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Welcome to the ACI website, your one-stop location for learning about campus research computing-related resources and services. We aggregate high throughput computing (HTC), high performance computing (HPC), data storage, and networking services along with the technical support and training required to advance scholarly discoveries. We welcome your questions, so please, do not hesitate to contact us at ContactACI@lists.wisc.edu.

Updates

What’s new at the ACI!

  • Symposium: When is an Algorithm a Medical Device? August 11, 2014
    When is an Algorithm a Medical Device? Regulatory Issues in the Era of Computation in Biology DATE:     Wednesday, September 24, 2014 TIME:    1 – 3:30 PM PLACE:    DeLuca Forum, The Discovery Building, UW-Madison Campus Free and open to the public. Registration will open in mid-August. This symposium will provide information on the current and potential reg […]
  • New computational resources coming soon July 31, 2014
    ACI and the CHTC are incorporating a major addition to campus-shared, large-scale computing resources. With funding from the Provost DeLuca and the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration Bazzell, the CHTC will be adding 4000 cores to its HTCondor pool for high-throughput computing (HTC) and 3000 cores to the shared high-performance computing (HPC) clu […]
  • ACI Updates 7-30-2014 July 30, 2014
    ACI Announcements New Shared Compute Capacity With funding from the Provost and the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration, ACI is supporting the addition of substantial new campus-shared computing capacity to the campus shared HTCondor pool and the HPC Cluster, run by the Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC). http://aci.wisc.edu/new-computatio […]
  • Open Science Codefest Santa Barbara, CA Sept 2-4 July 30, 2014
    The Open Science Codefest will gather researchers from ecology, biodiversity science, and other earth and environmental sciences with computer scientists, software engineers, and developers to collaborate on coding projects of mutual interest. September 2-4, 2014 The Fess Parker Hotel Santa Barbara, CA There is no registration fee Inspired by hack-a-thons an […]
  • ACI Software Carpentry Bootcamp, Aug 25-26! July 29, 2014
    Software Carpentry‘s mission is to help scientists and engineers become more productive by teaching them basic lab skills for computing like program design, version control, data management, and task automation. This two-day hands-on bootcamp, run and hosted by ACI, will cover basic concepts and tools; participants will be encouraged to help one another and […]

Events

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  • Symposium: When is an Algorithm a Medical Device? August 11, 2014
    When is an Algorithm a Medical Device? Regulatory Issues in the Era of Computation in Biology DATE:     Wednesday, September 24, 2014 TIME:    1 – 3:30 PM PLACE:    DeLuca Forum, The Discovery Building, UW-Madison Campus Free and open to the public. Registration will open in mid-August. This symposium will provide information on the current and potential reg […]
  • Open Science Codefest Santa Barbara, CA Sept 2-4 July 30, 2014
    The Open Science Codefest will gather researchers from ecology, biodiversity science, and other earth and environmental sciences with computer scientists, software engineers, and developers to collaborate on coding projects of mutual interest. September 2-4, 2014 The Fess Parker Hotel Santa Barbara, CA There is no registration fee Inspired by hack-a-thons an […]
  • ACI Software Carpentry Bootcamp, Aug 25-26! July 29, 2014
    Software Carpentry‘s mission is to help scientists and engineers become more productive by teaching them basic lab skills for computing like program design, version control, data management, and task automation. This two-day hands-on bootcamp, run and hosted by ACI, will cover basic concepts and tools; participants will be encouraged to help one another and […]
  • Advanced Genomic and Proteomic Analysis Course July 28, 2014
    Fall 2014: Advanced Genomic and Proteomic Analysis Genetics 875, Section 2 (3 credits): N. Perna & A. Gasch, Instructors Mon, Wed (lecture) 2:25 – 3:15 pm Room 1408 Genetics-Biotech Mon (computer lab) 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Biochemistry Computer Lab Course description: With the availability of genome sequences and high-throughput techniques, organismal physiolo […]
  • Linux: Intermediate (ACI-discounted DoIT PTE Course), Aug 7-8 July 8, 2014
    In partnership with DoIT Professional Training and Education (PTE), the ACI is partially funding the cost of PTE courses relevant to research computing. DoIT PTE courses are available to anyone interested, but an ACI-discounted course fee is available only to state- and university-affiliated attendees. Course:   Linux: Intermediate Cost:  $215 (regularly $31 […]

