Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Performance Tuning Summer School, Aug. 17-21,
For detailed information on this course, please see: Supercomputing for Everyone and Indiana University .
Learn how to analyze and improve the performance of scientific applications on high performance computing systems.
- Motivating the need for performance considerations.
- Establishing a common performance vocabulary.
- Learning standard situations and parameters.
- Getting to know the tools that provide insight.
- Establishing a higher throughput of experiments.
- Running bigger experiments.
VSCSE Science Visualization, Aug. 24-25
This two-day training covers all aspects of visualizing data from a broad variety of domains. The training kicks off with an introduction to visualization followed by best practices when dealing with diverse data (abstract and spatial), demonstrating a variety of methods and techniques on those data sets and demonstrating a range of freely available software. Real world problems for which visualization is needed will be demonstrated and attendees will be taken through the process of visualizing this data and gaining insight. Presented by TACC. On-site attendance and registration is available at https://portal.xsede.org/web/xup/course-calendar .
The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis will return to Austin, Texas-U.S. for its 27th annual conference, SC15. As part of the Technical Program, the Doctoral Showcase provides an opportunity for students near the end of their Ph.D. to present a summary of their dissertation research in the form of short talks and posters.
Unlike technical paper and poster presentations, the Doctoral Showcase highlights the entire contents of each dissertation, including previously published results, to allow for a broad perspective of the work. Authors of accepted submissions will be invited to present their work at the conference.
Deadline: Friday, July 31
Email Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Submissions: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
Click here for more on Doctoral Showcase Program.
Flux, Flux Hadoop, and their storage systems (/home, /home2, /scratch, and HDFS) will be unavailable starting at 7 a.m. Friday, July 31st, returning to service on Friday, August 7th.
- During this time, the following updates have been planned:
- OS and supporting software updates for the cluster. This will be a minor update to the currently installed RedHat version (RHEL 6.5)
- Cluster management software will be updated and reconfigured onto new hardware
- Networking for the HPC and Hadoop clusters and the supporting compute servers will be reconfigured. Due to these changes, some hostnames will change. We will update everyone when those new names become definitive.
- Updates to the Lustre filesystem /scratch (both configuration and software)
- Updates to some default software versions and retirement of some older software packages and/or versions.
- Software updates to the Hadoop cluster
Status updates will be posted on the ARC-TS Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/arcts_um).
High school and college students are encouraged to participate in the XSEDE15 Student Program.
XSEDE15, the fourth conference of XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, will be held July 26-30, 2015, at the Marriott Renaissance Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. XSEDE15 will showcase the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who utilize and support XSEDE resources and services, as well as other digital resources and services, throughout the world.
By participating in the Student Program, high school, undergraduate, or graduate students can:
- Meet computational and domain scientists from around the country who use high-performance systems in their research.
- Compete in a student poster contest that shares your research involving advance cyberinfrastructure.
- Attend introductory tutorials tailored for students new to computational science or more advanced tutorials designed to help you get the most out of XSEDE resources.
- Present your research by submitting a paper to the XSEDE15 Technical Program.
- Compete in a team-based student modeling and simulation challenge.
Pending final approval, the National Science Foundation may provide limited funding to support student travel, lodging, and/or registration costs for attending XSEDE15.
For details on the Student Program, see the Call for Participation:
To apply for travel funding, see the XSEDE15 Student Travel Grant Application:
To submit your poster or paper, see the XSEDE15 website:
Please contact Jenett Tillotson, XSEDE15 Student and EOT Program Chair at email@example.com if you have questions.
The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) invites proposals from junior faculty within the community of scientists, engineers, and educators involved with cyberinfrastructure research to apply to the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. ACI’s research interests include use-inspired and/or applied multidisciplinary research. Additional context for ACI’s interests in this solicitation can be found in “Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21)”. These proposals are due this year on July 21, 2015 and next year on July 20, 2016.
CAREER is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.
XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois will be presenting a Hybrid Computing workshop.
