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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Future of Technology Leadership in 2025 • This Gartner webinar will address the factors that will influence the future of technology leadership, how the role of CIO changes over time, and who else will participate in the future of technology leadership. 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Free, but registration is required

Hands-on Introduction to Linux, Part 2 • Part 2 of 4 in this free series from CHPC will introduce the vi editor, and cover creating simple shell scripts. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

University of Utah IT Exchange • ITX is an independent technical discussion group that complements existing technical IT communities on campus. The topic will be "Jupyter Notebook" by Jeff Folsom and Mark Keller of Eccles Health Science Library. 11:00 a.m. – noon, INSCC Room 345.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Hands-on Introduction to Linux, Part 3 • Part 3 of 4 in this free series from CHPC will cover more advanced scripting. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Monday, September 2, 2019

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

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Hands-on Introduction to Linux, Part 4 • Part 4 of 4 in this free series from CHPC will focus on the compilation of software. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Module Basics • This free CHPC presentation will focus on how modules are organized and how to use modules on CHPC resources. Users with CHPC accounts may bring laptops to run various module commands as they are discussed. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Slurm Basics • This free CHPC presentation will focus on Slurm (Simple Linux Utility for Resource Management), used for managing job scheduling on the CHPC clusters. Users with CHPC accounts may bring laptops to follow along with the demonstration on the use of Slurm commands. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Hands-On Introduction to Open OnDemand • This new, free presentation from CHPC will cover how to use Open OnDemand, a web portal that interfaces CHPC Linux clusters. Attendees should bring a laptop with a Wi-Fi connection and have a CHPC user account. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

UIT/ITS golf tournament • Join your UIT and ITS colleagues for the annual golf tournament starting at 2:00 p.m. at Forest Dale Golf Course, 2375 S 900 E, SLC [map]. Each entry includes nine holes of golf, a cart, dinner, and prizes. Cost is $30 per individual and $120 per group of four, payable at the University Support Services (USS) reception desk, 1st Floor, 102 Tower. Payment is due Monday, September 2, 2019Cash only, please. This is an optional event for employees, and space is limited.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Hands-on Introduction to Python Part 1 • The first three sessions in this free five-part series from CHPC will introduce the key concepts of the Python language: variables, functions, control structures, IO, exception handling, as well the concept of object-oriented programming. To participate, attendees will need to a laptop with a functional connection to the campus Wi-Fi (or any internet connection if you attend via Zoom), and log in to a Jupyter Hub server1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Hands-on Introduction to Python Part 2 • The first three sessions in this free five-part series from CHPC will introduce the key concepts of the Python language: variables, functions, control structures, IO, exception handling, as well the concept of object-oriented programming. To participate, attendees will need to a laptop with a functional connection to the campus Wi-Fi (or any internet connection if you attend via Zoom), and log in to a Jupyter Hub server1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Fall 2019 STEM Career & Internship Fair • The job fair is open to all students who are interested in professional STEM career employment positions or internships that require a university degree. This is a great opportunity for students nearing graduation to network with employers and plan their post-graduation future. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Union Ballroom.

Hands-on Introduction to Python Part 3 • The first three sessions in this free five-part series from CHPC will introduce the key concepts of the Python language: variables, functions, control structures, IO, exception handling, as well the concept of object-oriented programming. To participate, attendees will need to a laptop with a functional connection to the campus Wi-Fi (or any internet connection if you attend via Zoom), and log in to a Jupyter Hub server1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Lucid Software Info Session • The session will feature information about Lucid's products, including chart and diagram program Lucidchart and layout and design tool Lucidpress. 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., SFEBB 5180. Free, but tickets are required.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Hands-on Introduction to Python/Numpy/SciPy Part 4 • The fourth and fifth sessions in this free five-part series from CHPC will focus on how Python can be used in a scientific environment by using Numpy and SciPy. To participate, attendees will need to a laptop with a functional connection to the campus Wi-Fi (or any internet connection if you attend via Zoom), and log in to a Jupyter Hub server1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom. 

University of Utah Employee Appreciation Day • U faculty and staff are invited to a day of fun and recognition. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Rice Eccles Stadium. Free, but your UID is required.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Fall 2019 Career & Internship Fair • The job fair is open to all students who are interested in professional career employment positions or internships that require a university degree. This is a great opportunity for students nearing graduation to network with employers and plan their post-graduation future. 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Union Ballroom. 

Hands-on Introduction to Python/Numpy/SciPy Part 5 • The fourth and fifth sessions in this free five-part series from CHPC will focus on how Python can be used in a scientific environment by using Numpy and SciPy. To participate, attendees will need to a laptop with a functional connection to the campus Wi-Fi (or any internet connection if you attend via Zoom), and log in to a Jupyter Hub server1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Workflows using Snakemake • Snakemake is a workflow tool implemented in Python that helps you create parallel, modular workflows and run them on a Slurm cluster. In this free session from CHPC, attendees will create and run several simple workflows, examine their graphical output, and execute them on a Slurm cluster at CHPC. Note: Prerequisites are required. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Tuesday-Thursday, December 24-26, 2019

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


Past Events     

Wednesday, August 7, 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)

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The 2019 Top 10 Data & Analytics Trends That Will Change Your Business • This Gartner webinar will focus on data and analytics' expanding strategic role in digital transformation, the top 10 data and analytics trends driving business change, and how to prioritize the innovations you need to pursue. 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Free, but registration is required

Tuesday, August 20, 2018

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.

Overview of HPC and CHPC • This presentation gives users new to CHPC, or users interested in high performance computing, an overview of HPC and the resources available at CHPC, as well as the policies and procedures to access these resources. Topic covered include computing resources available, file systems, accounts and access, batch system and policies, and allocations. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Fall 2019 Student Job & Internship Fair • The job fair is open to all students, regardless of year or major, who are interested in seasonal jobs, on-campus employment, volunteer opportunities, part-time positions, and other types of employment that do not require a degree. Students can chat with employers, learn about job and internship opportunities — including UIT's sUdo program, and find out how they can apply. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Union Ballroom.

University of Utah MacAdmins • Presentations include "What's New" by Todd McDaniel; "Jamf Patch Management Overview" by Bryson Tyrrell,  Jamf; "Preparing for the Next macOS Release" by Robert Hamen, NIH; and "Implementing Network Printing on Macs" by Joshua See, UW-River Falls. Presentations are followed by an open discussion. 11:00 a.m., Marriott Library, Room 1705A, or online via live broadcast.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Hands-on Introduction to Linux, Part 1 • Part 1 of 4 in this free series from CHPC will focus on the ways to connect to CHPC Linux systems and an overview of some important Linux commands. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom. 

Last Updated: 8/22/19