Pervasive Technology Institute

April 2018
Peebles Memorial Lecture in Information Technology + Research Services Expo, Thursday, April 5

Join us on-line or in-person for the lecture/lunch, Computing and Cyberinfrastructure in support of research, scholarship, and creative activity: forward in challenging times, by PTI Executive Director Craig A. Stewart. Hazelbaker Lecture Hall, Herman B Wells Library.

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Hazelbaker Lecture Hall, Herman B Wells Library
Noon-1:30pm EDT Lecture/Lunch
1:30-4:30pm EDT Expo

At IU-Bloomington, stick around for the Research Services Expo and meet the experts who help you reach discovery. Visit 6 stations and receive a Supercomputing For Everyone t-shirt.

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IU_PTI on Twitter and YouTube

In an effort to reduce your email burden, IU_PTI will rely more on communication via Twitter in the coming year. Follow us on Twitter and YouTube for workshops, training, news, and events.

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ParCFD18 at IUPUI program announced - hotel/registration deadlines approach

Mini symposia, presentations, and discussion on recent developments in parallel computing. Hotel reservations due 4/6, regular registration ends 4/14.

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Jetstream REU recruitment

Jetstream will be holding a Research Experiences for Undergraduates program in summer of 2018. For best consideration apply by March 31.

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Learning Opportunities
Supercomputing in Plain English

Available live in person and live via videoconferencing

Tuesdays starting Jan. 23, 2018 (through Tue. May 1, 2018)
1:30pm (ET) / 12:30pm (CT) / 11:30am (MT) / 10:30am (PT) / 9:30am (AT) / 8:30am (HT)
* Live in person on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus
* Live via videoconferencing worldwide

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Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Introductory Parallel Programming for Supercomputers

9am-5pm | Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wells Library 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

9am-5pm | Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wells Library 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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Linux Cluster Institute Workshops 2018

Introductory Workshop at University of Nebraska - Holland Computing Center, Lincoln, NE, US
May 14-18 | Register by April 23 for early-bird rates

Intermediate Workshop at Yale University, New Haven, CT, US
August 13-17 | Register by July 23 for early-bird rates

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Ready, Set, Robots! Camp 2018

CIB Wrubel Lobby (IU Bloomington)
9am-3:30pm each day

Three 2-day camps available:
June 14-15, 2018
June 28-29, 2018
July 19-20, 2018 (advanced)

Participants work in small teams to learn the basic computer programming skills needed to command a robot to complete a set of predetermined tasks. Camps culminate in an exciting Robot Grand Challenge in which each team’s robot struts its stuff.

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Conferences and Events
Lustre User Group Hackathon, Developer Day, and Conference,
Apr 23-26, Argonne, IL, US

LUG provides technical sessions on the latest Lustre developments and best practices, while providing opportunities to share information, network, and collaborate with your peers.

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Globusworld 2018,
Apr 25-26, Chicago, IL, US

Provides new insights into managing research data and storage at scale, as well as building and using cutting-edge applications, portals and gateways.

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Science Gateways Bootcamps,
May 14-18, Austin, TX, US and
June 11-12, co-located with IWSG, Edinburg, Scotland

Bootcamp is a week-long, intensive workshop for leaders of gateways who want to further develop and scale their work. Applications for Austin due Mar 30.

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Cray User Group 2018,
May 20-24, Stockholm, Sweden

CUG 2018 will explore new frontiers in HPC but also increasingly focus on data, analytics and the convergence of HPC and Big Data.

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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. Keynote by Marius Stan, Argonne National Laboratory.

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Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium,
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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Gateways 2018: The 13th Gateway Computing Environments Conference,
September 25-27, Austin, TX, US

An opportunity for gateway creators and enthusiasts to learn, share, connect, and shape the future of gateways. Submissions due May 7.

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PTI-Related Seminar Series
Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) Security Speaker Series

CACR offers monthly seminars on issues of cybersecurity.

  • Apr 5: Practice of Cybersecurity, Maria Rerecich, Consumer Reports
  • Apr 19: Cybersecurity and Internet Governance Series, Michael Sulmeyer, Harvard Kennedy School

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Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Webinar Series

CCoE offers monthly seminars tailored to the NSF science community.

  • Apr 23: Creating Dynamic Superfacilities the SAFE Way with Jeff Chase & Paul Ruth
  • May 12: SouthEAST SECURE with Jill Gemmill
  • Jul 23: RSARC: Trustworthy Computing with Protected Datasets with Mayank Varia

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Research Technologies Workshops: Social Science Research Commons

The Tools and Techniques for Analysis, Management, and Visualization of Research Data is held weekly on Tuesdays from Noon to 1pm.

  • Apr 3: GIS Software and Data Sources for Research, Justin Peters
  • Apr 10: Introduction to Information Visualization, Jefferson Davis and David Reagan

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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:

  • Mar 30: Network Graphs, David Kloster
  • Apr 6: 3D Photogrammetry, Tassie Gniady
  • Apr 11: Metadata in the Third Dimension: Describing 3D digital objects for access and preservation, Julie Hardesty
  • Apr 13: IQ-Tables & Touch-Enabled Software Workflows, David Reagan
  • Apr 18: MDPI Film Processing: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, Brian Wheeler
  • Apr 27: Omeka S and 3D Collections, Tassie Gniady and Will Cowan

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

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

  • Mar 30: Ariful Azad, Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory: Massively-Parallel Graph Analytics for Exascale Applications
  • Mar 30: Ye Zhao, Harvard University: Planning, Control, and Decision-Making of Agile Humanoid Robots in Complex Environments
  • Mar 30: Jaroslaw Harezlak, Indiana University: Brain Connectivity - Informed Regularization Methods for Regression
  • Mar 30: Emoke-Agnes Horvat, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems
  • Apr 4: Can Alkan, Bilkent University - Turkey: Characterization of genome structural variation and large inversions using high throughput sequencing
  • Apr 6: Tyler Foxworthy, DemandJump: Analyzing Dynamic Networkds with Topological Data Analysis
  • Apr 6: Alex Csiszar, Harvard University: Metrics, Citation Analysis, and the History of Quantifying Scientific Output
  • Apr 6: Paul W. Humphries, University of Virginia: Automated Science
  • Apr 11: Ge Wang, Standord University: The Humanist Engineer
  • Apr 12: Virtual Reality Showcase with Bernard Frischer, Indiana University: What is Virtual Heritage and Why Does It Matter?
  • Apr 12: The Renaissance Engineer Panel Discussion with Philip Beesley, Ian Rogers, and Ge Wang. Moderated by IU CIO Brad Wheeler
  • Apr 19: Mohammed El-Kebir, University of Illinois: Combinatorial Algorithms for Tumor Phylogenetics
  • Apr 20: Geoff Rutledge, HealthTap
  • Apr 20: Mark Ackerman, University of Michigan

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Events Calendar

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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:

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