In late March, USC ‘s Center for High-Performance Computing (HPC) brought our cluster back online after a week-long downtime. We schedule two downtimes per year for regular maintenance but, as mentioned in part one, we had to do extra planning for this particular downtime as we were implementing a major change to how jobs are scheduled […]
Brett Milash, Center for High Performance Computing, University of Utah One of my roles at the University of Utah involves supporting scientists developing computing work flows on the computer clusters here at the Center for High Performance Computing. Toward this goal I am evaluating a number of the countless work flow management tools out […]
Linh Ngo Clemson University After the first workshop on Data Mining was offered, we have had several follow-up appointments from participants of the workshop. While majority of these meeting involved clarifying details from the workshop, several of them were about techniques to developing specific data mining scenarios in actual research work, which were not covered […]
Linh Ngo Clemson University By Spring 2017, the Cyberinfrastructure and Technology Integration (CITI) Department at Clemson University has offered a range of introductory research computing workshops. Contents covered by these workshops include Linux, Github, Python, R, Hadoop MapReduce, and Apache Spark. However, post-workshop surveys indicate that participants want to have access to more advanced workshops. […]
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.
I recently attended the ACI-REF Virtual Residency 2016 workshop where we discussed, among other things, how and when different computing centers should install software for their researchers. The conversation was surprisingly lively because installing software is a topic that touches on many regimes of facilitation. Since every institution has its own perspective, I thought it […]
My name is Cesar Sul and I’m a relatively new ACI-REF at USC’s Center for High-Performance Computing. My introduction to facilitation began when one of our researchers started using our login nodes to run their research software. This was an excellent first case because it helped me learn about the rules and layout of our […]