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IS&T RCS Tutorial - Intermediate Usage of the SCC

IS&T RCS Tutorial - Intermediate Usage of the SCC

This tutorial will provide some more advanced techniques and common strategies used for interacting with the Shared Computing Cluster and its resources. The topics discussed during the tutorial include: Customizing your environment Parallel computing on the SCC Jobs monitoring (CPU and memory usage) Profiling programs for performance optimization General optimization strategies Recommended prerequisite: some prior experience with high performance computing or attendance of our “Introduction to BU’s Shared Computing Cluster” tutorial.

10:00am on Thursday, September 21st 2017

72 E Concord St, Room L1110

http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/training/register/index.php?admingroup_id=43




IS&T RCS Tutorial - Learning Perl through Examples, Part One

IS&T RCS Tutorial - Learning Perl through Examples, Part One

This Perl tutorial, offered on the BU Medical Campus, is designed with some possible bioinformatical applications of the language in mind. It is oriented towards those who have little or no prior programming experience and would like to get a solid start. It will introduce Perl through an integrated approach, covering all of the fundamentals of the Perl language, from code design and implementation to debugging and execution. It will also include information on the Perl help system, to ease the learning curve and provide an entry point for continuous exploration of the language. The tutorial itself will focus mostly on methodology and concepts; however, it will make an effort to achieve this goal through several quite simple, yet representative, code examples. The entire tutorial will be divided into two sessions. The first session will give students a brief overview and general information about Perl, with some hands-on exercises. The second session will focus on some frequently used language features, such as file I/O, string processing, regular expressions, and even some more advanced features, such as code reuse. All of the features will be introduced through some real bioinformatical examples. Please remember to sign up for both sessions to complete the tutorial.

2:00pm on Thursday, September 21st 2017

72 E Concord St, Room L1110

http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/training/register/index.php?admingroup_id=43




IS&T RCS Tutorial - Introduction to Python

IS&T RCS Tutorial - Introduction to Python

Prerequisite: some programming experience. For example, you should understand concepts like loops or functions. This is a basic introduction to the essential features of Python. This tutorial includes a brief introduction to basic types (Integer, Float, String, and Boolean), if-statements, functions, lists, dictionaries, loops, and modules. We’ll look at some simple interactive tasks. After this tutorial you’ll be ready to explore all the amazing modules Python has to offer.

3:30pm on Thursday, September 21st 2017

111 Cummington Mall; Room B27

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IS&T RCS Tutorial - Introduction to Maya

IS&T RCS Tutorial - Introduction to Maya

Autodesk Maya 2017 is a powerful state-of-the-art 3D modeling and animation software package. It has a wide variety of modeling, animation, special effects, and rendering tools. It has a customizable graphical user interface as well as a scripting language for optimal flexibility in problem solving and production. In this tutorial we will show you how to get started using Maya. We will teach you the basic workflow for modeling, creating and applying materials, animation, and rendering. We will also cover the basics of importing scientific geometric data and creating high quality renderings and animations from it. Ordinarily Maya is considered to have a steep learning curve, but in this tutorial we will present a workflow which will provide a sound foundation for pursuing more complex projects. Note the different location for this tutorial. It will be held at the CAS Computer Lab, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 327.

3:30pm on Thursday, September 21st 2017

CAS Computer Lab, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 327

http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/training/register/index.php?admingroup_id=43




International Day of Peace Celebration

International Day of Peace Celebration

6:00pm on Thursday, September 21st 2017

http://EuphratesBoston.org




IS&T RCS Tutorial - Introduction to Perl, Part Four

IS&T RCS Tutorial - Introduction to Perl, Part Four

This tutorial is a continuation of Introduction to Perl, Part Three. We strongly recommend that if you are interested in this tutorial, you register for Parts One, Two, and Three as well.

