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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.

2016–2017 Symposia Series

Mark your calendars! Below are the dates for the 2016–2017 CIRC Symposium Series.

  • September 16
  • October 21
  • November 18
  • December 16
  • January 20
  • February 17
  • March 17
  • April 21

The Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) will host its first symposium of the academic year on Friday, September 16th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Goergen 108 on the River Campus. This month’s featured speaker is Ignacio Franco from the Department of Chemistry. He will discuss simulations of the Stark control of electrons along nanojunctions. Our on-going research talk will focus on secondary analysis of high-throughput sequencing data as presented by Alex Aiezza from the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute.

Titles and abstracts from previous CIRC Symposia are available. Regularly scheduled symposia will begin again in September!

CIRC Summer School

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Every summer, 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 available languages, libraries, etc., specifically on BlueHive and Blue Gene.

For more information about CIRC Summer School and to register for any or all of the workshops, please visit the registration page.

Annual CIRC Poster Session

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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.

The Center for Integrated Research Computing will host the 6th Annual CIRC Poster Session on Wednesday, May 4th in the Flaum Atrium at the Medical Center. Please join us for a display of research at the University of Rochester that is enabled by computation and analytics! Light refreshments will also be served.

For more information, and to submit your poster, see the Poster Session Page.

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.

CIRC Workshops

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The Center for Integrated Research Computing periodically hosts workshops on using the research computing environment. The workshops consist of the following topics:

Getting Connected

  • Connecting to BlueHive (Terminal/PuTTY and X2Go)
  • On-campus vs. off-campus connectivity

Overview of BlueHive and Linux

  • Overview of the BlueHive computing environment
  • 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

Slurm Resource Management and Running Jobs on BlueHive

  • How to submit and run jobs on BlueHive
  • Slurm commands
  • Setup of Slurm scripts
  • Running jobs in parallel
  • Best practices for using BlueHive

Modules and Software

  • Available software on BlueHive
  • Modules environment for configuring and using software
  • Compilers and programming tools

Please check back soon for an announcement of the next scheduled CIRC Workshop.