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UT System Research Cyberinfrastructure

The UT System Research Cyberinfrastructure (UTRC) project is underway and progress is being made toward providing researchers at UT System institutions access to enhanced compute, storage, and networking infrastructure. The new TACC resource Lonestar began production on February 1 and is available to UT System researchers through UTRC. Researchers at several institutions have already applied for allocation and have begun processing.

Jay Boisseau, TACC Director, and other TACC staff members will visit UT Arlington on Monday, April 25th to meet with members of our research community and staff who may benefit from access to this resource. Jay will present an overview of the TACC resources and services available to us through the UTRC project and a summary of the research projects underway at TACC. We will have a Q&A session for UT Arlington researchers to discuss our current projects, existing computing resources, future needs, and how TACC can possibly be of assistance.

Please join us in the Palo Pinto room, E.H. Hereford University Center, on Monday the 25th of April from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

2:00 – 2:30 TACC Resources and Services – Jay Boisseau
2:30 – 3:00 TACC R&D Projects – TACC Staff
3:00 – 3:30 UT Arlington HPC Resources and Utilization – OIT Staff
3:30 – 4:00 HPC Research Spotlight – Frank Lu, Luca Massa
4:00 – 4:30 HPC Research Spotlight – Peter Kroll
4:30 – 5:00 Open Discussion, All

OIT will provide light refreshments.

High Performance Computing for NextGen Sequence Analysis

April 14, 2011 – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (CT)
Austin, TX

This one–day workshop is intended to introduce life scientists to high performance computing at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) with a specific emphasis on NextGen Sequence analysis. Attendees will learn how to utilize an array of computational and software resources that TACC offers for Computational Biology. Topics to be covered include large-scale computing, data management, loading and running applications. An introduction to general sequence analysis concepts along with specific, real-world examples will also be provided. A hands-on lab session will give attendees an opportunity to work with TACC systems on NextGen sequence data sets.
The class is intended for biologists and advanced programming skills are not required. However, a working knowledge of Unix is expected.

Please visit the following URL for course registration and additional details: http://www.tacc.utexas.edu/user-services/training/classes/compbio/

Lonestar

The new Lonestar system is the latest in the line of leadership high performance computing systems provided by the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) toresearchers in the state of Texas. Two things make this system unique: one is the comprehensive computing capabilities provided by the system. Whether you need to run large scale parallel computing jobs, shared memory computations, remote visualization tasks, GPGPU computing, or high throughput computations, Lonestar has the capabilities you need. The second aspect is the broad partnership involved in deploying this system, with funding provided by the National Science Foundation, The University of Texas System, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, The University of Texas at Austin, the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin and a number of research centers. If you need large scale computation for your research, and you work in higher education in Texas, Lonestar is the system for you!

Join the staff of TACC for a 90 minute webinar on March 24 to learn about the capabilities of Lonestar. An overview of the system itself will be provided, along with information about how to apply for an account, and information about upcoming in-depth training opportunities. This course is targeted at all researchers in Texas Higher Education or the TeraGrid community interested in learning about TACC resources.

To register for this event, please visit:

http://www.tacc.utexas.edu/user-services/training/classes/lonestar-presentation/