XSEDE Research Allocation Requests due July 15th

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XSEDE Allocations award eligible users access to compute, visualization, and/or storage resources as well as extended support services.

XSEDE has various types of allocations from short term exploratory request to year long projects. In order to access to XSEDE resources you must have an allocation. Submit your allocation requests via the XSEDE Resource Allocation System (XRAS) in the XSEDE User Portal.

ARC-TS consultants can help researchers navigate the XSEDE resources and process. Contact them at hpc-support@umich.edu

Registration open for on-campus telecast of XSEDE workshop on MPI — Sept. 7-8

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U-M is hosting a telecast of a workshop on MPI (message passing interface) presented by XSEDE and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.

This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to MPI programming. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using MPI – the standard programming tool of scalable parallel computing.

Time/Date: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern, Wednesday, Sept. 7 and Thursday, Sept. 8

Location: Room B003E, North Campus Research Complex (NCRC), Building 16, 2800 Plymouth Rd.

Registration: Registration is required through the XSEDE website (you must create an XSEDE user account to register). Space is limited.

More information: Class website.

Contact: Simon Adorf (csadorf@umich.edu)

HPC Summer Bootcamp, presented by XSEDE and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

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University of Michigan Satellite Site is hosted by the SC2

Please join us in this 4 day event to learn about hybrid computing including MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC and accelerators.

The event will conclude with a special hybrid exercise contest that will challenge the students to apply their skills over the following 3 weeks and be awarded the Third Annual XSEDE Summer Boot Camp Championship Trophy. The SC2 team is looking forward to this competition. It will be a fun way to learn about HPC and interact with us!

Please visit the official event page for more information and registration! (Look for the University of Michigan specific site)

XSEDE Scholars Program for U.S. students from underrepresented groups seeking applications — Feb. 1 deadline

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The XSEDE Scholars Program (XSP) is a program for U.S. students from underrepresented groups in the area of computational sciences. Scholars will learn more about high performance computing and XSEDE resources, network with cutting-edge researchers and professional leaders, and belong to a cohort of student peers to establish a community of academic leaders. In particular, the focus is on the following underrepresented groups: African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and women.

XSEDE Scholars:

  • Receive a stipend of $5000 and 30,000 computing service unit hours to work on an HPC educational/research internship from May 31, 2016-June 1, 2017.
  • Receive a travel grant to attend the annual XSEDE Conference (XSEDE16)
  • Meet other XSEDE Scholars in special session at the XSEDE16 conference and via an online community throughout the year
  • Participate in at least six online technical training and mentoring webinars with other XSEDE scholars
  • Network with leaders in the XSEDE research community
  • Learn about research, internships, and career opportunities
  • Travel to 2-week Blue Waters Petascale Institute

For more information and to apply: XSEDE Scholars Program Web page.

XSEDE Research Allocation Requests — Jan 15 deadline

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XSEDE is now accepting Research Allocation Requests for the allocation period, April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. The submission period is from December 15, 2015 thru January 15, 2016.

XSEDE provides compute, visualization and storage resources. For more information on the call for research allocation requests, see the XSEDE announcement. A review of the resources available from XSEDE can be found on its Resources web page.

For information on how to apply for XSEDE resources, visit its Allocation Requests web page.


XSEDE16 conference call for participation — April deadlines

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XSEDE16, the 5th annual conference of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, will take place July 17-21, 2016 in Miami. The conference will showcase the work of researchers who use XSEDE resources and services, as well as other digital resources and services throughout the world. The theme is “DIVERSITY, BIG DATA, AND SCIENCE AT SCALE: Enabling the Next Generation of Science and Technology.”

The Technical Program includes the following tracks: Accelerating Discovery in Scholarly Research; Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Technology; Software and Software Environments; Visualization Best Practices; Posters; Tutorials; and Birds of a Feather (BOFs). Additional opportunities are also available for student-led work by high-schoolers, undergraduates, and graduate students.

Submissions are now being accepted for tutorials and technical papers:

April 1: Tutorial submission deadline

April 15: Technical papers abstract deadline

April 22: Technical papers submission deadline.

Visit the conference site for more information.

U-M to host XSEDE workshop on OpenACC — Dec. 3

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Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services (ARC-TS) will host a simulcast of the XSEDE monthly workshop on Dec. 3, on OpenACC.

OpenACC is the accepted standard using compiler directives to allow quick development of GPU capable codes using standard languages and compilers. It has been used with great success to accelerate real applications within very short development periods. This workshop assumes knowledge of either C or Fortran programming.

