People Network Meetings in June

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

Researcher-Facing Track (second Thursdays)

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

Topic: How are we doing? A discussion on philosophies/culture, approaches, and tools for understanding creation of knowledge, metrics, and impact 

Our recent calls, from handling support requests via various tools/modes, to remote work for support/consultations and training, to working with your (remote) team in this unprecedented time, have been an unexpected but fruitful journey. This month we close the loop: from your overall efforts of the team — both internal- and external-facing work — and via processes and tools, what is your philosophy on and how are you measuring your activities and impact? What information do you gather around internal- or researcher-facing activities? Are you using approaches or tools that harness NLP, ML, or predictive analytics? And do you have specific goals that you strive towards? Join us and share. 

Emerging Centers Track (third Wednesdays)

Wednesday, June 17, 12pm ET/ 11am CT/ 10am MT/ 9am PT/ 7am HT

Topic: Center Budget Construction, discussion facilitated by Jason Simms, Dane Skow, Rich Knepper

The Emerging Centers track will discuss activities around constructing center budgets and providing justification for what’s in them.  We’ll talk about base-funded versus cost-recovery models, maybe some activity-based costing, and hopefully discuss making requests from administrators, customers, and legislators.

Systems-Facing Track (third Thursdays)

Thursday, June 18th, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT

Topic: An intro to metrics collection with Prometheus and visualization with Grafana at the Colorado School of Mines, discussion facilitated by Michael Robbert.

This presentation will provide an overview of how and why the Colorado School of Mines implemented metrics collection with Prometheus and visualization with Grafana for its HPC system. Some highlights will be the reasons these tools were chosen as well as their architectures. We will review the main structure, the steps needed to install, and discuss ways that they can be customized for any needs. Hopefully, this talk will encourage more sites to try out Prometheus and Grafana so that we can create a large pool of knowledge and options for building on each other’s work.

Data-Facing Track (first Tuesdays)

No call in June!  See you in July.

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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All calls will take place within the same Zoom room distributed via email. Please join the People Network (link just above) or contact for details.