Training and Consulting

Training and Consulting Resources


Research Computing will connect researchers to the training and consulting they need to succeed. Contact us to get connected and learn how we can help. If we don't have the answers, we can connect you to those that do. Below you will find a collection of training and consulting resources we can connect you to.

  • UCR High-Performance Computing Center

    The High-Performance Computing Center can support and consult with various HPC and Research Software related hardware and software issues.

    They have an excellent HPC Manual and Linux Manual.

    They hold regular training classes on topics such as:

    • The cluster scheduler, Slurm
    • Basic Linux commands
    • Linux File systems
    • Cluster policies and best practices
    • Basic job submissions to the cluster

    UCR High-Performance Computing Center

  • UCR Library

    The UCR Library serves as an information commons and intellectual center for the campus and is the focal point for research and study at UCR.

    Training classes on software and data management.

  • AWS

    Some online training resources for AWS.

    AWS RE: Invent 2020 FREE!!

    Nov 30 - Dec. 18 2020


    Internet2 NET+ Introduction to AWS for Researchers Virtual Event

    Deploying a Burstable and Event-driven HPC Cluster on AWS Using SLURM

    AWS Education Research Seminar Series
    Join us

    Each month, Amazon Web Services (AWS) brings together a community of leading researchers for informational sessions focused on how research spurs scientific and technological evolutions. You’re invited to our next webinar session. Read below to learn more:

    Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET
    Register today »

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability (STRIDES) Initiative aims to modernize the biomedical research ecosystem by fostering innovation in biomedical research using technological advancements in the cloud. NIH-funded biomedical researchers are eligible to leverage the NIH STRIDES Initiative to access cutting-edge cloud services and tools, which includes access to valuable datasets and favorable pricing on cloud environments. Join this session where we will have three separate presentations from representatives from the NIH, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Four Points Technology, LLC. 
    We hope you can join the discussion on Wednesday, August 26. If you have to miss, don’t worry. We will share a recording with all registrants. Feel free to invite your colleagues.


  • AWS - University of California Egress Waiver
    Learn how to establish an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account under the UC Agreement.

    A UC-wide agreement for Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been established. The agreement provides a Data Egress fee waiver for up to 15% of total monthly AWS fees.

    Please follow the instructions below to ensure that an AWS account for UCR business is covered under this agreement and in compliance with UC policy and the law.

    Understand Appropriate Use

    Review the following to understand the applicable terms and conditions, and allowable data use for AWS:

    • University of California AWS Enterprise Customer Agreement
      • Applies to all AWS accounts UC-wide, except those used for:
        • Commercial Web Hosting
        • Media Streaming
        • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
      • 80%+ of data egress must be via an approved National Research and Education Network (NREN). This includes CENIC and Internet2, so normal UC usage meets this requirement.
    • Determine whether the data you are working with should be hosted in the cloud.
    • HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA)
      • In order to cover your locations AWS accounts under the terms of the UC AWS Enterprise Agreement (EA) and HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA), follow the instructions found on the UCOP Website (PDF).
    Connect AWS Account to UC Agreement and PO

    Send an email to UCs AWS account representative, Devinder Narula to:

    • Activate your new AWS account (if pertinent)
    • Include your AWS account under the terms of the UC-wide AWS agreement
    • Connect your AWS account to your Purchase Order number

    To accomplish this, the email needs to include the following information:

    • AWS 12-Digit Account Number
    • Company Name = University of California, Riverside (UCR)
    • Your Name
    AWS Account Activation

    You will receive an email response from AWS confirming that your AWS account is now set up for invoicing under the UC AWS agreement and providing final instructions to activate your account. Follow the instructions in the AWS activation email and your account will be active and ready for use.

  • XSEDE Extended Collaborative Support Services

    The mission of the Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS) program is to improve the productivity of the XSEDE user community through successful, meaningful collaborations which optimize applications, improve work and data flows, increase effective use of the XSEDE digital infrastructure and broadly expand the XSEDE user base by engaging members of underrepresented communities and domain areas.

