equivalent to approximately 86 million core hours as part of the Blue Waters project.

    This allocation provides the GLCPC member institutions with an opportunity to advance their programs in computation, data, and visualization intensive research and education. This Call For Proposals (CFP) describes the process for submitting a proposal to the GLCPC Allocations Committee for allocations on the Blue Waters system. Details on the Blue Waters system can be found at https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/blue-waters.

    The GLCPC is seeking proposals that focus on the systems scale and unique capabilities. Thus, projects that could be completed on one of the other NSF sponsored systems as part of the current XSEDE program are not encouraged for GLCPC Blue Waters allocations.

    The GLCPC is seeking innovative proposals that fall into four categories:

    1. Scaling studies: The scaling of codes which will operate efficiently on large numbers of parallel processors presents a number of challenges. Therefore, projects of particular interest include those that optimize and/or scale community codes to very large scales. Examples include scaling of multilevel parallel applications (MPI+OpenMP), accelerators (CUDA, OpenACC or OpenCL), I/O and data-intensive applications, or novel communication topologies.
    2. Multi-GLCPC-institutional projects addressing focused scientific projects. An example might be a Great Lakes Ecosystems Modeling initiative (Digital Great Lakes).
    3. Proposals for applications well-suited for the Blue Waters system architecture.
    4. Proposals from non-traditional and underserved communities.

    The GLCPC Allocations Committee anticipates 3-8 projects/allocations; consequently, the smallest project is expected to be approximately 320,000 node hours (~5 million core hours), which is roughly the same as dedicated use of a 4-core, 1,280-node cluster. The GLCPC notes that applications at this scale will require development efforts as well as different phases, such as: tuning and development; some smaller runs; large "production runs"; and then post processing; but, all will be at scales beyond other available large resources. 

    GLCPC allocation proposals will be accepted through midnight EST November 30, 2018. The proposal review process is expected to be complete by December 15, 2018. Allocations awarded through GLCPC will be available for use beginning December 2018 and will expire on December 19, 2019. Users will have to transfer their data from Blue Waters back to their campuses by December 19, 2019. A data management plan describing data transfer off of Blue Waters is required.

    To find out how to make an allocation request, and all other information, visit the GLCPC webpage.

     
     
     
     
     

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  • OpenACC GPU Programming XSEDE training opportunity satellite site at NCSA, November 6th

    Created by: gbauer 2018-10-26 11:03:07 (Channels: bestpractices|trainandopportunities)

    Illinois Users of Blue Waters; We would like to inform you of an upcoming training opportunity.  NCSA will be hosting a local site for the XSEDE / Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center  OpenACC GPU programming workshop on November 6, 2018. For course details please see https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar/-/training-user/class/814. For interested UIUC participants please register for the Read More
  • XSEDE MPI Programming training opportunity satellite site at NCSA, October 2-3

    Created by: gbauer 2018-10-01 09:53:33 (Channels: bestpractices|trainandopportunities)

    Illinois Users of Blue Waters; There is still space available for this trainging event. Walk-ins are welcome at Room 1030 in the NCSA building. We would like to inform you of a training opportunity. XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will be presenting a MPI programming workshop on October 2-3, 2018. For course details...
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  • XSEDE Big Data training opportunity: satellite site at NCSA, September 5-6

    Created by: gbauer 2018-08-27 12:39:12 (Channels: bestpractices|trainandopportunities)

    Illinois Users of Blue Waters; We would like to inform you of a training opportunity. XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will be presenting a two-day Big Data workshop, to be held September 5-6, 2018. This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark and will be presented using...
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  • Blue Waters announcement: XSEDE OpenMP training site at NCSA August 7

    Created by: gbauer 2018-08-01 15:45:00 (Channels: trainandopportunities)

    Illinois Blue Waters users; XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, is pleased to announce a one-day OpenMP workshop Tuesday, August 7 from 11am to 5pm Eastern. This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to OpenMP programming. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge...
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  • NCSA Blue Waters GPU Hackathon: Application Deadline June 18th

    Created by: gbauer 2018-06-15 08:50:08 (Channels: trainandopportunities)

    This a reminder that the deadline for the NCSA Blue Waters GPU Hackathon is Monday, June 18th. NCSA Blue Waters GPU Hackathon The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at Illinois is pleased to announce that team applications for the NCSA Blue Waters GPU Hackathon are now open. This event will take place September 10-14, 2018 at NCSA....
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  • New User Training for Blue Waters on May 16th from 10AM to 3PM CDT locally and via YouTube Live

    Created by: gbauer 2018-04-26 12:31:17 (Channels: bestpractices|trainandopportunities)

    We would like to announce the next Blue Waters New User Training session to be held May 16 at NCSA (room 1040) and via YouTube Live.  It will run from 10 AM to 3 PM Central, with a lunch break at Noon Central. This session is intended for people with Blue Waters accounts, and most...
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  • XSEDE Big Data training opportunity satellite site at NCSA, May 1-2

    Created by: gbauer 2018-04-20 16:28:24 (Channels: bestpractices|trainandopportunities)

    Illinois Users of Blue Waters; We would like to inform you of a training opportunity. XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will be presenting a two day Big Data workshop, to be held May 1-2, 2018. This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark and will be presented...
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  • XSEDE MPI Programming training opportunity satellite site at NCSA, April 3-4

    Created by: gbauer 2018-03-21 11:22:37 (Channels: bestpractices|trainandopportunities)

    Illinois Users of Blue Waters; We would like to inform you of a training opportunity. XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will be presenting a MPI programming workshop on April 3-4, 2018. For course details please see https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar/-/training-user/class/593. For interested UIUC participants please register for the NCSA location at https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar/-/training-user/class/593/session/1534. This workshop...
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  • XSEDE GPU Programming with OpenACC training opportunity satellite site at NCSA

    Created by: gbauer 2018-02-28 15:18:03 (Channels: trainandopportunities)

    Illinois Users of Blue Waters; XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will be presenting an OpenACC GPU programming workshop on March 6, 2018. For details please see https://www.xsede.org/web/xup/course-calendar/-/training-user/class/587. OpenACC is the accepted standard using compiler directives to allow quick development of GPU capable codes using standard languages and compilers. It has been...
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