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Computational Science in the Cloud Institute at TACC – 7/24-28/2017

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:30

This 5-day workshop will provide participants with an end-to-end introduction to performing scientific simulations and analyses in a cloud-based environment. Participants will build their own virtual machines, setup Jupyter notebooks, learn to use APIs for provisioning and bootstrapping VMs, attach VMs to cloud and object storage, use containers for simplifying and standardizing VM deployment, and automate deployment of VMs with different tools. Participants will also learn how to use the Agave API for managing and collaborating in cloud environments.

Price for students, faculty, and academic researchers is $400.

Registration details and full agenda can be found at https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/education/institutes/computational-science-in-the-cloud.

Data and Information Analytics Institute at TACC – 6/19-23/2017

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:24

This 5-day workshop will introduce participants to best practices for large-scale data analysis using Python, R, and Hadoop/Spark, as well as an introduction to data management, working with databases, and machine learning. Participants will also receive introductions to current state of the practice in geospatial, biomedical, and information visualization.

Price for students, faculty, and academic researchers is $400.

Registration details and full agenda can be found at https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/education/institutes/data-and-information-analytics.

Visualizing and Interacting with Data Institute at TACC – 6/19-23/2017

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:19

This 5-day workshop will introduce participants to tools and best practices for remote and collaborative visualization of scientific data, developing visualizations using virtual reality and augmented reality interfaces, and building visualization systems like large tiled-displays. Participants will also receive introductions to current state of the practice in geospatial, biomedical, and information visualization.

Price for students, faculty, and academic researchers is $400.

Registration details and full agenda can be found at https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/education/institutes/visualizing-and-interacting-with-data.

Writing a Successful XSEDE Allocation Proposal - 7/6/2017

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:15

This short 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.

Registration: https://www.xsede.org/web/xup/course-calendar

Please submit any questions you may have via the Consulting section of the XSEDE User Portal.

https://portal.xsede.org/help-desk

Writing a Successful XSEDE Allocation Proposal - 6/13/2017

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:09

This short 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.

Registration: https://www.xsede.org/web/xup/course-calendar

Please submit any questions you may have via the Consulting section of the XSEDE User Portal.

https://portal.xsede.org/help-desk

Cell Modeling Workshop - Pittsburgh

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:54

Dear Colleague,

We would like to make you aware of the following workshop to be held at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center:

CELL MODELING WORKSHOP
Workshop Dates: June 26 – 28, 2017
Application Deadline: June 2, 2017

For more details, or to apply visit:
http://mmbios.org/cmw2017

This workshop will cover theory and practice for the design and simulation of cell models focused on diffusion-reaction systems such as neurotransmission, signaling cascades, and other forms of biochemical networks.

During the workshop, participants will learn how to use the tools developed by MMBioS to create, run, and analyze models of cellular microphysiology and apply them to their own research questions.

This workshop lasts three full days, and attendees are strongly encouraged to bring ideas/data for their own simulation projects. The daily schedule includes theoretical and practical lectures, instructor-guided hands-on tutorials, and opportunities for one-on-one interaction with the instructors on individual project development.

REMINDER: Jetstream TACC Scheduled Maintenance - Tuesday, May 30, 2017 8a-5p

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:25

Jetstream’s Openstack access to TACC may be offline on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 8am Central through 5pm Central for upgrades/enhancements.

Existing/running instances will still be available via ssh. Both Atmosphere and API users will be affected.

Please contact help@xsede.org with any questions or concerns.

Wrangler Maintenance 6 June 2017

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:09

Wrangler will not be available from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. System maintenance and general updates will be performed during this time.

Thank you.

- TACC Team

Senior Scientific Applications Engineer

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 09:47

OSC is hiring a Senior Scientific Applications Engineer with a focus on application support for OSC’s industrial engagement and research programs. This individual will:
1) Optimize relevant open source modeling and simulation codes for high performance execution on OSC and other HPC systems.
2) Provide consulting on code optimization, parallel programming or accelerator programming to OSC clients.
3) Perform application software builds, investigate software development tools, make improvements to OSC’s software deployment infrastructure, and create user-facing documentation.

More details can be found at the job posting here:
https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/78836

SDSC Comet: Lustre scratch filesystem issue

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 09:04

There was an issue with the Lustre scratch filesystem (/oasis/scratch/comet) this morning and it is impacting jobs on the system. We are looking into the problem and will update once we have resolution. Please email help@xsede.org if you have any questions.

