Deadline nearing for XSEDE research allocation requests — April 15

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The deadline is April 15 for submitting requests for XSEDE allocations that would begin on June 1.

There have been several policy changes for this round of submissions, as well as new resources available, all of which are summarized on the XSEDE website.

XSEDE (the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) is an NSF-funded project offering compute resources to researchers across the country.

The XSEDE website also contains an overview of the allocation process.

XSEDE15 Call for Participation deadline extended to April 6

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The XSEDE15 Call for Participation, covering all aspects of participation in the conference, has been extended to April 6.

The XSEDE15 Conference, to be held in St. Louis on July 26-30, will showcase the discoveries, innovations, and achievements of those who use, build, and support XSEDE resources and services, as well as those involved in related digital resources endeavors around the world. This year’s theme is Scientific Advancements Enabled by Enhanced Cyberinfrastructure.

The annual XSEDE conference is designed to engage and directly benefit diverse communities, including students, educators, researchers, and practitioners across all fields of study and scholarly research with particular emphasis placed on engaging under-represented minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Last year’s XSEDE14 conference saw more than 600 attendees from 49 states and 10 countries.

Full papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings and submitted to the ACM Digital Library.

XSEDE15 seeks high-quality submissions—including papers, posters, visualizations, and more—in four thematic tracks. The original deadline of March 30 has been extended to April 6.

To find out more information on the Call for Participation and full sponsorship prospectus details, please visit the conference Web site.

If you are planning to submit after the original March 30 deadline, please consider submitting an abstract in advance and adding the full paper by the new deadline. This is not required, but will help us gauge the level of interest in each track. All other dates, including poster submission deadlines and author notifications will remain the same. Submissions must be made through Easy Chair.

Big Data workshop simulcast at U-M will focus on Hadoop, Spark — April 7

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XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are pleased to announce a one day Big Data workshop, to be held April 7, 2015.This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark. Please bring your laptop to work on the exercises. Access accounts will be provided at the training site.

Agenda – Tuesday, April 7 (All times given are Eastern)

11:00 Welcome
11:30 Intro to Big Data
12:15 Hadoop
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Hadoop(cont)
2:30 Exercises
3:15 Spark
4:15 Exercise 2
5:00 AdjournUniversity of Michigan

Ehrlichler Room 3rd floor, Room 3100 of North Quad
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Registration is required to attend this event.

XSEDE accepting research allocation requests — April 15 deadline

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XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, is accepting research allocation requests for the period July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. The submission deadline is April 15, 2015. Requests must be submitted through the XSEDE user portal.

Before submitting a request, please review the description of new XSEDE resources, allocation request procedures, and policy changes posted on the XSEDE website.

Webcast: Writing a Successful XSEDE Allocation Proposal — March 25

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This short webinar will introduce users to the process of writing a proposal to secure an allocation on XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, 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 submit any questions you may have via the Consulting section of the XSEDE User Portal.

Time: 1-3 p.m., Eastern

Date: Wednesday, March 25

U-M hosting MPI programming workshop — March 4-5

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U-M is hosting a telecast of an upcoming training workshop on MPI programming sponsored by XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

The two-day MPI workshop will be held March 4-5, 2015. The U-M telecast will be held at Room 1180 of the Duderstadt Center, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Registration is required can can be done at the XSEDE website.

This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to MPI programming. Both days are compact, to accommodate multiple time zones, but packed with useful information and lab exercises. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using MPI – the standard programming tool of scalable parallel computing.

Agenda (Eastern time):

Wednesday, March 4

11:00 Welcome
11:15 Computing Environment
12:00 Intro to Parallel Computing
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Introduction to MPI
3:30 Introductory Exercises
4:10 Intro Exercises Review
4:15 Scalable Programming: Laplace code
5:00 Adjourn/Laplace Exercises

Thursday, March 5

11:00 Laplace Exercises
12:00 Laplace Solution
12:30 Lunch break
1:30 Advanced MPI
2:30 Outro to Parallel Computing
3:30 Exercises
4:30 Adjourn

XSEDE new user training webcast — Jan. 8

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The XSEDE new user training is a 90 minute webinar providing general overview and reference information for first-time users of XSEDE resources at any of XSEDE’s service providers. This session is particularly targeted at users who have just received their first allocation on XSEDE. It is not intended to teach programming, numerical methods, or computational science, but rather to provide a quick tour of what XSEDE has to offer.

Topics covered will include:
Overview of XSEDE resources and services How to sign on to / access XSEDE systems and the Common User Environment Moving data in and out of XSEDE Basics of running jobs The XSEDE User Portal Training and documentation resources How to get help Extended and Collaborative support Software availability Allocations

Significant time will be allotted for Q&A. This webcast is free, and open to all users or prospective users of XSEDE resources.

Participants will receive instructions via email on how to access the webcast.

This particular session will begin at 1PM Eastern time on Thursday, January 8, 2015

Register at the following link: