Pervasive Technology Institute Newsletter
August 2015
Current and archive issues:
Fred Cate
IU distinguished law professor Fred Cate named to university's top research post

IU Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law Fred H. Cate has been named vice president for research. An international expert on privacy, security and other information law and policy issues, Cate also serves as director of the IU Center for Law, Ethics and Applied Research in Health Information and the Center for Information Privacy and Security and holds an adjunct appointment in the School of Informatics and Computing.

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IU PTI hosts first advanced Ready, Set Robots! camp

Campers in grades 7-12 used computer programming skills to conduct a simulated Mars rover mission at this first-ever advanced camp. The IU Pervasive Technology Institute has hosted the camp for nine years to build interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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IU joins international grid computing organization

Indiana University is now a member of the Distributed Organization for Scientific and Academic Research (DOSAR), a grass-roots entity focused on international grid computing research and education. IU tech experts participate in DOSAR outreach, including teaching in the African Grid School.

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IU PTI now organizational member of the Research Data Alliance

The RDA lowers barriers to open sharing of data across technologies, disciplines, and countries. As an RDA member PTI gains visibility as a data providing / serving organization, and exposure for such large data projects as the HathiTrust Research Center and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. In June IU hosted the Data Share Program orientation workshop.

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Read highlights of research enabled by IU cyberinfrastructure

From optimizing brain software to context about global climate to advanced visualization solutions - IU cyberinfrastructure (people, technology, software, hardware, and physical facilities) make it possible.

See the science highlights

Conferences and Events
PTI/RT Seminar: XSEDE and IU

Wednesday, August 5, 2-3pm
Live Streaming also available

Join us this Wednesday for two interesting topics related to the five-year, $121-million National Science Foundation supported project eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE).

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Cluster 2015 - IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing

August 8-11, 2015 Chicago, IL, USA

This year's focus is exascale computing.

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Campus Bridging Workshop: Reducing Obstacles on the Path to Big Answers at IEEE Cluster 2015

August 8-11, 2015 Chicago, IL, USA

In this workshop, we will situate campus bridging within the larger context of cluster computing.

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CACR Cybersecurity Summit: Register now

September 15, 2015 Indianapolis, IN

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

Register here

Learning Opportunities
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IU Bioinformatics Clinic

Aug. 10-14, 9am-5pm
Lindley Hall B008, IU Bloomington

Learn about cyberinfrastructure resources at Indiana University for computational genomics, like iPlant, which connects to public datasets and helps them manage, store, and share their own data and experiments, and Galaxy, an open, web-based platform for data-intensive biomedical research.

Register here

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Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Performance Tuning Summer School

August 17-21, 11am - 5pm 
Cyberinfrastructure Building (CIB), Multipurpose Room A
Indiana University Bloomington

Learn how to analyze and improve the performance of scientific applications on IU’s high performance computing systems.

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Parallel Programming and Optimization with Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors: Two sequential developer sessions

September 3 & 4, 2015, 8:30am-4pm, IU Bloomington

Session 1 includes presentations on the available programming models and best optimization practices for the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors and on using the Intel software development and diagnostic tools. Session 2 is the hands-on follow-up lab to Session 1.

Session 1 / Session 2

Events Calendar
September 8 / 9, 2015, 9am-5pm, IU Bloomington / IUPUI
Introductory Parallel Programming for Supercomputers
September 22 / 23, 2015, 9am-12pm, IU Bloomington / IUPUI
Unix: The Basics
September 22 / 23, 2015, 1pm-5pm, IU Bloomington / IUPUI
Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Faster Work, Safer Storage (an introduction)
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System Notice
Alfresco Share to retire from production August 31, 2015

The Indiana CTSI decided to decommission Alfresco Share and use the savings for other informatics projects that support the Indiana CTSI.

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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, 8am-5pm EDT
  • Scholarly Data Archive: Sundays, 7-10am EDT
  • Research File System: Sundays, 7-10am EDT
  • Emergency downtimes: See IT Notices:

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Copyright 2015, 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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