Research Computing Consulting Clinic

August 29, 2011 in for_industry, for_industry_slideshow, for_researchers, news

SciNet Analysist Scott Northup works with users on issues of Parallel I/O [Credit: HPCS2010, SciNet, University of Toronto]

Thinking of starting a compute-intensive research project? In the middle of one but stuck on what technique or method to use?

The experts at SciNet, Canada’s largest supercomputing centre, will have a consulting desk open monthly to all research members of the University community to help them design and make decisions about their computational research tools. These clinics will normally be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Future Clinic Dates: Oct. 12th, Nov. 9th, Dec. 14th
Clinic Timing: 10AM – Noon and 1:30PM – 4:30PM

FAQ:

Q: How much does this cost?
A: This service is free to members of the University community and associated research hospitals.

Q: What do I have to do to talk to a SciNet consultant?
A: Email consult@scinet.utoronto.ca with a description of your problem and links to relevant information as possible, and if we feel we can help you, we’ll set you up with the next available 30 or 60-minute appointment with a relevant expert.

Q: We don’t currently use SciNet for computing; can I still make an appointment?
A: Yes!

Q: I’m having trouble installing matlab on my laptop, and…
A: For IT-type problems, we recommend talking to technical staff within your department or school; this service is for helping scholars and researchers design their research computing tools.