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.
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 2255 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
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.
The San Diego Supercomputer Center is offering a webinar on June 3, 2015 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern time. The webinar will provide an introduction to Comet, the new XSEDE HPC resource hosted and operated at SDSC. Detailed information will be provided on the Comet system architecture, including compute and GPU nodes, InfiniBand topology, performance storage, and virtualization.
During the training, participants will see examples with user information on:
1) Using the compute nodes, including examples on MPI, OpenMP, hybrid (e.g. MPI+ OpenMP), local scratch (SSD/flash memory), and Hadoop jobs;
2) Using the GPU nodes with examples on using MVAPICH2-GDR (uses GPU Direct), CUDA, and OpenACC programming.
An overview of the special features on Comet including high performance virtualization and gateway hosting options will also be provided.
This webinar is free, and open to all users or prospective users of XSEDE resources. Registrants through the XSEDE Training portal will receive instructions via email on how to access the webinar.
Date: June 03, 2015
Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m. (ET)
This year, the Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studes (ICOS) and ARC are again offering a one-week “big data summer camp” for doctoral students in the social sciences interested in organizational research, with a combination of detailed examples from researchers; hands-on instruction in Python, SQL, and APIs; and group work to apply these ideas to organizational questions.
The dates of the camp are all day June 1-4 and the afternoon of June 11 for group project presentations. Enrollment is free, but students must commit to attending all day for each day of camp, and be willing to work in interdisciplinary groups.
To sign up for camp, visit the registration page. Please note that space is limited, and we will be accepting people on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no pre-requisites, but we will expect all participants to complete some online instruction prior to camp and to bring a laptop to class with all the relevant programs and files loaded and ready.
A summary of last year’s boot camp is available on the ARC web site.
The SC15 conference in Austin, Texas, in November is taking applications for student volunteers. The deadline to apply is June 1.
Conference organizers say they are accepting an increased number of students from the U.S. and internationally. Student volunteers can attend tutorials, technical talks, panels, poster sessions, and workshops.
For information on how to apply, visit the SC15 Student Volunteer web page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org