Seminar to help grant-seekers with high-performance computing options

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — For researchers who are using big data techniques or need high-performance computing (HPC) in their investigations, finding and understanding the available resources can be tricky.

Adam Lavely, a researcher and development engineer for the Institute for CyberScience, will review those HPC resources available to researchers at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, in W203 Millennium Science Complex at University Park. Seating is limited, so attendees must register in advance. The event also will be streamed live on Zoom.

“If your research involves big data and high-performance computing or you’re planning to submit a proposal that will require these types of resources, you have a wide array of options when deciding which HPC systems to use,” said Lavely. “We will go over different available systems, how to determine where you should apply, and the basics of creating a to-do list with a timeline for producing a successful proposal.”

Lavely will cover resources from Penn State’s own Advanced CyberInfrastructure (ICS-ACI), as well as external resources like the University of Texas’ Stampede, UC-San Diego’s Comet, and the University of Illinois’ Blue Waters to help researchers decide which high-performance computing resource to use.

He also will discuss the types of computations that are targeted for these resources and provide tips for how to be successful with the proposal.

No prior skills are necessary for the seminar itself, but the event is aimed at grant-writing researchers knowledgeable about computations.

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Last Updated February 20, 2019