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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 6-24-2015 June 24, 2015
    ACI Announcements Apply by July 31 for the SC15 Doctoral Showcase Program The Doctoral Showcase provides an important opportunity for students near the end of their Ph.D. to present a summary of their dissertation research in the form of short talks and posters at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis. […]
  • ACI Updates 6-10-2015 June 10, 2015
    ACI Announcements Apply by July 31 for the SC15 Doctoral Showcase Program The Doctoral Showcase provides an important opportunity for students near the end of their Ph.D. to present a summary of their dissertation research in the form of short talks and posters at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis. […]
  • ACI Updates 5-27-2015 May 27, 2015
    ACI Announcements Software Carpentry Workshop for the Social Sciences, June 3 and 4, 2015 This two-day workshop will introduce participants to best practices in developing computational programs for social sciences research. The workshop is free, but registration is limited to scholars in the social sciences. Apply by July 31 for the SC15 Doctoral Showcase P […]
  • ACI Updates 5-13-2015 May 13, 2015
    ACI Announcements Software Carpentry Workshop for the Social Sciences, June 3 and 4, 2015 This two-day workshop will introduce participants to best practices in developing computational programs for social sciences research. The workshop is free, but registration is limited to scholars in the social sciences. HTCondor Week 2015, May 19-22 This conference giv […]
  • ACI Updates 4-29-2015 April 29, 2015
    ACI Announcements Automation offers big solution to big data in astronomy In a new study, Lindner and colleagues present a computational approach that solves the hydrogen location problem with just a second of computer time. Research Computing Services If you are interested in becoming a user of CHTC’s high-throughput or high-performance computing services, […]

Events

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  • 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 […]
  • 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, […]

News from ACI

  • 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 […]
  • 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, […]

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 […]