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Upcoming Events 

Monday, August 20, 2018

How Digital Disruption is Evolving PPM and PMO • This free Gartner webinar addresses how project portfolio management (PPM) leaders and PMOs can rise to the challenges of digitalization. 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration is required. Learn more about campus-wide Gartner memberships at the U.

Walk-in IT help • Friendly UIT staff will be available at the start of fall semester at multiple locations to assist students, staff, and instructors who need help accessing UIT services. Schedule: Marriott Library's Knowledge Commons, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Gardner Commons, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Lassonde Studios, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Walk-in IT help • Friendly UIT staff will be available at the start of fall semester at multiple locations to assist students, staff, and instructors who need help accessing UIT services. Marriott Library's Knowledge Commons, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Gardner Commons, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Lassonde Studios, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Strategic Information Technology Committee • SITC meetings are open to the public, though space may be limited and preference will be given to all governance representatives. 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m., Winder Boardroom, Park Building.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Cloud-Based Multi-Factor Authentication is Ready for Prime Time • This free Gartner webinar will cover cloud-based MFA that can balance trust, user experience and cost, as well as review commonly supported MFA use cases, multi-factor authentication methods, and adaptive access functionality that is increasingly demanded by security-conscious organizations. 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration is required. Learn more about campus-wide Gartner memberships at the U.

Walk-in IT help • Friendly UIT staff will be available at the start of fall semester at multiple locations to assist students, staff, and instructors who need help accessing UIT services. Schedule: PlazaFest table at the Union, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Marriott Library's Knowledge Commons, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Gardner Commons, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Lassonde Studios, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

How Network Traffic Analytics Eliminates Darkspace for the SOC • This free SANS Institute webcast addresses how peers are using NTA technology, the impact of forward secrecy and TLS 1.3 encryption on network analysis, how NTA can simplify CIS Critical Security Controls 1 and 2, boosting the productivity and expertise of junior analysts, and a live demo of ExtraHop Reveal(x). 11:00 a.m. - noon. Registration is required.

Overview of CHPC • Center for High Performance Computing offers a free overview of the resources available at CHPC, as well as its file systems, accounts and access, batch system and policie, and allocations. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110 or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Enterprise Web Advisory Council • EWAC meetings are open to the public, though space may be limited and preference will be given to all governance representatives. 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Dumke Room, Eccles Broadcast Center.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Architecture and New Technology Committee • ANTC meetings are open to the public, though space may be limited and preference will be given to all governance representatives. 10:00 a.m. to noon, Dumke Room, Eccles Broadcast Center.

Wednesday, August 27, 2018

8 Steps for Software and SaaS Negotiation Success! • This free Gartner webinar provides eight steps to use when planning negotiations with major and emerging vendors. These steps enable you to ask the right questions that reveal the right detail so you can analyze proposals from a cost-optimization and risk-mitigation standpoint. 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration is required. Learn more about campus-wide Gartner memberships at the U.

University of Utah IT Exchange • ITX is an independent technical discussion group that complements existing technical IT communities on campus. The topic will be "Database Shootout & Comparison." 11:00 a.m. to noon., INSCC Room 345.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Module Basics • Free CHPC presentation will look at how modules are organized and used on CHPC resources. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110 or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Slurm and Slurm Batch Scripts • Free CHPC presentation will cover Slurm (Simple Linux Utility for Resource Management) and its use batch scheduler for CHPC clusters and the structure of Slurm batch scripts. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110 or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Labor Day • Holiday for all students, faculty, and staff.

Wednesday-Thursday, September 5-6, 2018

XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop: Big Data • The free two-day workshop presented by XSEDE and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will focus on Hadoop, Spark and Tensorflow. Note: You must register with XSEDE at its website. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a lunch break from 11:00 a.m. to noon, INSCC Room 110.

