Pervasive Technology Institute Newsletter
September 2015
Current and archive issues:
XSEDE, IU help researchers maximize high performance computing tools

For researchers who need to analyze big data the IU-based XSEDE Campus Bridging team makes it easier to connect to the national cyberinfrastructure. The XSEDE Compatible Basic Cluster (XCBC) software suite lets local campuses create a high performance computing (HPC) cluster from scratch.

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Brad Wheeler honored as CTO of the Year

IU Vice President for Information Technology and CIO Brad Wheeler was named a 2015 winner of the Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) and TechPoint CTO of the Year Award. The award goes to top chief technology officers who play "vital roles in making Indiana businesses, institutions and not-for-profit groups successful."

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IU's Jetstream highlighted at XSEDE conference

Jetstream was numbered among the diversity of computing resources funded by the National Science Foundation in an effort to help more people use cyberinfrastructure to advance their research.

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Register now for Statewide IT Conference

October 19-21, 2015 – IU Bloomington

The theme for this year's annual gathering of IU IT professionals is "20/20: Reflecting on Our Past, Focused on Our Future." Keynote speakers include Chris Miller from the Education Advisory Board and Florence Hudson, Internet2's senior vice president and chief innovation officer.

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SoIC honored for promoting women in undergraduate computing

The School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) at IU Bloomington was honored with the inaugural National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Extension Services Transformation (NEXT) award. Sponsored by Google, the award recognizes improvements in women's enrollment and graduation rates.

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Conferences and Events
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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.

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International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC15)

November 15-20, 2015 – Austin, TX

SC15 highlights innovations, technology, and cyberinfrastructure that support and transform high performance computing

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Learning Opportunities
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Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Introductory Parallel Programming

September 8, 2015, 9am-5pm – IUPUI, Informatics & Communications Technology Complex

September 10, 2015, 9am-5pm – IU Bloomington, Herman B Wells Library

Learn about threads and message passing for harnessing multiple processors to accomplish a single task.

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UNIX: The Basics

September 22, 2015, 9am-noon – IU Bloomington, Herman B Wells Library

September 23, 2015, 9am-noon – IUPUI, Informatics & Communications Technology Complex

This hands-on course is recommended for users of IU's high performance computing systems.

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

September 22, 2015, 1pm-5pm – IU Bloomington, Herman B Wells Library

September 23, 2015, 1pm-5pm – IUPUI, Informatics & Communications Technology Complex

Learn the basics of IU's supercomputing systems.

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Amazon Web Services for Research & Education at IU

September 23, 2015 – IU Bloomington, Indiana Memorial Union

September 24, 2015 – IUPUI, University Library

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Digital Library Brown Bag Series: September

IU Bloomington, Herman B Wells Library, Hazelbaker Hall (Wells Library E159) Noon

  • Sept 9: Content strategy as a Model of Web Stewardship
  • Sept 16: Maps for Our Maps: Improving Access to Historic Maps with Interactive Indexes
  • Sept 23: Digital History: From Design to Construction to Management to Maintenance
  • Sept 30: Ensuring Equal Access, Collaborating on Accessibility

Live via Adobe Connect at

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Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Gateways to Scientific Apps

November 2, 2015 – IUPUI, Informatics & Communications Technology Complex

November 4, 2015 – IU Bloomington, Herman B Wells Library

Get hands-on training in using science gateways for scientific applications.

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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, 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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