The workshop will be shown in 1180 Duderstadt, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3. The workshop WILL NOT be broadcast on the internet, so attendance in person is the only way to participate.

For details on the workshop, see the course description. U-M affiliates can register at the XSEDE website. Space is limited to 40 people.

REMINDER: U-M to host XSEDE Boot Camp on MPI, Open MP, OpenACC, and more — June 16-19

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XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois will be presenting a Hybrid Computing workshop.

This 4 day event will include MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC and accelerators and run June 16-19. We will conclude with a special hybrid exercise contest that will challenge the students to apply their skills over the following 3 weeks and be awarded the Second Annual XSEDE Summer Boot Camp Championship Trophy.

Due to demand, this workshop will be telecast to several satellite sites, including U-M. This workshop is NOT available via a webcast. The workshop will be telecast at 1255 North Quad.

Registration is required: visit the XSEDE registration site.

Agenda (all times Eastern):

Tuesday, June 16
11:00 Welcome
11:15 Computing Environment
11:45 Intro to Parallel Computing
12:30 Intro to OpenMP
1:30 Lunch Break
2:30 Exercise 1
3:15 More OpenMP
4:30 Exercise 2
5:00 Adjourn

Wednesday, June 17
11:00 Intro to OpenACC
12:00 Exercise 1
12:30 Introduction to OpenACC (cont.)
1:00 Lunch Break
2:00 Exercise 2
2:45 Introduction to OpenACC (cont.)
3:00 Using OpenACC with CUDA Libraries
3:30 Advanced OpenACC
4:00 OpenMP 4.0 Sneek Peek
5:00 Adjourn

Thursday, June 18
11:00 Introduction to MPI
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Intro Exercises
3:10 Intro Exercises Review
3:15 Scalable Programming: Laplace code
3:45 Laplace Exercise
5:00 Adjourn

Friday, June 19
11:00 Laplace Exercise Review
12:30 Laplace Solution
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Advanced MPI
3:00 Outro to Parallel Computing
4:00 Hybrid Computing
4:30 Hybrid Competition
5:00 Adjourn

XSEDE15 conference seeks student participation

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High school and college students are encouraged to participate in the XSEDE15 Student Program.

XSEDE15, the fourth conference of XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, will be held July 26-30, 2015, at the Marriott Renaissance Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. XSEDE15 will showcase the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who utilize and support XSEDE resources and services, as well as other digital resources and services, throughout the world.

By participating in the Student Program, high school, undergraduate, or graduate students can:

  • Meet computational and domain scientists from around the country who use high-performance systems in their research.
  • Compete in a student poster contest that shares your research involving advance cyberinfrastructure.
  • Attend introductory tutorials tailored for students new to computational science or more advanced tutorials designed to help you get the most out of XSEDE resources.
  • Present your research by submitting a paper to the XSEDE15 Technical Program.
  • Compete in a team-based student modeling and simulation challenge.

Pending final approval, the National Science Foundation may provide limited funding to support student travel, lodging, and/or registration costs for attending XSEDE15.

For details on the Student Program, see the Call for Participation:

To apply for travel funding, see the XSEDE15 Student Travel Grant Application:

To submit your poster or paper, see the XSEDE15 website:

Please contact Jenett Tillotson, XSEDE15 Student and EOT Program Chair at jtillots@iu.edu if you have questions.

XSEDE new user training — April 24

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The XSEDE new user training is a 90 minute webinar providing general overview and reference information for first-time users of XSEDE resources at any of XSEDE’s service providers. This session is particularly targeted at users who have just received their first allocation on XSEDE. It is not intended to teach programming, numerical methods, or computational science, but rather to provide a quick tour of what XSEDE has to offer.

Topics covered will include:

  • Overview of XSEDE resources and services
  • How to sign on to / access XSEDE systems and the Common User Environment
  • Moving data in and out of XSEDE
  • Basics of running jobs
  • XSEDE User Portal training and documentation resources
  • How to get help
  • Extended and Collaborative support
  • Software availability
  • Allocations

Significant time will be allotted for Q&A. This webcast is free, and open to all users or prospective users of XSEDE resources. Participants will receive instructions via email on how to access the webcast.

This session will begin at 1 p.m. Eastern time Friday, April 24th. XSEDE will provide certification through Moodle for course participation. Information related to certification will be provided during the training.

Visit the XSEDE User Portal to register.