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LSU SuperMIC Connectivity Issues

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 09:23

Over the weekend, LSU migrated to a new DNS system. Due to complications with the changeover, the campus is experiencing issues with reverse lookup which may cause problems with SSH access to SuperMIC. The LSU networking team is aware of the issue and working to resolve it.

XSEDE SSO Hub Maintenance

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 14:07

There is a brief downtime required for XSEDE SSO Hub this coming Saturday, February 25, 7:00am-7:30am EST (UTC -5:00).

-Frank Wells
NCSA XSEDE Operations Center
help@xsede.org

Ranch Maintenance 7 March 2017

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:12

TACC’s Ranch will not be available from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday, March 7th 2017. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

PEARC17 conference registration now open

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 13:16

New Orleans hosting national conference for advanced research computing professionals and students

Registration is now open for the first annual PEARC conference! PEARC17 is open to professionals and students in advanced research computing. The conference will take place July 9-13 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans (601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans). Registrants can book their conference registration and hotel room at pearc.org.

The PEARC (Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing) conference series is being ushered in with support from many organizations, and will build upon earlier conferences’ success and core audiences to serve the broader community. In addition to XSEDE, organizations supporting the new conference include the Advancing Research Computing on Campuses: Best Practices Workshop (ARCC), the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI), the Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRC), the ACI-REF consortium, the Blue Waters project, ESnet, Open Science Grid, Compute Canada, the EGI Foundation, the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC), and Internet2.

Registration costs are as listed below:

Regular Registration: $500 (Tues – Thurs)

Late Registration Fee: $600 (as of 5 p.m. ET 5/31/17)

Student Registration: $300 Note: must provide ID upon check-in for the conference

Student Registration: $360 Note: must provide ID upon check-in for the conference (as of 5 p.m. ET 5/31/17)

Tutorial Fee: $125 (Monday only)

Late Tutorial Fee: $150 (as of 5 p.m. ET 5/31/17)

Student Tutorial Fee: $80 (Monday only)

Late Student Tutorial Fee: $95 (as of 5 p.m. ET 5/31/17)

One Day Registration: $200

Late One Day: $240 (as of 5 p.m. ET 5/31/17)

Two Day Registration: $400

Late Two Day: $480 (as of 5 p.m. ET 5/31/17)

The Call for Participation is also open and accepting submissions from now until March 6 for Technical Papers and Tutorials. External Program and Workshop proposals are due March 31. Poster, Visualization Showcase and Birds-of-a-Feather submissions are due May 1.

Follow PEARC on Twitter (PEARC_17) and on Facebook (PEARChpc).

Stampede status 21 February 2017

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 09:12

Stampede will not be available from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday,
21 February 2017. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (CCoE) Webinar Series

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 13:49

Blog originally posted here.

Members of the CTSC team are presenting the talk “Cybersecurity Program for Small Projects,” on February 27th at 11am (EDT). Our presenters are Susan Sons, Craig Jackson, and Bob Cowles (speaker info).

Please register here. Be sure to check spam/junk folder for registration confirmation with attached calendar file.
Based on CTSC’s cybersecurity program development guide (see trustedci.org/guide), this webinar addresses practical information security tasks for small and medium science projects. The NSF CCoE’s work spans the full range of NSF-funded projects and facilities, and cybersecurity is certainly not a one-size-fits-all endeavor.

Some of the topics covered include:
· Cybersecurity’s relevance to science projects.
· The complexity and scope of cybersecurity, and how cybersecurity programs can help you cope with that complexity (and protect your science).
· A handful of “must-do” (and doable!) action items.
This session is appropriate for principal investigators, program officers, IT professionals in research and higher education, research facility managers, and security professionals interested in information security approaches tailored to particular communities. It is not a detailed technical training. There will be significant opportunities for Q&A.
More information about this presentation is on the event page.

Presentations are recorded and include time for questions with the audience.

Join CTSC’s discuss mailing list for information about upcoming events. To submit topics or requests to present, contact us here. Archived presentations are available on our site under "Past Events."

Blue Waters launches a Weekly Webinar Series

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 14:41

The series starts Wednesday, March 1

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce the Blue Waters Weekly Webinar Series. The series will provide the research and education communities with a variety of opportunities to learn about methods, tools, and resources available to advance their computational and data analytics skills, with an emphasis on scaling to petascale and beyond.

Webinars will generally occur every Wednesday, with a few exceptions to avoid conflicts with major HPC conferences and events. All sessions will be free and open to the to everyone who registers. Registered participants will be able to pose questions using NCSA’s Blue Waters Slack environment. Registration is required for access to YouTube Live broadcasts. Webinars will begin at 10 a.m. Central Time (UTC-6).

