Introduction to Kokkos
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The IDEAS Productivity project, in partnership with the DOE Computing Facilities of the ALCF, OLCF, and NERSC and the DOE Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has resumed the webinar series on Best Practices for HPC Software Developers, which we began in 2016.

As part of this series, we offer one-hour webinars on topics in scientific software development and high-performance computing, approximately once a month. The next webinar is titled Introduction to Kokkos, and will be presented by Christian Trott (Sandia National Laboratories). The webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET.


The Kokkos C++ Performance Portability Ecosystem is a production-level solution for writing modern C++ applications in an hardware-agnostic way. It is part of the US Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project—the leading effort in the US to prepare the HPC community for the next generation of supercomputing platforms. Kokkos is now used by more than a hundred HPC projects, and Kokkos-based codes are running regularly at-scale on at least five of the top ten supercomputers in the world. In this webinar, we will give a short overview of what the Kokkos Ecosystem provides, including its programming model, math kernels library, tools, and training resources, before providing an overview of the Kokkos team’s efforts surrounding the ISO-C++ standard, and how Kokkos both influences future standards and aligns with developments occurring in them. The webinar will include a status update on the progress in supporting the upcoming exascale class HPC systems announced by DOE.

Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing 2020 @ Q Center
Jul 26 – Aug 7 all-day

ATPESC is an intensive two-week training on the key skills, approaches, and tools to design, implement, and execute Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) applications on current and next-generation supercomputers.


Renowned computer scientists and high-performance computing (HPC) experts from U.S. National Laboratories, Universities, and Industry serve as lecturers and effectively guide hands-on training sessions.

ATPESC participants will be granted access to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facilities, which are home to some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, including upcoming exascale systems.

The core curriculum includes:

  • Computer architectures and predicted evolution.
  • Numerical algorithms and mathematical software.
  • Approaches to building community codes for HPC systems.
  • Data analysis, visualization, I/O, and methodologies and tools for Big Data applications.
  • Performance measurement and debugging tools.
  • Machine Learning and Data Science.


There are no fees to participate. Domestic airfare, meals, and lodging are provided.


Doctoral students, postdocs, and computational scientists are encouraged to submit applications. Visit the website for eligibility details.


The program provides advanced training to 70 participants.

Qualified applicants must have:

  • Substantial experience in MPI and/or OpenMP programming,
  • Used at least one HPC system for a complex application, and
  • Plans to conduct CSE research on large-scale computers.

The call for applications for ATPESC 2020 is now open. Applications are due March 2, 2020.


ATPESC is funded by the Exascale Computing Project, a collaborative effort of the DOE Office of Science’s Advanced Scientific Computing Research Program and the National Nuclear Security Administration.



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