Saturday-Sunday, September 8-9, 2018

HackTheUHackTheU, Utah's largest hackathon, is an annual event that welcomes developers and hackathon enthusiasts (teams of 1-4) to develop solutions to various prompts over the course of 24 hours – via augmented reality, virtual reality, IoT, and other applications. Theme TBA. Registration is required (no fee). HackTheU opens on 9/8 at 1:00 p.m. and closes 9/9 at 1:30 p.m., Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hands-on Introduction to Linux, part 1 • The first session, presented free by the CHPC, will focus on ways to connect to CHPC Linux systems and review important Linux commands. Note: You will need to bring a laptop that can connect to campus Wi-Fi. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hands-on Introduction to Linux, part 2 • The second session, presented free by the CHPC, will introduce the vi editor and work on creating simple shell scripts. Note: You will need to bring a laptop that can connect to campus Wi-Fi. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hands on Introduction to Linux, part 3 • The third session, presented free by the CHPC, will cover more advanced Linux scripting. Note: You will need to bring a laptop that can connect to campus Wi-Fi. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.,INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Introduction to Parallel Computing • In this free talk, the CHPC will discuss parallel architectures, including those represented at the CHPC, as well as provide an introduction to programming solutions for such machines and instructions on how to compile, run, debug and profile parallel applications. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hands on Introduction to Linux, part 4 • The fourth session, presented by the CHPC, will focus on the compilation of software. Note: You will need to bring a laptop that can connect to campus Wi-Fi. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.,INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Fall 2018 STEM & Internship Fair • Whether you have your STEM career mapped out or you're just beginning to explore what you might want to do someday, looking for an internship to get real hands-on experience, or preparing to graduate and looking for your first full-time position, the STEM Fair is the one stop shop you've been looking for. Employers attending this event are from technical, science, and engineering companies looking to hire from the U. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Union Building Ballroom.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

University of Utah IT Exchange • ITX is an independent technical discussion group that complements existing technical IT communities on campus. The topic will be "Campus Archive Storage" (tentative). 11:00 a.m. to noon, INSCC Room 345.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Introduction to Programming with MPI • The free CHPC course will cover introductory and intermediate topics in MPI programming, including MPI initialization, point to point communication and collective communication calls. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.,INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Tuesday-Wednesday, October 2-3, 2018

XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop MPI • The two-day workshop, presented by XSEDE and CHPC, will provide a hands-on introduction to MPI programming for C and Fortran programmers, including labs exercises on writing scalable codes using MPI. Note: You must register at the XSEDE website. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break, INSCC Room 110.

Wednesday-Saturday, October 3-6, 2018

2018 Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) Annual Conference • The University of Utah and UIT's Teaching & Learning Technologies will host the 2018 CCUMC Conference at the Salt Lake City Marriott University Park. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

GPU Programming • This free CHPC talk will focus on how GPUs can be used an alternative to traditional CPUs in high performance computing; the hardware, particularly GPU cards; such concepts as thread, block, grid and shared memory; and such topics as compilation and mathematical libraries. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.,INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hands-on Introduction to Python, part 1 • In the first two sessions, presented for free, the CHPC will introduce key concepts of the Python language, including variables, functions, control structures, IO, exception handling and object-oriented programming. Note: There are several prerequistes for the course that must be completed before the lectures. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hands-on Introduction to Python, part 2 • In the first two sessions, presented for free, the CHPC will introduce key concepts of the Python language, including variables, functions, control structures, IO, exception handling and object-oriented programming. Note: There are several prerequisites for the coursethat must be completed before the lectures. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Hands-on Introduction to Python, part 3 • In the third session, presented for free, the CHPC will focus on how Python can be used in a scientific environment by using Numpy and SciPy. Note: There are several prerequisites for the course that must be completed before the lectures. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Hands-on Introduction to Python, part 4 • The fourth session, presented for free by the CHPC, will focus on Python can be used in a scientific environment by using Numpy and SciPy. Note: There are several prerequisites for the course that must be completed before the lectures. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Introduction to Programming with OpenMP • In this talk, CHPC introduces the shared memory parallel programming model. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Tuesday-Friday, October 30 - November 2, 2018

EDUCAUSE Annual Conference • The EDUCAUSE annual conference calls together the best thinking in higher education IT. Registration fee information. The conference will be held in the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

