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January 2018
Highlight
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IU hosts 30th Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference

Mini symposia, presentations, and discussion on recent developments in parallel computing. Abstracts are due January 29th.

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Noteworthy
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NCGAS presenting at International Plant & Animal Genome XXVI (PAG XXVI)

If you're attending PAG XXVI in San Diego January 13-17, stop by one of the 8+ opportunities to learn more about collaborative work from NCGAS staff, faculty, and affiliates.

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Matt Link named associate VP for UITS Research Technologies at IU

Longtime employee leads team that manages the advanced IT systems and tools crucial to research and education discovery.

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Jetstream REU recruitment starts now!

Jetstream will be holding a Research Experiences for Undergraduates program in summer of 2018. Deadline to apply is January 31.

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IU replaces Mason supercomputer with Carbonate

Mason, Indiana University's large memory computer cluster, was retired on January 1, 2018.

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PTI a partner in $4M NSF award to advance medical nanotechnology

Geoffrey Fox to lead grant to advance nanoscale devices to improve human health, including fighting cancer.

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IU-based startup makes adding 4-D effects a breeze

PTI's Chauncey Frend builds patent-pending cy.PIPES system to allow developers to control immersive environmental conditions.

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BRII+ enables a better understanding of drug and alcohol addiction

Medical genomics researchers at Indiana University are making great strides in helping medical researchers and clinicians to better understand the genetic underpinnings of drug addiction and alcohol dependence.

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Supercomputer Pathfinder helping researchers find their way to IU resources

The new Pathfinder service was developed to aid researchers in finding the HPC resources that best fit their needs.

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Inside the bunker - the IU Data Center

A 90,000-square-foot concrete building designed to withstand an EF5 tornado, is home to the university’s supercomputers and administrative data.

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Slippery Rock University begins high performance scientific computing with help from IU

IU and Dell team up to build a new high performance computing cluster at Slippery Rock University.

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Learning Opportunities
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Supercomputing in Plain English

Available live in person and live via videoconferencing

Tuesdays starting Jan 23 2018 (through Tue May 1 2018)
1:30pmET/12:30pmCT/11:30amMT/10:30amPT/9:30amAT/8:30amHT
* Live in person on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus
* Live via videoconferencing worldwide

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Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Unix/LYNUX Basics

ICTC, Room IT121 - IUPUI
Noon-4pm | Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wells Library, Room W144 - IUB
Noon-4pm | Friday, February 9, 2018

We highly recommended taking this course before attending "Faster Work, Safer Storage."

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

Wells Library, Room W144 – IU Bloomington
1pm – 5pm | Thursday, February 15, 2018

ICTC, Room IT121 - IUPUI
1pm – 5pm | Friday, February 16, 2018

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: Intro to R (4 part workshop) - Save the Date(s)

Wells Library – IU Bloomington
1.5 hours per day | March 27 & 29, April 3 & 5

Staff of the National Center for Genome Analysis Support will lead this workshop on R, with a genome sequence case-study using the Jetstream resource.

Registration available soon

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Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Introductory Parallel Programming for Supercomputers

ICTC, Room IT121 - IUPUI
9am – 5pm | Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wells Library, Room W144 – IU Bloomington
9am – 5pm | Friday, April 6, 2018

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 | Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wells Library, Room W144 – IU Bloomington
9am – 5:30pm | Friday, April 13, 2018

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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HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp, January 25-26, Berkley, CA, US

The UnCamp showcases innovative research, enables hands-on coding and demonstration sessions, and builds community around themes of computational text analysis, digital humanities, and digital pedagogy.

January 25-26 | Berkley, CA, US

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The 30th International Conference on Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics,
May 24-17, Indianapolis, IN, US

Mini symposia, presentations, and discussion on recent developments in parallel computing. Abstracts are due January 29th.

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Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium 2018,
September 25-26, Norman, OK, US

Now in its 17th year, the Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium is the oldest annual event of its kind in an EPSCoR jurisdiction offering an introduction to supercomputing as well as facilities and research.

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

CACR offers monthly seminars on issues of cybersecurity.

  • Jan 11: Cybersecurity for Challenging Environments, Robert Templeman, NSWC Crane
  • Feb 08: Cybersecurity and Women, co-hosted with CEWiT, Lorrie Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University

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Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Webinar Series

CCoE offers monthly seminars tailored to the NSF science community.

  • Jan 29: Security Program at LSST, Alex Withers
  • Feb 26: SMARTDATA Blockchain, Murat Kantarcioglu
  • Mar 26: Data Profenance for Mobile Devices, Leon Reznik

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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 of noon-1:30pm offerings:

  • Jan 19: Intro to 3D Visualization, Mike Boyles
  • Jan 26: Intro to R, Tassie Gniady
  • Feb 2: Augmented Reality, Chauncey Frend
  • Feb 9: Text Analysis of Kurt Vonnegut with the HathiTrust Research Center, Robert McDonald and Tassie Gniady
  • Feb 16: Virtual Reality, Bill Sherman
  • Feb 23: R for Twitter, Tassie Gniady
  • Mar 02: Advanced Media, Chris Eller
  • Mar 23: Network Graphs, David Kloster
  • Mar 30: 3D Object Acquisition and Printing, Jeff Rogers

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School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE) Colloquium and Events

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

  • Jan 18: Jian Ma, Carnegie Mellon Univ
  • Jan 19: James Hendler, Tetherless World Chair of Computer, Web, and Cognitive Sciences, RPI
  • Jan 26, Avrim Blum, Toyota Technology Institute of Chicago
  • Feb 02: Virginia Eubanks, University of Albany, SUNY
  • Feb 02: Chris Martin, Indy Zoo, CISAB
  • Feb 09: Lionel Robert, School of Information, Univ of Michigan
  • Feb 16: Peng Wong, Chief Data Science Officer - Omeda
  • Feb 16: Nick Street, University of Iowa
  • Feb 23: Bruno Miguel Tavares Goncalve, NYU
  • Feb 23: Eran Halperin, Univ of California, LA
  • Mar 02: James 'Jimi' Shanahan, NativeX
  • Mar 23: Adam Smith, Boston Univ

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Events Calendar

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Administrivia

Systems Administration
Maintenance windows:

  • Big Red ll, Big Red II+, Carbonate, Karst, DC2/DCWAN, Geode:
    Second Sunday each month, 7am-7pm EDT
  • RDC: First Tuesday each month, 7am-7pm EDT
  • Scholarly Data Archive: Sundays, 7-10am EDT
  • Geode: Sundays, 7-10am EDT
  • Emergency downtimes: See IT Notices: http://itnotices.iu.edu

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