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Upcoming Events                

Monday, January 20, 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. 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.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Overview of HPC and CHPC • This free presentation gives users new to UIT's Center for High Performance Computing, or users interested in HPC, an overview of available resources, and policies and procedures to access these resources. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Monday, January 27, 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, January 28, 2020

Hands on Intro to Linux, part 1 of 4 • This free presentation will focus on connecting to CHPC Linux systems and important Linux commands. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom. Participants must bring a laptop with a functional connection to the campus WiFi. If you don't have an account with CHPC, login information for a temporary account on a virtual machine will be available.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Hands on Intro to Linux, part 2 of 4 • This free presentation will introduce the vi editor, and how to create simple shell scripts. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom. Participants must bring a laptop with a functional connection to the campus WiFi. If you don't have an account with CHPC, login information for a temporary account on a virtual machine will be available.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Hands on Intro to Linux, part 3 of 4 • This free presentation will cover more advanced scripting. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom. Participants must bring a laptop with a functional connection to the campus WiFi. If you don't have an account with CHPC, login information for a temporary account on a virtual machine will be available.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Hands on Intro to Linux, part 4 of 4 • This free presentation will focus on the compilation of software. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom. Participants must bring a laptop with a functional connection to the campus WiFi. If you don't have an account with CHPC, login information for a temporary account on a virtual machine will be available.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Microsoft 365 Friday • Microsoft 365 Friday (#M365Friday) is a free community‐focused technology event dedicated to educating and engaging members of the local technical community. With the expansion of the Microsoft 365 platform, the event now draws upon the expertise of IT professionals, developers and solutions architects who come together to share their real-world experiences, lessons learned, best practices, and general knowledge with other like‐minded individuals. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Karen G. Miller Conference Center (SLCC campus), 9750 S. 300 West, Sandy. Free, but registration is required.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Module Basics • This free presentation covers modules, an environment management tool that makes a shell environment more dynamic. This session will focus on how modules are organized and how to use them on CHPC resources. CHPC users may bring laptops to run commands as they're discussed. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Slurm and Slurm Batch Scripts • Slurm (Simple Linux Utility for Resource Management) is used to manage job scheduling on the CHPC clusters. This free training session will address the use of the Slurm batch scheduler on the CHPC clusters and the structure of Slurm batch scripts. CHPC users may bring laptops to follow along with the demonstration. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Intro to Python part 1 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.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Intro to Python part 2 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.

Make It: 3-D Print USB HolderLassonde Studios will host free training for U students about 3D printers and how to 3D print designs created or found online. 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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     

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

University of Utah MacAdmins • The January meeting includes presentations on what's new by Todd McDaniel of Marriott Library; an eGPU student project by O'Ryan Hampton of Marriott Library; Oracle Java licensing by Brad Millett of University Information Technology; Mac threat landscape by Thomas Reed of Malwarebytes; and Jamf Interaction Toolkit by David Ramirez of Adidas. 11:00 a.m. to noon, Marriott Library 1705A. Live broadcast at http://www.lib.utah.edu/services/knowledge-commons/live-broadcast/.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Addressing the 3 Key Issues of Cloud Security • In this complimentary Gartner webinar, we look at problems, recommended processes and new product types you need to address three key issues: What are the unique risks associated with public cloud service providers, and how can they be controlled? What are the unique security challenges of IaaS and how can they be mitigated? What are the unique control challenges of SaaS, and how can they be addressed? 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration is required. 

Last Updated: 1/16/20