Each webinar will be led by a developer or an expert on the topic. The first visualization webinar, “Introduction to Data Visualization” hosted by Vetria Byrd, Purdue University, will take place on March 1, 2017; the first workflows webinar, “Overview of Scientific Workflows” will be hosted by Scott Callaghan, University of Southern California, on March 8, 2017; and the first petascale application improvement discovery webinar, “Getting I/O Done with Parallel HDF5 on Blue Waters” hosted by Gerd Heber, HDF Group, will take place March 29, 2017. The list of webinar tracks as well as specific sessions will be refined and expanded over time.

For more information about the webinar series, including registration, abstracts, speakers, as well as links to Youtube recordings, please visit the Blue Waters webinar series webpage.

About Blue Waters

Blue Waters, managed by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. It can complete more than 1 quadrillion calculations per second on a sustained basis and more than 13 times that at peak speed. Blue Waters is the fastest supercomputer at a university anywhere in the world. Blue Waters also collaborates with other national HPC programs to prepare current and future faculty and both undergraduate and graduate students to gain the knowledge and skill sets necessary to capitalize on high-performance computing resources. Activities include training and workshops for faculty and students, campus visits, undergraduate internship, and graduate fellowships. Blue Waters is supported by the University of Illinois and the National Science Foundation through awards ACI-0725070 and ACI-1238993.

About NCSA

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides supercomputing and advanced digital resources for the nation’s science enterprise. At NCSA, University of Illinois faculty, staff, students, and collaborators from around the globe use advanced digital resources to address research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. NCSA has been advancing one third of the Fortune 50 for more than 30 years by bringing industry, researchers, and students together to solve grand challenges at rapid speed and scale.

Contact:

Kristin Williamson

Assistant Director, National Center for Supercomputing Applications

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Affairs / Marketing / Facilities

Office: 217-300-2933

Cell: 217-343-1594

kwillia8@illinois.edu

‘IKE WAI DATABASE MANAGER

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:49

Title: ‘IKE WAI DATABASE MANAGER
Deadline to Apply: 2017-02-20
Deadline to Remove: 2017-02-20
Job Summary: Develops and maintains database and research storage applications in support of the Information Technology Services Cyberinfrastructure group and the EPSCoR Track 1 ‘Ike Wai Project supporting the full data lifecycle. Works with ITS Cyberinfrastructure (CI) developers on software application, gateways and pipelines that utilize and store scientific research data. Works with researchers on managing their scientific data and on data dissemination. Aides in applying ontologies and controlled vocabularies for metadata and data organization. Develops and maintains databases for scientific research data. Provides training and technical assistance to end users, including developing technical documents.
Job URL: http://www.hawaii.edu/epscor/database-manager/
Job Location: Oahu. HI
Institution: University of Hawai‘i Information Technology Services
Requisition Number: 17048
Posting Date: 2017-02-16
Job Posting Type: Job
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Feb 21 ECSS Symposium, 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:38

Please join us for our next ECSS Symposium.
 
February 21, 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 first speaker is Dong Ju Choi from SDSC, discussing his work with PI Christopher Rackauckas, in the math department at UC Irvine to develop a Julia differential equation package on Comet.

Anirban Jana (PSC) will talk about his work with Metin Sitti (Carnegie Mellon) where Anirban developed a way to efficiently simulate microrobots in liquid environments at low Reynolds number. Martin in CMU’s Mechanical Engineering department with courtesy appointments in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Robotics Institute. The ECSS project activities included selection of a suitable software stack, workflow development from preprocessing to simulation to analysis, and parallelization of an existing open source Stokes flow BEM code. This enabled simulation time to be reduced from days to minutes, opening up the possibility of comprehensive design space explorations, or more highly resolved simulations, or simulations of much more complex systems such as swarms of microrobots, in the future.

Full details are available at http://www.xsede.org/ecss-symposium. Slides and a recording will be available after the talk.
 
Please join us for these very compelling presentations.

Associate Director for Research Services

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 14:57

Title: Associate Director for Research Services
Deadline to Apply: 2017-03-14
Deadline to Remove: 2017-03-14
Job Summary: The Associate Director will be focused on managing the technical operations, services and architecture of the University of Iowa research computing environment. This will include high performance computing, research data storage services, and deployment of select specialized applications and services supporting campus researchers but will be expected to be familiar with all aspects of the Research Services environment as well as have a broad understanding of campus research computing needs. The position will report to the Sr. Director for Research Services.
Job URL: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/
Job Location: Iowa City, IA
Institution: University of Iowa
Requisition Number:
Posting Date: 2017-02-14
Job Posting Type: Job
Please visit http://hpcuniversity.org/careers/ to view this job on HPCU.
Please contact jobs@hpcuniversity.org with questions.

