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Quantum Computing Summer School at Los Alamos National Laboratory

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

KNL Hackathon 2018

The Computational Science Initiative Division at Brookhaven National Laboratory, in partnership with the HEP Center for Computational Excellence (CCE) and the ECP SOLLVE project, will host the first KNL Hackathon on February 26-March 2, 2018All current and potential users of the Intel Knights Landing-based systems are encouraged to submit an application to participate.

To participate, please submit a team application at Deadline for application is January 5, 2018. All applications will be peer-reviewed, and notification of acceptance will be sent out by January 14, 2018.

For more information, visit


OpenACC, NVIDIA, and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will
provide a three-part online OpenACC course beginning Thursday,
October 19 and continuing on Thursday, October 26 and Thursday,
November 2. The course will consist of lectures and hands-on
exercises. For more information or to register, visit


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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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:

NERSC 3-day KNL Training

NERSC will host a three-day training event for users on Cori KNL Programming Environment, Debugging and Optimization from Tuesday February 14 to Thursday February 16. The main presenters will be from Cray.

Workshop for Beyond Leading Order Calculations on HPCs

Workshop for Beyond Leading Order Calculations on HPCs

Hosted by Argonne & FermiLab LPC
Sponsored by the DOE HEP Center for Computing Excellence

Coordinators: Taylor Childers & Liz Sexton-Kennedy
Time: September 22-23 (9am – 6pm on Thursday, 9am – 12pm on Friday)
Location: Fermilab, specific room to be announced.

Indico Agenda Link

The DOE will spend $0.5B over the next three years to replace current supercomputing resources with new machines. Current machines provide about 15B core-hours per year to scientific research, with LHC experiments using around 100M core-hours per year. The new machines will provide more than an order of magnitude increase in the computing resources available at the HPC institutes such as the NERSC (National Energy Research Scientific Computing) center, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, and the Oak Ridge Computing Facility. HEP must focus on using these machines effectively in order to achieve the science goals set out by the P5 report. This workshop brings together developers of parton event generators and software experts from HPC institutes in order to work toward HPC friendly codes that allow for the most compute intensive calculations to scale to millions of parallel processes.