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Upcoming Events           

March 12, 17, 18, 2020

ITIL Foundations class • The ITIL Foundations class provides a basic understanding of the key terms and core processes of the ITIL framework and prepares the student for the ITIL Foundations certification exam. Contact Craig Bennion (craig.bennion@utah.edu) for more information or to register. The price of the course for university employees is $480. The price for a non-university person is $1,595. Classes take place at the U's Downtown Data Center.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Intro to Containers • This free, hands-on presentation will introduce virtualization containers that can be used to deploy applications and whole computing environments to any Linux running host machine1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom. Existing CHPC users may use a special container building server to build their containers. Non-CHPC users can either create a CHPC account, or install Singularity on their Linux, Mac or Windows system.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Intro to R • This free, hands-on presentation will introduce the R programming language, with a discussion on the basic R building blocks: R data types, vectors, matrices, list, data frames, functions, an dcontrol structures. The talk will also address how to use R on the CHPC clusters, and install R packages1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Monday, March 23, 2020

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, March 24, 2020

Workflows using Snakemake • Snakemake is a workflow tool implemented in Python that helps users create parallel, modular workflows and run them on a SLURM cluster. In this free, hands-on training, partipants will learn to create and run several simple workflows, examine their graphical output, and execute them on a Slurm cluster at CHPC. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom. Some prerequisites are required.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Intro to Open Science Grid Resources • This free training will introduce Open Science Grid (OSG) resources: What OSG is, how to apply for an account, and how to write simple scripts1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Intro to Parallel Computing • This free training will introduce shared and distributed parallel computer architectures, and multi-threaded and multi-tasked execution models on these architectures. It will also address various programming approaches to multi-threading and multi-tasking — first, the basics of OpenMP and MPI as used in Fortran and C/C++ programming, then with parallelization approaches in higher level languages like Python, R and MATLAB1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Intro to Profiling • This free training will focus on improving performance of existing codes. It will overview common problems with current computer architectures, and what profiling tools are available. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Tuesday-Wednesday, April 7-8, 2020

XSEDE HPC Workshop: Big Data  • XSEDE and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) are pleased to announce this two-day Big Data workshop. INSCC Auditorium (Room 110) will be one of the satellite sites to offer this class. The workshop will focus on Hadoop, Spark and Tensorflow. It's free, but you must register with XSEDE at their website. More information TBA. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with a one-hour break from 11:00 a.m. - noon.

April 9, 14, 15, 2020

ITIL Foundations class • The ITIL Foundations class provides a basic understanding of the key terms and core processes of the ITIL framework and prepares the student for the ITIL Foundations certification exam. Contact Craig Bennion (craig.bennion@utah.edu) for more information or to register. The price of the course for university employees is $480. The price for a non-university person is $1,595. Classes take place at the U's Downtown Data Center.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Intro to Debugging • This free talk will discuss various approaches to debugging codes, including freely-available open-source debuggers like gdb, and the commercial DDT debugger which CHPC licenses. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Salt Lake City Tech Summit • This year's tech summit agenda is designed to provide attendees with the latest IT trends and knowledge needed to make the best possible decisions on behalf of their organization. It will allow them to see the best practices other leading companies have adopted, key IT challenges they are facing, and new solutions that are solving these challenges. 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., University Park Marriott, 480 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. Free, but registration is required.


Past Events     

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Intro to Python part 3 of 5 • The first three sessions of this free training will introduce the key concepts of the Python language: variables, functions, control structures, IO, exception handling, and the concept of object-oriented programming. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom. To participate, you will need a laptop with a functional connection to the campus WiFi (or any internet connection if you attend via Zoom), and you must log in to one of our Jupyter Hub servers.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

3D Scanning Techniques for Any Discipline • In this free workshop, we will introduce the basics concepts and workflow for producing 3D models using photogrammetry, a technique for recreating a real-world object in 3D from photographs. Participants may bring a smartphone or digital camera, as well as an object of their own, to recreate. 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Marriott Library Room 2751.

University of Utah IT Exchange Mitchell Steinman, software developer in UIT's Center for High Performance Computing and the SLATE team, will present on migrating existing services into containers. 11:00 a.m. - noon, INSCC 345, or join online via Zoom.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Numpy, part 1 (Intro to Python part 3 of 5) • The fourth and fifth sessions of this free training will focus on how Python can be used in a scientific environment by using Numpy and SciPy. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom. To participate, you will need a laptop with a functional connection to the campus WiFi (or any internet connection if you attend via Zoom), and you must log in to one of our Jupyter Hub servers.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Numpy, part 2 (Intro to Python part 4 of 5) • The fourth and fifth sessions of this free training will focus on how Python can be used in a scientific environment by using Numpy and SciPy. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom. To participate, you will need a laptop with a functional connection to the campus WiFi (or any internet connection if you attend via Zoom), and you must log in to one of our Jupyter Hub servers.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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, March 5, 2020

Hands-On Intro to Open OnDemand • This free, hands-on talk will show how to use Open OnDemand, a web portal that interfaces with CHPC Linux clusters. Participants with a CHPC user account should bring a laptop with a functional connection to the campus WiFi. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Friday, March 6, 2020

World Leaders Lecture Forum with Reshma Saujani • In celebration of International Women's Day, Reshma Saujani (founder of Girls Who Code and author of Brave, Not Perfect) will present the 2019-20 World Leaders Lecture. Saujani is dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology and changing the image of what a computer programmer looks like and does. Free. 11:00 a.m. - noon, Kingsbury Hall.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Gartner Top Strategic Predictions for 2020 and Beyond • This complimentary webinar reveals the Gartner top strategic predictions that will most impact you, your coworkers and your organization in 2020 and beyond. 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. A Gartner account and registration is required.

Last Updated: 3/11/20