DATA SERVICES MANAGER

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 14:56

Title: DATA SERVICES MANAGER
Deadline to Apply: 2017-02-17
Deadline to Remove: 2017-02-17
Job Summary: The Research Data Services Manager plays a central role in the development and provision of Library services for access, use, manipulation, and management of qualitative and quantitative research datasets. The position is responsible for co-leading a library and campus-wide effort to build a research data management, curation and services infrastructure at the University of Iowa. The overarching goal is to develop services and policy to support the organization, dissemination, and preservation of data generated by Iowa’s research enterprise.
Job URL: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/70457
Job Location: Iowa City, IA
Institution: University of Iowa
Requisition Number: 70457
Posting Date: 2017-02-14
Job Posting Type: Job
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RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 14:54

Title: RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST
Deadline to Apply: 2017-02-17
Deadline to Remove: 2017-02-17
Job Summary:
Information Technology Services organization (ITS), a campus-wide provider of technology services for academic, research, and service missions, is seeking to fill a position as a Research Technology Compliance Specialist (RTCS). The person in this position will act as a primary point of contact for answering research technology compliance and data management questions across the campus and will engage not only customers but will act as a bridge across different areas of expertise needed to answer compliance questions.

The RTCS serves as the go-to expert for issues at the nexus of compliance and technology. The individual will develop and coordinate a comprehensive program for improving the research compliance posture and communications related to IT services. RTCS will also be an integral member of the joint Research Data Services team being created with the University of Iowa Library.
Job URL: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/70426
Job Location: Iowa City, IA
Institution: University of Iowa
Requisition Number: 70426
Posting Date: 2017-02-14
Job Posting Type: Job
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Please contact jobs@hpcuniversity.org with questions.

Campus Cyberinfrastructure Engineer

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 14:53

Title: Campus Cyberinfrastructure Engineer
Deadline to Apply: 2017-03-14
Deadline to Remove: 2017-03-14
Job Summary: The Rutgers University Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) was established in 2015 as a university-wide office to provide strategic Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) leadership to the research and education communities on all campuses of the university, coordinate technology investments in ACI and related expertise, and catalyze and nurture cyberinfrastructure-enabled multidisciplinary research.Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Campus Cyberinfrastructure Engineer for the Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) is seeking a talented and goal-oriented Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Engineer to join a new and exciting program at the university.
Job URL: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/40591
Job Location: New Brunswick, NJ
Institution: Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Requisition Number: 40591
Posting Date: 2017-02-14
Job Posting Type: Job
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Data Science Engineer

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 14:52

Title: Data Science Engineer
Deadline to Apply: 2017-03-14
Deadline to Remove: 2017-03-14
Job Summary: A joint project between the SBGrid Consortium at Harvard Medical School and the Dataverse Team at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University has an immediate opening for a developer to help us build a next generation data publication system for large biomedical datasets. We aim to make biomedical datasets publicly available through a federated data grid to facilitate access, citation, and data analysis by scientists. Our pilot collection includes datasets generated using X-ray crystallography, computer modeling, lattice light sheet microscopy, and microED diffraction. The data science engineer will be embedded within the Dataverse development team and will primarily be focused on implementing the features necessary for the successful completion of this project. Examples of features that must be added to Dataverse include implementation of APIs for interoperation with components for large (~100 GB) datasets, automatic data validation pipelines, custom publishing workflows, and other features relevant to specific biomedical data types. All new functionality developed under this project will be merged into the Dataverse open source project and shared with the community. This is a term appointment ending on September 30, 2018. To apply, e-mail apply@hkl.hms.harvard.edu.

Job URL: https://data.sbgrid.org/
Job Location: Boston, MA
Institution: SBGrid Data Bank
Requisition Number:
Posting Date: 2017-02-14
Job Posting Type: Job
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High Performance Computing Geospatial Analyst

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 14:50

Title: High Performance Computing Geospatial Analyst
Deadline to Apply: 2017-03-14
Deadline to Remove: 2017-03-14
Job Summary: The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (https://www.msi.umn.edu/) is hiring a full time geospatial analyst to support research at the University of Minnesota. The successful applicant will join the expanding RIS team, currently composed of ten PhD level informatics analysts. RIS was formed specifically to enable cutting edge research as a centralized resource for data analysis expertise. RIS collaborates on research projects with a wide variety of researchers, both internal and external to the University, and across a broad swath of research domains. RIS develops and contributes novel analysis workflows to address the challenges of working with large datasets and emerging data types. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and a strong analytical/computational background, will be able to develop rapport with domain researchers, and is highly organized, and comfortable working as part of an interdisciplinary research team on a diverse set of projects. RIS analysts are frequently expected to identify combinations of existing tools to address novel analysis requests, and in some cases develop new tools to bridge gaps in the domain literature.
Job URL: https://www.msi.umn.edu/employment/high-performance-computing-geospatial-analyst
Job Location: Minneapolis, MN
Institution: Minnesota Supercomputing Institute
Requisition Number:
Posting Date: 2017-02-14
Job Posting Type: Job
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Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Engineer