    Through ECSS, users have access to a variety of cyberinfrastructure expertise. ECSS experts, many with advanced degrees in domain areas, are available for collaborations, lasting months to one year, to help researchers fundamentally advance their use of XSEDE resources.

    Expertise is available over a wide range of areas:

    • performance analysis
    • petascale optimization
    • efficient use of accelerators
    • I/O optimization
    • data analytics
    • visualization
    • use of XSEDE by science gateways
    • workflows

    XSEDE Extended Collaborative Support Services

    NEXT Training:

    Please join us for our next ECSS Symposium.

    Tuesday, October 20, 10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

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    More information about the Symposium series and links to previous presentation can be found here

    Speaker: Shawn Brown, Director of PSC and Bridges-2 PI

    Title: Introducing Bridges-2

    Abstract: Bridges-2, PSC's newest supercomputer, will provide transformative capability for rapidly evolving, computation-intensive and data-intensive research, creating opportunities for collaboration and convergent research. It will support both traditional and non-traditional research communities and applications. Bridges-2 will integrate new technologies for converged, scalable HPC, machine learning and data; prioritize researcher productivity and ease of use; and provide an extensible architecture for interoperation with complementary data-intensive projects, campus resources, and clouds. 

    Speaker: Sergiu Sanielevici, Neocortex co-PI and Associate Director of PSC User Support

    Title: Introducing Neocortex

    Abstract: Neocortex will be a highly innovative resource at PSC that will accelerate AI-powered scientific discovery by vastly shortening the time required for deep learning training, foster greater integration of artificial deep learning with scientific workflows, and provide revolutionary new hardware for the development of more efficient algorithms for artificial intelligence and graph analytics.

  • ACM Digital Library
  • Internet 2


    CLASS: Cloud Learning and Skills Sessions
    Empowering the R&E Workforce to Leverage the Transformational Capabilities of Cloud Computing
    Internet2 has explored the many challenges of fully leveraging cloud computing platforms with U.S. research and education (R&E) community stakeholders including CIOs, campus research computing center leaders, researchers, and funding agencies. These discussions have consistently highlighted the lack of suitable and sustainable training for our large, diverse, and distributed workforces as a significant factor hindering the effective use of cloud platforms.

  • nanoHUB - free platform for computational research is the premier open and free platform for computational research, education, and collaboration in nanotechnology, materials science, and related fields. Our site hosts a rapidly growing collection of simulation tools that run in the cloud and are accessible through a web browser. In addition, nanoHUB provides online presentations, nanoHUB-U short courses, animations, teaching materials, and more. These resources instruct users about our simulation tools as well as general nanoelectronics, materials science, photonics, data science, and other topics. A good starting page for those new to nanoHUB is the Education page.

    Our site offers researchers a venue to explore, collaborate, and publish content as well. Many of these collaborative efforts occur via workspacesuser groups, and projectsUncertainty Quantification (UQ) is now automatically available for most nanoHUB tools and adds powerful analytical and predictive capabilities for researchers.

    Learn More:

  • Distributed Computing



    • ICE Cube Computing Grid (Video)
      • Presentation covering how the IceCube computing efforts have evolved over the last 15 years from mostly home-grown solutions to a globally distributed computing infrastructure. It highlights the advantages and disadvantages of such an approach for an experiment with broad science goals ranging from astrophysics to particle physics to geophysics, and what we see in our future as we engage in more external collaborations in computing.
    • Distributed Computing CS Lecture Series (Video)
      • Classroom lecture videos for CS 436, University of Waterloo
  • Edge Computing
  • High-Performance Computing


    • Ask.cyberinfrastructure
      • Q & A platform for people who do research computing - researchers, facilitators, research software engineers, cyberinfrastructure engineers, system administrators, and others. Ask.CI provides a centralized, searchable, archived site to aggregate expert knowledge that is widely distributed throughout the research computing community. A joint project of the Northeast Cyberteam and the Campus Champions, it was launched in July, 2018 at PEARC18.
    • Authentication
      • OAuth Authorization for SSH


