Scaling Your Science on Mira

Scaling Your Science

 

In this intensive 3-day scaling lab, ALCF and industry professionals will share the latest techniques and tools to help you scale your code to the next level.

Work along side these experts to enhance your code’s scalability over 12 full hours of dedicated hands-on time. Test and debug as you go with exclusive full-system reservations for this premier scaling event.

Scaling Your Science on Mira is intended for experienced HPC users with near-term goals of applying for a major allocation award (i.e., INCITE or ALCC). Registrants will be reviewed for experience level and will be asked to provide both a research summary and goals for attending. The ALCF offers a variety of training opportunities for users at all levels.

The ALCF is pleased to offer this event free of charge to the HPC community.

REGISTER

 

Agenda

Day 1 – Tuesday, May 24
8:15 a.m. Shuttle departs from Guest House to Building 240
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome - Mike Papka, ALCF
9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Introduction to Workshop & Safety Review - Richard Coffey, ALCF
9:30 - 10:00 a.m Profiling with HPCToolkit – Mark Krentel
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Performance Analysis at Scale using Score-P and Vampir - Frank Winkler
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. TAU Performance System - John Linford
11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Debugging on Blue Gene/Q - Scott Parker, ALCF
11: 45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Debugging and Profiling Your HPC Applications - Ryan Hulguin
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch Talk: Theta and ALCF Allocation Programs - Katherine Riley, ALCF
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Ensemble Jobs for Better Throughput – Paul Rich, ALCF
1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.   Hands-On Work: Try a Tool
5:15 p.m. Shuttle departs building 240 to Guest House
Day 2 – Wednesday, May 25
8:15 a.m. Shuttle departs from Guest House to Building 240
8:30 - 8:55 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:55 - 9:00 a.m. Safety Review
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Understanding the Blue Gene/Q Architecture – Hal Finkel, ALCF
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Optimizing for Blue Gene/Q - Bob Walkup, IBM
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Workflow Management - Tom Uram, ALCF
12:00 - 12:15 p.m. Research Data Management with Globus - Steve Tuecke, Globus
12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Talk: Your Data Analysis and Visualization Needs - Joe Insley, ALCF
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Threads and Their Use with OpenMP - Anshu Dubey, ANL
1:45 - 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Hands-on Work
5:15 p.m. Shuttle departs building 240 to Guest House
 Day 3 – Thursday, May 26
8:15 a.m. Shuttle departs from Guest House to Building 240
8:30 - 8:55 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:55 - 9:00 a.m. Safety Review
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Parallel I/O on Mira and Challenges of Portable I/O with Best Practices – Kevin Harms, ALCF
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Hands-on Work
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Talk: Next Steps – Richard Coffey, ALCF
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Hands-on Work
2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 - 5:00 p.m. Hands-on Work
5:15 p.m. Adjourn (Depart from building 240) No Shuttle to Guest House

Lodging

Registration for this event does not reserve your hotel room. Please contact the Argonne Guest House directly at 1-630-739-6000 or 1-800-632-8990. To receive the preferred rate, please book your room reservation by May 10, and mention you are here for an ALCF event. All guests staying at the Argonne Guest House must obtain a gate pass.

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 the lab. 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
Argonne, IL  60439
North Entrance to Argonne in Google Maps

To Argonne coming east 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 east 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.