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).

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.

LOGISTICS

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

AGENDA

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

Your Visit

Lodging

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Argonne Guest House at a rate of $91.50 + 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.