    • HPC Carpentry
      • HPC Carpentry is a set of teaching materials designed to help new users take advantage of high-performance computing systems. No prior computational experience is required - these lessons are ideal for either an in-person workshop or independent study.
    • HPC University
      • The HPC University (HPCU) is a virtual organization whose primary goal is to provide a cohesive, persistent, and sustainable on-line environment to share educational and training materials for a continuum of high performance computing environments that span desktop computing capabilities to the highest-end of computing facilities offered by HPC centers.
    • Hardware
    • Software
      • OSU InfiniBand Network Analysis and Monitoring tool - OSU INAM
        • Monitors IB clusters in real-time by querying various subnet management entities in the network.
      • MVAPICH: MPI over InfiniBand, Omni-Path, Ethernet/iWARP, and RoCE
        • MVAPICH is a high performance implementation of MPI-1 over InfiniBand and RDMAoE based on MPICH1. MVAPICH2 is a high performance MPI-2 implementation for InfiniBand, Omni-Path, Ethernet/iWARP, and RoCE based on MPICH2. High performance, scalable and fault-tolerance support are provided in these packages. These packages provide multiple underlying support (such as OpenFabrics/Gen2, OpenFabrics/Gen2-Hybrid, OpenFabrics-RDMAoE, QLogic-InfiniPath, and the standard TCP/IP) for portability across multiple networks
      • Spack is a package manager for supercomputers, research clusters, Linux, and macOS. It makes installing scientific software easy. Spack isn’t tied to a particular language; you can build a software stack in Python or R, link to libraries written in C, C++, or Fortran, and easily swap compilers or target specific microarchitectures. Learn more here.


  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning



  • Matlab Training

    Summer Webinar Series 


  • R for Biologist

    Greetings from NCGAS!

    Here in Indiana, the leaves are falling, midterms are wrapping up, so it's time... for another round of our Introduction to R for Biologists course!  We will be hosting this course online again this round, through IU's Expand/Canvas platform, starting Oct 27 and running through Nov 12.  

    This course has filled every time we've offered it, so register early if you are interested! Registration deadline is October 25th at 5pm EST!  Register here:


    All participants in the course will be directed to a pre-made Virtual Machine with RStudio installed and all necessary packages loaded.  You are free to use your own installation of RStudio, however, we will not be troubleshooting individual installations as that is tremendously time-consuming.

    The course materials are all available in pdf textbook format with links to video lectures on YouTube.  These parts will be self-guided.  The labs are also available as textbook chapters.  All answers to problems in the labs can be filled in on Canvas quizzes to get immediate feedback.  The answers are also available in pdf if you prefer that route.

    Instructors will be having live office hours via Piazza on Tues from 1-4:30 PM EST to answer questions and provide insight on the lecture and lab sections.  We will also be answering questions throughout the week, so if the time does not work for your schedule, you can still take the course!  We will also be adding supplemental videos for the course to answer common questions, additional tips, etc.  The schedule is as follows:

    Tuesday, Oct 27:  Chapter 1 - Intro to R Language and Data Types; Chapter 2 - Lab I: DNA words (practice for vectors and syntax)

    Tuesday, Nov 3:   Chapter 3 - Intro to Graphing and Visualization in R; Chapter 4 - Lab II: Metagenomic Analysis with PCA/PCoA (practice for visualization)

    Tuesday, Nov 10:  Chapter 5 - Intro to Reading and Writing Functions in R; Chapter 6 - Lab III: Writing a Sliding Window Analysis Function (practice for functions and all other skills)

    You will be free to work at your own pace in the course, but we will focus on answering questions/running discussions for the course as per the schedule (i.e. if you get to Chapter 6 on Oct 28, we won't likely get to your questions as fast as we do for people who are still on Chapter 1).  

