Supercomputing 2019 (SC19) kicks off this week in Denver, and the Spack team will be busy with a tutorial, several BOFs, two meet-the-developers sessions at the DOE booth, and even some papers! See below for a list of events by us and our collaborators.
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Sun., November 17
- 1:30pm - 5:00pm, in 207
The Container Computing for HPC and Scientific Workflows tutorial will have sections on E4S, a software stack that uses Spack for deployment, and examples of how to build lightweight containers using Spack environments. There is also a BOF on E4S on Tuesday (see below).
Mon., November 18
8:30am - 5:00pm, in 301
Join us for our fourth tutorial at SC: Managing HPC Software Complexity with Spack. This is an intensive, full-day course on using Spack. This year, we’re introducing new material on environments, developer workflows, facility deployment with Spack stacks, scripting, and more.
9:30am - 10:00am, in 605 (NOTE: was Sunday)
Check out Sam Knight’s paper, Using Malleable Task Scheduling to Accelerate Package Manager Installations at the HUST’19 workshop. This is about ways to pack more Spack builds on a single node.
11:20am - 11:45am, in 708
Sergei Shudler, Nicola Ferrier, Joseph Insley, Michael Papka, and Silvio Rizzi from Argonne National Laboratory will be presenting Spack Meets Singularity: Creating Movable In-Situ Analysis Stacks with Ease at the ISAV’19 workshop. The talk covers how to use Spack to ease the process of building Singularity containers wtih complex visualization stacks.
Tues., November 19
- 12:15pm - 1:15pm, in 405-406-407
The first Extreme-Scale Scientific Software Stack (E4S) BOF will talk about E4S, a community effort to provide open source software packages for developing, deploying and running scientific applications on high-performance computing (HPC) platforms. E4S is part of the U.S. Exascale Computing Project, and it uses Spack to deploy all of its software.
Wed., November 20
10:00am - 11:00am, at DOE Booth 925
Ask the Spack developers anything at the first of two roundtables at the DOE Booth. Core developers will be available to discuss roadmap directions, issues, collaborations, or anything else Spack-related.
12:15pm - 1:15pm, in 405-406-407
Spack will be part of a panel on best practices at the Getting Scientific Software Installed BOF, along with Easybuild, Lmod, Singularity, and potentially others. Open discussion will be followed with an interactive survey.
Thurs., November 21
12:15pm - 1:15pm, in 503-504
The second Spack Community BOF at SC, will feature a brief presentation by core developers on the latest Spack release and roadmap directions, followed by an interactive survey.
2:30pm - 3:30pm, at DOE Booth 925
Ask the Spack developers anything at the DOE Booth. Once again, core developers will be available to discuss roadmap directions, issues, collaborations, or anything else Spack-related.
Fri., November 22
- 9:45am - 10:00am, in 405-406-407
Carson Woods, Matt Curry, and Anthony Skjellum will be presenting Implementing a Common HPC Environment in a Multi-User Spack Instance at the HPC System Professionals Workshop. (See also PR #11871).