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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.

The Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) will host its next symposium on Friday, March 19th from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EDT over Zoom. This month's featured speaker is Justin Fay from the Department of Biology. Please see the title and abstract below. If you would like to join the seminar, please contact CIRC for more information.

Diversification and Domestication of Yeast
Justin Fay, PhD
Department of Biology

Yeast has evolved the amazing ability to ferment sugar in the presence of oxygen, providing us with beer, bread and wine. While this fermentative lifestyle is not unique to bakers/brewers yeast (S. cerevisiae), S. cerevisiae is the predominate species used for the production of fermented foods and beverages. One characteristic unique to S. cerevisiae is that it consistently outcompetes other microbes during wine fermentations. I will discuss our work on the genetic changes that lead to S. cerevisiae‘s unique characteristics and its widespread use for fermentation.

Titles and abstracts from previous CIRC Symposia are available.

CIRC Workshops

The Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) will provide an online workshop for learning the BlueHive computing environment on Friday, April 23rd from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT over Zoom. The morning sessions are targeted for new and beginning users, and the afternoon sessions will cover a few more in-depth topics and new tools and applications that are available for the research community.

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Sessions are as follows:

  • Getting Connected
  • Overview of BlueHive and CIRC
  • Introduction to Linux
  • Slurm and Running Jobs on BlueHive
  • Modules and Software
  • Remote Visualization
  • Introduction to Jupyter
  • Introduction to GitLab

There is no registration for the workshop. Feel free to show up on the Zoom meeting for any or all of the sessions outlined above. If you would like more information, please contact CIRC.

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!

CIRC Winter Boot Camp

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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 later for the announcement of the next CIRC Winter Boot Camp!

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 later for an announcement about the next CIRC Poster Session!