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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.

2019–2020 Symposia Series

Mark your calendars! Below are the dates for the 2019–2020 CIRC Symposium Series.

  • September 20
  • October 18
  • November 15
  • December 13
  • January 17
  • February 21
  • March 20
  • April 17

The Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) will host its next symposium on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Wegmans Hall 1400 on the River Campus. This month’s featured speaker is Rajeev S. Ramchandran from the Department of Ophthalmology. He will present his talk, "Understanding Grocery Store Purchases in a Population Health Context: Focus on Eye Health." This month's on-going research talk by Sixu Meng from the Department of Geriatric Oncology is titled, ”Machine Learning-Based Falling Rate Prediction Model in Aging Cancer Patients."

Titles and abstracts from previous CIRC Symposia are available.

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 modules, please visit the registration 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.

Check again soon for the announcement of the next CIRC Winter Boot Camp!

Annual CIRC Poster Session

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The Center for Integrated 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.

Check again soon for an announcement about the next CIRC Poster Session!

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:

Sessions are as follows:

  • Connectivity Clinic
  • Getting Connected
  • Introduction to Linux
  • Overview of BlueHive and CIRC Environment
  • Slurm Resource Management and Running Jobs on BlueHive
  • Modules and Software
  • Introduction to GitLab
  • Introduction to Jupyter
  • Remote Visualization

All workshops will require attendees to bring their own laptops and to have a computing account on BlueHive.

Check again soon for an announcement about the next workshop sessions!