Aurora ESP Workshop: TWO

Intel and ALCF Staff
Workshop
Aurora ESP

ALCF is hosting the second workshop in the Center of Excellence (COE) training series for the Aurora Early Science Program (ESP).

Coronavirus Update:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance on February 5, 2020, intended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV). As result of the new guidance and due to the recent acceleration of 2019-nCoV transmission across China, Argonne has updated its site access protocols for users, visitors, and staff.

Users and visitors who have arrived in the U.S. after travel to or through mainland China on February 3 or later are requested to reschedule their visit to Argonne for a time at least 15 days after their date of arrival to the U.S. 

We continue to ask all users and visitors who are ill, particularly if they are exhibiting respiratory symptoms, including fever, cough and difficulty breathing, to reschedule their visit and seek medical guidance.

This is a temporary measure that will help Argonne maintain a safe, healthy, and productive workplace. We appreciate your patience and willingness to help stop the spread of this virus. Continue to check back with us for updates.

Workshop Information:

From Feb. 25-27, 2020, we will host our second workshop in the COE training series. This workshop will focus on applications and software development for Argonne’s Aurora exascale system. The workshop will take place at Argonne National Laboratory

This workshop is open to all ESP and select ECP project members. Project members interested in attending should check with their project PI before registering.

Please note: Your institution must have an RSNDA agreement with Intel and you must be listed on our Multiparty Authorization Agreement (MPA) for you to be allowed to attend the workshop. Please do not make any travel arrangements until an ALCF staff contacts you and confirms your registration.

We invite core developers from your project to participate in this workshop, which will feature:

  1. Substantial hands-on time to develop, test, and profile your codes using the latest Aurora software development kit (SDK) on our JLSE Gen9 systems in consultation with Intel and Argonne experts (8+ hours)
  2. Aurora hardware and software roadmap update
  3. Update on SDK status: features of languages and libraries
  4. Deep dive into using machine-learning tools and frameworks in the SDK, including PyTorch, DAAL and DNNL
  5. Presentation and guidance on working from CUDA codes
  6. Using the Compatibility Tool for DPC++
  7. Guidance based on Intel GPU hardware and Aurora node architecture
  8. Presentation on the Aurora memory model
  9. Brief talks on programming progress, best practices, and lessons learned from attendees
  10. Each project will outline a software development plan for Aurora as a deliverable from the workshop

LOGISTICS

For information about lodging, Argonne gate passes, and general logistics, please visit the information below.

    Agenda

    Day 1 (Tuesday, February 25)

    8:30–9:00 Check-in, Breakfast
    9:00-9:05 Welcome
    9:05-9:20 Introductions
    9:20-9:45 ESP Program Update, Development Plans
    9:45-10:00 Roadmap for SW & HW
    10:00-10:30 DG1 Arch Overview
    10:30-10:45 Break
    10:45-11:30 Current state of HPC compilers and libraries
    11:30–1:30 Case Study presentations (Working lunch)
    1:30-1:45 Guidance for Development Session
    1:45-2:15 JLSE & SDK - Breakout
    1:45-4:00 Development Session – Main Room
    4:00-5:00 Feedback, Q&A, share findings

    Day 2 (Wednesday, February 26)

    8:30–8:40 Check-in, Breakfast
    8:40-8:50 Welcome
    8:50-9:50 Porting CUDA codes
    9:50-10:10 Break
    10:10-10:50 Memory model
    10:50-1:00 Case Study presentations (Working lunch)
    1:00-2:00 Intro to Vtune - Breakout
    1:00-4:30 Development Session – Main Room
    4:30-5:00 Feedback, Q&A, discussion of development plans
    5:00-8:30 Non Host, Social event. RSVP by responding to the invitation email.

