Center for Integrated Research Computing
Monthly CIRC Symposia
Every third Friday of the month, the Center for Integrated Research Computing hosts a research symposium (known as the CIRC Symposium), where faculty, staff, and student researchers convene to learn about research projects utilizing the center's resources, meet potential collaborators, and learn about new technologies and trends in research computing. This event is user-driven and features presentations by researchers using CIRC systems. CIRC Symposia are open to all members of the university community and a complimentary lunch is provided.
2014–2015 Symposia Series
Mark your calendars! Below are the dates for the 2014–2015 CIRC Symposium Series.
- September 19
- October 17
- November 21
- December 19
- January 16
- February 20
- March 20
- April 17
The next CIRC Symposium will take place on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Computer Studies Building (CSB) 209 on the River Campus from 11:30am–1:00pm.
This month's featured speaker is Toni Whited from the Simon Business School. She will present a review of her work on estimating dynamic models of firm behavior. Our on-going research talk will feature neuroimaging biomarkers in multiple sclerosis as presented by Nicole Zizzi from the Department of Imaging Sciences. Please click on the flyer below for detailed abstracts of the talks.
Titles and abstracts from previous CIRC Symposia are also available.
Annual CIRC Poster Session
The Center for Intergrated Research Computing holds the Annual CIRC Poster Session at the end of each Spring semester. At this event, attendees discover the wide range of research that is enabled by computation and displayed to the University community. This event provides an informal venue to share computational and data analytics techniques and methodologies with colleagues from a wide variety of disciplines.
Registration for the 5th Annual CIRC Poster Session, which will take place on May 8, 2015, is now available.
The Center for Integrated Research Computing held the 4th Annual CIRC Poster Session on Friday, May 9th in the Flaum Atrium at URMC.
Poster session abstracts from the last poster session (May 2014) are available.
CIRC Summer School
Every July, CIRC hosts a six-week training session on various operating systems, programming languages, computational programs and libraries, and data analytics tools for the research community. Known as the "CIRC Summer School,” these workshops are broken down into individual topics and feature small, interactive, classroom-based instruction sessions. Topics range from basic training in Linux to optimizing codes for parallel computing. The courses are designed for beginner and advanced users alike. Extra emphasis is placed on using the various languages, libraries, etc. specifically on BlueHive and Blue Gene. Please check back soon for an announcement of the next CIRC Summer School and a detailed description of classes offered.
CIRC Winter Boot Camp
Have you ever wanted to learn how to program or add a new programming language to your existing knowledge? Have you been looking for the right time to pick up a few essential technical computing skills to help with your research projects or course work? Well, now you have the opportunity during the CIRC Winter Boot Camp!
The Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) hosts a multi-week winter program to help students, postdocs, research staff, and faculty learn new programming languages and sharpen their computing and data analytics skills. The classes are designed for beginners and cover basic topics to give enough direction to move on to self-learning tutorials or other more advanced coursework. Please check back soon for an announcement of the next CIRC Winter Boot Camp and a detailed description of classes offered.
The Center for Integrated Research Computing periodically hosts workshops on using the research computing environment. The workshops consist of the following topics:
Introduction to Linux
- Beginner's introduction to Linux and the command line environment
- Basic Linux commands
- How to navigate files and directories
- Techniques for viewing and editing files
Introduction to BlueHive
- Overview of the BlueHive computing environment
- How to use software packages with modules
- Setup of PBS scripts
- Use of job submission and queuing commands
- Best practices for using BlueHive
Introduction to MATLAB on BlueHive
- How to access the MATLAB GUI on NX/BlueHive
- Using non-graphical options for computing with MATLAB
- Running MATLAB in batch mode
- Using job arrays with MATLAB
- Accelerating MATLAB with symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and GPUs
- Running MATLAB in distributed memory environments
- Compiling MEX code
Please check back to find out when the next workshop will be available. CIRC staff also hold these workshops for various departments and centers on an as-needed basis. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule a specialized workshop.