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November 2016
Peebles Memorial Lecture in Information Technology and Research Services Expo at IU-B - November 9th in the Herman B Wells Library

Lectures: Tune in to hear about advanced research at Indiana University, enabled by IU cyberinfrastructure.

  • 9:30-11am Peebles Memorial Lecture - Featuring Franco Pestilli, Psychology, Neuroscience and Cognitive Science and Gary Motz, Paleontology / Department of Geological Science
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Expo: Celebrating the launch of Big Red II+, the newest addition to IU advanced cyberinfrastructure, by earning a premium IU umbrella by visiting six of the resource stations at the expo.

We the tweeters - analysis by Research Technologies' CyberDH group

In U.S. presidential election, unified messaging is key to positive candidate sentiment on Twitter.

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CACR Seminar: Stepping up or leaping forward: Australia's cyber security strategy

Guest speaker, Michelle Price, of the National Security College of Australia. Thursday November 10, Maurer School of Law, 10-11am.

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XSEDE 2.0: The NSF doubles down

In a major expansion of the US cyberinfrastructure ecosystem, the NSF awards $110M to XSEDE.

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This tech saves lives, including yours

IU joins worldwide celebration of geographic information systems technology.

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IU hosts Lustre User Group 2017 (LUG17) - Save the Date!

LUG17 goes to IU to bring the community together for presentations, networking, and to discuss a new governance system.

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Cybersecurity expert, Von Welch, pens EDUCAUSE Review blog post

Learn how the information security community can best support grant-funded scientists.

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IU enables findings with significant implications for earthquake understanding

A new 3D model helps researchers study the Earth's mantle .

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Learning Opportunities
Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships - applications due February 3, 2017

Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships provide PhD students with a year of support, including a $38,000 stipend, up to $12,000 in tuition allowance, an allocation of up to 50,000 node-hours on the powerful Blue Waters petascale computing system, and funds for travel to a Blue Waters Symposium to present research progress and results.

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Unix: The Basics
We highly recommended taking this course before attending "Faster Work, Safer Storage."  Offered by UITS IT Training. We purposefully offer it the morning of "Faster Work, Safer Storage" in the same location.

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

Wells Library, Room W144 – IU Bloomington
1pm – 5pm | Wednesday, February 1, 2017

ICTC, Room IT121 - IUPUI
1pm – 5pm | Thursday, February 2, 2017

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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Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Introductory Parallel Programming for Supercomputers

ICTC, Room IT121 - IUPUI
9am – 5pm | Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Wells Library, Room W144 – IU Bloomington
9am – 5pm | Friday, February 10, 2017

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: Intermediate Parallel Programming for Supercomputers

ICTC, Room IT121 - IUPUI
9am – 5pm | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Wells Library, Room W144 – IU Bloomington
9am – 5pm | Friday, February 24, 2017

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
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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PEARC17 - Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing

Pronounced "perk", XSEDE spins off annual conference to unite research computing community. PEARC17 will be held July 9-13, 2017, in New Orleans.

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PTI-Related Seminar Series'
Center for Applied Cybersecurity Speaker Series

CACR offers monthly seminars on issues of cybersecurity.

  • November 10, 10-11am: Australia's National Security College Senior Advisor for Cyber Security, Michelle Price More info

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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:

  • November 11: 3D Photogrammetry
  • November 15: 3D Maps for ArcGIS
  • November 18: Network Graphs
  • November 30: Up and Running with the HathiTrust Research Center
  • December 2: Advanced Media
  • December 7: Indiana Geological Survery & Digital Collections Service

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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.

  • November 10: Sean Mooney, University of Washington
  • November 11: Maria Wolters, Center for Speech Technology Research, University of Edinburgh
  • November 11: Dan Putler, Chief Scientist, Alteryx
  • November 11: Ugur Cetintemel, Brown University
  • November 11: John Paolillo, Associate Professor of Informatics
  • November 11: 3D Bioprinting as a Bio-Informational Technology
  • November 16: Orion Penner, Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne
  • November 17: Yunlong Liu, Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

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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, 7am-7pm EDT
  • Scholarly Data Archive: Sundays, 7-10am EDT
  • Research File System: Sundays, 7-10am EDT
  • Emergency downtimes: See IT Notices:

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