Computational Scientist / Researcher

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 08:29

Title: Computational Scientist / Researcher
Deadline to Apply: 2017-05-31
Deadline to Remove: 2017-06-01
Job Summary: domain, systems and software expertise. It provides high performance software solutions to academia, industry and state bodies, through partnership, knowledge transfer, project delivery and service provision. The ideal candidate will join a dynamic and enthusiastic team of expert computational scientists and systems administrators and contribute to ICHEC’s ambitious programmes of industry engagement and applied computational research. The job’s main focus is placed on developing state of the art high performance software through innovative algorithms capable of leveraging cutting-edge hardware (e.g. many-core, FPGA, etc.) The role involves close interaction with other ICHEC staff and with industry partners in a stimulating work environment.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or in process of finalising) or equivalent experience (min. 4+ yrs. beyond undergraduate degree) in computational science, software engineering, computational physics, applied mathematics or a related discipline. The candidate should demonstrate a track record of working in a R&D environment, with strong software development experience in C/C++, OpenMP, MPI, OpenCL, CUDA, Spark, R, Pearl, and Python, ideally within the Prince2/Agile framework.

Job URL: https://www.ichec.ie/job_specs/NUIG%20073-17%20Computational%20Scientist.pdf
Job Location: Dublin, Ireland
Institution: National University of Ireland, Galway
Requisition Number:
Posting Date: 2017-05-17
Job Posting Type: Job
Please visit http://hpcuniversity.org/careers/ to view this job on HPCU.
Please contact jobs@hpcuniversity.org with questions.

Systems Administrator /Research Associate

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 08:26

Title: Systems Administrator /Research Associate
Deadline to Apply: 2017-05-31
Deadline to Remove: 2017-05-31
Job Summary: The successful candidate will join a team of experienced system administrators to help support the national supercomputing infrastructure, as well as the organisation’s internal IT requirements and other external facing operational services. This will require activities in a diverse range of technical domains such as networking, server virtualization and administration, and user level services such as AAA, monitoring and technical support. The role will involve close interaction with other ICHEC staff and with end users in a dynamic and stimulating work environment.
Job URL: https://www.ichec.ie/job_specs/NUIG%20075-17_ICHEC-SysAdmin-ICHECx.pdf
Job Location: Dublin or Galway, Ireland
Institution: Irish Centre for High End Computing
Requisition Number: 07517
Posting Date: 2017-05-17
Job Posting Type: Job
Please visit http://hpcuniversity.org/careers/ to view this job on HPCU.
Please contact jobs@hpcuniversity.org with questions.

Computational Scientist

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 08:25

Title: Computational Scientist
Deadline to Apply: 2017-07-31
Deadline to Remove: 2017-07-31
Job Summary: ICHEC is the national High-Performance Computing (HPC) in Ireland with domain, systems and software expertise. It provides high performance software solutions to academia, industry and state bodies, through partnership, knowledge transfer, project delivery and service provision. ICHEC operates the national HPC service providing compute resources and software expertise for the research communities across all the main science disciplines, including collaborative partnerships and programmes of education and outreach. The ideal candidate will join a dynamic and enthusiastic team of expert computational scientists and systems administrators and contribute to ICHEC’s ambitious programmes of industry engagement and applied computational research. The job’s main focus is placed on developing state of the art high performance software through innovative algorithms capable of leveraging cutting-edge hardware (e.g. many-core, FPGA, etc.) The role involves close interac!
tion with other ICHEC staff and with industry partners in a stimulating work environment.
Job URL: https://www.ichec.ie/job_specs/NUIG%20073-17%20Computational%20Scientist.pdf
Job Location: Dublin or Galway, Ireland
Institution: Irish Centre for High End Computing
Requisition Number: 07317
Posting Date: 2017-05-17
Job Posting Type: Job
Please visit http://hpcuniversity.org/careers/ to view this job on HPCU.
Please contact jobs@hpcuniversity.org with questions.

H2020 Computational Scientist

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 08:23

Title: H2020 Computational Scientist
Deadline to Apply: 2017-05-17
Deadline to Remove: 2017-06-30
Job Summary: With an evaluation score of 14 out of 15 from the European Commission, the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) research and innovation project Runtime Exploitation of Application Dynamism for Energy-efficient eXascale computing (READEX) will develop a design methodology and tool-suite that enables High Performance Computing systems to exploit the dynamic behaviour of HPC applications for improved energy efficiency on extreme-scale systems. The project will combine current results of system scenario based design from the embedded domain with HPC auto-tuning and platform expertise. The project is coordinated by the Technical University of Dresden (TUD). ICHEC is a work package leader and a major partner together with academic partners from Germany, Norway, The Czech Republic, as well as the Intel Exascale Lab in France.
Job URL: https://www.ichec.ie/job_specs/NUIG%20092-17_Comp_Scientist_READEX_2017.pdf
Job Location: Dublin or Galway, Ireland
Institution: Irish Centre for High End Computing
Requisition Number: 09217
Posting Date: 2017-05-17
Job Posting Type: Job
Please visit http://hpcuniversity.org/careers/ to view this job on HPCU.
Please contact jobs@hpcuniversity.org with questions.