    We designed this so you could do as much as possible offline (using pdfs and your own RStudio install) or on public machines (using Canvas and VMs, without software installation) to help mitigate any access issues you may have.  We have run this course online before, and it was a big hit, so we're hoping this will go smoothly as well!

    Feel free to email me any questions you may have!  Also, feel free to send this to anyone you think might be interested, as this course is open to students at any university.

    Dr. Sheri Sanders

    Manager, Bioinformatic Analyst

    National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS)


    NCGAS is a management unit of the Research Technologies division of UITS; NCGAS is affiliated with the Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute.

  • Cyberinfrastructure Engineering Learning Series

    CI Engineering Lunch & Learn Series


    Designing, building, and maintaining advanced cyberinfrastructure to support scientific use cases can be challenging.  There are numerous items to learn about, and the learning can be never ending.  As a community, it is important for all of us to be available to answer questions, propose new ideas, and build upon our collective knowledge.  

    Starting in 2017 ESnet, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, began sponsoring semi-weekly talks on engineering and engagement topics.  These CI Engineering Lunch & Learn talks are held on Friday afternoons @ 2:00pm ET using the following Zoom number:

    Join Zoom Meeting

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    +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
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    Meeting ID: 804 696 793
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    Join by SIP

    Join by H.323 (US West) (US East) (China) (India) (EMEA) (Australia) (Hong Kong) (Brazil) (Canada)
    Meeting ID: 804 696 793

    Talk announcements are made weekly on the following mailing list, sign up is moderated but all are welcome to join:!contactowner/esnet-cybinf-engr 

    Upcoming Talks

    The following is a list of upcoming talks:

    Date Speaker / Affiliation Talk Topic
    Oct 23, 2020 Michael Smitasin & Jay Krous / LBNL Cloudflare Reverse Proxy
    Oct 30, 2020 None Scheduled None Scheduled
    Nov 6, 2020 Edward Colone / Univ of Michigan & perfSONAR Provisioning perfSONAR with Ansible
    Nov 13, 2020 None Scheduled - Virtual SC20 None Scheduled - Virtual SC20
    Nov 20, 2020 None Scheduled - Virtual SC20 None Scheduled - Virtual SC20
    Nov 27, 2020 None Scheduled - Turkey Day None Scheduled - Turkey Day
    Dec 4, 2020 Jeffry Handal / Cisco IPv6

    The most up to date schedule can be found here:

    Previous Talks

    All previous talks (slides and recordings) can be found here:

    2017 - 2020 talks are also posted to youtube:

    2020 Talks

    Date Speaker / Affiliation Topic Recording Link YouTube Link
    1/17/2020 Anita Nikolich / Illinois Institute of Technology What is FABRIC? GDrive YouTube
    2/21/2020 Hyojoon Kim / Princeton University Princeton P4 Campus: Building and Running Novel Campus Network Applications GDrive YouTube

    Jorge Crichigno & Elie Kfoury / University of South Carolina

    Offloading Media Traffic to P4 Programmable Data Plane Switches GDrive YouTube

    Rick Wagner / Globus

    Automating Research Data Workflows with Globus GDrive YouTube

    Math Mathis / Google

    BBR and the evolution of transport protocols GDrive YouTube

    David Teach / Univ of Oregon

    Route Views GDrive YouTube

    Jason Zurawski / ESnet & EPOC

    Data Movement Exhibition Update GDrive YouTube

    Eric Boyd / Univ of Michigan

    NetBasilisk @ The University of Michigan GDrive YouTube

    Nick Buraglio / ESnet

    ESnetIPv6 management network deployment GDrive YouTube

    Eli Dart & Hans Addleman / IU, ESnet, & EPOC

    Network Strategy to Enable Data Intensive Science GDrive YouTube

    Training Workshop for Educators and Network Engineers on High Speed Network Protocols and Security

