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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.

2018–2019 Symposia Series

Mark your calendars! Below are the dates for the 2018–2019 CIRC Symposium Series.

  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 21
  • January 18
  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 19

The Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) will host its next symposium on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Wegmans Hall 1400 on the River Campus. This month’s featured speaker is Sergio Montero from the Department of Political Science. He will present his talk, ”Learning about Growth and Democracy." This month's on-going research talk by Arun Venkataraman from the Department of Physics, is titled, ”Protocol Optimization in Diffusion Imaging."

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.

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.

CIRC will host the next workshop on Friday, October 26th, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the VISTA Collaboratory on the 1st floor of the Carlson Library.

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!