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Upcoming Events       

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hands-on Introduction to Python, part 2 • In the first two sessions, presented for free, the CHPC will introduce key concepts of the Python language, including variables, functions, control structures, IO, exception handling and object-oriented programming. Note: There are several prerequisites for the coursethat must be completed before the lectures. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Friday, October 19, 2018

“Predictive” Simulations of Complex Physical Systems in the Age of Data, ML, AI • Abani Patra, professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University at Buffalo, will talk about integrating physical principles-based modeling, efficient numerical and computational and data analytics methodology, and how useable simulations form the basis for cyberinfrastructure that advances scientific discovery and innovation. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Evans Conference Room 3780, Warnock Engineering Building.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Hands-on Introduction to Python, part 3 • In the third session, presented for free, the CHPC will focus on how Python can be used in a scientific environment by using Numpy and SciPy. Note: There are several prerequisites for the course that must be completed before the lectures. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Hands-on Introduction to Python, part 4 • The fourth session, presented for free by the CHPC, will focus on Python can be used in a scientific environment by using Numpy and SciPy. Note: There are several prerequisites for the course that must be completed before the lectures. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Introduction to Programming with OpenMP • In this talk, CHPC introduces the shared memory parallel programming model. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Tuesday-Friday, October 30 - November 2, 2018

EDUCAUSE Annual Conference • The EDUCAUSE annual conference calls together the best thinking in higher education IT. Registration fee information. The conference will be held in the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

University of Utah IT Exchange • ITX is an independent technical discussion group that complements existing technical IT communities on campus. The topic will be "Hybrid Cloud" (tentative). 11:00 a.m. - noon, INSCC Room 345.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Hybrid MPI-OpenMP Programming • CHPC, in this free talk, will introduce hybrid MPI-OpenMP programming model designed for distributed shared memory parallel computers, including when it's beneficial and examples of simple MPI-OpenMP codes. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop: GPU Programming using Open ACC • This free XSEDE and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will focus on OpenACC, the accepted standard using compiler devices to allow quick development of GPU capable codes using standard languages and compilers. Note:You must register at the XSEDE website. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with a one-hour break, INSCC Room 110.

Movie Screening: "The Imitation Game"• As part of its Veteran Day events, the University of Utah will screen "The Imitation Game," a movie about cryptographer Alan Turing and his team of code breakers, who programmed the Enigma machine to decode German messages during World War II. Free, 6:00 p.m., Fort Douglas Theater.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

IT Professionals Forum • ITP members meet monthly to discuss IT concerns shared among university colleges, departments, and organizations. Tech showcase 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Lunch (provided) 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Meeting 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library.

U.S. Military Impact on Cybersecurity • Chief Information Security Officer Randy Arvay will moderate a panel discussing the military's influence on cybersecurity, as part of the University of Utah's Veterans Day events. Free, noon to 1:00 p.m., Hinckley Institute Caucus Room, Gardner Commons Building.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Introduction to Debugging • This CHPC talk will discuss approaches for debugging codes, including open source debuggers such as gdb and compilers such as PGI's pgdbg, as well as the commercial Totalview debugger that CHPC licenses. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

November 9, 13, & 14, 2018

ITIL FoundationsThree-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. Downtown Data Center.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Introduction to R • In this free workshop, CHPC will introduce the building blocks of the R language, including R data types, vectors, matrices, list, data frames, functions and control structures. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Sunday-Friday, November 11-16, 2018

Supercomputing 2018 conference • The annual International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis will be held this year at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Registration is required.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Introduction to Profiling  The CHPC, in this free talk, will focus on improving the performance of existing codes and provide an overview of common problems with the current computer architectures and available profiling tools. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

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

Friday, November 23, 2018

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

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

National Compute Resources • In this free presentation, CHPC will introduce the resources available through XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment), the Open Science Grid, as well as other regional and national compute resources. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Introduction to Containers • The CHPC, in this free presentation, will discuss virtualization containers, including the Singularity container approach, that can be used to deploy applications and whole computing environments to any Linux running host machine. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Introduction to I/O at CHPC • This free talk by CHPC will examine several types of file servers used at the CHPC and efficient ways to read and write them. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Overview of the Protected Environment • This free presentation by CHPC is 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 within the environment's firewall. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

December 13, 18, & 19, 2018

ITIL FoundationsThree-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. Downtown Data Center.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

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

Wednesday, January 31, 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 Linux control groups (Cgroups). 11:00 a.m. to noon, INSCC Room 345.


