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Fall 2023 OAK Supercomputing Conference


The 2nd semi-annual OAK Supercomputing Conference is being hosted by Arkansas State University. Join us in Downtown Little Rock for building a community for High-Performance Computing (HPC) research, training, and outreach across the Oklahoma/Arkansas/Kansas (OAK) region.

HPC is a critical resource across numerous domains, including STEM, data science/analytics, bioinformatics, machine learning/artificial intelligence, medicine, business, linguistics, etc. The goal of the conference is to bring together the HPC research and user community for a discussion of the latest trends and applications of HPC.

General Information:


October 24-26, 2023


OAK 23 will be held at the Arkansas State Capitol Complex, at 2 different locations all in Little Rock
- Association of Arkansas Counties, JHB Conference Room (1415 West Third Street)
- Arkansas State Capitol Rotunda (500 Woodlane Street)



A limited amount of parking is available at the Association of Arkansas Counties Building (do not move any cones).
Street parking (free and metered) is available throughout the Arkansas Capitol Complex
A pay parking garages is located within a short walk of the meeting venue:
- Victory Building Parking Garage (1351 W 6th Street, Little Rock, AR 72201
- Rate: ~$2/hr


There is no official conference hotel, but there are numerous hotels in the downtown Little Rock area that are a 5-10 minute drive from the conference hotel. Recommended hotels include:

DoubleTree by Hilton-Little Rock
Little Rock Marriott
Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock
Hampton Inn & Suites Little Rock-Downtown


Registration closed. For late registrations, e-mail Drew Fleming (rofleming@AState.edu).


Draft Agenda available here >>

Who should attend:

The conference is open to participants from higher-education institutions across the OAK regions. Participants from industry are also invited to attend. The conference will include invited keynote speakers, oral presentations, a student/early career poster session, and workshops. Users who are new to HPC/supercomputers and want to learn about them are specially encouraged to attend.

Workshop Information

Note: A laptop (Windows/Linux/MacOS) is required for each workshop.

Workshop 1 - Fundamentals of Deep Learning >>

Workshop 2 - Intermediate Linux >>