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Upcoming Events                

November 14, 19, and 20

ITIL Foundations classes • Each three-day course gives participants a practical understanding of IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices, in preparation for the ITIL Foundation in Service Management exam. In general, classes will be held 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day in the Downtown Data Center conference room. Visit http://itil.it.utah.edu for more information. Email ITSM Process Manager Craig Bennion at craig.bennion@utah.edu to register, or if you have any questions.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

University of Utah MacAdmins • Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This month's include "What's new" by Todd McDaniel, Marriott Library; "A technical update on APNS & MDM" by Brad Chapman; and "SAINTCON 2019" by James Reynolds, School of Biological Sciences. 11:00 a.m. - noon, Marriott Library, Room 1705A, or online via live broadcast.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Introduction to Containers • This free CHPC presentation will introduce virtualization containers that can be used to deploy applications and even whole computing environments to any Linux running host machine. Existing CHPC users can use a special container building server to build their containers, while non-CHPC users can either create a CHPC account, or install Singularity on their Linux, Mac or Windows system. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Monday, November 25, 2019

IT Architecture and New Technology Committee (ANTC) • 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. - noon, Dumke Room, Eccles Broadcast Center.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Data Management • Proper data management is a valuable research skill. This free CHPC presentation will give an overview of the data management process, including considerations for effective data management, data management plans, and a discussion of data management resources. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Thursday-Friday, November 28-29, 2019

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Hands-on Introduction to Git • This free CHPC presentation provides an overview of Git version control software for beginners. Some familiarity with the Linux command line is expected. The presentation has two components: a brief conceptual overview and a hands-on tutorial section that covers common commands. Less common concepts are introduced but not explored in hands-on exercises. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom. 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Protected Environment at CHPC • This free CHPC presentation provides 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 (VMs) within the environment's firewalls. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

December 12, 17, and 18

ITIL Foundations classes • Each three-day course gives participants a practical understanding of IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices, in preparation for the ITIL Foundation in Service Management exam. In general, classes will be held 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day in the Downtown Data Center conference room. Visit http://itil.it.utah.edu for more information. Email ITSM Process Manager Craig Bennion at craig.bennion@utah.edu to register, or if you have any questions.

Tuesday-Thursday, December 24-26, 2019

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

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Strategic Information Technology Committee (SITC) • 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.


Past Events     

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Introduction to I/O at CHPC • This free CHPC presentation will go over file storage solutions available at CHPC, their best use, and efficient ways to access, read and write to them. We will start with plain text and binary I/O, followed by I/O libraries such as NetCDF or HDF, and then discuss compression of binary files for both faster performance and smaller file size. We will conclude with overview of parallel I/O utilizing the Message Passing Interface (MPI). 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

GIS Career Panel Discussion • As part of Geography Awareness Week events, a panel of geographers will discuss their careers in Geographic Information System (GIS) and remote sensing, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. in the Hinckley Caucus Room 2018, Gardner Commons. Panel to include Josh Reynolds, geospatial programmer, Redcastle Resources; Greg Bunce, GIS data coordinator, Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center; Kaitlin Marousis, data and assets manager, Traffic & Safety Division, Utah Department of Transportation; and Chelsea Welker, geoscientific systems and data specialist, Rio Tinto. 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Introduction to Profiling • This free CHPC presentation will focus on improving performance of existing codes. We will look at common problems with current computer architectures and explore available profiling tools. We will discuss open source profilers such as gprof and pgpr, that is a part of the PGI suite. Other tools to be discussed include those produced by Intel — the Intel Advisor XE geared towards threading design and prototyping, and Intel VTune Amplifier XE, an advanced performance profiler and analyzer. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Women & Tech Careers Panel • Hear from a panel of women professionals in a variety of IT-related positions and industries, from early career to C-level. Free. Light refreshments will be served. 4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Room 5130, Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building (SFEBB). There will be time for networking following the panel. Please create a Campus Connect account to register.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Introduction to Debugging • This free CHPC presentation willdiscuss approaches for debugging codes. We will start with freely available open source debuggers such as gdb and those supplied with the compilers, such as PGI's pgdbg. This talk will also focus on commercial DDT debugger which CHPC licenses, and hints on debugging interpreted languages like Matlab, Python or R. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Last Updated: 11/19/19