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Back to school edition, August 2016
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IU plays key role in $15M multi-partner NSF project

IU will lead the Extended Developer Support component of the new Science Gateway Community Institute award, providing expert developers to projects (for up to one year) requesting assistance and demonstrating the potential to achieve the most significant impact on their research communities.

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Noteworthy
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HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) awards four ACS projects

HTRC awarded the second round of Advanced Collaborative Support (ACS) projects. For the first time, HTRC accepted proposals requesting non-consumptive, computational access to in-copyright materials for research purposes, marking a significant milestone for the HathiTrust.

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IU, NSWC Crane to collaborate on cybersecurity

Protecting computers from hackers is very different than the Department of Defense preventing terrorist attacks, but the connection between national security and cybersecurity is a lot closer than you think—at least at Indiana University.

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SEAD 2.0 announced

The Sustainable Environment for Actionable Data (SEAD) will continue at IU with an improved project space, customized metadata, streamlined publishing with several repository choices, and better tracking of user publication requests. The IU Data to Insight Center highlights the newly designed SEAD publishing pipeline.

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IU International Networks formalizes vital trans-Pacific collaboration with Japan

International Networks at Indiana University (IN@IU) and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) of Japan have formalized their long-standing partnership by signing an agreement to continue their partnership to advance research goals and breakthroughs for trans-Pacific collaboration.

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SC16 workshops announced

The international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis workshops has various deadlines in August and September. SC16 includes full- and half-day workshops that complement the overall technical program events, aimed at training practitioners and researchers in a particular subject area. Included is a new workshop co-led by Indiana University, the “HPC Systems Professional Workshop.”

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Faster network connections mean more research, discovery for IU regional campuses

Faster connections are welcome news for researchers investigating a range of issues, including geological and weather phenomena of the Indiana Dunes, computational biophysical chemistry, astrophysical calculations, parallel computing simulations, soil bacterial genome sequences (metagenomics), and HIV/AIDS research.

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SC16 news—deadlines, technical program, and nominations

Deadlines for HPC Impact Showcases have been extended to August 31. The technical program has accepted 81 papers for presentation, this is an acceptance rate of just 18.32%.

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Learning Opportunities
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Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Introductory Parallel Programming for Supercomputers

ICTC, Room IT121 - IUPUI
9am – 5pm | Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wells Library, Room W144 – IU Bloomington
9:30am – 5:30pm | Friday, September 23, 2016

Learn about threads and message passing to harness multiple processors for accomplishing a single task.  This workshop includes a lecture and hands-on lab and is led by UITS Research Technologies.

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Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Faster Work, Safer Storage (an introduction)

Wells Library, Room W144 – IU Bloomington
1pm – 5pm | Wednesday, September 21, 2016

ICTC, Room IT121 - IUPUI
1pm – 5pm | Thursday, September 22, 2016

This course, formerly called “Intro to HPC@IU,” introduces IU faculty, staff, and students to high performance computing and the resources available to them at IU. This hands-on course will cover the basics of using IU’s supercomputing systems, from logging in, to job creation and submission.

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Unix: The Basics
We highly recommended taking this course before attending "Faster Work, Safer Storage."  Offered by UITS IT Training.

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Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Intermediate Parallel Programming for Supercomputers

ICTC, Room IT121 - IUPUI
9am – 5pm | Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Wells Library, Room W144 – IU Bloomington
9:30am – 5:30pm | Friday, October 21, 2016

Learn how to decide between the three primary methods of parallelization for a particular problem, and identify the pros and cons of both synchronous and asynchronous parallel algorithms. Completion of "S4ES: Introduction to Parallel Programming for Supercomputers" is a prerequisite.

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Conferences and Events
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Data Quality in a Big Data Era—at Indiana University

IU and the Midwest Big Data Hub are hosting a two-day workshop for the benefit of early career researchers across domains. The objective of the workshop is twofold: firstly, to bring together diverse perspectives on data quality; and, secondly, to begin harmonizing views and identifying foundational issues that will serve to motivate a larger follow-on workshop.

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Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium 2016

Now in its 15th year, the Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium is the oldest annual event of its kind in an EPSCoR jurisdiction. The symposium includes a poster session and reception, vendor exposition, and seminars centered around topics in high performance computing.

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SC16: November 13-18, Salt Lake City

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis returns- this year to Salt Lake City. SC16 aims to attract new and diverse groups of HPC professionals and students with the goal of sparking new conversations, new connections and new ideas.

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2016 IEEE International Conference on Big Data

Big data is transforming science, engineering, medicine, healthcare, finance, business, and ultimately society itself. IEEE Big Data 2016 will provide a leading forum for disseminating the latest results in big data research, development, and applications.

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  • Big Red ll: First Tuesday each month, 7am-7pm EDT
  • DC2/DCWAN: First Tuesday each month, 7am-7pm EDT
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