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Welcome to the ACI website, your one-stop location for learning about campus IT services for research. By partnering with campus service providers, we strive to advance shared campus-available services for computation, 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 ACI!

  • ACI Updates 12-2-2015 December 2, 2015
    Please see the 12-2-2015 update here.
  • ACI Updates 11-11-2015 November 11, 2015
    Please see the 11-11-2015 update here.
  • ACI Update 10-28-2015 November 2, 2015
    Please see the 10-28-2015 update here.
  • ACI Updates 10-14-2015 October 16, 2015
    We have a new email format! Please see the 10-14-2015 archive here.
  • ACI Updates 9-30-15 September 30, 2015
    ACI Announcements Research Computing Services If you are interested in becoming a user of CHTC’s high-throughput or high-performance computing services, you can make a request here. Would you like to have an ACI or CHTC representative speak at your faculty meeting or departmental seminar? We can prepare a brief presentation on the resources and services avai […]

Events

  • Learn R from former ACI Fellow Erik Wright November 2, 2015
    R is a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The R language is widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis. Next semester (spring 2016) is your chance to learn R from former ACI fellow Erik Wright. He will be teaching CS 368: Introduction to R Programmin […]
  • Transform YOUR Research with High-Throughput Computing October 26, 2015
    When: November 10, 2015, 9:30-10:30 AM Where: 3280 Orchard View Room, Discovery Building This Seminar is sponsored by The Center for Predictive Computational Phenotyping (CPCP), an NIH Center of Excellence for Big Data Computing For projects aiming to extract novel understanding from large biomedical datasets, the process of selecting from an ever-growing li […]
  • Software Carpentry Workshop, August 26-27 August 4, 2015
    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 Workshop Advertisement Page.  What: Our goal is to help UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff using comput […]
  • Software Carpentry Workshop for Social Science Research Computing May 13, 2015
    UW’s Advanced Computing Initiative, in partnership with the Department of Sociology, the Center for Demography and Ecology, and the Sociology of Gender Brownbag (FemSem), will be hosting a Software Carpentry Workshop on June 3 and 4, 2015. This workshop will focus on research computing in the social sciences, with an emphasis on best practices for research c […]
  • HTCondor Week 2015, May 19-22 May 12, 2015
    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 […]

News from ACI

  • Data Carpentry and Software Carpentry Workshops December 16, 2015
    This January, boost your data and computational skills with these two-day workshops on computing for research. The Data Carpentry workshop is for any researcher who has data they want to analyze, and no prior computational experience is required. This entry-level, hands-on workshop teaches basic concepts, skills and tools for working more effectively with da […]
  • CHTC Computing Milestone: 300 million hours in 365 days November 11, 2015
    Last week, the Center for High Throughput Computing reached new heights, supporting more than 300 million CPU hours of computation to the campus community over the past 365-day period, equivalent to roughly 34 millennia of compute hours. As compared to previous annual statistics, this latest achievement indicates not only a continued growth in the demand for […]
  • Spring 2016 Computing Courses at UW-Madison November 9, 2015
    We’ve compiled this list of courses related to research computing from departmental lists and the course catalogue. If you know of one we missed, please let us know. We welcome input from instructors on which courses they’d like promoted. Please note that some courses have specific prerequisites or require instructor consent. Biology/Medicine/Life Sciences B […]
  • Learn R from former ACI Fellow Erik Wright November 2, 2015
    R is a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The R language is widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis. Next semester (spring 2016) is your chance to learn R from former ACI fellow Erik Wright. He will be teaching CS 368: Introduction to R Programmin […]
  • Transform YOUR Research with High-Throughput Computing October 26, 2015
    When: November 10, 2015, 9:30-10:30 AM Where: 3280 Orchard View Room, Discovery Building This Seminar is sponsored by The Center for Predictive Computational Phenotyping (CPCP), an NIH Center of Excellence for Big Data Computing For projects aiming to extract novel understanding from large biomedical datasets, the process of selecting from an ever-growing li […]