SciNet News December 2012

December 7, 2012 in for_users, newsletter

EVENTS COMING UP

December 5, 2012

SCINET CERTIFICATE PROGRAM STARTED

SciNet has been teaching courses on scientific technical computing and high performance computing for the Toronto-area research community for several years, and now offers recognition to attendees in the form of SciNet Certificates in Scientific Computing or High Performance Computing. Courses offered by SciNet will, effective  immediately, count towards these certificates.

Note that the SciNet Certificates are not University credentials, and will not appear on transcripts. However, several SciNet courses are sometimes offered in cooperation with the Astronomy and Physics departments as graduate mini-courses, which can count towards course credit; interested students in other departments
are encouraged to contact SciNet and their graduate coordinator.

For more information on the different types of certificates and the crediting system (including for the past SciNet courses), see http://www.scinethpc.ca/2012/12/scinet-hpc-certificate-program .

 

Wednesday December 12, 2012, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

SNUG MEETING.  TechTalk: Faster remote graphical interfaces with VNC

There will also be pizza and discussion.

More details and sign up at https://support.scinet.utoronto.ca/courses/?q=node/72

Friday December 14, 2012, 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

INFO SESSION: COURSE IN SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING

In the Winter term (Jan-Apr 2013), SciNet will once more give its term-long Scientific Computing course. Preliminary details can be found at https://support.scinet.utoronto.ca/courses/?q=node/99

For more details come to the info session.

Friday December 14, 2012, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SEMINAR: Predicting the mechanisms of histone-like nucleoid-structuring protein – DNA assembly
Dr. Jocelyne Vreede (Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences,
University of Amsterdam)

More information and sign up, go to https://support.scinet.utoronto.ca/courses/?q=node/96

Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:00 noon – 11:30 noon

INTRO TO SCINET

Learn what SciNet resources are available, how to compile your code and how to use the batch system, in approximately 90 minutes. Intended for new users, but experienced users may still pick up some valuable pointers.

Sign up at https://support.scinet.utoronto.ca/courses/?q=node/98

June 2-6, 2013

HPCS2013: HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING SYMPOSIUM IN OTTAWA

The 27th annual HPCS conference, HPCS2013, will take place in Ottawa, June 2-6 . We are seeking submissions for both contributed works and workshops relating to our theme, `Big Data + Big Compute = Big Insight’, and are particularly interested in policy-relevant work at the intersection of HPC and Big Data.

Submissions for contributed works will be due on 2 April. Submissions for 1/2 day or full day tutorial workshop proposals will be due 4 Feb.

More information will be available shortly at the conference website, http://2013.hpcs.ca .

SYSTEM NEWS

  • GPC: GNU Parallel 20121022 installed as a module.
  • GPC: VNC server installed as an experimental module.
  • GPC: Allinea MAP preview installed as an experimental module.
  • P7: Gnuplot 4.6.1 installed as a module.
  • P7: Ncview installed as a module.
  • GPC, ARC, TCS, and P7: DDT module upgraded to version 3.2.1
  • ARC: Cuda 5.0 installed as a module.

ADDED TO THE WIKI

All new wiki content below is listed and linked on the main page:  http://wiki.scinethpc.ca/wiki/index.php/SciNet_User_Support_Library#What.27s_New_On_The_Wiki)

  • Slides of the SciNet Seminar on “Massively parallel assemblers for massively parallel DNA sequencers” by Sébastien Boisvert and Élénie Godzaridis.
  • Slides of the SciNet Developer Seminar on “Granularities and messages: from design to abstraction to implementation to virtualization” by Élénie Godzaridis and Sébastien Boisvert.
  • Slides of the November SciNet TechTalk on Gnu Parallel
  • Intro to SciNet: Video and Slides

WHAT ELSE HAPPENED AT SCINET IN NOVEMBER / EARLY DECEMBER ?

  • November 7: Intro to SciNet
  • November 9: SciNet Developer Seminar on IPython by Fernando Perez.
  • November 14: SNUG meeting w/TechTalk on GNU Parallel
  • November 28: Parallel debugging with DDT
  • December 4: Introducing Allinea MAP: A Profiler for Scientists and Engineers, seminar by Ian Lumb from Allinea.