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Welcome to the ACI website, your one-stop campus center for research computing resources and services. We aggregate high throughput computing (HTC), high performance computing (HPC), storage, and networking services along with technical support 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!

  • 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 […]
  • ACI Update 4-9-2014 April 9, 2014
    ACI Announcements ACI Fellowship 2014 competition The ACI Fellows program is designed to support graduate student researchers who are interested in bringing computing to their research field in interesting and innovative ways by providing financial support and direct access to campus computing leaders. Applications are due May 5, 2014 HTCondor Week 2014, Apr […]
  • ACI Fellowship 2014 – applications due May 5 April 9, 2014
    In 2012, the Advanced Computing Infrastructure (ACI) initiative began with a mandate to oversee the development of a robust research computing ecosystem on the UW-Madison campus.  This initiative includes the deployment of shared computing hardware, software, services, as well as personnel to facilitate its effective use, and education and training to grow t […]
  • HTCondor Week 2014, April 28-30 March 20, 2014
    Each year, the HTCondor Week conference brings worldwide users of the HTCondor (“condor”) compute scheduling software to UW-Madison. The conference gives collaborators and users the chance to exchange ideas and experiences, to learn about latest research, to experience live demos, and to influence HTCondor’s short- and long-term research and development dire […]
  • ACI Updates 3-12-2014 March 12, 2014
    ACI Announcements Campus Software Library The Campus Software Library provides access to productivity, research, and utility software titles that are site licensed by UW-Madison. NetID login is required. Recently added software packages include ChemDraw and PyMOL. Additional packages are being added over time. Research Computing Services If you are intereste […]

Events

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  • HTCondor Week 2014, April 28-30 March 20, 2014
    Each year, the HTCondor Week conference brings worldwide users of the HTCondor (“condor”) compute scheduling software to UW-Madison. The conference gives collaborators and users the chance to exchange ideas and experiences, to learn about latest research, to experience live demos, and to influence HTCondor’s short- and long-term research and development dire […]
  • Webinar: Writing a Successful XSEDE Allocation Proposal, March 11 February 25, 2014
    What: ”This short webinar will introduce users to the process of writing an XSEDE allocation proposal, and cover the elements that make a proposal successful. This webinar is recommended for users making the jump from a startup allocation to a research allocation, and is highly recommended for new campus champions.” When: March 11, 2014 (Tuesday), 12-2pm (CT […]
  • Research System Administrators Group (RSAG) Meeting 2-19-2014 3:30 February 14, 2014
    RSAG will be meeting Feb 19 at 3:30 at Union South. The discussion will be led by Dale Carder from Network Services. Dale will be discussing the concept of Science DMZ and how we are implementing this on the campus.
  • Software Carpentry Boot Camp, January 13-14 December 12, 2013
    ACI is working with Software Carpentry to offer basic programming and best practices training to the UW research community several times a year (typically in the week before each semester and summer session). For full details and registration, see the ACI Boot Camp Advertisement on the Software Carpentry Website. What: Our goal is to help UW-Madison students […]
  • 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 […]

News from ACI

  • 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 […]
  • ACI Fellowship 2014 – applications due May 5 April 9, 2014
    In 2012, the Advanced Computing Infrastructure (ACI) initiative began with a mandate to oversee the development of a robust research computing ecosystem on the UW-Madison campus.  This initiative includes the deployment of shared computing hardware, software, services, as well as personnel to facilitate its effective use, and education and training to grow t […]
  • ACI Fellows 2014 January 29, 2014
    ACI is happy to announce that we have selected our first ACI graduate fellows: Courtney Hall (PhD, Education Psychology) Sid Kiblawi (PhD, Computer Science, Research in Medical Microbiology) The ACI Fellows program is designed to support graduate student researchers who are interested in bringing computing to their research field in interesting and innovativ […]
  • Software Carpentry Boot Camp, January 13-14 December 12, 2013
    ACI is working with Software Carpentry to offer basic programming and best practices training to the UW research community several times a year (typically in the week before each semester and summer session). For full details and registration, see the ACI Boot Camp Advertisement on the Software Carpentry Website. What: Our goal is to help UW-Madison students […]
  • HPC Cluster Buy-In Options November 27, 2013
    The Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC) now offers a buy-in option for the campus-shared high performance computing (HPC) Cluster, which includes a freely available portion initially funded with support from the ACI. Purchases of $5000 per 16-core server include 3 years of priority access on a dedicated queue with many other support and hardware host […]

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.