Aurora Programming Workshop

Aurora Programming Workshop

From Sept. 17-19, 2019, the ALCF will be holding a workshop with a focus on applications and software development for the ALCF’s 2021 Aurora exascale system. his workshop is open to ECP and ESP project members. Project members interested in attending should check with their project PI before registering. The workshop will take place at Argonne National Laboratory. Please register and your institution’s NDA status will be determined by Intel from your registration information. Please do not make any travel arrangements until an ALCF staff contacts you and confirms your registration.

Please note that we will notify of your status in the week of August 5-9. 


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Meeting Location:  Argonne National Laboratory, TCS Conference Center  Room 1416

Dates: September 17-19, 2019

  • High-level overview of the Aurora system
  • Presentations on Intel’s Aurora programming models, including OpenMP, SYCL/DPC++, OpenCL
  • Presentations on open programming models, including Kokkos and Raja
  • Presentations on the development hardware
  • Presentations on the Aurora software development kit (supported programming models, compilers, libraries, tools, etc)
  • Lightning talks on programming progress, best practices, and lessons learned from attendees
  • Hands-on sessions working with the latest Aurora software development kit


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: Monica White, (630) 252-7936, ALCF Division Room block group name: Aurora Programming Workshop

Guest House website:




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.