    Day 3 (Thursday, February 27)

    8:30-9:00 Check-in, Breakfast
    9:00-9:10 Welcome
    9:10–10:40 Libraries Deep Dive
    10:40-10:55 Break
    10:55-11:55 Programming for Aurora node-level
    11:55-12:25 Development plan template walk through
    12:25-1:25 Case Study presentations (Working lunch)
    1:25-4:30 Development Session
    4:30-5:00 Development plans summary, feedback, Q&A

    Your Visit

    Lodging

    A block of rooms has been reserved at the Argonne Guest House at a rate of $101.50 + 6% tax. Reservations may be made online or by phone (630) 739-6000. When making a reservation, please specify the Argonne Contact: Kathy Gorgan, (630) 252-8054, ALCF Division Room block group name: Aurora ESP Workshop. Guest House website: https://www.anlgh.org

    Your Required Gate Pass/Badge

    Argonne is a badged facility. A gate pass (issued as a clip-on ID badge) is required to enter Argonne National Laboratory. Once you are approved to attend this event, we will arrange for a gate pass to be ready for you to pick up at the Argonne Information Center, building 224, located outside the main Argonne gate ("Northgate") on Northgate Road off Cass Avenue. The Argonne Information Center is open from 6:30 a.m. to 4:55 p.m. central. If you arrive after hours, your gate pass will be available from the guards at the guardhouse. If you have not arranged in advance for your driver to receive a gate pass, he/she will not be allowed to drive you into the laboratory. See the Getting to Argonne tab for instructions.

    Visitors who have been issued a gate pass may enter the site for Laboratory-approved activities subject to the time and date restrictions on their gate pass. All visitors are required to present photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, to receive a gate pass. Non-U.S. citizens must also provide INS documents (visa, passports, I-20, I-797A and/or DS2019). In addition, all those operating a motor vehicle on site must have a valid driver’s license. Passes must be worn in plain view, on the upper part of the body, at all times while on site. Gate passes may be used only to gain site access for the person to whom the pass was issued. Visitors, except Argonne Guest House or Lodging residents, may not authorize site access or issuance of a gate pass for any other person.

    Food

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    Your Required Gate Pass/Badge

     

    Argonne is a badged facility. A gate pass (issued as a clip-on ID badge) is required to enter Argonne National Laboratory. Once you are approved to attend this event, we will arrange for a gate pass to be ready for you to pick up at the Argonne Information Center, building 224, located outside the main Argonne gate ("Northgate") on Northgate Road off Cass Avenue. The Argonne Information Center is open from 6:30 a.m. to 4:55 p.m. central. If you arrive after hours, your gate pass will be available from the guards at the guardhouse. If you have not arranged in advance for your driver to receive a gate pass, he/she will not be allowed to drive you into the laboratory. See the Getting to Argonne tab for instructions.

    Visitors who have been issued a gate pass may enter the site for Laboratory-approved activities subject to the time and date restrictions on their gate pass. All visitors are required to present photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, to receive a gate pass. Non-U.S. citizens must also provide INS documents (visa, passports, I-20, I-797A and/or DS2019). In addition, all those operating a motor vehicle on site must have a valid driver’s license. Passes must be worn in plain view, on the upper part of the body, at all times while on site. Gate passes may be used only to gain site access for the person to whom the pass was issued. Visitors, except Argonne Guest House or Lodging residents, may not authorize site access or issuance of a gate pass for any other person.

     

    Getting to Argonne

     

    If you are not traveling to Argonne via private or rental car, please note that limousine and taxi drivers who are not US citizens may be unable to enter the lab. We strongly recommend you contact United Limousine for your ground transportation needs. As a contracted provider, United Limousine is familiar with Argonne security processes and will assure your driver meets the requirements to enter the laboratory.

    • United Limousine Reservations: 1-630-969-3865 (IMPORTANT: Be sure to notify United Limousine that you are traveling to Argonne National Laboratory.)
    • Airport Arrivals: 1-800-331-9037 or 1-630-969-3865

    Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) Building 240 9700 S. Cass Avenue Lemont, IL 60439 North Entrance to Argonne in Google Maps

    To Argonne coming from O'Hare International Airport: Take I-294 south to I-55. Exit west on I-55 (toward St. Louis) and continue for about four miles to Cass Avenue. Exit south on Cass and turn right at the Argonne sign on Northgate Road, immediately south of I-55. Follow Northgate Road to the Argonne Information Center. To Argonne coming from Midway Airport: Take Cicero Avenue north to I-55. Enter I-55 south and continue for about 14 miles to Cass Avenue. Exit south on Cass and turn right at the Argonne sign on Northgate Road, immediately south of I-55. Follow Northgate Road to the Argonne Information Center.