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OpenACC Monthly Highlights: August 2021

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August 2021
OPENACC MONTHLY
HIGHLIGHTS

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WHAT IS OPENACC?
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silica IFPEN, RMM-DIIS on P100
OPENACC GROWING MOMENTUM
Wide Adoption Across Key HPC Codes
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OpenACC Monthly Highlights: August 2021

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Stay up-to-date with the OpenACC Monthly Highlights. August's edition covers the OpenACC Summit 2021, upcoming GPU Hackathons and Bootcamps, pioneers of Frontier, new resources and more!

Stay up-to-date with the OpenACC Monthly Highlights. August's edition covers the OpenACC Summit 2021, upcoming GPU Hackathons and Bootcamps, pioneers of Frontier, new resources and more!

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OpenACC Monthly Highlights: August 2021

  1. 1. August 2021 OPENACC MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS
  2. 2. 2 WHAT IS OPENACC? main() { <serial code> #pragma acc kernels { <parallel code> } } Add Simple Compiler Directive POWERFUL & PORTABLE Directives-based programming model for parallel computing Designed for performance and portability on CPUs and GPUs SIMPLE Open Specification Developed by OpenACC.org Consortium
  3. 3. 3 silica IFPEN, RMM-DIIS on P100 OPENACC GROWING MOMENTUM Wide Adoption Across Key HPC Codes ANSYS Fluent Gaussian VASP LSDalton MPAS GAMERA GTC XGC ACME FLASH COSMO Numeca 230+ APPS* USING OpenACC Prof. Georg Kresse Computational Materials Physics University of Vienna For VASP, OpenACC is the way forward for GPU acceleration. Performance is similar to CUDA, and OpenACC dramatically decreases GPU development and maintenance efforts. We’re excited to collaborate with NVIDIA and PGI as an early adopter of Unified Memory. “ “ VASP Top Quantum Chemistry and Material Science Code * Applications in production and development
  4. 4. 4 LEARN MORE Expanding from the annual meeting, the OpenACC Summit brings together users of the OpenACC programming model, members of the OpenACC organization, and the scientific computing community across national laboratories, research institutions and industry. This year’s Summit is completely online and features a keynote, Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) interactive discussion, invited talks, and a “Connect with Experts” session. OPENACC ANNUAL SUMMIT 2021 SEPTEMBER 14-15, 2021 | DIGITAL EVENT
  5. 5. 5 UPCOMING GPU BOOTCAMP & HACKATHONS COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS Event Call Closes Event Date MONAI MICCAI Bootcamp 2021 September 8, 2021 September 22-24, 2021 India Academia Connect AI Hackathon September 12, 2021 October 4-13, 2021 Interactive HPC-DK AI For Science GPU Bootcamp September 29, 2021 October 13-14, 2021 MPCDF N-Ways to GPU Programming Bootcamp September 29.2021 October 19-20, 2021 BSC GPU Hackathon September 15, 2021 October 25, November 2-4, 2021 HPCCC Croatia N-Ways to GPU Programming Bootcamp October 13, 2021 October 28-29, 2021 TWCC GPU Hackathon 2021 September 22, 2021 November 24-December 3, 2021 Digital in 2021: Our virtual events continue to offer the same high-touch training and mentorship without the hassle of travel!
  6. 6. 6 READ MORE The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA and a trailblazer in building accelerated computing platforms, is the 2021 recipient of the industry’s highest honor, the Robert N. Noyce Award. SIA presents the Noyce Award annually in recognition of a leader who has made outstanding contributions to the semiconductor industry in technology or public policy. Huang will accept the award at the SIA Awards Dinner on Nov. 18, 2021. JENSEN HUANG AWARDED SIA’S TOP HONOR RECEIVES 2021 ROBERT N. NOYCE AWARD
  7. 7. 7 READ MORE When Tom Papatheodore logs on, the discoveries begin. Papatheodore, a high-performance computing engineer in the System Acceptance and User Environment Group at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), test-drives and delivers training for the hardware and software components that will come together as Frontier, the nation’s first exascale supercomputing system. Discover how Tom Papatheodore and the system acceptance team are preparing Frontier for prime time PIONEERING FRONTIER: TEST-DRIVING WITH “USER ZERO”
  8. 8. 8 READ THE Q&A In this Q&A, Hyperion Research Senior Adviser Steve Conway surveys the AI and analytics landscape in a time of intense activity and financial backing. The recent announcement from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that it had expanded the National AI Research Institutes program to 40 states (and the District of Columbia) as part of a combined $220 million investment raises multiple questions: What is all this attention and investment leading up to? What is significant right now? What’s the HPC connection? Reading the Q&A for insights into the questions everyone’s asking. AI AND THE HPC CONNECTION HYPERION RESEARCH’S STEVE CONWAY
  9. 9. 9 COMMUNITY EVENTS Workshop: MFEM Community Workshop Virtual Meeting | October 20, 2021 The MFEM team is happy to announce the first MFEM Community Workshop, which will take place on October 20, 2021, virtually, using WebEx for videoconferencing. The goal of the workshop is to foster collaboration among all MFEM users and developers, share the latest MFEM features with the broader community, deepen application engagements, and solicit feedback to guide future development directions for the project. REGISTER TODAY
  10. 10. 10 RESOURCES Website: GPUHackathons.org Technical Resources VISIT SITE Explore a wealth of resources for GPU-accelerated computing across HPC, AI and Big Data. Review a collection of videos, presentations, GitHub repos, tutorials, libraries and more to help you advance your skills and expand your knowledge.
  11. 11. 11 LEARN MORE Are you passionate about science and technology? Want to help researchers accelerate their scientific codes or refine their AI projects? Become a GPU Hackathon mentor and connect scientists to available tools, techniques and GPU architectures. Sharpen your skills, learn about the latest research efforts, and collaborate across the computing and scientific community. Certification is available for HPC and AI pathways. I strongly believe in the concept of community science. Scientists should not be siloed; they should be continually contributing their codes back and working collaboratively on projects at these GPU Hackathons. “ “ Max Katz Senior Solutions Architect, NVIDIA Mentor for GPU Hackathons BECOME A GPU HACKATHON MENTOR: ADVANCE SCIENCE WITH TECHNOLOGY
  12. 12. 12 STAY IN THE KNOW: JOIN THE OPENACC COMMUNITY JOIN TODAY The OpenACC specification is designed for, and by, users meaning that the OpenACC organization relies on our users’ active participation to shape the specification and to educate the scientific community on its use. Take an active role in influencing the future of both the OpenACC specification and the organization itself by becoming a member of the community.
  13. 13. WWW.OPENACC.ORG Learn more at

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