This 4 day event will include MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC and accelerators and run June 16-19. We will conclude with a special hybrid exercise contest that will challenge the students to apply their skills over the following 3 weeks and be awarded the Second Annual XSEDE Summer Boot Camp Championship Trophy.
Due to demand, this workshop will be telecast to several satellite sites, including U-M. This workshop is NOT available via a webcast. The workshop will be telecast at 1255 North Quad.
Registration is required: visit the XSEDE registration site.
Agenda (all times Eastern):
Tuesday, June 16
11:15 Computing Environment
11:45 Intro to Parallel Computing
12:30 Intro to OpenMP
1:30 Lunch Break
2:30 Exercise 1
3:15 More OpenMP
4:30 Exercise 2
Wednesday, June 17
11:00 Intro to OpenACC
12:00 Exercise 1
12:30 Introduction to OpenACC (cont.)
1:00 Lunch Break
2:00 Exercise 2
2:45 Introduction to OpenACC (cont.)
3:00 Using OpenACC with CUDA Libraries
3:30 Advanced OpenACC
4:00 OpenMP 4.0 Sneek Peek
Thursday, June 18
11:00 Introduction to MPI
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Intro Exercises
3:10 Intro Exercises Review
3:15 Scalable Programming: Laplace code
3:45 Laplace Exercise
Friday, June 19
11:00 Laplace Exercise Review
12:30 Laplace Solution
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Advanced MPI
3:00 Outro to Parallel Computing
4:00 Hybrid Computing
4:30 Hybrid Competition
The U-M Department of Biostatistics is holding a two-day Symposium on Big Data, Human Health and Statistics on June 25-26 as the closing event of its summer institute on Transforming Analytical Learning in the Era of Big Data.
Scheduled speakers are:
- Susan Murphy, Statistics, Psychiatry, and Institute for Social Research, U-M
- Jeremy M.G. Taylor, Biostatistics, Radiation Oncology, U-M
- Goncalo Abecasis, Biostatistics, U-M
- Jenna Weins, Computer Science and Engineering, U-M
- Todd Mostak, MapD
- Rachel Schutt, News Corp., Columbia University
For a detailed agenda and to register, visit the symposium website. The registration deadline is June 15.
CSCAR is offering an upcoming workshop on Python. Registration is not required.
Python Regression Workshop
2-4 p.m. each day
4th Floor East Conference Room, Rackham Building
The workshop will focus on the use of Python and the Statsmodels library for regression analysis.
Participants should be familiar with basic Python or at minimum with another data-oriented programming language such as R. The CSCAR Python data management workshop would provide useful background in preparing your data for analysis.
Background materials are available on the workshop website.
With the deadlines for achieving public access to scientific research data in digital formats approaching (October 2015 and January 2016), this webinar will provide practical advice and resources for writing data management plans as well as tips for evaluating in-house or external public access data sharing services that meet federal research requirements.
Registration is required to participate.
The session will begin with a brief update on agency responses to the 2013 OSTP memo, “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research,” with focus on Section 4: “Objectives for Public Access to Scientific Data in Digital Formats.”
The update on the responses will frame the remainder of the session including:
• Developing data management plans
• Elements of good metadata and preservation standards
• Sharing of restricted-use research data
• Data curation training for your staff – training resources for the purposes working knowledge when developing data management plans, reviewing data sharing services for compliance, and interpreting agency guidelines
Lastly, this session will introduce you to a cloud-based research data sharing service known as openICPSR for Institutions and Journals. Developed at ICPSR at the University of Michigan, this data sharing service is designed to meet the needs of universities and departments that desire to comply with federal data sharing requirements but are concerned with the technical and financial costs and risk management associated with managing a publicly-accessible data-sharing service onsite.
The session content will be of particular interest to Offices of Research/Sponsored Programs, university libraries, data centers, research scientists, and those who manage staff that will need general working knowledge regarding data management plans, sharing and preserving research data, and generally understanding evolving federal requirements regarding scientific data in digital formats.
This webinar is free and open to the public.