OpenMP Users Monthly Telecons by ECP SOLLVE
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The ECP SOLLVE project, which is working to evolve OpenMP for exascale computing, invites you to participate in a new series of monthly telecons that will occur on the last Friday of every month.  The next call in the series will take place on Friday, October 29th, between noon and 1:00 pm ET.

We are organizing these monthly calls so that ECP application teams may share their OpenMP experiences with the community and bring any related issues or concerns to the attention of the compiler developers and OpenMP language committee members. Application developers may treat them as office hours on all topics related to OpenMP. We expect that representatives of vendors will attend on a regular basis. Please note that attendance is open to ECP and the broader HPC community, and therefore participants should not share confidential and/or proprietary information.

Our goal is to enable application teams to be more productive using OpenMP and help make your codes portable across different vendor compilers and systems. The telecons will be conducted via Zoom.  In order to receive the Zoom coordinates for the call, please fill out the following form or click “Tickets” above.  Note, you will only be required to fill this form out once to receive the invite to the monthly series.

For the agenda and previous telecons’ materials please check

55+ years in High-Performance Computing: One Woman’s Experiences and Perspectives
Nov 10 @ 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), organizes the webinar series on Best Practices for HPC Software Developers.

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 November webinar is titled 55+ years in High-Performance Computing: One Woman’s Experiences and Perspectives; it will include a Q&A session with Jean Shuler (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory). The webinar will take place on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm ET.


This HPC webinar will differ from others in the series. We will have a Q&A session with Jean Shuler, a woman who has worked at the leading edge of High-Performance Computing for more than 55 years. Jean graduated with a degree in Mathematics from William and Mary in 1963 and taught herself programming on the job at NASA Langley. By 1972, she came to LLNL where she has worked ever since. She initially worked on early data storage and graphics systems. Challenges in learning to use computing center resources gave Jean a passion for helping others find their way in HPC. She eventually led User Services for the National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center. This role took Jean all over the world contributing to Cray User Group meetings. When NERSC moved from LLNL in 1996, Jean created and led the User Services Group for Livermore Computing. Throughout her career, Jean has supported various HPC systems from CDC, Cray, Meiko, and IBM on the march to Exascale. If you have an interest in computing history, the experiences and impact of women in computing or if you are early in your career and looking for some inspiration, you will want to attend this webinar and listen to Jean’s amazing career and stories.

Strategies for Working Remotely Panel Series @SC21 – Sustainable Hybrid Approaches for HPC @ International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC21)
Nov 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and transition to remote work, ECP and the IDEAS Productivity project launched the panel series Strategies for Working Remotely, which explores important topics in this area. This panel discussion will be conducted during the annual International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC21).


  • In Spring 2020 many of us abruptly transitioned from a primarily on-site to a primarily remote work experience. Unplanned and imposed remote work created a sea change that has altered the way we work now and will likely impact the way we work in the future. This panel will explore strategies for working remotely, with emphasis on how teams in high-performance computing (HPC) can be effective and efficient in long-term hybrid settings, where some staff work remotely and others on site, or collaborate while geographically dispersed. This shift provides an opportunity to be more inclusive and compassionate, opening doors for technological innovation to support how we work and communicate as teams of scientists. By exploring how hybrid settings can help with hiring and retaining a diverse set of employees, this panel session will offer an opportunity for dialog to help shape and influence the future of HPC work (Raybourn, 2020).


  • Sadaf R. Alam, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS)
  • Christian Bischof, Technical University (TU) Darmstadt
  • Helen Cadematori, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Devin Hodge, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Kenjo Nakajima, University of Tokyo
  • Pat Quillen, Mathworks


  • Elaine Raybourn, Sandia National Laboratories