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Welcome to the ACI website, your one-stop location for learning about campus 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!

  • Research computing & parallel programming short courses at UW-Milwaukee July 24, 2014
    Our colleagues are UW-Milwaukee are offering two free courses this August in the area of research computing and in parallel computing.  The Introduction to Parallel Programming will be taught over 4 days on Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 5th, 7th, 12th, and 14th, 2014. An Introduction to Research Computing is being taught over two days Tuesday and Thursday A […]
  • 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 […]
  • ACI Updates 5-21-2014 May 21, 2014
    ACI Announcements ACI Update summer schedule Depending the stories and announcements to be shared, summer ACI update emails may not be as frequent. Mailings will return to an every-other-week schedule at the beginning of the fall semester. Research Computing Services If you are interested in becoming a user of CHTC’s high-throughput or high-performance compu […]
  • ACI Update 5-7-2-14 May 7, 2014
    ACI Announcements ACI Update summer schedule Depending on the stories and announcements to be shared, summer ACI update emails may not be as frequent. Mailings will return to an every-other-week schedule at the beginning of the fall semester. Opportunistic compute cycles extend the long tail of science In the past year, the Open Science Grid (OSG) provided m […]
  • Explorations in Data Analyses for Metagenomic Advances in Microbial Ecology (EDAMAME) Workshop May 7, 2014
    Note: ACI can provide support for the tuition of up to 4 UW-Madison participants - Email ContactACI@lists.wisc.edu for more details on tuition support. Please separately apply through the EDAMAME before the deadline. Dates: August 13th – August 20th, 2014 (tentative dates) Location: Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University, Hickory Corners, MI I […]

Events

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  • 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 […]
  • Explorations in Data Analyses for Metagenomic Advances in Microbial Ecology (EDAMAME) Workshop May 7, 2014
    Note: ACI can provide support for the tuition of up to 4 UW-Madison participants - Email ContactACI@lists.wisc.edu for more details on tuition support. Please separately apply through the EDAMAME before the deadline. Dates: August 13th – August 20th, 2014 (tentative dates) Location: Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University, Hickory Corners, MI I […]
  • 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.

News from ACI

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]

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.