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POB Vislab Closed Monday September 4th, 2017

Posted by Jacob Getz on Aug 28, 2017 1:47:15 PM

The POB Vislab will not be available from 8 Monday, 4th September 2017 in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen our doors Tuesday, September 5th at 9 a.m.


-TACC Team

The POB Vislab will not be available from 8 Monday, 4th September 2017 in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen our doors Tuesday, September 5th at 9 a.m.


-TACC Team

TACC Sitewide Power Event 6-23-17

Posted by Jacob Getz on Jun 23, 2017 9:30:03 AM

At 1:15 AM Central Time, TACC and our facilities experienced a power outage. Every TACC system was affected. Power has since been restored. An update will be posted to User News when resources are back in full production.


-TACC Team

Updated on Jun 23, 2017 10:37:04 PM

All TACC systems and services have been restored to normal operation after the power loss this morning.  Please submit a ticket if you encounter any problems with access to TACC systems or services.

Original Posting

At 1:15 AM Central Time, TACC and our facilities experienced a power outage. Every TACC system was affected. Power has since been restored. An update will be posted to User News when resources are back in full production.


-TACC Team

Computational Science in the Cloud Institute at TACC – 7/24-28/2017

Posted by Jason Allison on May 25, 2017 2:56:56 PM

This 5-day workshop will provide participants with an end-to-end introduction to performing scientific simulations and analyses in a cloud-based environment. Participants will build their own virtual machines, setup Jupyter notebooks, learn to use APIs for provisioning and bootstrapping VMs, attach...

Updated on Jun 13, 2017 11:14:57 AM

We still have spaces available for the Computational Science in the Cloud Institute - July 24th through July 28th, 2017.  Please register ASAP to avoid missing out on this opportunity.

Original Posting

This 5-day workshop will provide participants with an end-to-end introduction to performing scientific simulations and analyses in a cloud-based environment. Participants will build their own virtual machines, setup Jupyter notebooks, learn to use APIs for provisioning and bootstrapping VMs, attach VMs to cloud and object storage, use containers for simplifying and standardizing VM deployment, and automate deployment of VMs with different tools. Participants will also learn how to use the Agave API for managing and collaborating in cloud environments.

Price for students, faculty, and academic researchers is $400.

Registration details and full agenda can be found at:
https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/education/institutes/computational-science-in-the-cloud.

Parallel Programming Foundations Institute at TACC – July 31-August 4, 2017

Posted by Jason Allison on Jun 2, 2017 3:23:57 PM

This 5-day workshop will provide participants with an introduction to developing parallel applications for modern HPC systems. Participants will learn about profiling and optimizing applications, concepts for domain and data decomposition, developing shared-memory parallel applications using OpenMP...

Updated on Jun 13, 2017 11:08:33 AM

We still have spaces available for Parallel Programming Foundations Institute - July 31st through August 4th, 2017.  Please register ASAP to avoid missing out on this opportunity.

Updated on Jun 2, 2017 3:37:23 PM

The original dates that were posted for this event were incorrect. The correct dates for the Parallel Programming Foundations Institute at TACC Institute are July 31st through August 4th, 2017.

Original Posting

This 5-day workshop will provide participants with an introduction to developing parallel applications for modern HPC systems. Participants will learn about profiling and optimizing applications, concepts for domain and data decomposition, developing shared-memory parallel applications using OpenMP and distributed-memory parallel applications using MPI, creating hybrid OpenMP/MPI applications for modern manycore architectures, and debugging parallel applications. Hands-on exercises done on the new Stampede2 supercomputer at TACC will help participants to better understand lecture concepts using concrete examples on modern hardware.

Price for students, faculty, and academic researchers is $400.

Registration details and full agenda can be found at:
https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/education/institutes/parallel-programming-foundations

TACC Vislab closed 21 June 2017

Posted by Jesse Snead on Jun 8, 2017 9:24:01 AM

The TACC Vislab will be closed Wednesday, 21 June, 2017. 

Please submit any questions that you may have via the TACC Consulting System. http://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/consulting/

The TACC Vislab will be closed Wednesday, 21 June, 2017. 

Please submit any questions that you may have via the TACC Consulting System. http://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/consulting/

Webinar: Introduction to TACC Resources for UT System Institutions

Posted by Jason Allison on Jun 6, 2017 1:51:32 PM

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Time: 11:30am-12:15pm CT The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin is expanding to deliver even more computing resources to all 14 UT System Academic and Health Institutions. This initiative, funded by UT System, aims to increase...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time: 11:30am-12:15pm CT

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin is expanding to deliver even more computing resources to all 14 UT System Academic and Health Institutions. This initiative, funded by UT System, aims to increase research support across all UT campuses. This webinar will give a brief presentation on how UT System investigators can leverage TACC resources to advance their research. We will be answering questions after the webinar.