Senior Technical Advisor

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 08:59

Title: Senior Technical Advisor
Deadline to Apply: 2017-05-18
Deadline to Remove: 2017-05-18
Job Summary: Serving at the forefront to monitor emerging technologies and researcher needs, engages in in-depth partnerships with scientific communities and higher education institutions across the U.S seeking to adopt or develop innovative applications or methodologies.

Engages in in-depth partnerships with scientific communities and domains at higher education institutions across the U.S seeking to adopt or develop innovative applications or methodologies. Provides strategic thought, highly technical expertise, and project leadership relevant to the complex JetStream system and Jetstream cloud environment. Provides leadership that will enable the University to position itself appropriately while balancing advocacy with the need to cooperate in the management of this extremely complex interrelated system. Develops recommendations including business use cases, feasibility, price point, the associated system development needs and integration with existing technologies.
Job URL: https://iujobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/34792
Job Location: Bloomington, IN
Institution: Indiana University
Requisition Number:
Posting Date: 2017-05-09
Job Posting Type: Job
Please visit http://hpcuniversity.org/careers/ to view this job on HPCU.
Please contact jobs@hpcuniversity.org with questions.

Manager

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 08:58

Title: Manager
Deadline to Apply: 2017-06-09
Deadline to Remove: 2017-06-09
Job Summary: The Manager plans and leads the activities of the Systems Engineering Team by participating in the evaluation and planning of Library and Technology Services and University wide computing services. The person in this position will investigate and resolve software and hardware problems, analyze and develop methods for the applications of new technologies in support of service goals.
Job URL: https://lehigh.hiretouch.com/position-details?jobID=38712
Job Location: Bethlehem, PA
Institution: Lehigh University
Requisition Number:
Posting Date: 2017-05-09
Job Posting Type: Job
Please visit http://hpcuniversity.org/careers/ to view this job on HPCU.
Please contact jobs@hpcuniversity.org with questions.

Stampede 2 Update: Stampede 1’s Production KNL Sub-System Moving to Stampede 2

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 11:42

The Stampede 2 deployment continues to go well: we expect to begin ** Phase 1 production service during the week of June 7 ** with a full complement of 4,200 Intel Knights Landing (KNL) compute nodes. Later this summer we’ll begin Phase 2 deployment of an additional 1,736 nodes featuring an upcoming Intel processor. We will continue to downsize Stampede 1 as this transition proceeds, but Stampede 1 will remain available until Fall 2017 when Stampede 2 enters full production.

The next major step focuses on the 508 KNL nodes (https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/user-guides/stampede#stampede-knl-cluster) that are currently in production as a sub-system of the existing Stampede cluster. ** On or about Wednesday, 17 May 2017 we will stop accepting new jobs on the KNL sub-system. We will do our best to allow pending jobs to run to completion before we permanently retire the login-knl1 login node. ** This will have no effect on the availability of your files: the Sandy Bridge and KNL sides of Stampede 1 share the same home, work, and scratch file systems.

Please watch XSEDE User News (https://www.xsede.org/news!) for additional information over the next few weeks. For now, note that TACC will have no KNLs in production service for a 3-4 week period beginning in mid-May. The temporary absence of 508 KNL nodes will likely put additional pressure on the Sandy Bridge queues. We especially appreciate your patience with queue wait times as we continue the process of installing Stampede 2.

Please submit any questions you may have via the Consulting section of the XSEDE User Portal.
https://portal.xsede.org/help-desk

ECSS Symposium Tues May 16, 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 10:56

Please join us for this month’s ECSS symposium, Tues May 16, 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/350667546
Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 350 667 546

Our featured speakers are Amit Chourasia (SDSC) discussing his work analyzing time series earthquake data with collaborators Keith Richards-Dinger and James Dieterich (UC Riverside) and Ylfeng Cui (SDSC). Earthquake hazard estimation requires systematic investigation of past records as well as fundamental processes that cause the quake. Robust risk estimation requires detailed long-term records of earthquakes at all scales (magnitude, space, time), which are not available. Hence a synthetic method based on first principals is used to generate records that bridge this critical gap. Exploring this data is of vital importance to validate the simulator as well as to identify features of interest such as quake time histories, conduct analysis such as mean recurrence interval of events on each fault section, etc. This work describes and demonstrates a prototype web based visual tool that enables scientists and students explore this rich dataset. It also discusses the refinement and streamlining data management and analysis that is less error prone and scalable.

