Purdue hosting workshop on Jetstream cloud resource for science and engineering on Sept. 20

September 20, 2017  1:30pm – 4:30pm
LWSN 1142

Purdue will host a workshop on Jetstream, a National Science Foundation cloud resource for science and engineering research, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142.

The session is open to faculty, staff and students interested in learning more about Jetstream and what it can offer, including easier access to national high-performance computing systems. Jetstream is designed for those who have not previously used high-performance computing resources.

The first part of the event will include a presentation on Jetstream and a question-and-answer session for researchers to understand how Jetstream might meet their needs. The second part of the event will consist of a hands-on demonstration of Jetstream. Attendees who wish to participate in the hands-on portion should bring a laptop.

Jetstream is part of the NSF’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). One goal of Jetstream is to increase the disciplinary diversity of XSEDE users and to reach non-traditional users with high-performance computing needs, among other things by allowing researchers to create virtual machines on remote resources that have the same look and feel as their workstation or home computers.

Jetstream developers want Purdue engineering researchers in particular to try the resource, including the ability to create customized workflows that may be shared with other Jetstream users.

The workshop is sponsored by ITaP Research Computing, Indiana University, which develops Jetstream, and XSEDE.

For more information, email rcac-help@purdue.edu.

Originally posted: August 15, 2017  10:55am