    GDrive YouTube

    Brad Cowie / University of Waikato

    FAUCET GDrive YouTube

    Peter Boothe / Google & MLab

    NDT GDrive YouTube

    Fatema Bannat Wala / ESnet

    Zeek And Ye Shall Find!- A Zeek Primer GDrive YouTube

    Andrew Gallo / GWU & Lenny Giuliano / Juniper

    Automatic Multicast Tunneling (AMT) GDrive YouTube

    Pete Siemsen /NCAR & FRGP

    BCP38 GDrive YouTube

    Fatema Bannat Wala / ESnet

    KYD - Know Your Devices, a Method for Profiling Devices Using DHCP and Zeek GDrive YouTube

    Nathan Shepherd, Abigail Fox, and Edward Colone / Univ of Michigan

    perfSONAR Deployment technologies (Small nodes and Embedded Systems) GDrive YouTube

    Ali Alrubaiee, Brendan Kailukaitis, Charles Beach, Ian Thompson, Iffat Saiyara, Konstantin Kovalchuk, and Edward Colone / Univ of Michigan

    Performance monitoring WiFi with perfSONAR GDrive YouTube

    Michael Lambert / PSC

    Peering DB & IRR GDrive YouTube

    Jason Zurawski/ESnet

    Quilt Webinar: Identifying Campus Infrastructure Needs GDrive YouTube

    Ken Miller / ESnet

    Data Movement Exhibition Update GDrive YouTube
    8/21/2020 Alan Whinery / University of Hawaii The IPv6 Only Network: How To Simplify Your Life By Turning Off IPv4 GDrive YouTube
    8/28/2020 George Robb & Charles Shiflett / ESnet DTN Design Patterns GDrive YouTube
    9/11/2020 Michael Sinatra / ESnet MANRS GDrive YouTube
    9/25/2020 Jen Schopf / IU International Networks  NetSage Now GDrive YouTube
    10/2/2020 Edward Colone / Univ of Michigan & perfSONAR Mobile perfSONAR nodes best practices GDrive YouTube
    10/16/2020 Rachana Ananthakrishnan / University of Chicago & Globus Globus Connect Server v5: An Enhanced Experience for User and Admin Alike! GDrive YouTube
    10/23/2020 Michael Smitasin & Jay Krous / LBNL Cloudflare Reverse Proxy GDrive


    11/6/2020 Edward Colone / Univ of Michigan & perfSONAR Provisioning perfSONAR with Ansible GDrive


     12/4/2020 Jeffry Handal / Cisco   IPv6 GDrive


    2019 Talks

    Date Speaker / Affiliation Topic Recording Link YouTube Link
    3/29/2019 Jason Zurawski / ESnet Overview of the Engagement and Performance Operations Center (EPOC) GDrive YouTube
    3/29/2019 Chuck Benson / Univ Washington IoT Systems risk mitigation GDrive YouTube
    4/12/2019 Frank Wuerthwein / UCSC & OSG Supporting Science via the Open Science Grid (OSG) GDrive YouTube
    4/19/2019 Edward Colone / Univ Michigan & perfSONAR perfSONAR automations GDrive  YouTube
    4/26/2019 Michael Johnson / Indiana Univ & perfSONAR PWA GDrive  YouTube
    5/3/2019 Hans Addleman / Indiana Univ & SCinet SC19 SCinet WAN  GDrive YouTube
    5/10/2019 Garhan Attebury / Univ Nebraska  UNLHCC Data Center Upgrades GDrive YouTube
    5/17/2019 Rachana Ananthakrishnan / Univ of Chicago & Globus Globus Protected Data GDrive YouTube
    5/24/2019 Thomas DeFanti / UCSD & SDSC Pacific Research Platform GDrive YouTube 
    5/31/2019 Douglas Jennewein / Univ of South Dakota XSEDECampus Champions GDrive YouTube 
    6/7/2019 Joseph White / Univ of Buffalo XDMoD GDrive YouTube 
    6/14/2019 Von Welch & Susan Sons / Indiana Univ TrustedCI & ResearchSOC GDrive YouTube
    6/28/2019 Dori Sajdak/Univ of Buffalo ColdFront GDrive YouTube
    7/12/2019 Shawn Campbell/Malone Univ Virtual vs. Physical DTNs GDrive YouTube
    7/26/2019 Julie Ma/MGHPCC GDrive YouTube
    8/9/2019 Wallace Chase/REANNZ REANNZ GDrive YouTube
    8/16/2019 Nick Buraglio/ESnet Automation, Orchestration, SDN, Technical Debt GDrive YouTube
    8/23/2019 Jennifer Schopf/IU International Networks NetSage GDrive YouTube
    8/30/2019 Jason Zurawski/ESnet CC* Data Movement Workshop and Exhibition GDrive YouTube
    9/13/2019 William Deigaard / Texas A&M Batfish Experience at TAMU, so far... GDrive YouTube
    10/4/2019 Kevin Thompson / NSF CC* Program Update GDrive YouTube
    10/11/2019 Klara Nahrstedt / UIUC Campus-Specific Cyber-Infrastructure Challenges and Solutions for Scientific Instruments, and their Workflows and Lab Environments GDrive YouTube
    10/18/2019 Jeronimo Bezerra / FIU & AMPATH AmLight-INT Project GDrive YouTube


