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Welcome to the ACI website, your one-stop location for learning about campus research computing-related resources and services. By partnering with campus service providers, we strive to advance campus-available computation services, data storage, networking, and skills training along with the technical support 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!

  • ACI Updates 4-15-2015 April 15, 2015
    Opportunities and Campus Announcements Open Science Grid User School, July 27-31 Selected applicants will learn to run complex computational tasks on the NSF-funded Open Science Grid, a single compute system made up of capacity from over 100 research universities and national labs across the country. Staff at UW-Madison’s Center for High Throughput Computing […]
  • The Role of Metadata in Research: Reflections on NADDI 2015 April 7, 2015
    Barry Radler, Researcher  |  UW-Madison Institute on Aging Research Data Services Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management TIME: Wednesday, April 29, 12pm-1pm. PLACE: Bunge Room, School of Library and Information Studies, 4th floor of Helen C. White Hall. The increasing availability of research and other data via the internet has spurred interest i […]
  • ACI Updates 4-1-2015 April 1, 2015
    Opportunities and Campus Announcements The Data Incubator A 7-week fellowship training and placing data scientists and quants with advanced degrees. June 1 – July 17. Apply today! The Hacker Within This is a bi-weekly meeting for  graduate students, post-docs, and other researchers who want to learn new tips for computing and software development in peer-led […]
  • ACI Updates 3-18-2015 March 18, 2015
    Opportunities and Campus Announcements The Data Incubator A 7-week fellowship training and placing data scientists and quants with advanced degrees. June 1 – July 17. Apply today! Blue Waters Student Internship Program Blue Waters Student Internship Program is actively seeking faculty and students to participate in year-long student internship opportunities. […]
  • Open Access, Open Data, & Open Ed March 10, 2015
    Upcoming Brown Bag Talk on Open Access, Open Data, & Open Ed The third brown bag talk in the Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management, “Open Access, Open Data, and Open Ed Updates,” will be presented by Doug Way, Brianna Marshall, Carrie Nelson, and Jim Jonas from the campus . TIME: Wednesday, March 18, 12pm-1pm. PLACE: Bunge Room, School of Li […]

Events

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  • The Role of Metadata in Research: Reflections on NADDI 2015 April 7, 2015
    Barry Radler, Researcher  |  UW-Madison Institute on Aging Research Data Services Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management TIME: Wednesday, April 29, 12pm-1pm. PLACE: Bunge Room, School of Library and Information Studies, 4th floor of Helen C. White Hall. The increasing availability of research and other data via the internet has spurred interest i […]
  • Open Access, Open Data, & Open Ed March 10, 2015
    Upcoming Brown Bag Talk on Open Access, Open Data, & Open Ed The third brown bag talk in the Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management, “Open Access, Open Data, and Open Ed Updates,” will be presented by Doug Way, Brianna Marshall, Carrie Nelson, and Jim Jonas from the campus . TIME: Wednesday, March 18, 12pm-1pm. PLACE: Bunge Room, School of Li […]
  • Software Carpentry Workshop, January 13-16, 2015 December 16, 2014
    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 Workshop Advertisement on the Software Carpentry Website. What: Our goal is to help UW-Madison students, […]
  • Campus Research Computing Opportunities and Your Research Project December 9, 2014
    Lauren Michael, Research Computing Facilitator at UW-Madison, will be presenting to the Molecular Microbial Ecology and Evolution (MoMiEE) research group. Join them on Monday, December 15, at 4pm in Microbial Sciences room 6201.
  • Stata learning event Tuesday 12-2-2014 November 21, 2014
    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Room 1003, Tong Auditorium Engineering Centers Building, 1550 Engineering Drive Stata statistical software is now available on the Campus Software Library at no extra cost to faculty, staff, and students. Stata is a complete, integrated statistical software package that provides data analysis, data management […]

News from ACI

  • A Day in the Life: ACI Faculty Director Paul Wilson February 17, 2015
    The Wisconsin Energy Institute recently profiled ACI faculty director Paul Wilson for its “Day in the Life” series. The series follows UW-Madison researchers who are working on clean energy research, education, and outreach. Please enjoy this peek into the world of nuclear engineering and research computing.
  • ACI Updates 2-4-2015 February 4, 2015
    ACI Announcements UW Botanist Harnesses the Grid to Illuminate Crop Growth Dr. Edgar Spalding uses High Throughput Computing to quantify the incredibly complex process of corn growth from seed to vigorous seedling — not just one at a time, but over thousands of samples. With the power and automation provided by CHTC, Spalding is addressing a major gap in wha […]
  • ACI’s 6th Software Carpentry Workshop Trains 35 Campus Researchers January 20, 2015
    ACI sponsored its 6th Software Carpentry workshop last week, attracting 35 researchers with a desire to learn established best practices for scientific programming. The workshop, taught as four half-day interactive sessions of January 13-16, was delivered through a continuing partnership with the Software Carpentry organization, whose goal is to bring best p […]
  • Software Carpentry Workshop, January 13-16, 2015 December 16, 2014
    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 Workshop Advertisement on the Software Carpentry Website. What: Our goal is to help UW-Madison students, […]
  • CHTC Delivers a Century of Computing in One Day November 23, 2014
    Just last week, the Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC) and other CHTC-supported computing resources have achieved record numbers of computing hours used by the campus community. CHTC delivered a record-breaking 917,000 compute hours, more than a CENTURY of computing in a single day, on November 20, 2014. This includes computing used by campus schola […]

Campus News

  • Campus Research Computing Opportunities and Your Research Project December 9, 2014
    Lauren Michael, Research Computing Facilitator at UW-Madison, will be presenting to the Molecular Microbial Ecology and Evolution (MoMiEE) research group. Join them on Monday, December 15, at 4pm in Microbial Sciences room 6201.
  • CHTC Delivers a Century of Computing in One Day November 23, 2014
    Just last week, the Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC) and other CHTC-supported computing resources have achieved record numbers of computing hours used by the campus community. CHTC delivered a record-breaking 917,000 compute hours, more than a CENTURY of computing in a single day, on November 20, 2014. This includes computing used by campus schola […]
  • Whitford Lecture: Heart of Darkness, Jeremiah Ostriker October 23, 2014
    Tuesday Oct 28 at 12:00 pm, Birge Hall 145 Presented by the Department of Astronomy Can we unravel the secrets to of the universe and construct a scientific model that is believable? Over the past forty years, we have learned that two little-understood components–dark matter and dark energy–comprise most of the known cosmos, explain the growth of all cosmic […]
  • Completion of CHTC’s HPC Cluster Expansion September 16, 2014
    The expansion of the campus-shared  HPC Cluster, provided by the Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC), is complete as all new hardware has been physically and functionally integrated. This expansion includes the addition of roughly 3000 CPU cores funded with ACI support (previously reported here), increasing the total size of the cluster to more than […]
  • Campus IT security baseline for campus research systems September 3, 2014
    Campus IT Security has been working with research IT leaders from across the campus to develop security guidelines for research systems. These guidelines are a starting point for developing a security policy for campus research cyberinfrastructure in a way that recognizes the different risks and needs of these systems. For assistance in performing a gap anal […]