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Welcome to the ACI website, your one-stop location for learning about campus research computing-related resources and services. We strive to advance campus-available large-scale computing, data storage, networking services, 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 to hire research computing facilitators October 21, 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 the job posting. To ensure consideration, applications are due November 1, 2014. […]
  • ACI Update 10-15-2014 October 15, 2014
    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. Opportunities and Campus Announcements Call for Proposals for Blue Waters Allocations (Due November 3) Blue Waters is an NSF-funded petascale computing system. As UW-Madison is a […]
  • Request for Input (RFI)-National Big Data R&D Initiative October 13, 2014
    A Notice by the National Coordinating Office, Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Big Data Senior Steering Group on October 2, 2014 Notice in Federal Register (https://www.federalregister.gov) RFI Webpage (https://www.nitrd.gov/bigdata/rfi/02102014.aspx) ACTION: Request for Input (RFI). SUMMARY: This request encourages feedback fro […]
  • ACI Update 10-1-2014 October 1, 2014
    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. Opportunities and Campus Announcements Call for Proposals for Blue Waters Allocations (due November 3) Blue Waters is an NSF-funded petascale computing system. As UW-Madison is a […]
  • ACI Update 9-17-2014 September 17, 2014
    ACI Announcements 2015 ACI Fellows We are proud to announce our 2015 ACI Fellows, Claudia Solis Lemus and Erik Wright! We asked them to introduce themselves. Completion of CHTC’s HPC Cluster Expansion The ACI-funded expansion of the campus-shared HPC Cluster is complete, increasing the total size of the cluster to more than 4700 cores. Research Computing Ser […]

Events

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  • Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium 2014 September 5, 2014
    Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium 2014 Wed Sep 24 2014 8:00am-5:00pm (registration and breakfast 7:30am) There is no cost to register Reception/poster session Tue Sep 23 2014 5:30-7:00pm University of Oklahoma Norman campushttp://symposium2014.oscer.ou.edu/ 2014 keynote speaker will be:KEYNOTE: Irene QualtersDivision Director, Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Di […]
  • 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 […]

News from ACI

  • ACI to hire research computing facilitators October 21, 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 the job posting. To ensure consideration, applications are due November 1, 2014. […]
  • 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 […]
  • ACI Fellows 2015 September 16, 2014
    ACI is happy to announce that we have selected our fellows for 2015. Claudia Solis Lemus (PhD student, Statistics) Erik Wright (PhD student, 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 innovative ways by providing financial suppor […]
  • ACI Annual Report 2014 September 3, 2014
    In the past year, the leadership and staff affiliated with ACI have been working to improve shared research computing resources and building the community of users. We have documented many of the efforts in report that we would like to share with you. ACI Annual report 2014
  • Record Daily Compute Hours Delivered by CHTC September 2, 2014
    As a result of the addition of roughly 7,000 CPU cores of high-throughput and high-performance computing hardware, the Center for High Throughput Computing and additional campus computing resources have recently delivered record amounts of large-scale computing capability to the campus community. Following the addition of 4,000 cores of high-throughput compu […]

Campus News

  • 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 […]
  • Record Daily Compute Hours Delivered by CHTC September 2, 2014
    As a result of the addition of roughly 7,000 CPU cores of high-throughput and high-performance computing hardware, the Center for High Throughput Computing and additional campus computing resources have recently delivered record amounts of large-scale computing capability to the campus community. Following the addition of 4,000 cores of high-throughput compu […]
  • New CHTC computational capacity coming online July 31, 2014
    ACI and the CHTC are incorporating a major addition to campus-shared, large-scale computing resources. With funding from 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) cluster […]
  • 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 […]