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Upcoming Events                  

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

ITIL Foundations class • Three-day course provides participants with a practical understanding of IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices, in preparation for the ITIL Foundation in Service Management exam. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration is required.

Helping Healthcare Organizations Discover, Control, and Secure Connected Devices • In this free webinar from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), learn how to gain real-time visibility and inventory of every device connected to healthcare networks, automate enterprise-wide endpoint discovery, classification and remediation, and streamline asset inventory and reporting for device management and regulatory compliance. 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. You must set-up an HIMSS account to register.

Blockchain evolution: from Bitcoin to smart platforms • Blockchain technology was introduced in 2008 with the launch of the bitcoin currency. Since then, entrepreneurs and developers have been attempting to generalize the technology in order to support a wider range of applications on a single blockchain platform. This Meetup was created as a free public forum to discuss evolution of Blockchain technology and smart platforms, including Ethereum and upcoming EOS Blockchain. Please RSVP via Meetup. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, room 130, lower level.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

ITIL Foundations class • Three-day course provides participants with a practical understanding of IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices, in preparation for the ITIL Foundation in Service Management exam. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration is required.

Monday-Tuesday, December 25-26, 2017

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

Thursday, January 18, 2018

ITIL Foundations class • Three-day course provides participants with a practical understanding of IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices, in preparation for the ITIL Foundation in Service Management exam. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration is required.

Tuesday, January 24, 2018

ITIL Foundations class • Three-day course provides participants with a practical understanding of IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices, in preparation for the ITIL Foundation in Service Management exam. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration is required.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

ITIL Foundations class • Three-day course provides participants with a practical understanding of IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices, in preparation for the ITIL Foundation in Service Management exam. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration is required.

Friday, February 9, 2018

ITIL Foundations class • Three-day course provides participants with a practical understanding of IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices, in preparation for the ITIL Foundation in Service Management exam. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration is required.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

ITIL Foundations class • Three-day course provides participants with a practical understanding of IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices, in preparation for the ITIL Foundation in Service Management exam. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration is required.

Wednesday, February 13, 2018

ITIL Foundations class • Three-day course provides participants with a practical understanding of IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices, in preparation for the ITIL Foundation in Service Management exam. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration is required.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tech Talks: Computational Thinking Meets Design Thinking • Join the University of Utah School of Computing (SoC) and The City Library for a lecture series about the impact of computer science on our society and culture. This Tech Talk will be presented by SoC Associate Professor Erik Brunvand, who will address the burgeoning interest in arts and technology connections: new media, digital media, kinetic art, new frontiers, emergent media, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transdisciplinary. 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., The City Library [Google map], Main Library Auditorium.


Past Events   

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

IT Professionals Forum • ITP members meet monthly to discuss IT concerns shared among University colleges, departments, and organizations. This "Birds of a Feather" meeting will feature discussion and demonstration tables on Docker, VR, Arduino & Raspberry Pi, and the Student Program Framework, as well as pre-lunch presentations on new TLT funding and a computer lab statistics project update. Lunch provided. Pre-lunch presentations 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.; Lunch 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.; Meeting 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Introduction to GPU Programming • In this talk, we will first start with an explanation on how GPUs can be used as an alternative to traditional CPUs in the field of high-performance computing. Subsequently, we will spend some time on discussing the hardware especially the GPU cards as they are installed on several Ember nodes. We will show a few examples where the basic concepts such as thread, block, and grid will be elucidated as well as the concept of shared memory. The last part of the presentation covers topics such as compilation, mathematical libraries. Experience with C/C++ is strongly advised. 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), via Skype (TBA) or phone: (801) 587-1478 | Conference ID TBA.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Enterprise Web Advisory Council (ad hoc) • The University Enterprise Web Advisory Council (EWAC) is entrusted with raising, hearing and discussing issues that affect University web properties, its online ecosystem, and web visitors. EWAC council meetings are open and welcome all stakeholders, but physical meeting space may limit the number of attendees. 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Dumke Conference Room, Eccles Broadcast Center.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop: OpenACC • XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, will present an OpenACC GPU programming workshop. OpenACC is the accepted standard using compiler directives to allow quick development of GPU capable codes using standard languages and compilers. It has been used with great success to accelerate real applications within very short development periods. This workshop assumes knowledge of either C or Fortran programming. It will have a hands-on component using the Bridges computing platform at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. CHPC will be one of the satellite sites that will offer this class. There is no cost to attend, but you must register (TBA). Details and agenda TBA.. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a 1-hour break from 11:00 a.m. to noon MST. INSCC 110 or 407 based on a number of participants (in 407 if fewer than 15), via Skype (TBA) or phone: (801) 587-1478 | Conference ID (TBA).

Thursday, November 9, 2017

UTech one-day event • The University Campus Store and the Campus Store Health in HSEB locations will have Apple products available tax-free for University of Utah faculty and staff, with select items at an additional 8 percent off of already-reduced academic prices.

Managing the Security Risks of IoT Innovation (Gartner webinar) • While IoT provides a revolutionary approach to technology innovation for digital business, with great change comes great responsibility. 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Free. Registration required. For more information on the U's campus-wide subscription to Gartner resources please visit our IT org membership page.

Introduction to R • This (new) talk gives an introduction to the R language. We will discuss the following basic R building blocks: R data types, vectors, matrices, list, data frames, functions, control structures. In the second part of the talk, we will discuss how to use R on the CHPC clusters, how to install R packages. 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. INSCC Auditorium (room 110), via Skype (TBA) or phone: (801) 587-1478 | Conference ID (TBA).

Tech Talks: Air Quality and U: Empowering Citizens Through Science • Join the University of Utah School of Computing (SoC) and The City Library for a lecture series about the impact of computer science on our society and culture. This Tech Talk will be presented by Miriah Meyer, Computer Science professor, and Kerry Kelly, assistant professor of Chemical Engineering and associate director of the U's Program for Air Quality, Health, and Society. Meyer an and Kelly will discuss how low-cost commodity sensors are changing how cities and citizens measure and manage air quality, the science of air quality, the computational challenges of developing rigorous air quality estimates, and their efforts to engage with citizens across the city. 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., The City Library [Google map], Main Library Auditorium.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

UIT Talks: Get the Most Out of Skype for Business • Presenters Caprice Post (Product Management), and Corey Winn (UMail and Collaboration) will demonstrate how Skype for Business allows people to improve collaboration with internal and external colleagues and students, reduce travel time with online meetings, record meetings, and share content. 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 102 Tower (102 S 200 E), Zion Conference Room 5150, via Skype or phone: (801) 587-1478 | Conference ID: 4123238. Download Skype for Business for free from the Office of Software Licensing Win|Mac (mobile devices – download from your app store). After the event, meeting documents and a recording of the event will be available in Box.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

MacAdmins Meeting • Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Room 1705A, Marriott Library. A live broadcast will be available.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Engineering Day • This free half-day event is open to undecided majors, transfer students, and anyone interested in engineering at the U. Participants will have the opportunity to tour College of Engineering facilities, find out about research in the college, and attend exciting engineering-related presentations and demonstrations. 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Warnock Engineering Building - John and Marva (WEB).

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Introduction to I/O at CHPC • In this talk, we will go over several types of file servers that are used at the CHPC, then talk about efficient ways to read and write to these. 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. to 2:00 p.m. INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), via Skype or phone: (801) 587-1478 | Conference ID: 3431572.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Onramp with MATLAB • All University of Utah students are invited to learn about or brush up on programming with MATLAB, enjoy free pizza and enter to win prizes, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Warnock Engineering Building (WEB), room L112. Please bring your laptop. You do not need to have MATLAB already installed. The University has obtained a MathWorks, Inc. MATLAB (TAH) Total Academic Headcount campus-wide software license, which makes the software available to students at a deep discount. This event is hosted by Steffan Sowards, the U's new MATLAB student ambassador, and is sponsored by MathWorks in coordination with Bioengineering USAC.

Thursday-Friday, November 23-24, 2017

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

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Introduction to Debugging • This talk will discuss 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. Then we will spend the rest of the talk showing features of the commercial Totalview debugger which CHPC licenses. We start with basic serial debugging, followed by parallel OpenMP and MPI debugging, showing features and tips that improve the debugging experience. We will close up with additional Totalview features such as the Memory Debugging, Replay Engine and CUDA and Xeon Phi debugging features. 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), via Skype (TBA) or phone: (801) 587-1478 | Conference ID (TBA).

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. 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.. Please note new location: Winder Boardroom, Park Bldg.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Crash Course to HTML Coding • Lassonde Studios hosts an HTML fundamentals coding workshop for University students, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The IT Experiences of Faculty and Students (2017 ECAR Findings) • This EDUCAUSE webinar offers highlights from its 2017 student and faculty technology surveys, which use data collected from over 35,000 students and 11,000 faculty. Topics covered in this year's reports include campus IT experiences, student and faculty IT experiences, and teaching and learning with technology. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration is free for EDUCAUSE members and $100 for nonmembers.

Introduction to Profiling • This talk focuses on improving performance of existing codes. First, we overview common problems with respect to the current computer architectures and then we will go over available profiling tools. We will start with the open source profilers such as gprof, followed by pgprof which is a part of the PGI suite. Then we will mention tools produced by Intel, the Intel Advisor XE which is geared towards threading design and prototyping, and Intel VTune Amplifier XE, which is an advanced performance profiler and analyzer. We conclude with discussion on Intel MPI profiling tool, the Intel Trace Analyzer and Collector, which is useful in finding bottlenecks in MPI codes. 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), via Skype or phone: (801) 587-1478 | Conference ID: 2511683. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

UIT Talks: Microsoft Teams at the U, and the Future of Skype  • Caprice Post, Product Management (CTO), and Dave Packham, UMail and Collaboration, will provide an overview demonstration of Teams and answer your Teams questions. Microsoft Teams is a free Office 365 tool that enables enhanced collaboration for University faculty, staff, and students. Teams is chat-based and allows users to start meetings, share and collaborate on Microsoft Office documents, create new channels for different topics, and more, all directly within the Teams workspace. 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Zion Conference Room 5150, 102 Tower (102 S 200 E) + Online Skype meeting or join by phone 801-587-1478, Conference ID: 2704938.

XSEDE Resource Support at CHPC • This short course we introduces you to the resources available through XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) and initial steps required to access these resources. The University of Utah Campus Champion, Anita Orendt, has a small allocation on a few of these resources, and can help you with questions and support. 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), via Skype or phone: (801) 587-1478 | Conference ID: 2902727.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Protected Environment at CHPC • This presentation is an overview of the 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 firewall. 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), via Skype or phone: (801) 587-1478 | Conference ID: 9321350.

Friday, December 8, 2017

ITIL Foundations class• Three-day course provides participants with a practical understanding of IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices, in preparation for the ITIL Foundation in Service Management exam. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration is required.

EAE Play • The U community is invited to stop by the The Entertainment Arts and Engineering Master Games Studio (EAE:MGS) to play-test student games, give feedback, and have fun! 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Last Updated: 12/8/17