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TREX Build-system Hackathon 8-12 Nov 2021

Presentation

Making HPC software easy to install on multiple supercomputers or different architectures is a difficult task: different systems have different compilers, libraries, system commands etc. This task can be helped by tools like CMake and GNU Autotools.

In this Hackathon, we will help code developers better understand how to use these build systems to improve the portability of their applications. In addition, well-done configuration scripts facilitate the packaging of the software, and presentations will be given to propose different packaging possibilities to distribute the software.

This Hackathon is a multi-day virtual event targeting students, engineers and researchers developing HPC open-source software. It aims at helping teams of one to six developers improve the build scripts of codes they develop. The supported build systems for this Hackathon are Autotools and CMake.


Prerequisites

Participants are expected to come with a code they develop. They should agree to share their source code with all the other participants. Therefore an open-source license (GPL, BSD, MIT, …) is required. This event will take place with Zoom, and a Slack space will be used for communicating between teams.

Event format

The TREX Build System Hackathon will be hosted online with all times Central European Summer Time (CEST). Teams will be assigned to virtual breakout rooms to work on their codes and will present their progress to all participants in the main virtual meeting space.


Registration

Registration is free. All team members should register for the event.

Application deadline: 28 October 2021

Register Here


Agenda

Day 1

Monday 8 Nov 2021

Topic
09:00-09:15   Intro to hackathon - Anthony Scemama, CNRS
09:15-10:00   Autotools presentation - Christian Feld, Jülich Supercomputing Centre
10:15-10:45   CMake presentation - Radovan Bast, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
10:45-11:30   Participants present how their code is installed - Anthony Scemama, CNRS
13:30-17:30   CMake tutorial - Radovan Bast, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Day 2

Tuesday 9 Nov 2021

Topic
09:00-12:00   Autotools tutorial / Hands-on - Anthony Scemama & Evgeny Posenitskiy, CNRS
13:30-16:30   Hands-on - All
Day 3

Wednesday 10 Nov 2021

Topic
09:00-10:30   Participants present what they have achieved - Anthony Scemama, CNRS
10:30-12:30   Participants install other teams’ codes - All
14:00-16:00   Participants take feedback from other teams and fix problems - Anthony Scemama, CNRS
16:00-16:45   HPC Containers presentation - Nico Mittenzwey, MEGWARE
Day 4

Friday 12 Nov 2021

Topic

09:00-09:45   Guix-HPC presentation - Ludovic Courtès, INRIA
09:45-10:00   Break
10:00-12:00   Hands-on - All
14:00-16:00   Participants present what they have achieved - Anthony Scemama, CNRS
16:00-16:45   Spack presentation - Todd Gamblin, LLNL

Speakers

Anthony Scemama

Anthony Scemama

CNRS

Anthony Scemama (male, PhD 2004, HDR 2017) is a CNRS research engineer (ingénieur de recherche), expert in HPC at the Toulouse University.

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Christian Feld

Christian Feld

Jülich Supercomputing Centre

Christian Feld works as a scientific staff member at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), reinforcing JSC's cross-sectional team "Performance Analysis".

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Evgeny Posenitskiy

Evgeny Posenitskiy

CNRS

Evgeny is a Research Software Engineer at CNRS. He studied applied mathematics and computer science in Russia, which eventually led me to pursue a PhD in computational physics in France.

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Kai Löhnig

Kai Löhnig

MEGWARE

Kai Löhnig has started as a software engineer at MEGWARE in 2017. After MEGWARE has extended its software team, he now acts as product manager for hpc software.

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Ludovic Courtès

Ludovic Courtès

INRIA

Ludovic Courtès works as a Research Engineer at INRIA. He founded the GNU Guix project almost ten years ago.

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Nico Mittenzwey

Nico Mittenzwey

MEGWARE

Nico Mittenzwey joined MEGWARE as HPC engineer in 2011.

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Radovan Bast

Radovan Bast

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Radovan Bast is a Senior engineer at the UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

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Todd Gamblin

Todd Gamblin

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Todd Gamblin is a Senior Principal Member of Technical Staff at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

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