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Indiana University Cyberinfrastructure News - October 2014
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RT Learning Opportunities

RT HPC LogoIntroductory parallel programming for supercomputers

This one-day workshop introduces the concepts of threads and message passing to harness multiple processors to accomplish a single task. It includes a lecture and hands-on lab.

  • IUB: November 3, Herman B Wells Library, W114, 9:30am-5:30pm

For more information and to register visit the Introductory parallel programming for supercomputers page at ITTraining.


Undergrads: We have some very high-end technology, and we'll let you use it

You don't have to be a grad student to use the Big Red II supercomputer, Data Capacitor II high-performance storage, Science on a Sphere, virtual reality theaters, or IQ-wall ultra-high resolution displays. (All of which, by the way, make up some of the most sophisticated cyberinfrastructure in higher education -- so seriously, take advantage. This stuff isn't available just anywhere.)

But you do need to apply for accounts first. Act fast! The deadline for spring applications is November 30.

Click here for details

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Expedition Programming Challenge

Are you a student with strong programming skills and an interest in ecology or biodiversity applications?

PRAGMA 27 being held at IU Bloomington Oct. 15-17, is offering the Expedition Programming Challenge, an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to participate. 

For more information and to sign up, click here

IU Logo RT's Justin Peters wins FOSS4G gallery competition

Justin Peters, part of UITS Research Technologies' Research Analytics group recently won the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) for best open source data integration with his IndianaMap developed at Indiana Geological Survey

To see the winning map and get more information, click here

Science Maps Mapping Science after 100 maps and 10 years

While traditional geographic maps chart known territory, "science maps," according to the Places & Spaces web site, "serve as visual interfaces to immense amounts of data, depicting myriad objects in ways that allow us to effectively discern apparent outliers, clusters, and trends."

Coordinated from IU's Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, which is directed by Katy Börner, annual iterations of the collection have been displayed at more than 250 venues in 23 countries and on six continents.

Read more at the Places & Spaces web site

JoCSE Logo Call for contributions

The Journal of Computational Science Education seeks articles from faculty on their implementation of computational science in the classroom and from students describing their experiences with internship and research opportunities.

Instructions to authors at:
Current edition:

RT Biomedical Logo UITS Advanced Biomedical IT Core

Are you an investigator with projects in clinical or pre-clinical research or work on projects in the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)?  Do you want to make your project more competitive or successful?  The Advanced Biomedical IT Core (ABITC) has the technical expertise to help, as the UITS information technology unit that supports clinical research.

Please visit or click email us at: to learn more. 

Learning Opportunities

RT EOT Logo Supercharge your academic or research project

Every Thursday you can get one-on-one consults with UITS Research Technologies (RT) experts.

Where and when: Scholars' Commons, Herman B Wells Library, 10am-6pm.

Whatever your project —arts, sciences, and everything in between – UITS RT can help. Click here for more information.

XSEDE Logo Call for Partner Institutions

XSEDE and UC Berkeley seek partner institutions interested in offering this collaborative, for-credit, online course "Applications of Parallel Computing." The course runs from January 20, 2015 to May 8, 2015.

View course materials at:

Contact XSEDE education program lead Steve Gordon at or 614-292-4132

Conferences and Events

KSOB Logo Kelley School of Business Open House

Meet face-to-face with the people who provide and support Kelley's IT infrastructure and services, as well as IT professionals from UITS.

More details and to RSVP, click here

Statewide IT LogoIU's Annual Statewide IT Conference

UITS Research Technologies is providing a variety of sessions for the 2014 "Making it Click" Statewide IT conference.  Registration closed on Wednesday, September 24th - but for those attending, make sure to check-out the schedule and plan to attend sessions led by UITS Research Technologies' staff.  

See the full schedule here:

Job Postings

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Database Programmer Analyst

This position will support computing resources and develop solutions to provide various statewide user groups access to data and other cyberinfrastructure deliverables of the Missouri Transect, a new five-year project supported by the National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

More about the job: See Job ID 14240 "DB Programmer Analyst"

Administrative Issues

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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
  • Quarry: First Tuesday each month, 7am (EDT) for 24 hours
  • RDC: First Tuesday each month, 8am-5pm EDT
  • Scholarly Data Archive/Research File System: Sundays, 7-10am EDT
  • Emergency downtimes: See IT Notices:

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