Kwai Wong (NICS) will be discussing his work with PI Matthew DeAngelis (Georgia State) in text analytics or “scriptability”. Motivated by the increasing tendency for computing power to assist, or even replace, human effort in the acquisition and analysis of financial information and in the execution of trading strategies, this project examines the “scriptability” of firm disclosures, or the relative ease with which a computer program can transform the large amounts of unstructured data contained in various firm disclosures into usable information. The objective of this ECSS project is to provide support to manage and run a set of computer codes examining the scriptability of a large volume of documents. The performance and the workflow procedure of the computations on will be presented.

Please join us to hear more about these fascinating topics.

Full details will be available at http://www.xsede.org/ecss-symposium.

HICSS minitrack: Turning Smart: Challenges and Experiences in Smart Application Development, submission deadline 6/15/17

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 10:55

Dear Colleague,
The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-51) will be January 3-6, 2018, at Hilton Waikoloa Village on Hawaii’s Big Island. We are organizing the minitrack “Turning Smart: Challenges and Experiences in Smart Application Development” at the conference.

http://www.urbanccd.org/events/2018/1/3/hawaii-international-conference-on-system-sciences-hicss-51

We define Smart Applications in context of those intended to improve, augment, or provide new services, particularly those related to urban areas. For this minitrack we are interested in how smart application concepts and ideas are realized, particularly from a software engineering and architecture point of view. Thus, we are looking for manuscripts on application projects at all stages of development, from preliminary plans to works-in-progress to mature operational applications. We wish to explore which architectures, frameworks, platforms and infrastructures seem to be particularly successful, as well as understanding the underlying problems or opportunities each smart application is intending to address, who are the intended application users, and what are the data and computational resources required.

We anticipate submissions including (but not limited to) the following topics:
System Architectures for Smart Application
Best practices and Key Success Factors in Smart Application Development
Platforms for Smart Applications
Data-hubs and their roles in Smart Application Developments
Easy-to-use end-to-end solutions for Smart Applications
Web services for Smart Applications
Real-time data analytics and machine learning in practice
Successful Smart Application Project Management
Infrastructures for Smart Applications
Securing Smart Applications and Sensor Networks
Promoting Smart Applications
Selected accepted papers of the minitrack will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue in a computer science journal (negotiations underway).

June 15, 2017 | 11:59 pm HST : Paper submission deadline
August 17, 2017 : Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
September 22, 2017 : Deadline for authors to submit final manuscript for publication
October 1, 2017 : Deadline for at least one author of each paper to register for HICSS-51

The submission system is opened under http://hicss.hawaii.edu/tracks-and-minitracks/authors/

Mini track chairs:
Peter Salhofer, FH JOANNEUM, Austria
peter.salhofer@fh-joanneum.at
Sandra Gesing, University of Notre Dame, USA
sandra.gesing@nd.edu
Charlie Catlett, Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago, USA
catlett@anl.gov

Senior Technical Advisor

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 08:38

Serving at the forefront to monitor emerging technologies and researcher needs, engages in in-depth partnerships with scientific communities and higher education institutions across the U.S seeking to adopt or develop innovative applications or methodologies.

Engages in in-depth partnerships with scientific communities and domains at higher education institutions across the U.S seeking to adopt or develop innovative applications or methodologies. Provides strategic thought, highly technical expertise, and project leadership relevant to the complex JetStream system and Jetstream cloud environment. Provides leadership that will enable the University to position itself appropriately while balancing advocacy with the need to cooperate in the management of this extremely complex interrelated system. Develops recommendations including business use cases, feasibility, price point, the associated system development needs and integration with existing technologies.

Oversees implementation acting as a liaison between the user and project team providing highly technical expertise related to the installation, and deployment of Jetstream system ensuring the proper fit and integration with existing technologies as well as high throughput architecture, system functionality and best possible user experience.

Acts as a liaison between stakeholders, users and project team to provide feedback regarding and modification, enhancement and improvement of Jetstream system via interviews, focus groups, workshops.

Note: This position is funded for two years with the potential for renewal.

Questions? Contact Therese Miller (millertm@iu.edu) or Jeremy Fischer (jeremy@iu.edu).

Apply: https://iujobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/34792

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