Past Events    

Tuesday-Wednesday, October 2-3, 2018

XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop MPI • The two-day workshop, presented by XSEDE and CHPC, will provide a hands-on introduction to MPI programming for C and Fortran programmers, including labs exercises on writing scalable codes using MPI. Note: You must register at the XSEDE website. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break, INSCC Room 110.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

IT Professionals Forum • ITP members meet monthly to discuss IT concerns shared among university colleges, departments, and organizations. Tech showcase 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Lunch (provided) 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Meeting 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library.

Introduction to Technology Commercialization & Intellectual Property • Participants will learn the key definitions, governing regulations and university policies used to support technology transfer to the private sector. Topics include the Bayh-Dole Act, invention disclosure, searching patent-related literature, and the role of commercially-sponsored research and business development. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Center for Technology Venture & Commercialization (TVC)Registration is required.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

GPU Programming • This free CHPC talk will focus on how GPUs can be used an alternative to traditional CPUs in high performance computing; the hardware, particularly GPU cards; such concepts as thread, block, grid and shared memory; and such topics as compilation and mathematical libraries. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Wednesday-Saturday, October 3-6, 2018

2018 Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) Annual Conference • The University of Utah and UIT's Teaching & Learning Technologies will host the 2018 CCUMC Conference at the Salt Lake City Marriott University Park.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Data Centric Systems: Algorithm Exploitation & Evolving AI/Cognitive Examples • Kirk Jordan, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Data Centric Solutions, IBM T.J. Watson Research & CSO IBM Research UK , Cambridge, Mass., will speak about how the volume, variety, velocity and veracity of data is pushing how we think about computer systems, and how IBM Research's Data Centric Solutions organization has been developing systems that handle large data sets. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Warnock Engineering Building, room 3780.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Using LabArchives to Increase the Efficiency and Reproducibility of ResearchElectronic lab notebooks (ELNs) increase the productivity, efficiency and reproducibility of research. LabArchives is a multidisciplinary ELN provided as a free service to the University of Utah community. This presentation includes a general overview of ELNs, how to use LabArchives in your research, how to set up the notebook, and how to share data with collaborators. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), 3100C. 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

EDUCAUSE Live! Webinar Campus-Wide Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Saturation Campaign • In 2017, Utah Valley University partnered with the National Cyber Security Alliance to promote the adoption of two-factor authentication (2FA) for the student population of 34,000 students. This session will detail the multifaceted campaign, which combined the efforts of the administration, the IT department, and student groups11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration is required. 

Tuesday-Friday, October 9-12, 2018

Samvera Connect • Samvera Connect will host workshops and sessions for Samvera Project participants with an emphasis on synchronizing efforts, technical development, plans, and community links. The program is aimed at existing users, managers, and developers, as well as those who may just be new to Samvera and want to know more. Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. each day, with presentations beginning at 9:00 a.m. Marriott Library. Registration is required.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Using LabArchives to Increase the Efficiency and Reproducibility of Research • Learn about Electronic Lab Notebook and LabArchives. This session will include a discussion and demonstration of LabArchives features, and how to set up your account to suit your research team. Bring your laptop, please. 10:00 a.m. - noon, Marriott Library. Room 1705A in the Faculty Center. The instructor is Daureen Nesdill, Research Data Management Librarian.

October 12, 16, & 17, 2018

ITIL FoundationsThree-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. Downtown Data Center.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Faculty Forum Fall 2018Join UIT's Teaching & Learning Technologies and campus partners for TLT’s Faculty Forum “Ignite Collaboration” event, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Marriott Library. The event, which is free for faculty and staff, features discovery booths and presentations on a variety of teaching technology-related topics. Registration is now open.

Hands-on Introduction to Python, part 1 • In the first two sessions, presented for free, the CHPC will introduce key concepts of the Python language, including variables, functions, control structures, IO, exception handling and object-oriented programming. Note: There are several prerequistes for the course that must be completed before the lectures. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Room 110, or join via Zoom, meeting ID 411 178 3659.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

MacAdmins Meeting • Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment, including "What's New" by Todd McDaniel, University of Utah, Marriott Library; "APFS Overview" by Tim Standing, OWC; and "SaintCON Overview" by James Reynolds, University of Utah, Biology. 11:00 a.m. - noon, room 1705A, Marriott Library. A live broadcast will be available, and archives made available 2-3 days after the meeting to the MacAdmin community.

Last Updated: 10/18/18