    2018 Talks

    Date Speaker / Affiliation Topic Recording Link YouTube Link
     1/5/2018  Kevin Thompson / NSF  CC* Overview GDrive YouTube
     1/12/2018  SCinet  SCinet Architecture GDrive  YouTube
     1/19/2018  Grace Wilson Caudill / University of New Hampshire & NorthEast Big Data Innovation Hub (NE BDIH)  Security in Trusted Research Systems and Spaces (SiTRSS)" (pronounced ‘Citrus’) GDrive  YouTube 
     1/26/2018  Michael Sinatra / ESnet  Intro to Crypto GDrive YouTube 
     2/16/2018  Eli Dart / ESnet  Petascale DTNs / ICNWG GDrive YouTube 
     2/23/2018  UCAR/KINBER/ESnet  WINS Program GDrive YouTube 
     3/9/2018  Jeff Mitchell / Lukas, LaFuria, Gutierrez, and Sachs LLP  Net Neutrality Briefing GDrive YouTube 
     3/16/2018  Derek Weitzel / Univ of Nebraska  StashCache GDrive  YouTube 
     3/23/2018  Steve Lovaas / Colorado State Univ  Our CUI approach, as part of a general high-assurance security topology GDrive YouTube 
     3/30/2018  Jorge Crichigno / Univ of South Carolina  CC* Experience + Research Projects GDrive YouTube 
     4/13/2018  Steven Wallace / Indiana Univ.   Micro DMZs GDrive YouTube 
     4/27/2018  ESnet Infrastructure, Routing, Security  Configuration Management GDrive YouTube 
     5/4/2018  Prasad Calyam / Univ of Missouri  Cyber and Software Automation for Neuroscience Community: Needs in Research and Training GDrive YouTube 
     6/15/2018  Pete Siemsen / NCAR  implementation of BCP38 GDrive YouTube 
     6/22/2018  Andy Lake / ESnet  pSConfig (the meshconfig replacement in perfSONAR 4.1) GDrive YouTube 
     8/3/2018  Gregory Schueren  TCP Snitch GDrive YouTube 
     8/24/2018  Azael Fernandez Alcantara / UNAM  Mexican / Latin American NREN GDrive YouTube 
     9/14/2018  Scott Hogg / GTRI  AWS Security GDrive YouTube 
     9/21/2018  Azher Mughal / USC  100G Experiences @ USC GDrive YouTube 
    9/28/2018 Mariam Kiran / ESnet Enabling intents for networks GDrive YouTube 
    10/12/2018 Antoine Delvaux & Szymon Trocha / perfSONAR TWAMP GDrive YouTube 