Questions?: Email lifesci@consult.tacc.utexas.edu

Registration:https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/training#/session/68

Data and Information Analytics Institute at TACC – 6/19-23/2017

Posted by Jason Allison on May 25, 2017 2:48:53 PM

This 5-day workshop will introduce participants to best practices for large-scale data analysis using Python, R, and Hadoop/Spark, as well as an introduction to data management, working with databases, and machine learning. Participants will also receive introductions to current state of the...

This 5-day workshop will introduce participants to best practices for large-scale data analysis using Python, R, and Hadoop/Spark, as well as an introduction to data management, working with databases, and machine learning. Participants will also receive introductions to current state of the practice in geospatial, biomedical, and information visualization. Price for students, faculty, and academic researchers is $400.

Registration details and full agenda can be found at:
https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/education/institutes/data-and-information-analytics.

Visualizing and Interacting with Data Institute at TACC – 6/19-23/2017

Posted by Jason Allison on May 25, 2017 2:42:13 PM

This 5-day workshop will introduce participants to tools and best practices for remote and collaborative visualization of scientific data, developing visualizations using virtual reality and augmented reality interfaces, and building visualization systems like large tiled-displays. Participants...

This 5-day workshop will introduce participants to tools and best practices for remote and collaborative visualization of scientific data, developing visualizations using virtual reality and augmented reality interfaces, and building visualization systems like large tiled-displays. Participants will also receive introductions to current state of the practice in geospatial, biomedical, and information visualization.

Price for students, faculty, and academic researchers is $400.

Registration details and full agenda can be found at:
https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/education/institutes/visualizing-and-interacting-with-data.

Visualizing and Interacting with Data

Posted by Jason Allison on May 5, 2017 4:28:36 PM

June 19-23, 2017 Ready to get more from your data than simple charts? Spend a week with TACC's visualization experts learning how to generate rich, informative visualizations for your simulation results and data analyses. Get starting with VisIt and Paraview, learn the basics of developing...

June 19-23, 2017

Ready to get more from your data than simple charts? Spend a week with TACC's visualization experts learning how to generate rich, informative visualizations for your simulation results and data analyses. Get starting with VisIt and Paraview, learn the basics of developing interesting and worthwhile geographic and information visualizations, and try your hand at using some of the latest augmented- and virtual-reality tools for manipulating and exploring you visualizations.

For more information and to register please visit:
https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/education/institutes/visualizing-and-interacting-with-data

Data and Information Analytics

Posted by Jason Allison on May 5, 2017 4:18:13 PM

June 19-23, 2017 Want to gain more insight from your data? Is analyzing datasets too much for your favorite spreadsheet? Considering using machine learning to improve insights? Spend a week with TACC's data analysis experts learning about the latest tools and techniques for analyzing and processing...

June 19-23, 2017

Want to gain more insight from your data? Is analyzing datasets too much for your favorite spreadsheet? Considering using machine learning to improve insights? Spend a week with TACC's data analysis experts learning about the latest tools and techniques for analyzing and processing your Big Data problems. Try your hand at using R, Jupyter notebooks, Hadoop, and Spark with guided hands-on exercises, spend time one-on-one with our data analysis staff talking about your own projects and goals, and hear about the latest tools and research in Big Data.

For more information and to register please visit:
https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/education/institutes/data-and-information-analytics

Courses on Manycore Programming (KNL)

Posted by Jason Allison on May 4, 2017 4:33:29 PM

On June 2nd, 2017; TACC will be offering a morning introductory course and an afternoon advanced course on Manycore concepts (KNL). You are welcome to register for either or both courses. Both of the courses are available to in-person and webcast participants. Local participants are strongly...

On June 2nd, 2017; TACC will be offering a morning introductory course and an afternoon advanced course on Manycore concepts (KNL).

You are welcome to register for either or both courses. Both of the courses are available to in-person and webcast participants. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in person. For details on course content and for access to register for these courses, please visit the following link:
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/training#/user?training=upcoming

Big Data Analysis Training Series

Posted by Jason Allison on Mar 28, 2017 2:58:55 PM

TACC will be offering the following courses as a series in Big Data Analysis. Introduction To Hadoop And Spark On Wrangler - April 20, 2017 Introduction To Scala/Spark - April 27, 2017 Data Analysis Using Hadoop/Spark - May 4, 2017 This training series will cover an introduction to the Big Data...

Updated on May 2, 2017 12:37:22 PM

We still have a few spaces available for in person registration for Data Analysis Using Hadoop/Spark on May 4, 2017 11am - 4pm CT.  Please register ASAP to avoid missing out on this opportunity.

