People Network Virtual Meetings Update

Mark your calendars for these upcoming People Network virtual meetings.
(For handy calendar entries please try the CaRCC Events Calendar.)

Researcher-Facing Track (second Thursdays)

Thursday, March 12th, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT

User support via Ask.CI and locales, a panel & community discussion

Description: We’ve explored various modalities for user support that all have the strengths and weaknesses. We’d like to focus this month on Ask.CI, a ‘StackOverFlow’-like site for research computing Q&A and discussion, and which can be localized for your organization while yet still remaining a part of the larger whole. Join us for what will be an interesting call on Ask.CI and how it has changed approaches to user support.

Emerging Centers Track (third Wednesdays)

Wednesday, March 18th, 12pm ET/ 11am CT/ 10am MT/ 9am PT/ 7am HT

OpenOnDemand discussion, Alan Chalker

Description: Alan Chalker will discuss OpenOnDemand from Ohio Supercomputing Center, an open HPC Portal for file management, job management and monitoring, and graphical desktop environments as well as command-line access.

Systems-Facing Track (third Thursdays)

Thursday, March 19th, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT

OSU InfiniBand Network Analysis and Monitoring Tool, Hari Subramoni (OSU)

Description: Overview of the OSU InfiniBand Network Analysis and Monitoring Tool and use cases.

Data-Facing Track (first Tuesdays)

Tuesday, April 7th, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT

Data-facing work in XSEDE Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS), Sergiu Sanielevici (PSC)

Description: The Extended Collaborative Support Service (ECSS) improves the productivity of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) user community through collaborations to optimize their applications, their work and data flows, and engages practitioners of disciplines that have not traditionally used advanced cyberinfrastructure (ACI). Novel & Innovative Projects (NIP) has the primary responsibility within ECSS for this latter task. NIP provides mentoring to help projects be successful and advice on the use of technologies such as virtual environments, machine learning, virtualization and containers. INIP is now focused on helping AI and “big data” projects on novel SP resources scheduled to enter production in 2020, including Bridges-2 at PSC and Expanse at SDSC.

All calls will take place in a Zoom room (coordinates communicated via email).

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Participants need not subscribe to a particular track to participate in calls. Additional details for track members, including notes documents and any pre-call activities, will be distributed ahead of the call via the email lists and other communication channels within each track.

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