INDIANA UNIVERSITY
 
 
 
 
 
Pervasive Technology Institute
 
 
September 2016
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IU celebrates launch of three new high performance computing systems

With the launch of three new high performance computing (HPC) resources at Indiana University, researchers could reach breakthroughs in preventive care for genetic diseases sooner than ever before. From cloud-based, on-demand data analysis, to faster processing times for large-scale computations, each new resource will offer a breadth of applications, making it easier and quicker for researchers to reach their goals.

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Noteworthy
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Data Quality in a Big Data Era workshop in Bloomington September 28 & 29

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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CACR Cybersecurity Summit in Indianapolis September 29

The Summit brings together leading visionaries in the area of applied cybersecurity technology, education, and policy to help plan, support, and demonstrate proper balance of public needs, homeland security concerns, and individual privacy rights.

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Summer Olympic Games visualized on Science on a Sphere

Starting in 1896, the modern Olympic Games have grown from 14 participating countries to 204 in 2012 (with a record 207 participating in 2016). Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Humanities group (CyberDH) and the Advanced Visualization Lab (AVL) have created a dataset that visualizes the history of the Summer Olympic Games. It can be viewed in the CIB and is available world-wide on NOAA's Science on a Sphere Users Collaborative Network.

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MATLAB computational program now available to entire IU community

UITS Research Analytics now has a university-wide license for MATLAB, a program for doing numerical computation. MATLAB is available at no cost to all IU students, faculty, and staff. Try MATLAB for yourself, and see how the program can benefit you.

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Inaugural HPC systems professionals’ workshop at SC16

Co-led by Indiana University, the workshop will bring together systems administrators, systems architects, and systems analysts in order to share best practices, discuss cutting-edge technologies, and advance the state-of-the-practice for HPC systems. Register for this workshop and others when registering for SC16.

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IU offers new degree on cybersecurity risk management

The Kelley School of Business, the Maurer School of Law and the School of Informatics and Computing at IU Bloomington will together offer a new Master of Science degree in cybersecurity risk management, which is becoming increasingly essential to executives and leaders across an array of industries, sectors and nations.

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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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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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Scholars' Commons Workshops & Digital Brown Bag Series

IU Libraries offer a wealth of workshops and seminars to aid researchers, including over 20 opportunities this month.  Here is a sampling:

  • September 3: Intro to Digital Humanities
  • September 9:  Intro to 3D Visualization
  • September 16:  Virtual Reality
  • September 21: An Inside Lok at Managing MDPI Digitization

View more information and complete schedule

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School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) Colloquium and Events

SoIC offers a variety of colloquiums ranging from big data and security to intelligent & interactive systems and much more.

  • September 7: Ilpo Koskinen, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • September 8-9: Research Horizons: Learn. Engage. Celebrate
  • September 9: Ryan Newton, IUB Computer Science
  • September 16: Rosa Arriaga, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • September 16: C. Richard Johnson, Jr., Cornell University
  • September 30: Jason Flinn, University of Michigan

View more information and complete schedule

Events Calendar

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Administrivia

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, 7am-7pm EDT
  • Scholarly Data Archive: Sundays, 7-10am EDT
  • Research File System: Sundays, 7-10am EDT
  • Emergency downtimes: See IT Notices: http://itnotices.iu.edu

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