ALCF Computational Performance Workshop

ALCF Computational Performance Workshop


Work with staff experts to boost your performance on our resources

Held at the ALCF from May 15–17, our intensive three-day workshop is intended to help you achieve computational readiness on current and future HPC architectures.

  • Get 10+ full hours of dedicated hands-on time with ALCF and industry professionals 
  • Learn advanced techniques and tools to enhance code performance and increase your data science skills
  • Test and debug as you go with exclusive full-system reservations on Theta and Mira
  • Prepare for an allocation

The ALCF Computational Performance Workshop is intended for experienced HPC users with near-term goals of applying for a major allocation award. Registrants will be reviewed for experience level and will be asked to provide both a research summary and goals for attending.

Workshop has ended. Please view the agenda to see the slide presentations.



  • Foreign Nationals: April 23, 2018
  • U.S. Citizen: April 30, 2018

* Please note: It is difficult for limousine and taxi drivers who are not U.S. citizens to enter the lab. Due to Argonne's strict entry restrictions, we strongly recommend that you contact United Limousine for your ground transportation needs. Be sure to notify United Limousine that you are traveling to Argonne National Laboratory.
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Day 1 (Tues, May 15)

8:30 Shuttle from Guest House to TCS, Bldg. 240
9:00-9:10 Welcome to the Computational Performance Workshop - Mike Papka, ALCF
9:10-9:15 Introduction and Safety Review - Ray Loy, ALCF
9:15-10:00 ALCF System Architectures: Software and Job Submission - Chris Knight, ALCF

ALCF System Architectures: Hardware and Single-Core/Node Vectorization, Memory