The OpenSSF Best Practices Badge Program
Jun 14 @ 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 June webinar is titled The OpenSSF Best Practices Badge Program; and will be presented by Roscoe A. Bartlett (Sandia National Laboratories). The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at 1:00 pm ET.


The Linux Foundation’s OpenSSF Best Practices Badge Program represents an impressive collection of the open source community’s knowledge base for creating, maintaining, and sustaining robust, high quality, and (most importantly) secure open source software. At its foundation is a featureful “Badge App” website, which provides a database of projects that document what best practices they have adopted and supporting evidence. This set of best practices (along with the detailed documentation and supporting justifications for each item) also serves as an incremental learning tool and as a foundation for incremental software process and quality improvements efforts. The webinar will provide an overview of this effort and describe some of its surprising benefits. The webinar will also describe how the OpenSSF Best Practices Badge Program can be used to help continue the recent advances in software quality and sustainability efforts in the computational science and engineering community going forward.

OpenMP Users Monthly Telecons by ECP SOLLVE
Jun 30 @ 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, June 30th, 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

Introduction to High-Performance Parallel Distributed Computing using Chapel, UPC++ and Coarray Fortran
Jul 26 – Jul 27 all-day


This two-day tutorial will run July 26-27, 12:00pm-3:25pm ET.


A majority of HPC system users use scripting languages such as Python to prototype their computations, coordinate their large executions, and analyze the data resulting from their computations. Python is great for these many uses, but it frequently falls short when significantly scaling up the amount of data and computation, as required to fully leverage HPC system resources. In this tutorial, we show how example computations such as heat diffusion, k-mer counting, file processing, and distributed maps can be written to efficiently leverage distributed computing resources in the Chapel, UPC++, and Fortran parallel programming models. This tutorial should be accessible to users with little-to-no parallel programming experience, and everyone is welcome. A partial differential equation problem will be shown in all three programming models along with performance and scaling results on big machines. Attendees will be shown how to compile and run these programming examples, and provided opportunities to experiment with different parameters and code alternatives while being able to ask questions and share their own observations. Come join us to learn about some productive and performant parallel programming models!

Current OLCF users with access to Frontier will be able to access a reservation on Frontier to work the examples. Current NERSC users will be able to use Perlmutter. Training accounts on Perlmutter are available for participants who do not have access to either Frontier or are not NERSC users. The examples will also be available in a Docker container and a cloud-based virtual desktop environment for access by any attendee.


  • Basic and introductory topics for expanding broader engagement
  • Software engineering for portable performance and scalability
  • Parallel programming methods, models, languages and environments
  • Clusters and distributed systems