News from ACI

  • New computational resources coming soon July 31, 2014
    ACI and the CHTC are incorporating a major addition to campus-shared, large-scale computing resources. With funding from the Provost DeLuca and the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration Bazzell, the CHTC will be adding 4000 cores to its HTCondor pool for high-throughput computing (HTC) and 3000 cores to the shared high-performance computing (HPC) clu […]
  • ACI Software Carpentry Bootcamp, Aug 25-26! July 29, 2014
    Software Carpentry‘s mission is to help scientists and engineers become more productive by teaching them basic lab skills for computing like program design, version control, data management, and task automation. This two-day hands-on bootcamp, run and hosted by ACI, will cover basic concepts and tools; participants will be encouraged to help one another and […]
  • Linux: Intermediate (ACI-discounted DoIT PTE Course), Aug 7-8 July 8, 2014
    In partnership with DoIT Professional Training and Education (PTE), the ACI is partially funding the cost of PTE courses relevant to research computing. DoIT PTE courses are available to anyone interested, but an ACI-discounted course fee is available only to state- and university-affiliated attendees. Course:   Linux: Intermediate Cost:  $215 (regularly $31 […]
  • ACI Research Computing Facilitator positions available June 2, 2014
    ACI is seeking two research computing facilitators to support users of our growing shared research computing resources. In addition, they will participate in the recently funded NSF ACI-REF project to develop a national network of facilitators. For more information please visit http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/WebListing/Unclassified/PVLSummary.aspx?pvl_num=79437. To […]
  • UW joins collaboration to develop a national community of computing facilitators April 10, 2014
    Drs. Paul Wilson and Miron Livny, with support from UW- Madison CIO Bruce Maas, are leading the UW-Madison efforts to develop a national community of research computing facilitators. The NSF funded project, “Advanced Cyberinfrastructure – Research and Educational Facilitation: Campus-Based Computational Research Support” is being led by Clemson University. O […]

Campus News

  • Campus Software Library Announced February 13, 2014
    The Campus Software Library provides access to productivity, research and utility software titles that are site licensed by UW-Madison. This growing set of software is being made available to the campus community. NetID login is required. Currently included in the set are the Adobe software suite, Microsoft, JMP, LabView, Mathematica, PyMOL, SAS, and SPSS. A […]
  • Open STAT 692 Seminar on CHTC and HTCondor Use – Nov 15 November 12, 2013
    ACI partner, the Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC), will be giving a talk in Statistics (part of STAT 692) on Friday, November 15 at 1:15pm in 1210 Medical Science Center. Lauren Michael, a Research Computing Facilitator for the CHTC, will give an overview of how to take advantage of campus-shared, large-scale computing resources offered by the CHT […]
  • BMI 862: Tools for Reproducible Research (1 cr) – Spring 2014 October 14, 2013
    Karl Broman (Biostatistics & Medical Informatics) will be offering a 1-credit course in during the Spring 2014 Term on “Tools for Reproducible Research”, Fridays 11:00-11:50am. Course details: http://kbroman.github.io/Tools4RR In an ACI update email, we erroneously listed the course as Statistics 292. We apologize for the error.
  • Miron Livny: Collaborative spirit supports Nobel Prize-winning science October 14, 2013
    From UW Madison News (an interview conducted by Marianne English – Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery) “In 1964, François Englert and Peter Higgs theorized the existence of a subatomic particle that gives all other particles mass. Nearly 50 years later in 2012, a global team of researchers found evidence that supports the existence of the Higgs boson particl […]
  • UW role in the discovery of the Higgs particle October 14, 2013
    The Nobel Prize in Physics for 2013 was awarded Oct. 8 to two theoretical physicists, Peter Higgs and François Englert, who nearly 50 years ago independently predicted the existence of a new particle central to the process by which matter has mass. Read at UW’s role in the science and the computation behind the discovery.