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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 next symposium on Friday, April 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in URMC 2-6424 (Whipple Auditorium) at the Medical Center. This month’s featured speaker is Alan Grossfield from the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. He will present his talk, "Exploring Rhodopsin's activation mechanism using computer simulations at mutliple resolutions." This month's on-going research talk is by Nilesh Patil from the Goergen Institute of Data Science, titled "Deep learning on time variant geo-distributed transportation networks."

Titles and abstracts from previous CIRC Symposia are available.

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 7th Annual CIRC Poster Session on Friday, May 5th in the Munnerlyn Atrium of Goergen Hall at the River Campus. 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 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!

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 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.

Check again soon for an announcement about the next CIRC Summer School!