Pervasive Technology Institute Newsletter
October 2015
Current and archive issues:
Grand Challenges research program
IU launches transformational Grand Challenges research program

In an effort to address some of the most urgent challenges facing Indiana and the world, IU launches the most ambitious research program in the university’s history.

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Celebrate Science Indiana
IU invites you to Celebrate Science Indiana - October 3rd

Celebrate Science Indiana 2015 will be at the Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fair Grounds on Saturday, October 3rd from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public.

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Science Node
IU-based NSF publication highlights real-world impact of networked science

The Science Node, formerly known as iSGTW, explores the full range of computing and networking resources that have emerged to support scientific research: big data, simulations, visualizations on the high end — but also devices that take advantage of ubiquitous tech like cell phones.

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Von Welch
IU's Von Welch offers tips on protecting personal data

The incidence of large-scale data breaches makes it increasingly important to protect online personal information. IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research director Von Welch suggests ways to avoid cybercrime.

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Craig Stewart
IU tech experts shine at XSEDE conference

XSEDE supports and provides US researchers with access to some of the fastest supercomputers, data storage systems, and big data and cloud systems. Staff from the IU Pervasive Technology Institute, UITS Research Technologies Division, and SoIC Digital Science Center led talks and tutorials and brought home awards.

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Next-generation electronics
IUPUI, Purdue lead $13M grant to develop next-generation electronics

IUPUI and Purdue researchers will co-lead the $13M Indiana node of a Defense Department grant to develop electronics and sensors that flex and stretch. IUPUI’s Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute will be the Indiana center of activity. The grant is part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation program, an Obama Administration initiative to support US advanced manufacturing.

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Conferences and Events
Monthly PTI / UITS RT Seminar: Introducing graphical interface to IU's supercomputers

October 7, 2015, 2-3pm
Innovation Center, Room 105 (IU Bloomington)

UITS Research Technologies introduces a new graphical interface for the Karst supercomputer. Participants will be able to test the service after the presentation.

Seminar Information

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Statewide IT Conference

October 19-21, 2015 - IU Bloomington

The theme for this year’s annual gathering of IU IT professionals is "20/20: Reflecting on Our Past, Focused on Our Future." Keynote speakers include Chris Miller from the Education Advisory Board and Florence Hudson, Internet2's senior vice president and chief innovation officer.

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International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC15)

November 15-20, 2015 – Austin, TX

SC15 highlights innovations, technology, and cyberinfrastructure that support and transform high performance computing

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Learning Opportunities
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Digital Library Brown Bag Series: October

IU Bloomington, Herman B Wells Library, Hazelbaker Hall (Wells Library E159) Noon

  • Oct 7: CBRC Digital Repository: storying and viewing 3D objects, for science!
  • Oct 14: "Contentless" Digital Collections
  • Oct 21: Elevating the quality and transparency of library-published open access journals

Live via Adobe Connect at

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Writing a successful XSEDE allocation proposal

October 7, 2015, 1-3pm

The webinar introduces the process of writing a successful XSEDE allocation proposal. It is recommended for new users and those moving from a startup allocation to a research allocation.

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Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Gateways to Scientific Apps

November 2, 2015 – Informatics & Communications Technology Complex (IUPUI)
November 4, 2015 – Herman B Wells Library (IU Bloomington)

Brand new workshop! Get hands-on training in using science gateways for scientific applications.

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Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Introductory Parallel Programming

November 5, 2015, 9am-5pm – Herman B Wells Library (IU Bloomington)

New session added! Learn about threads and message passing for harnessing multiple processors to accomplish a single task.

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Events Calendar

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Systems Administration
Maintenance windows:

  • Big Red ll: First Tuesday each month, 7am-7pm EDT
  • DC2/DCWAN: First Tuesday each month, 7am-7pm EDT
  • Mason: First Tuesday each month, 7am-7pm EDT
  • Karst: First Tuesday each month, 7am-7pm EDT
  • RDC: First Tuesday each month, 8am-5pm EDT
  • Scholarly Data Archive: Sundays, 7-10am EDT
  • Research File System: Sundays, 7-10am EDT
  • Emergency downtimes: See IT Notices:

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