PEARC 2018

Campus Champion Leadership Team Meeting Panel

Dana Brunson (Oklahoma State University) and Marisa Brazil (Purdue University)

Champions 101 Panel

Jack Smith (WV Higher Education Policy Commission, Marshall University); Chet Langin (Southern Illinois University); Dana Brunson (Oklahoma State University); Henry Neeman (Oklahoma University); Marisa Brazil (Purdue University); Doug Jennewein (University of South Dakota); Aaron Culich (UC Berkeley); Dan Andresen (Kansas State University); and Dan Voss (University of Kansas)

This newly created workshop explores campus research computing roles. The workshop builds on the Campus Champions’ history and leverages the recent Research Computing and Data Professionals Job Elements and Career Guide that was developed by the March 2018 NSF-sponsored Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRCC) workshop.

Windows-based Workflows on Linux-based Beowulf Clusters Paper

Richard Grant and Stuart Smith (Purdue University), Stephen Harrell (Purdue University), Alex Younts and Preston smith (Purdue University)

In this paper we describe a general solution and three successful use-cases using Microsoft Windows Virtual Machines in both interactive and non-interactive batch jobs on Linux-based Beowulf-style clusters to complete workflows based on Microsoft Windows software.

Developing a Collaborative Hydrological Modeling Platform Paper

Lan Zhao, I. Luk Kim, and Jaewoo Shin (Purdue); Adnan Rajib (EPA); Venkatesh Merwade and Carol Song (Purdue)

In this session, we will showcase the main features of these hydrologic modeling tools, their interoperation with other CI systems, and how they work together to facilitate collaborative SWAT workflows across system boundaries.

Mentoring Undergraduates into Cyber-Facilitator Roles Paper

Stephen Harrell (Purdue Univeristy) and Marissa Brazil, Alex Younts, Daniel Dietz, Preston Smith, Erik Gough, Xiao Zhu, Gladys Andino (Purdue University)

This paper will discuss the importance of developing a workforce at the undergraduate level, creating a formal program for training and mentoring undergraduates in Research Computing at Purdue University, and how the approach to mentoring has evolved.

Social Media Modeling of Human Behavior in Natural Emergencies Paper

Sorin Matei, Rajesh Kalyanam, Lan Zhao, Carol Song (Purdue University)

In this paper, we describe our extensible, distributed, real-time data collection and analysis pipeline that combines public streaming data from the National Weather Service and Twitter for subsequent exploration and analysis, including risk behavior modeling.

Join the Conversation: Strategies for Organizing a Local, State or National Women in HPC Panel

Gladys Andino (Purdue University); Marisa Brazil (Purdue University, XSEDE Campus Champions); Lisa Arafune (Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC)); Melyssa Fratkin (Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)); and Sharon Broude Geva (University of Michigan)

Do you want to get involved with or start your own Women in HPC program, but don’t know where to start?

PEEQ @ PEARC: Practice & Experience in Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Workshop

Aaron Culich (University of California, Berkeley); Chris Reidy (University of Arizona); Sarvani Chadalapaka (University of California, Merced); Henry Neeman (University of Oklahoma); Jeho Park (Harvey Mudd College); Tom Doak (Indiana University); Dhruva Chakravorty (Texas A&M University); Mehmet Belgin (Georgia Institute of Technology, PACE); Kevin Clark (Felidae Conservation Fund); Semir Sarajlic (Georgia Institute of Technology, PACE); Eric Adams (Purdue University); Elizabeth Leake (STEM-Trek global HPC workforce development); Katy Luchini Colbry and Dirk Colbry (Michigan State University); Diana Toups Dugas (New Mexico State University); Rick McMullen (Texas A&M University); and Jaq Poussot and John Stewart (SIY Engage 2017)

This workshop introduces development of emotional intelligence and skillful mental habits by learning how the mind & emotions function.

EQ and related topics Lunch discussion following PEEQ @ PEARC workshop Panel

Aaron Culich (University of California, Berkeley); Chris Reidy (University of Arizona); Sarvani Chadalapaka (University of California, Merced); Henry Neeman (University of Oklahoma); Jeho Park (Harvey Mudd College); Tom Doak (Indiana University); Dhruva Chakravorty (Texas A&M University); Mehmet Belgin (Georgia Institute of Technology, PACE); Kevin Clark (Felidae Conservation Fund); Semir Sarajlic (Georgia Institute of Technology, PACE); Eric Adams (Purdue University); Elizabeth Leake (STEM-Trek global HPC workforce development); Katy Luchini Colbry and Dirk Colbry (Michigan State University); Diana Toups Dugas (New Mexico State University); Rick McMullen (Texas A&M University); and Jaq Poussot and John Stewart (SIY Engage 2017)

This lunch discussion is designed to provide additional opportunities for further discussions about the takeaways from PEEQ @ PEARC workshop and about any follow-up activities after PEARC18. Through the workshop, the participants learn emotional intelligence (EQ) and how to integrate EQ training into other Workforms.

The Science Gateways Community Institute at two years: early successes and lessons learned Paper

Nancy Wilkins-Diehr (San Diego Supercomputer Center), Michael Zentner (Purdue University), Marlon Pierce (Indiana University), Maytal Dahan (Texas Advanced Computing Center), Katherine Lawrence (University of Michigan), Linda Hayden (Elizabeth City State University), and Nayiri Mullinix (University of Michigan)

This paper will highlight early successes in all five areas, from client achievements to conference experiences to our impact on students.

Introducing Research Concepts to Middle School Students via a Geospatial Science Gateway Paper

Larry Biehl, Lan Zhao, Carolyn Ellis, Rajesh Kalyanam, Robert Campbell, and Carol Song (Purdue University)

This paper describes a geospatial experience for middle school students using tools developed for the Geospatial Analysis Building Blocks (GABBs) project.

HPC System Professionals Birds of a Feather Paper

Jenett Tillots and Alex Younts (Purdue University) and Stephen Harrell (Purdue Univeristy)

This BoF is designed to share solutions to common problems, provide a platform to discuss upcoming technologies, and present state of the practice techniques so that HPC centers will get a better return on their investment, increase performance and reliability of systems, and researchers will be more productive.

Science Gateways and You Panel

Nancy Wilkins-Diehr (San Diego Supercomputer Center), Michael Zentner (Purdue University), Marlon Pierce (Indiana University), Maytal Dahan (Texas Advanced Computing Center), Katherine Lawrence (University of Michigan), and Linda Hayden (Elizabeth City State University)

The BoF will provide an overview of support services that are available to the research community, including science gateway sustainability planning, usability, security, and developer support consulting services.

Campus Champions Fellows Presentations Panel

Nancy Wilkins-Diehr (San Diego Supercomputer Center); Marisa Brazil (Purdue University, Campus Champions); Richard Gayler (Kennesaw State University); Chet Langin (Southern Illinois University); Semir Sarajlic (Georgia State University); and Dan Voss (University of Miami)

The 2017 Campus Champions Fellows share their experiences over the past year.

Campus Champions: Celebrating Ten Years of Building Community in Service of Workforce Development Panel

Dana Brunson (Oklahoma State University, Campus Champions); Marisa Brazil (Purdue); Henry Neeman (University of Oklahoma); Hussein Al-Azzawi (University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University); Aaron Culich (UC Berkeley); Doug Jennewein (University of South Dakota); Julie Ma (Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center); and Timothy Middelkoop (University of Missouri)

After a brief overview of the program, this panel of champions will discuss their experiences, the professional impact of belonging to this community and answer questions. This discussion is open to current Champions as well as colleagues interested in learning more about our program.