Cyd Burrows-Schilling University of California, San Diego The third ACI-REF Virtual Residency (VR) gathered again at the University of Oklahoma (OU), Norman, campus this year from Sunday, July 30 through Friday, August 4, 2017. Being relatively new to the field of research facilitation (just 1 year in and loving it!), I was eager to participate […]
Last month, I attended the inaugural PEARC17 conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. PEARC (Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing) was created by merging conferences for communities that support and benefit from research computing. As a result, there was a great variety in the types of sessions offered.
A few months ago a biology group at the University of Utah contacted the Center for High-Performance Computing (CHPC). Their goal was to predict the MS/MS spectra for a set of molecules (#:230,737). In a first step, I installed the CFM-ID code and its dependencies (vide infra). On our Ember cluster (Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5660 […]
Quick entry. My colleague Cesar and I from USC High-Performance Computing attended the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California yesterday (www.gputechconf.com). I read that 5,000 attended last year and Nvidia, the conference host, expects a record number this year. The focus was Nvidia’s GPU (Graphical Processing Unit) technology and applications. Deep Learning: If I […]
As someone with a lot to do at work (tickets! meetings! reports! documentation! workshops! community-building!), I often consider how I can optimize my work time. Like a good scientist, I try lots of approaches and some of my experiments are more successful than others. This post describes three “success stories” — using a simple technology, […]
Need for hybrid MPI-OpenMP programs The multi-core era is here and our programming habits need to adjust to it. Most people by now have their codes parallelized using MPI for distributed memory machines, as that era has been upon us for 20 years now. MPI codes can work well on multi-core machines, but, with the […]
Foster’s rule (also known as the island rule or the island effect) is an ecogeographical rule in evolutionary biology stating that members of a species get smaller or bigger depending on the resources available in the environment. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foster’s_rule Cyberinfrastructure at the University of Hawaii is relatively new and small compared to the other organizations […]
The annual XSEDE conference will be changing into a new conference called “Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing” or PEARC. The Advancing Research Computing on Campuses (ARCC) best practices workshop, a conference with close ties to ACI-REF, will be co-located with this inaugural PEARC conference, bringing together members of each group in the same time […]