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 13:30

The Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) at Rutgers University is seeking a talented and goal-oriented Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Engineer. The CI Engineer:

• Identifies network and end-to-end performance requirements of research groups and coordinates any design modifications and configuration changes needed to the research network, hardware, and/or software with the Office of Information Technology (OIT) network group and/or departmental/college IT group(s).

• Carries out network performance measurements to ensure that requirements have been met and that optimal or near-optimal utilization of the research network has been achieved.

• Works closely with OIT’s Telecommunications Department on designing, developing, and implementing university network resources that include external Internet and Internet2 connectivity, Science DMZs, the university’s core network infrastructure, the access and distribution layers of the campus network, and network equipment in research centers throughout the campus.

See the full posting and apply at: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/40591

Research Technology Compliance Specialist

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 13:28

Research Technology Compliance Specialist - https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/70426
The Research Technology Compliance Specialist serves as the go-to expert for research issues at the nexus of compliance and technology. The individual will develop and coordinate a comprehensive program for improving the research compliance posture and communications related to IT services. The position will also be an integral member of the joint Research Data Services team being developed jointly by Information Technology and the Libraries at the University of Iowa and will also work closely with the Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development and the Information Security and Policy Office.

Data Services Manager

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 13:27

Data Services Manager - https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/70457
The Research Data Services Manager plays a central role in the development and provision of Library services for access, use, manipulation, and management of qualitative and quantitative research datasets. The position is responsible for co-leading a library and campus-wide effort to build a research data management, curation and services infrastructure at the University of Iowa. The overarching goal is to develop services and policy to support the organization, dissemination, and preservation of data generated by Iowa’s research enterprise.

Associate Director for Research Services

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 13:24

Associate Director for Research Services – Advertising Soon on http://jobs.uiowa.edu
The Associate Director will be focused on managing the technical operations, services and architecture of the University of Iowa research computing environment. This will include high performance computing, research data storage services, and deployment of select specialized applications and services supporting campus researchers but will be expected to be familiar with all aspects of the Research Services environment as well as have a broad understanding of campus research computing needs. The position will report to the Sr. Director for Research Services.

GECAT PROJECT ANNOUNCES TWO NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 08:26

The Global Initiative to Enhance @scale and Distributed Computing and Analysis Technologies (GECAT) project at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) has two exciting new funding opportunities. The first is to establish new International Virtual Research Organizations (IVRO) partnerships, and the second is to seed new international collaborations with existing NCSA IVROs.

This GECAT project exists to support scientific collaboration and cooperation of researchers and developers spanning national boundaries as a way to develop new, innovative cyberinfrastructure for scientific advancement.

NCSA currently has IVROs established with a number of international collaborators and is soliciting proposals to seed new collaborations between international organizations and institutions in the United States that are Blue Waters or Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) resource users. Funded seed projects will provide up to $25,000 a year in travel and salary support meant to facilitate joint collaborations and position projects to successfully obtain additional funding in the future. More information on this solicitation and how to submit proposals can be found here.

In addition to funding seed projects within existing IVROs, NCSA is also soliciting proposals for the creation of new IVROs. These partnerships will address and solve important challenges that have emerged or increased as a consequence of the transition from petascale to exascale, the increasing importance of data-centric computing, workflow systems that enable effective use of high end compute and/or data problems. The proposed IVROs should bring together leading institutions from around the world to address these types of problems. Funding of up to $50,000 over a period of up to 36 months is available to help facilitate the establishment of new IVROs. Collaborating institutions must contribute at least equal amounts to support their participation in the IVRO. More information on this solicitation and how to submit proposals can be found here.

Both solicitations are open calls and do not have associated deadlines. Submitted proposals will be peer reviewed with final funding decisions being made by the project director on recommendations from the project steering committee. If you have any questions about these solicitations, please contact Jay Roloff.

ABOUT GECAT
The Global Initiative to Enhance @scale and Distributed Computing and Analysis Technologies (GECAT) project is part of the National Science Foundation’s Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI) program and is an extension of the NSF-funded Blue Waters project, which provides access to one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers and enables investigators to conduct breakthrough computational and big data research. GECAT is led by William Kramer, Blue Waters project director, and a research professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. John Towns, NCSA’s executive director for science and technology, is a co-principal investigator and will help connect GECAT to the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) project.

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