Research Computing Day set for Nov. 7

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Learn more about leveraging the power of computers to grow the depth of our investigation and research at Research Computing Day on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Research Computing Day at UAB is an annual event that welcomes discussions on science, engineering, the arts and humanities focused on the drive to open new research frontiers with advances in technology.

The event, which opens with a welcome from UAB Vice President and CIO Curtis A. Carver Jr., Ph.D., will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alumni Theater at Hill Student Center. Register here. Lunch will be provided.

UAB is home to the state’s fastest supercomputer, named Cheaha after Alabama’s highest peak. Whether computers are used to increase the accuracy of a model, to interpret the ever-growing stream of data from new image collections and instruments or to engage with peers around the globe, UAB’s status as a leading research community depends on the ability to incorporate these capabilities into the research process. The focus of this year’s Research Computing Day will highlight successes, preview enhancements and be an opportunity for the community to help shape strategic direction.

New Assistant Vice President for Research Computing Ralph Zottola, Ph.D., will provide a review of what he has heard from faculty to date about their research computing needs. Other topics include:

  • Supporting world-class science on a Leadership-Class Supercomputing System, with Glenn Brook, Ph.D., from the Joint Institute for Computational Science at Oak Ridge National Lab.
  • Research Computing Use Cases, with Jelai Wang and John-Paul Robinson
  • Research Data Landscape, with John Osborne, Zottola and Robinson
  • A panel discussion on research engagement beyond high-performance computing, moderated by Zottola.

Learn more about UAB research computing here.

Last modified on October 22, 2018