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Seminar Series

JICS/IGMCS Seminar Series

  This fall, staff from many parts of the University will participate in a series co-hosted by the Joint Institute for Computational Science (JICS) and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Minor in Computational Sciences program (IGMCS). These organizations will offer a series of tutorials and seminars designed to provide UTK students, faculty, and staff with practical information about using UTK’s computational science resources, as well as other associated opportunities for participation and collaboration.

  JICS is the joint UTK/Oak Ridge National Lab organization which is the home of the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS). NICS is a key resource provider in the National Science Foundation’s XSEDE system, hosting Kraken (a Cray XT5) and serving scientific users around the country. NICS is also home to the Remote Data Analysis and Visualization Center (RDAV), a separate NSF award in the XSEDE program. UTK faculty projects have already received over 27 Million hours of computing allocation on NICS computing resources so far, and the demand for them is expected to increase.

  Seminars and tutorials in the series will be given by personnel from NICS, RDAV, UTK’s Innovative Computing Laboratory (ICL), and OIT’s Research Computing Support team. The series will be held on Thursdays starting at 2pm, in Claxton 233. A more detailed list of session topics is provided below. All interested students, faculty, and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Jim Ferguson (jwf@utk.edu).

Fall 2013 Seminar Schedule

Check this space for a list of speakers and dates as they become available.

Past Seminars

Fall 2011 Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Title/Presentation
08-Sep-11 Jim Ferguson UTK's NICS and the NSF's High-Performance Computing Program Learn how to get time on NSF major computing resources, and learn something about the NSF's programs in HPC through the years.
15-Sep-11 Bob Meunchen The Analytics RRRevolution A comprehensive talk about the current landscape in "analytics" and how R is challenging the status quo.
22-Sep-11 Scott Simmerman Eden--Managing Your Analysis on Nautilus This talk will describe the design, development, and deployment of Eden, a tool that aids users in managing atypical large parallel runs.
29-Sep-11 FALL BREAK FALL BREAK
06-Oct-11 TBD TBD
13-Oct-11 Christian Halloy Scientific Computing Using Up to 112,000 Cores on Kraken A tutorial on how to use the Cray XT5 Kraken from 1 core up to 112,000 cores, with an overview of recent scientific projects at NICS.
20-Oct-11 Pragnesh Patel Parallel Computing and 'R' This talk will cover implicit parallelism and explicit parallelism in R, byte code compilation in R, and also some examples of R-GPU.
27-Oct-11 Christian Halloy Maximizing Performance of Scientific Computing Codes on HPC Systems A tutorial on optimizing your application on the latest high-performance computing platforms.
03-Nov-11 Mark Fahey Computational Science on NICS computational resources Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Engineering, and everything in between done on UTK's NICS computing resources.
10-Nov-11 Shirley Moore Cloud Computing at FutureGrid.

Fall 2010 Seminar Schedule

DATE SPEAKER(S)
PRES. TITLE
PRESENTATION
Sept. 16 Jim Ferguson, Christian Halloy, Daniel Lucio - UT NICS

Introduction to UTK’s National Institute for Computational Science
[PDF]
Sept. 23 Christian Halloy, Jim Ferguson - UT NICS

An Overview of Parallel Programming
[PDF]
Sept. 30 Jim Ferguson, Christian Halloy - UT NICS

Parallel Computing on NICS Cray-XTs -- Kraken and Athena
[PDF]
Oct. 7 Fall Break - No talks  
Oct. 14 Amy Szczepanski - RDAV

Introduction to Visualization and Data Analysis with Nautilus Part 1: Data Analysis with R
[PDF]
Oct. 21 Amy Szczepanski - RDAV

Introduction to Visualization and Data Analysis with Nautilus Part 2: Visualization with VisIt
[PDF]
Oct. 28 Amy Szczepanski - RDAV

Introduction to Visualization and Data Analysis with Nautilus Part 3: Workflows with Kepler
[PDF]
Nov. 4 Mark Fahey, NICS Scientific Computing group leader

Computational Science at NICS
[PDF]
Nov. 11 Phil Andrews, NICS Director

The NSF supercomputing programs and NICS
 

Spring 2009 Seminar Schedule

DATE SPEAKER
DEPT/AFFILIATION
PRESENTATION
Feb 18 Dr. David Keffer
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
UTK
[PDF]
March 11 Dr. John Drake
Computer Science and Math Division
ORNL
[PDF]
March 25 Dr. Arthur Maccabe
Computer Science and Math Division
ORNL
[PDF]
April 1 Dr. Jamie Morris
Materials Science & Engineering
UTK
Computer Science and Math Division
ORNL
[PDF]
April 8 Dr. David Dean
Physics Division
ORNL
[PDF]

Fall 2008 Seminar Schedule

DATE SPEAKER
DEPT/AFFILIATION
PRESENTATION
Oct 15 Prof. Jack Dongarra
Electrical Eng. and Comp. Science
[ PDF ]
Oct 29 Prof. Lou Gross
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
[ PDF ]
Nov. 05 Dr. Phil Andrews
Project Director of the UT National
Center for Computational Sciences
[ PDF ]
Nov 12 Prof. Jeremy Smith
Biochem/Cell & Molec Biol/ORNL
[ PPT ]
Nov 26 No seminar  
Dec 03 IGMCS STUDENT PRESENTATIONS

Qifei Wang
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Junwu Liu
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Akila Gothandaraman
Electrical Eng. and Comp. Science

Haihang You
Electrical Eng. and Comp. Science

Peng Du
Electrical Eng. and Comp. Science
 


Claxton Complex

Contact IGMCS

203 Claxton Complex
1122 Volunteer Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37996-3450
Phone: (865) 974-8295
Fax: (865) 974-8296
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