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October 2016
Noteworthy
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Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Research Services Expo & Peebles Memorial Lectures in Information Technology

Discover resources at IU to help you advance, from supercomputers and big data storage to grant services and library resources, we've got what you need.

November 9 | Herman B Wells Library

  • 9:30-11am Peebles Memorial Lecture - Featuring Discoveries enabled by IU Cyberinfrastructure
  • 11am-3:00pm Research Services Expo

We'll be celebrating the launch of Big Red II+, the newest addition to IU advanced cyberinfrastructure, by giving away premium IU umbrellas to the first 100 attendees to visit six of the stations at the expo.

Stay tuned in for more information

Information about the Peebles Memorial Lecture Series

Highlights
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PIPES wins prestigious award

"PIPES" enables virtual reality developers to simulate environmental conditions such as; wind, heat, or smell.

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NCGAS enables improved understanding of ocean bacteria

The organisms studied here are at the base of the food chain and serve a vital role in ocean environments.

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A Digital and Naturalistic Landscape of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Erica Hayes produced a naturalistic map of the locations in the novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles.

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Big Red II helps predict future of fish

HydroClim will provide valuable information for researchers, natural resource management professionals, government agencies and the public.

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SciApt group and Cummins improve combustion simulations

As a result of this work, Cummins has considerably improved its designs and understanding of fluid behaviors.

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Makevention 2016

This event drew together the local community of makers of all ages.

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Teaching Text Analysis with R

The aim is to build algorithmic understanding and basic coding skills before scaling up analyses.

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Indiana Imaging and Biomarker Neurorepository

The Indiana Imaging and Biomarker Neurorepository has generated over 1000 scans from almost 1000 participants.

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Visualizations help improve dental filling materials

Visualizations produced in this project helped to demonstrate potential deficiencies in the curing process.

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D2I releases SEAD 2.0

Improved project space, customized metadata, streamlined publishing with several repository choices, and better tracking of user publication requests.

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UITS RT - teaching students, enabling student success

Unique courses in visualization and science gateway architecture.

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Google Summer of Code

IU’s Science Gateways group led students from across the globe through the GSOC program.

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CyberDH supports student success

Thomas is now a web archivist at the Library of Congress.

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Campus Bridging workshop hosted by IU's RT

A set of recommendations were developed that will help guide Campus Bridging into the future.

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Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center

XNAT has allowed the group to bring up scans during the meetings and use the additional information to come to a more accurate consensus.

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Jewish Life in Interwar Lodz

A multimodal site was created to accommodate the array of media integrated into the project.

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RT supports research on polar ice sheets

Flights from April 18 – May 21, 2016 resulted in 29TB of data collected.

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Improved simulations of tropical cyclones enabled

The success of these simulations allows for deeper analyses of tropical cyclone development.

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Students and faculty receive training at Environmental Genomics Workshop

Training programs such as this are integral to supporting a broad scope of biological questions.

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University of Texas at El Paso adds new cluster with aid from Campus Bridging

During the site visit, XSEDE and UTEP staff worked together to bring up a total of 70 compute nodes.

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Learning Opportunities
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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.

Register here

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No-cost Webinar: Capabilities and Resource Integration: HPC Toolkits for Under-Resourced Institutions

October 25, 2016 | 9am EDT

These toolkits are designed to allow System Administrators to add on to existing clusters or to build new ones from scratch.

CRI staff will provide a brief introduction of the group goals and a brief description of the toolkits currently on offer – including the XSEDE-Compatible Basic Cluster (XCBC) and the XSEDE National Interoperability Toolkit (XNIT).

Register here

Conferences and Events
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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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PTI-Related Seminar Series'
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Center for Applied Cybersecurity Speaker Series

CACR offers monthly seminars on issues of cybersecurity.

  • October 20: NCSU's Jessica Staddon - Privacy Incidents, News and News About Incidents

View more information and complete schedule

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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:

  • October 14 & 28: R Literary Analysis
  • October 19: Strategies for Creating Open Digital Proejcts
  • October 21: IQ-Tables & Touch-Enabled Software Workflows
  • October 31: Stop Motion Animation
  • November 4: Avalon's Role in the Digital Collections Ecosystem

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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.

  • October 14: Neel Sundaresar, Microsoft
  • October 20: Shaun Grannis, Regenstrief Institute
  • October 21: Kristina Hook, Stockholm University and Royal Institute of Technology
  • October 21: Scott Swinford, Perscio COO
  • October 21: Alex Leavitt, Facebook
  • October 21: Mike Rosulek, Oregon State University
  • October 27: Dr. John Chaston, Brigham Young University
  • October 28: Peter Dodds, University of Vermont
  • October 28: Jimeng Sun, Georgia Tech
  • October 28: John Reppy, University of Chicago
  • November 3: Cindy Bethel, Mississippi State University
  • November 4: Anurag Garg, DATTUS Inc CEO
  • November 4: Feng Qian, IUB

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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Copyright 2016, The Trustees of Indiana University. Please credit UITS when referring to or using information in this publication.

UITS Research Technologies is a cyberinfrastructure and service center affiliated with the Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute.

 
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