    2017 Talks

    Date Speaker / Affiliation Topic Recording Link YouTube Link
     6/2/2017  Hunter Fuller / University of Alabama Huntsville  Campus Security Architecture GDrive YouTube
     6/23/2017  Steve Bogol / University of Notre Dame  Science DMZ and Data Center Architecture GDrive YouTube 
     6/30/2017  Scott Valcourt & Doug Green / University of New Hampshire Small School DMZ & Collaboration Lessons Learned GDrive  YouTube 
     7/7/2017  Ken Miller / The Pennsylvania State University  Science DMZ Implementation, Policy, and Sustainability GDrive  YouTube 
     7/14/2017  Jeff Weekley / The University of California at Merced  WAVE Scientific Visualization GDrive  YouTube 
     7/21/2017  Jerry Sheehan / Montana State University  Science DMZ Implementation and Operation GDrive  YouTube 
     7/28/2017  Jay Krous & Aashish Sharma / Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  Security @ 100G GDrive  YouTube 
     8/4/2017  Jim Warner / The University of California at Santa Cruz  Switches, Buffers, and Buffer Monitoring GDrive  YouTube 
     8/18/2017  Cody Smith / OARnet  Statewide perfSONAR GDrive  YouTube 
     8/25/2017  Hans Kuhn & Hervey Allen / Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) @ University of Oregon  Operations and overview of NSRC GDrive  YouTube 
     9/8/2017  Neil McKee & Ken Miller / SCinet DevOps Netflow/Inmon  GDrive  YouTube 
     9/15/2017  University of Virginia Readonly Root Environment for Scientific Computing  GDrive  YouTube 
     9/22/2017  Andy Lake / ESnet & perfSONAR  perfSONAR 4.1 GDrive  YouTube 
     9/29/2017  Alan Whinery / University of Hawaii  Where packets go GDrive  YouTube 
     10/13/2017 Greg Veldman & Paul Anderson / SCinet DevOps  Puppet on SCinet Resources GDrive  YouTube 
     10/20/2017  Matt Mathis / Google  BBR GDrive  YouTube 
     10/27/2017  Vas Vasiliadis / Univ of Chicago & Globus  Instrument Automation/Data Management Plan Support GDrive  YouTube 
     11/3/2017  Elliot Fenech / The University of Utah  Utah Student CI PRogram GDrive  YouTube 
     12/1/2017  Alan Sutter, Jonathan Miller, Carrie Rampp, Jason Brooks / Franklin and Marshall College  Science DMZ @ Small Schools GDrive  YouTube 
    12/8/2017 Christopher Tengi & Hyojoon Kim / Princeton University  Software Defined Border Router GDrive YouTube 

    Affiliated Training Materials 

    The R&E community produces lots of informative and educational content that is worth subscribing too, particularly to share with new colleagues looking for education on emerging or existing technology.

  • Google Cloud Public Sector Summit

    Google Cloud Public Sector Summit

    We will showcase fresh ideas and innovation from academic, research, and gov leaders alongside Google executives. 
    Here is a sampling of topics that may be of interest to you:
    •    Running Astronomical Pipelines with HTCondor
    •    AI Fuels Smarter Medical Imaging and Better Outcomes
    All sessions will have YouTube closed captioning option for language preference.
    Explore the session catalog. We’re constantly adding sessions, so we encourage you to check in regularly.
    Register Today →


  • Research Data Management

    openaccess_icon.jpg Michener, William K. 2015. “Ten Simple Rules for Creating a Good Data Management Plan (Links to an external site.).” PLoS Computational Biology 11(10): e1004525.

    openaccess_icon.jpg Strasser, Carly. 2015. “Research Data Management: A Primer Publication of the National Information Standards Organization (Links to an external site.).” National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

    openaccess_icon.jpg Griffin, Philippa C. et al. 2017. "Best Practice Data Life Cycle Approaches for the Life Sciences (Links to an external site.)." bioRxiv 167619.

    openaccess_icon.jpg Ziemann, Mark, Yotam Eren, and Assam El-Osta. 2016. "Gene name errors are widespread in the scientific literature (Links to an external site.)." Genome Biology 17(1): 177-179. 

    website_icon.png DataONE. Data Management Best Practices 

  • Cloud Native Computing
  • Shodor


    Established in Durham, NC in 1994, Shodor is a nonprofit organization serving students and educators by providing materials and instruction relating to computational science (scientific, interactive computing).

