Upcoming Trainings Available

Research IT had identified a few key upcoming trainings that are available for researchers, professors and grad students. View the Research IT Calendar page for a full list of training links and calendars.

8/31. Software Carpentry Workshop.

9/1. Illinois Compass2g: The Essentials

9/13. Amazon Web Services Lab

9/14. Introduction to OpenMP Using Interactive Parallelization Tool

9/14. Using Digital Badges in Courses and Professional Development

9/20. Blue Waters Webinar: High-Performance Workflows with Swift

9/21. Blue Waters New User Training

9/27. Amazon Web Services Lab

9/27. Blue Waters: Software Engineering Practices

10/25. Blue Waters: Scientific Visualization in Houdini

Programming Fundamentals and Bioinformatics in R


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Experimental CPSC 499 course for second half of fall semester 2017

This course is aimed at graduate students who have been briefly introduced to R in their coursework and want to understand the R programming language in more depth in order to use it in their research.  It assumes no knowledge of computer science, and will cover introductory computer science concepts and vocabulary.  Students will learn to create their own R functions, and will create small R packages as a final project.  The course will also introduce analysis of DNA, RNA, and protein sequence data using BioConductor.

Lecture 9:30-10:50am Tuesday/Thursday. Lab/Discussion 11:00- 12:20pm Tuesday

2 Credit Hours; CRN 69380

Instructor: Lindsay Clark


Software Carpentry Workshop August 31

NCSA and CSE will host several Software Carpentry workshops in the fall term. The first is August 31. To register visit go.illinois.edu/swc.

Topics will include an introduction to Python, shell scripting (Bash), and version control with Git.  If you are planning workshops which rely on any of these topics, this is a good chance to make sure prospective students are prepared.

For questions email training@cse.illinois.edu

LabVIEW CLAD Certification Training Available

LabVIEW CLAD Certification Training is available August 14-18. This training, which typically costs $8,000 is being offered to Illinois faculty, staff and students for only $30. LabVIEW is a “systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.”

Registration is required by August 1, 2017. For more information and to register visit the Illinois WebStore.

Register for Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC17)

Go to http://pearc17.pearc.org/ to register for the conference and check the latest program schedule. To book rooms, go to http://pearc17.pearc.org/hotel or call 888-421-1442 and reference the conference name.

PEARC17 attendees staying at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans will experience the best of the Big Easy. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown, next to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Smoothie King Center and Champions Square. Nearby attractions include taking a ride on the Loyola Avenue Streetcar, which passes directly in front of the hotel, or a walk to the historic French Quarter, Arts District, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, the National World War II Museum, and the scenic Mississippi Riverfront—all located within a mile of the hotel. Attendees will also savor some of the city’s best cuisine at the hotel’s restaurants and dining options: 8 Block Kitchen & Bar, Vitascope Hall, Q Smokery & Cafe, Pizza Consegna and Borgne by celebrity chef John Besh.

To help plan your visit to the Big Easy, the PEARC17 web site has information about things to do and see in and around New Orleans, as well as additional informative links. See http://pearc17.pearc.org/new-orleans.

Let your social media friends know

 FACEBOOK: #PEARC17—New Orleans, July 9–13—For all engaged in the challenges of operating and using advanced research computing. The registration and hotel deadline is May 31. Register NOW and don’t miss any of the great presentations or the opportunity to network with peers and industry thought leaders. https://www.pearc.org/ #HPC

TWITTER: #PEARC17 registration and hotel deadline is May 31. Join your peers and #HPC thought leaders in NOLA July 9-13. pearc.org

High Performance Computing topics by XSEDE

XSEDE is pleased to announce a regular series of remote workshops on High-Performance Computing topics.  These hands-on workshops provide a convenient way for researchers to learn about the latest techniques and technologies of current interest in HPC.  We are currently accepting satellite sites for:

June 6-9 – Summer Boot Camp (FINAL CALL – a Few spots remain)

August 15: OpenMP

September 12-13: Big Data

October 3-4: MPI

November 7: GPU Programming Using OpenACC

December 5-6: Big Data

You, or another representative of your institution, should contact us if you are interested in hosting a remote site.  The number of sites will be limited for any given event.  Please note that this is not individual student enrollment; we will post registration pages for student enrollment once the remote sites have been determined.

Unless otherwise stated, this series will run from 11AM-5PM Eastern Time each day so as to encourage participation in all time zones.

Interest in this series has grown dramatically.  We routinely have more sites apply than we can handle.  We will announce the list of accepted sites about 1 month prior to each event.  Please do not assume your site has been accepted until you are notified as such.

These workshops are very hands-on and use the foremost available platforms for their subject matter.  They are a continuation of the previously oversubscribed XSEDE remote workshops and an effort to reduce the backlog of demand while maintaining the quality.

Satellite sites must be able to provide a facility capable of two-way video for the duration of the workshop.  There should also be a full-time TA available to assist with local technical issues.  An AV system test will be scheduled sometime before each workshop.

Address any questions regarding course content to John Urbanic (urbanic@psc.edu) and questions regarding registration to Tom Maiden (tmaiden@psc.edu).