Past Training Sessions

Upcoming Events

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Fall 2012 Sessions

  • TBD

Summer 2012 Sessions

TitleInfiniband Overview Class
DateAugust 15th, 2012
Time10:00am to 11:00am
Place2840 UCC
DescriptionInfiniBand is a switched fabric communications link used in high-performance computing and enterprise data centers. Its features include high throughput, low latency, quality of service and failover, and it is designed to be scalable.  In this class we will provide a technical focused overview of Infiniband and its use in HPC cluster systems.

 


TitleIntro to Using the Helium Cluster
DateJuly 25th, 2012
Time2:00pm to 4:00pm
PlaceUCC Training Room
DescriptionITS – Research Services is holding a two hour introductory training session on using the Helium Cluster. This session is intended for anyone who will be running jobs on Helium

 


TitleXSEDE Training:  Data Storage - Architectures and Networking
DateJune 26th, 2012
Time1:00pm to 2:00pm
PlaceWebcast
DescriptionThis training provides an overview of the types of storage systems available in XSEDE, at the campus level, and from commercial providers, with some brief discussion of technical characteristics of the various systems and where they fit within research data workflows.

 


TitleIntro to Using the Helium Cluster
DateJune 18th, 2012
Time2:00pm to 4:00pm
PlaceUCC Training Room
DescriptionITS – Research Services is holding a two hour introductory training session on using the Helium Cluster.  This session is intended for anyone who will be running jobs on Helium. 

 


TitleStructural Biology - Helium Seminar
DateJune 14th, 2012
Time9:00am to 10:00am
PlaceHeath Conference Room (4-403 BSB)
Description

Ben Rogers will present on the Helium cluster and how it can be used in the context of structural biology research.

Topics to be covered in the presentation will include:

  • What is a Compute Cluster?
  • High Performance Computing
  • High Throughput Computing
  • Mapping Your Problem to a Cluster
  • Design of the Helium Cluster
  • Gaining Access to the Helium Cluster

 


TitleEPSCoR Student CI Program Sessions
DateJune 12th, 2012
Time2:00pm to 3:00pm
PlaceWebcast
DescriptionEPSCoR is providing a yearlong cyberinfrastructure student engagement program to anyone interested in attending their CI webinars. There are currently 82 students participating from 27 of the 29 EPSCoR jurisdictions. The CI Webinar series began in March and will continue through the summer up to SC12 (sc12.supercomputing.org) in November at Salt Lake City.

 


TitleIowa High Performance Summer School
DateJune 6th, 2012 to June 8th, 2012
Time8:00am to 5:00pm
PlaceUCC Training Room
DescriptionThis intensive, three-day course consists of lectures on high performance computing and hands-on exercises, taught by the IHPC 2012 Faculty. This course will give students hands-on experience creating and running parallel algorithms, both locally on a shared high performance computing cluster at the University of Iowa, and remotely on computers at a national supercomputing center.

 


TitleEPSCoR Student CI Program Sessions
DateMay 29th, 2012
Time2:00pm to 3:00pm
PlaceWebcast
DescriptionEPSCoR is providing a yearlong cyberinfrastructure student engagement program to anyone interested in attending their CI webinars. There are currently 82 students participating from 27 of the 29 EPSCoR jurisdictions. The CI Webinar series began in March and will continue through the summer up to SC12 (sc12.supercomputing.org) in November at Salt Lake City.

 


TitleParallel Computing on Ranger and Longhorn Worshop at Cornell
DateMay 16th, 2012 to May 17th, 2012
Time8:00am to 5:15pm
PlaceCornell University, Ithaca, NY
DescriptionOn May 16-17, 2012, members of the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) will present a National Science Foundation-sponsored training workshop, Parallel computing on Ranger and Longhorn, on the campus of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Spring 2012 Sessions

TitleXsede Training - HPC Python Tutorial
DateApril 23rd, 2012
Time9:00am to 4:00pm (CT)
PlaceWebcast
Description

The course outline will be as follows.

**Morning Session:**: This session includes basics and hands-on tutorials.# numpy# matplotlib# scipy

**Afternoon Session:**: This session includes advanced topics and optional hands-on tutorials.

Interesting Python Libraries: # sage, # cython, HPC package demonstrations, # mpi4py, # petsc4py, # FEniCS

Recommended prerequisites: Basic programming knowledge with Python.

A good tutorial is available online here: "http://docs.python.org/tutorial/":http://docs.python.org/tutorial/


TitleIntroduction to Galaxy Workshop
DateApril 19th, 2012
Time8:00am to 12:00pm, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
PlaceTBA
DescriptionGalaxy is an open, web-based platform for data intensive biomedical research that enables non-bioinformaticians to create, run, tune, and share their own bioinformatic analyses.

TitleIntro to Linux for Computation
Date
Repeats every week until Mon Apr 23 2012 .
Time
March 26, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm
April 2, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm
April 9, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm
April 16, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Place301 MLH
DescriptionThis seminar is a 5-week course that will be offered twice.  It is intended for any faculty, staff member, or students who want to learn computation on Linux systems but do not know where to start.  No prior knowledge of Linux is required.  You will be working primarily via a command line interface.

TitleIowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging - Helium Seminar
DateMarch 29th, 2012
Time2:00pm to 3:00pm
Place3321 Seamans Center
Description

Ben Rogers will present on the Helium cluster and how it can be used in the context of imaging related research.

Topics to be covered in the presentation will include:

  • What is a Compute Cluster?
  • High Performance Computing
  • High Throughput Computing
  • Mapping Your Problem to a Cluster
  • Design of the Helium Cluster
  • Gaining Access to the Helium Cluster