Event will highlight research computing services available to Purdue researchers

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August 28, 2009

Research computing services and cyberinfrastructure available to Purdue researchers in all fields will be the focus of Cyberinfrastructure Day, a series of informational sessions scheduled for Sept. 30.

Aimed at faculty, research scientists and graduate students, the event, including lunch, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Stewart Center. Registration is required. To register visit www.rcac.purdue.edu/events/cidays.cfm. There is no fee.

The program will include hands-on sessions and case studies designed to assist current and potential users in accessing Purdue’s research computing resources and cyberinfrastructure. The keynote speaker is Mark Lundstrom, director of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology and Don and Carol Scifres Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Topics scheduled to be covered include ITaP’s community cluster and storage programs and Condor distributed computing pool and Purdue’s partnership through ITaP in the National Science Foundation’s extensive TeraGrid cyberinfrastructure for research and education.

The program also will cover ITaP services for providing data visualization assistance, high-resolution satellite and remote sensing data, collaboration on grant applications, and more. In addition, the event will highlight Purdue-developed HUBzero, a Web-based platform that makes it easy for researchers to connect with colleagues throughout the world and share ideas, tools, computational resources and data storage while satisfying funding agency grant requirements.

The event is sponsored by ITaP and ITaP’s research and discovery arm the Rosen Center for Advanced Computing. The Rosen Center’s staff of computing professionals and computer scientists specializes in supporting research and discovery through high-performance computing. The center provides access to leading-edge computational and data storage systems, as well as expertise in a broad range of high-end computing and data management activities.

Center staff:

  • Evaluate, deploy, and support hardware and software for numerical- and data-intensive research computing;
  • Promote the effective use of computing systems and application software through training and education, consultation, and documentation;
  • Contribute to the discovery process through the development of effective computing techniques and data capabilities;
  • Partner with researchers during the development of grant proposals by offering expertise in the assessment of hardware and software requirements.
  • Assist researchers in obtaining resource allocations and access to national cyberinfrastructure such as the TeraGrid and the Open Science Grid.

    Writer: Greg Kline, science and technology writer, Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP), 765-494-8167, gkline@purdue.edu

Originally posted: August 28, 2009