    With an Internet presence producing 3 to 4 million page views per month, Shodor has an international impact. Its award-winning, free online education tools such as Interactivate are popular with students and educators alike.

    Shodor is transforming learning through computational thinking. In the Raleigh-Durham, NC area, Shodor offers workshopsapprenticeships and internships for youth and teens to build excitement for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through interactive explorations using hands-on and computer-enhanced activities, giving them the experience they will need to pursue a technology-intensive career path.

  • CaRCC - Campus Research Computing Consortium - Trainings

    Data-Facing Track (first Tuesdays)

    Tuesday, January 5, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT

    Python for Big Data

    Presenter: Bala Desinghu, Rutgers University

    Python is a popular programming language for developing software and data science applications. Its popularity stems from many factors such as simplicity, readability, portability, etc. As such, Python is slow compared to C or Fortran and it does not manage memory well. These limitations in speed and memory management may not be significant when analyzing small data sets, but it becomes a bottleneck when analyzing big data sets. Techniques based on vectorization, parallelization, just in time compilation, and distributed task executions have been widely adopted by the Python community to address these challenges associated with big data. This presentation will address a few techniques suitable for large scale data analysis and answer the following questions: What to do when the data set size exceeds the available physical memory? How to speed up the data analysis? How to distribute the workloads when doing machine learning for big data sets?


    Researcher-Facing Track (second Thursdays)

    Thursday, January 14, 12p ET/ 11a CT/ 10a MT/ 9a PT

    All about CaRCC (... beyond the R-F Track)

    The Researcher-Facing Track would like to take the opportunity to start 2021 by pausing, reflecting, and asking "Who are we?" CaRCC has grown and evolved over the past two to three years -- the People Network alone currently has over 900 persons on its mailing list; and the number of working groups has approximately doubled. Many persons within CaRCC and part of the  Ecosystem are hard at work "boundary spanning" -- bringing groups together, sharing ideas, and helping both the RCD profession and the research & researchers we support. We will give attendees an overview & update on the organization; highlight some key, example activities and outputs of a couple Working Groups, and conclude with Engagement. This is a great time to invite new colleagues to come and learn about CaRCC, its activities, and how to Get Started or Get Involved!


    Emerging Centers Track (third Wednesdays)

    Wednesday, January 20, 12p ET/ 11a CT/ 10a MT/ 9a PT

    EPOC and OSG support for CC* Proposals

    Carrying on our popular meeting with NSF program directors on the CC* Program, the Emerging Centers Track January call will bring representatives from the EPOC (Engagement and Performance Operations Center) and OSG on support of potential CC* proposals.  Jennifer Schopf and Lauren Michael will contribute.  Learn more about each of these programs interoperation with CC* activities and how you can improve your proposal by engaging these organizations.


    Systems-Facing Track (third Thursdays)

    Thursday, January 21, 12p ET/ 11a CT/ 10a MT/ 9a PT

    HPC Cluster Operating Systems Options

    With the recent announcement from IBM/Redhat that CentOS 8 will be EOL at the end 2021 and CentOS 7 in 2024 many HPC systems professionals now face the prospect of having to migrate off the downstream distribution and either adopt CentOS 8 Stream or purchase licenses for RHEL. There are some institutions where clusters run other operating systems, most notably Cray has deployed SuSE as part of their Cray environment and NVIDIA DGX boxes notably run more smoothly with Ubuntu.  Our January meeting we will have a panel discussion on this topic and explore experiences using/migrating to/from other distributions on their HPC resources.