Amazon Web Services at Illinois gives students and faculty the opportunity to explore and optimize data analysis.
Thanks to the campus contract between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, both faculty and student researchers have access to Amazon’s cloud computing platform, and they’re already doing amazing things.
Katherine Kendig, a research coordinator and partner with Public Affairs at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), reports that students are capitalizing on the partnership to optimize data analysis in computational genomics research. To learn more about this exciting work,visit https://cloud.illinois.edu.
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will host a webinar on December 7 from 2-4 p.m. CST to share tips on writing a successful XSEDE allocation proposal. This webinar will introduce users to the process of writing an XSEDE allocation proposal, and cover the elements that make a proposal successful. This webinar is recommended for users making the jump from a startup allocation to a research allocation, and is highly recommended for new campus champions. Please promote this webinar to interested people in your network via this link.
Dr. Lindsay Clark, a Research Specialist in the department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, needed a gel imager for her work. She didn’t want to spend $10,000, so built her own for considerably less.
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The article These are the world’s most powerful supercomputers by Popular Science not only highlights those with the most power, but also describes what a supercomputer is and how it differs from a server farm.
AITS and Technology Services are partnering to provide Database Administrative services (DBA). The joint DBA team will be able to serve the University community and expand their service offerings. By partnering, Tech Services and AITS will have more support resources for customers, and will be able to improve their offerings.
If you need assistance with database services, you can still contact support the way you previously have, but you may end up talking to some new people.
For questions contact Chris Newman.
Amazon Web Services has announced new per-second billing for EC2 and block volumes.
For more information visit cloud.illinois.edu.
Blue Waters  project at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications  is hosting a New User Training workshop for those interested in learning how to best use the Blue Waters supercomputer.
Blue Waters will provide training accounts to students, faculty, and staff from institutions that are part of the InCommon Federation. Up to 200 participants will be able to join an interactive discussion via WebEx. The event will be hosted at NCSA at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and also broadcast on Youtube. Those watching Youtube will be able to ask questions and participate in the discussions via Slack.
Free registration is required (please use your institutional email address when signing up for the workshop).
When: 10:00 – 16:00 CDT, September 21, 2017
Where: NCSA bldg, Room 1030 and Youtube
- to participate remotely via Youtube & Slack, click here
- to attend the workshop at NCSA, click here
Blue Waters is one of the world’s most powerful computing systems. Each year that Blue Waters is in operation, about 3 to 4 million node-hours will be allocated to projects from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As each node has many powerful cores, this is significantly more computing power than most universities have available for their use, and this resource provides University faculty and staff with a unique opportunity to perform groundbreaking work in computational science.
Proposals are due by September 15. To request use of the system visit https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/illinois-allocations.
The Illinois Campus Cluster Program (ICCP) was utilized for processing research done by Professor Jean-Pierre Leburton, a member of the Beckman Institute’s Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterial Group. Leburton’s work has recently been featured in numerous articles for his work on the future of transistors and the role of nanopores in DNA.
Blue Waters is one of the world’s most powerful computing systems and is located at Illinois. Each year more than 3 million node-hours are allocated to projects from our campus. Each node has many powerful cores, providing University faculty and staff significant computing power. Proposals are accepted twice per year, the next deadline is September 15, 2017. More information can be found at https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/illinois-allocations