2018 OLCF User Meeting

ORNL celebrated an event to guest supercomputers users from May 15 – May 17, 2018.

Wrap-up of Day 1

Day 1 was focused on the Achievements on Titan and the staff of OLCF (Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility) gave us an overview and updates of the efforts done over decades to have faster computers and now the computers are considered in the top500 list.


Researchers from universities such as University of California, Princeton University and other scientists of National Labs were invited to present their work on Titan. Very interesting applications were explained, and in my eyes, I got excited with the Cholla GPU Hydro simulation project by Evan Schneider from NASA and Prof. Yeung from Georgia Tech about simulating turbulence using GPUs


We had a Lunch and Learn where OLCF staff lead a table with a specific topic and every attendee decided where to sit depending on their interests. I was so glad to choose Katie, a leader that has been working for the SUMMIT team. She shared her story as well of all the ladies around the table. We brought the empowering more STEM women at the table, and there is a lot of endeavors to make it happen in the near future. 

Tours and Posters

We toured for Titan, SUMMIT and EVEREST(Thanks Kat for sharing your work). Postdocs and other students were able to present their researches. I invite you to enroll to the INCITE 2019 program if you want to participate in the supercomputer challenge.


We had two network breaks for making new friend which is easier on a full stomach. Delicious food was served  and we had many options to choose. I enjoyed all the details!

Meeting new people

I had a very educational time as well a nice day because I have met very thoughtful people. The original picture is in the OLCF Website. Please do not forget to do the User survey.

Thanks to my proofreading Arnold, kind Annabel and our inspirational director: Ashely.

What I learned

Every experience in our life is a lesson. I think I will keep in my mind forever the ice cream story from Dr. Jack. Thanks so much ORNL for the opportunity to let me  interact with Titan and SUMMIT! I was also lucky to carpool in an electric car!    I would like to share what our Director said: “ Planning for the future is today’s work.”

Wrap-up of Day 2

The day 2 was focused on SUMMIT, so all the talks and researchers were done early on SUMMIT.  You can find all the materials and slides presented during the event -> here!

We enjoyed again tasty food and I want to thank Rachel for sharing her job experiences.I had the pleasure to meet to Latin-American OLCF professionals at ORNL and beyond that, they are amazing people. Thank you so much Benjamin from Mexico and Veronica from Ecuador 🙂

Wrap up -Day 3

Data visualization was the topic for the third day and many impressive researches were presented as the Sight, DOI and Data Initiatives by Mister Valentine.

Thanks again to the organizers for providing us sweet mornings and here is again my official event partner Arnold. It was three days in a row so he was supportive and kind!The good job also was acknowledge in this last session, the OLCF chair got a big thanks!

About Julita Inca

Ingeniero de Sistemas UNAC, Magíster en Ciencias de la Computación PUCP, Magíster en Computación de Alto Rendimiento de la Universidad de Edimburgo, OPW GNOME 2011, Miembro de la GNOME Foundation desde el 2012, Embajadora Fedora Perú desde el 2012, ganadora del scholarship of the Linux Foundation 2012, experiencia como Admin Linux en GMD y Especialista IT en IBM, con certificaciones RHCE, RHCSA, AIX 6.1, AIX 7 Administrator e ITILv3. Experiencia académica en universidades como PUCP, USIL y UNI. Leader of LinuXatUNI Community, HPC Software Specialist at UKAEA, and reviewer of the Technological Magazine of ESPOL-RTE, and volunteering Linux training for MINSA Peru... a simple mortal, just like you!
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