Teleconference 2020-09-30

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Attendees: Ken Moreland (SNL), David Pugmire (ORNL), Nick Davis (SNL), Hank Childs (UO), Sujin Philip (Kitware), Ollie Lo (LANL), Matt Larsen (LLNL), Berk Geveci (Kitware), Abhishek Yenpure (UO)

ECP Updates

  • ECP Independent Project Review pushed from October to February
    • Means several of our deadlines have been pushed back
    • ECP ST Annual Reviews: Delayed to Dec 7-11
    • Still "keen" on collecting information about early access systems by end of August
  • Let's think about possible highlights
    • App engagement
    • Success with porting (e.g. run on Aurora)
    • Engagement with other ST teams (e.g. using Kokkos)
    • WDM
      • 2 probable highlights: (1) Its in Effis (2) it was used in a big run
  • Special ECP issue of Transition to Accelerated Nodes
    • Decided to have an article summarizing publications showing device portability + use cases.

Porting Activities

ECP task updates

ECP/VTK-m Project Management

Roundtable

Matt Larsen has run into an issue with CUDA 11 where it is complaining while compiling DIY that the std:: namespace does not seem to exist. The issue might be related to new CUDA features that support more std objects on devices. As of now, no one has a good solution.

Rename master branch?

  • Need to wait for some changes to git before the transition (for some automated features of repo).
  • Can we for a time have a master that mirrors the new default?
    • Don't know, but seems possible. Will have to look into that.