University of Utah IT Exchange • ITX is an independent technical discussion group that complements existing technical IT communities on campus. The topic will be "Hybrid Cloud" (tentative). 11:00 a.m. - noon, INSCC Room 345.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Hybrid MPI-OpenMP Programming • CHPC, in this free talk, will introduce hybrid MPI-OpenMP programming model designed for distributed shared memory parallel computers, including when it's beneficial and examples of simple MPI-OpenMP codes. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop: GPU Programming using Open ACC • This free XSEDE and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will focus on OpenACC, the accepted standard using compiler devices to allow quick development of GPU capable codes using standard languages and compilers. Note:You must register at the XSEDE website. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with a one-hour break, INSCC Room 110.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Introduction to Debugging • This CHPC talk will discuss approaches for debugging codes, including open source debuggers such as gdb and compilers such as PGI's pgdbg, as well as the commercial Totalview debugger that CHPC licenses. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Introduction to R • In this free workshop, CHPC will introduce the building blocks of the R language, including R data types, vectors, matrices, list, data frames, functions and control structures. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Sunday-Friday, November 11-16, 2018

Supercomputing 2018 conference • The annual International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis will be held this year at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Registration is required.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Introduction to Profiling  The CHPC, in this free talk, will focus on improving the performance of existing codes and provide an overview of common problems with the current computer architectures and available profiling tools. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving Day • Holiday for all students, faculty, and staff.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Day after Thanksgiving • Holiday for all students, faculty, and staff.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

National Compute Resources • In this free presentation, CHPC will introduce the resources available through XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment), the Open Science Grid, as well as other regional and national compute resources. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Introduction to Containers • The CHPC, in this free presentation, will discuss virtualization containers, including the Singularity container approach, that can be used to deploy applications and whole computing environments to any Linux running host machine. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Introduction to I/O at CHPC • This free talk by CHPC will examine several types of file servers used at the CHPC and efficient ways to read and write them. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Overview of the Protected Environment • This free presentation by CHPC is an overview of the new HIPAA-compliant protected environment for storage and processing of PHI data at CHPC, including cluster computing, dedicated Windows and Linux machines, and Virtual Machines within the environment's firewall. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christmas Day • Holiday for all students, faculty, and staff.


Past Events   

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

IT Professionals Forum • ITP members meet monthly to discuss IT concerns shared among university colleges, departments, and organizations. Tech showcase 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Lunch (provided) 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Meeting 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

AI and Robots in the Workplace • This free Gartner webinar will address the ways workers want AI incorporated into their jobs, IT as "HR for robots" (recruiting, training, and onboarding robots), and how to position AI, robots, and automation to encourage adoption and engagement from workers. 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration is required. Learn more about campus-wide Gartner memberships at the U.

Friday, August 10, 2018

To Tweet or Not to Tweet? • A panel discussion of University of Utah experts will discuss whether it's a good idea to promote research on Twitter. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) Rm. 1750.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Is Cloud Computing Building or Destroying Infrastructure & Ops? • In this free Gartner webinar, learn where cloud computing is complementary or competing with I&O and how your organization should evolve to accommodate and thrive in this environment. 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration is required. Learn more about campus-wide Gartner memberships at the U.

MacAdmins Meeting • Presentations on Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. Topics include "What's New" by Todd McDaniel, Marriott Library, "The Evolution of Directory Services" by Greg Keller from JumpCloud, "Centralizing Mac Management under Microsoft SCCM" by Danny Knox from Parallels, and "Deploying MacOS Mojave" by John Daley from Apple.11:00 a.m. - noon, room 1705A, Marriott Library. A live broadcast will be available.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Walk-in IT help • Friendly UIT staff will be available at the start of fall semester at multiple locations to assist students, staff, and instructors who need help accessing UIT services. Schedule: Heritage Center, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Lassonde Studios, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Walk-in IT help • Friendly UIT staff will be available at the start of fall semester at multiple locations to assist students, staff, and instructors who need help accessing UIT services. Schedule: Heritage Center, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Lassonde Studios, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Last Updated: 8/17/18