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Upcoming Events                

October 10, 15, and 16

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, October 15, 2019

The Future of Data Science, Machine Learning and AI • Artificial intelligence (AI) adoption has entered the mainstream, but most organizations remain in the early stages, developing strategy and governance. Get a sense of where you stand, where things are headed, and plan what's next for your data science professionals and expanding machine learning (ML) initiative in this free Gartner webinar. Registration is required. 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Introduction to R • This free CHPC presentation will introduce the R language. We will discuss the following basic R building blocks: R data types, vectors, matrices, list, data frames, functions, and control structures. The second part of this talk will also discuss how to use R on the CHPC clusters, and how to install R packages. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

University of Utah MacAdmins • Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This month's include "macOS and iOS automation" by Adam Tow, Vox Media; "Preparing for the next macOS release" by Robert Hammen, NIH; and "Jamf Pro Policy Editor Lite" by Dan K. Snelson, LDS Church. 11:00 a.m. - noon, Marriott Library, Room 1705A, or online via live broadcast.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

National and Regional Compute Resources • This free CHPC presentation will introduce attendees to resources available through XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment), Open Science Grid,  as well as other regional and national compute resources. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Delivering an Effective Digital Customer Service Experience • In this free Gartner webinar, learn what a successful digital customer service strategy looks like, channels and capabilities you should invest in and which ones you should exit, and how to make real progress towards your customer experience and cost goals. Registration is required. 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Introduction to Parallel Computing • This free CHPC presentation will discuss various parallel architectures and which are represented at the CHPC — in particular, shared and distributed memory parallel computers. A short introduction into two programming solutions for these machines, MPI and OpenMP, will be followed by instructions on how to compile, run, debug and profile parallel applications on the CHPC parallel computers. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Tuesday-Friday, October 22-25, 2019

SAINTCON • Utah's annual technology security conference provides all levels of security training, from fundamentals to advanced techniques. Other activities include a Hackers Challenge and job fair. Utah Valley Convention Center, Provo.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Beginning HTML and Other Web Basics • Open to students, this workshop introduces the basics of web design, including HTML and other fundamentals. 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Lassonde Institute.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Introduction To Programming With MPI • This free CHPC presentation will focus on two simple examples of MPI parallel development. The first example encompasses MPI initialization and simple point-to-point communication. The second example includes introduction to collective communication calls where all active processes are involved, and options for effective data communication strategies like derived data types and packing the data. Some ideas on more advanced MPI programming options will also be discussed. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Monday, October 28, 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, October 29, 2019

Introduction to Programming with OpenMP • This free CHPC presentation introduces OpenMP, an increasingly popular and relatively simple shared memory parallel programming model. Two parallelizing schemes — parallel do loops and parallel sections — will be detailed using examples. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

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.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

University of Utah IT Exchange • This month's ITX presentation is "How to build a SMART on FHIR interoperable healthcare app and deploy it with CDS Hooks" by Michael Watkins. 11:00 a.m. - noon, INSCC 345.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Hybrid MPI-OpenMP Programming • This free CHPC presentation will introduce hybrid MPI-OpenMP programming model designed for distributed shared memory parallel (DSMP) computers. The CHPC clusters are representative of this family having two or more shared memory processors per node. OpenMP generally provides better performing alternative for parallelization inside a node and MPI is used for communication between the distributed processors. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop: OpenMP • XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois are pleased to announce a one day OpenMP workshop. This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to OpenMP programming. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using OpenMP. CHPC will be one of the satellite sites that will offer this class. There is no cost to attend, but you must register with XSEDE account (free) at the XSEDE registration site. Details and dates of registration will be posted when available, typically one month before the workshop. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with a one-hour break from 11:00 a.m. - noon, INSCC Auditorium (Room 110).

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

IT Professionals Forum The Information Technology Professionals (ITP) Forum is an independent University of Utah group governed by an elected Board of Directors. ITP members meet monthly to discuss IT concerns shared among University colleges, departments, and organizations. 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Gould Auditorium, Marriott LibraryLive Stream (active only during meetings)

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Introduction to GPU Programming • This free CHPC presentationwill start with an explanation on how GPUs can be used as an alternative to traditional CPUs in the field of high performance computing. We will show a few examples where the basic concepts such as thread, block, and grid, as well as the concept of shared memory. Other topics include compilation and mathematical libraries. Experience with C/C++ is strongly advised. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 


Past Events     

Monday, October 7, 2019

Arpanet's 50th Anniversary Celebration • The School of Computing will host a celebration to commemorate the U’s involvement in the birth of the internet and to look forward at the future technological advancements in store for the university and the state of Utah. Scheduled speakers include Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox; Damien Patton, CEO of Park City-based social media company Banjo; and University of Utah School of Computing associate professor Kobus Van der Merwe, who leads the POWDER wireless communications testbed recently launched in Salt Lake City. Opening remarks will be given by University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins, SVP of Academic Affairs Daniel A. Reed and College of Engineering Dean Richard B. Brown. The event begins with refreshments at 5:30 p.m.; keynote talks start at 6:00 p.m., Kahlert Hall and Auditorium, Robert H. and Katharine B. Garff Building. Free but registration is required.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Influencing a Security Culture: From Community College to Ivy League • This free EDUCAUSE Live! webinar is not your typical session on security awareness. You'll hear ideas and solutions to engage your community, no matter your institution's size, Carnegie designation, or public or private status. 11:00 a.m.- noon. Setting up an EDUCAUSE account and registration is required.

Last Updated: 10/11/19