One challenge of using leadership computing resources is reading and writing data in scalable ways that does not lead to bottlenecks or performance penalties on the shared filesystems. This Workshop aims to bring together leading IO experts in the HEP field with experts from DOE ASCR Facilities to discuss how to move forward in the next years to make HEP software more friendly to millions of parallel threads accessing files on shared disks.
On February 26-March 2, 2018, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) hosted a hackathon targeting the Intel Xeon Phi (formerly code-named Knights Landing, or KNL) processors for scientists to come together to optimize their application code performance on the KNL-based supercomputers. Out of the five teams who participated, two teams came from the high energy physics community:
- APES (Accelerator Particle Energy Simulator): A code for tracking particle-device and particle-particle interactions that has the potential to be used as the design platform for future particle accelerators. Team members all came from BNL.
- ART: a code for simulating the formation of structures in the universe, particularly galaxy clusters. Team members came from Yale University and University of Miami.
Each team was paired with a mentor with similar scientific background. They also had access to four floating mentors from Intel who brought expertise in OpenMP, Intel hardware architectures, compilers and performance profiling tools. The teams worked with their mentors for five days in a hands-on setting. By the end of the week, all teams achieved significant performance improvements for their codes, with ART and APES achieving >2X and >5X speedup, respectively.
Held at the ALCF from May 15–17, our intensive three-day workshop is aimed at experienced HPC users with goals of applying for a major allocation award.
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Georgia Tech (GT) will be hosting a
3-day conference on “Machine Learning in Science and Engineering” on
CMU’s campus in Pittsburgh on June 6-8, 2018. The purpose of the
conference is to bring together researchers across the disciplines to
present the latest ideas on the applications of ML methods in their
fields as well as providing a forum for work on the development of new
algorithms designed for challenges in science and engineering. More
information on the conference can be found at the website
Together with Deirdre Shoemaker from Georgia Tech, I am co-chairing the
Physics Track of the conference. We invite you all to submit abstracts
for 15+5 minute contributed talks through your respective collaborations
that have received information about abstract contributions to our ML
In case of any questions, please contact email@example.com
Two days of KNL training and optimization sessions being held at NERSC March 6 and 7th.
The training will be presented by Intel experts covering Intel compilers, optimization tools, and libraries and will take place on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
The following day, there will be a KNL hack-a-thon, with Intel and NERSC experts on hand to help you evaluate the performance of your application and develop an optimization strategy.
The events will be held at LBL’s Shyh Wang Hall (Building 59, CRT) in Room 3101. All sessions will presented online using Zoom but we highly recommend attending in-person if you can.
See https://www.nersc.gov/users/training/events/intel-compilers-tools-and-libraries-training-march-6-2018/ and https://www.nersc.gov/users/training/events/cori-knl-hackathon-march-7-2018/ for details and registration.
Please register for both days if you plan to attend either in person or remotely.
From February 27–March 1, 2018, we will host the ALCF Simulation, Data, and Learning Workshop to help attendees improve their applications on Theta. To register, visit: https://www.alcf.anl.gov/workshops/simulation-data-learning-workshop
The HEP-CCE is happy to announce a call for applications to its 2018 GRADUATE STUDENT SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. This program gives graduate students in HEP with a strong interest in computing a chance to work with teams at DOE laboratories on challenging problems currently facing HEP.
Applications to the program should include a CV, a statement of current research, and a short statement on how participation in the program will benefit the student’s current work and future career. A letter of recommendation from the student’s research adviser is also required.
Deadline: March 2, 2018
The Quantum Computing Summer School at Los Alamos National Laboratory is an immersive 10-week curriculum that includes tutorials from world-leading experts in quantum computation as well as one-on-one mentoring from LANL staff scientists who are conducting cutting-edge quantum computing research. Summer school fellowship recipients will be exposed to the theoretical foundations of quantum computation and will become skilled at programming commercial quantum computers, such as those developed by D-Wave Systems and IBM. Ten students will be awarded a fellowship from LANL that covers travel, living expenses in Los Alamos, and salary, with a fellowship value ranging from $7,500 to $13,000, based on academic rank (junior, senior, 1st year graduate student, etc.).
For more details on applications, see http://quantumcomputing.lanl.gov
The SLAC HEP Theory Group expects to make a Research Associate postdoctoral appointment for a 2-year term beginning October 1, 2018. The successful applicant is expected to work on the construction of a Monte-Carlo event generator for collider physics, suitable for parallel calculations on High Performance Computers.
The senior members of our group are: Stan Brodsky, Lance Dixon, Alexander Friedland, JoAnne Hewett, Stefan Hoeche, Michael Peskin, Thomas Rizzo, Philip Schuster and Natalia Toro. The interests of our group cover all areas of particle physics, quantum field theory, and the interface of particle physics and astroparticle physics. We have strong ties to experimental groups interested in high energy collider physics and particle astrophysics.
NERSC currently has several openings for postdocs, system administrators, and more! If you’re looking for new opportunities, please consider the following openings:
– NERSC Exascale Science Applications Postdoctoral Fellow (https://lbl.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=83997&lang=en): work in mutidisciplinary teams to transition codes to Cori and produce mission-relevant science that truly pushes the limits of high-end computing.
– NERSC Exascale Science Applications Postdoctoral Fellow for Data (https://lbl.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=83700&lang=en): collaborate with scientific teams to enable the solution of deep, meaningful problems in data-intensive experimental/observational sciences such as cosmology, high-energy physics, neuroscience, and imaging.
– HPC Systems Engineer (https://lbl.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=83960&lang=en): help architect, deploy, configure, and maintain large-scale, leading-edge systems of high complexity (e.g., Cori and Edison). US Citizenship or permanent residency required.
– Software Engineer / API Developer (https://lbl.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=84041&lang=en): build a new system for tracking resource usage across our supercomputing environment, and create an API for this system and eventually the whole center.
We know that NERSC users can make great NERSC employees! We look forward to seeing your application.