Original Posting

TACC will be offering the following courses as a series in Big Data Analysis.

Introduction To Hadoop And Spark On Wrangler - April 20, 2017
Introduction To Scala/Spark - April 27, 2017
Data Analysis Using Hadoop/Spark - May 4, 2017

This training series will cover an introduction to the Big Data processing platforms, programming models as well as libraries and tools that are specifically designed for data-driven analysis. Each course will be three and a half hours long with approximately three hours of lecture and a half hour of hands-on practice.

Participants are strongly encouraged to sign up for all three courses, as each session will be built on topics from the previous sessions. That stated, participants can also choose only those courses that are best suited for their interest and knowledge level.

Please visit the following link for more information and to register:

https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/training#/user?training=upcoming

Scaling to Petascale Institute - June 26-30, 2017

Posted by Jason Allison on Apr 19, 2017 11:50:10 AM

Do you have a computational problem that would benefit from using a large scale computing system? Do you need to scale your simulation or data analysis to a petascale system? Registration is now open for the “Scaling to Petascale Institute” to be held June 26-30, 2017. Details are at...

Do you have a computational problem that would benefit from using a large scale computing system?

Do you need to scale your simulation or data analysis to a petascale system?

Registration is now open for the “Scaling to Petascale Institute” to be held June 26-30, 2017. Details are at https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/petascale-summer-institute

This institute is for people developing, modifying and supporting research projects who seek to enhance their knowledge and skills to scale software to petascale and emerging extreme scale computing systems. Participants should have familiarity with Linux, programming in Fortran, C, C++, Python or similar language, and familiarity with MPI (message passing interface). There will be hands-on activities for many of the sessions.

Presentations will be made by faculty and professionals from Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), the Blue Waters project at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), Stony Brook University, and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).

The agenda will address the following topics.

MPI - Introduction and Advanced topics
OpenMP
Scaling, code profiling, and debugging
GPU programming
OpenACC
Phi programming
Software libraries
Parallel I/O
HDF5
Globus
Software engineering

OpenMP Courses - April 28th, 2017

Posted by Jason Allison on Mar 28, 2017 2:31:20 PM

On April 28th, 2017; TACC will be offering a morning introductory course and an afternoon performance optimization course on OpenMP. The morning course will introduce participants to the OpenMP threading model, and describe the basic constructs necessary to parallelize loops on manycore...

On April 28th, 2017; TACC will be offering a morning introductory course and an afternoon performance optimization course on OpenMP.

The morning course will introduce participants to the OpenMP threading model, and describe the basic constructs necessary to parallelize loops on manycore architectures. Topics covered will include understanding the fork/join threading model, using OpenMP pragmas, and loop parallelization.

The afternoon course will provide an introduction to OpenMP optimization techniques for manycore and vectorized architectures. Topics covered will include using OpenMP’s SIMD directives, configuring OpenMP thread affinity, and changing OpenMP thread scheduling behavior.

You are welcome to register for either or both courses. Both of the courses are available to in-person and webcast participants. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in person.

For more details on course content and for access to register for these courses, please visit the following link:

https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/training#/user?training=upcoming

MPI Foundations I and II

Posted by Jason Allison on Mar 24, 2017 11:15:06 AM

On April 14th, 2017; TACC will be offering a morning and an afternoon course on MPI Foundations. You are welcome to register for either or both courses. Both of the courses are available to in-person and webcast participants. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in person. For...

On April 14th, 2017; TACC will be offering a morning and an afternoon course on MPI Foundations.

You are welcome to register for either or both courses. Both of the courses are available to in-person and webcast participants. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in person.

For details on course content and for access to register for these courses, please visit the following link:

https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/training#/user?training=upcoming

R HPC Training

Posted by Jason Allison on Mar 23, 2017 1:34:18 PM

April 13th, 2017 1pm-4pm CT Texas Advanced Computing Center ACB 1.104 J.J. Pickle Research Campus 10100 Burnet Rd. Austin, TX 78758 This training will provide existing R users with training on how to use R in an HPC environment. We will cover logistical issues with getting your R code up and...

April 13th, 2017 1pm-4pm CT
Texas Advanced Computing Center
ACB 1.104
J.J. Pickle Research Campus
10100 Burnet Rd. Austin, TX 78758

This training will provide existing R users with training on how to use R in an HPC environment. We will cover logistical issues with getting your R code up and running on TACC resources, as well as how to take advantage of the unique resources available at TACC. This includes covering usage of the 'parallel' package in R and how to manage CRAN packages in a multi-user environment. Previous familiarity with R is assumed.

We are offering the training to both in-person and webcast participants. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in person.

For more information and to register for either the in-person or webcast session, please visit:
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/training#/user?training=upcoming