1:15pm on Friday, September 22nd 2017

111 Cummington Mall; Room B27

http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/training/register/index.php?admingroup_id=43




IS&T RCS Tutorial - Learning Perl through Examples, Part Two

IS&T RCS Tutorial - Learning Perl through Examples, Part Two

This tutorial is a continuation of Learning Perl through Examples, Part One. Please make sure to sign up for that first part as well. We will focus here on some frequently used Perl features.

2:00pm on Friday, September 22nd 2017

72 E Concord St, Room L1110

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Coffee & Conversation: Constitution & Citizenship Day

Coffee & Conversation: Constitution & Citizenship Day

You may not know it, but September 17 is Constitution & Citizenship Day in the United States. Let's commemorate this occasion by holding a screening & conversation of 14 the Movie, an hour-long documentary on judicial cases and moments that defined American citizenship.

3:00pm on Friday, September 22nd 2017

Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, 775 Commonwealth Ave Lower Level




Brothers United

Brothers United

Brothers United seeks to bring men of color together and enable them to take active roles in the Boston University community. Since its creation in the spring of 2009, this initiative has worked aggressively to provide a better BU experience for these men. Through a focus on unity, leadership and achievement, we hope to strengthen the bonds between men of color and to support our community. For more information, please contact Justin Flynn and Devin Harvin at bubrothersunited@gmail.com

2:00pm on Sunday, September 24th 2017

Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, 775 Commonwealth Ave Lower Level




IS&T RCS Tutorial - Introduction to C++ Programming, Part One

IS&T RCS Tutorial - Introduction to C++ Programming, Part One

This tutorial is aimed at those who want to learn to read, write, and modify C++ code. Previous programming experience in languages such as C, MATLAB, or Python is recommended but it is not mandatory. In this tutorial series we will cover basic C++ syntax, object-oriented programming concepts including classes and inheritance, and parts of the C++ standard library. This is a hands-on tutorial and we will write, compile, and run some simple codes using the Code::Blocks integrated development environment. Please remember to sign up for all four sessions to complete the tutorial.

10:00am on Monday, September 25th 2017

111 Cummington Mall; Room B27

http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/training/register/index.php?admingroup_id=43




IS&T RCS Tutorial - Version Control and Collaboration with Git and GitHub

IS&T RCS Tutorial - Version Control and Collaboration with Git and GitHub

Whether you are writing source code or a manuscript, keeping track of changes is a critial part of a successful project. Version control software, like Git, automates the process of backing up and annotating previous versions of your evolving projects. In conjunction with online hosting services like GitHub, it also greatly simplifies the logistical difficulties of working in parallel with collaborators. This “hands-on” tutorial will cover basic usage of the popular version control software Git and the online hosting service GitHub. Basic knowledge of a the Linux command line is assumed.

10:00am on Monday, September 25th 2017

72 E Concord St, Room L1110

http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/training/register/index.php?admingroup_id=43




IS&T RCS Tutorial - MATLAB for High-Performance Computing

IS&T RCS Tutorial - MATLAB for High-Performance Computing

MATLAB programs can be exceptionally fast if they are well-designed, and painfully slow if not. Fortunately, it does not take a professional programmer to write an efficient MATLAB program or to take advantage of multi-core processors and computer clusters. This tutorial will introduce (1) using MATLAB on the BU SCC, and (2) optimizing MATLAB codes. The first part will cover how to use the MATLAB platform remotely and how submitting batch jobs for MATLAB works. In the second part, some useful skills for removing unnecessary computation and optimizing memory usage will be introduced. The skills you learn should enable you to solve bigger problems faster using MATLAB.

1:15pm on Monday, September 25th 2017

111 Cummington Mall; Room B27

http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/training/register/index.php?admingroup_id=43




IS&T RCS Tutorial - Introduction to OpenMP

IS&T RCS Tutorial - Introduction to OpenMP

The OpenMP application program interface (API) provides simple and flexible tools to develop parallel software for shared-memory multiprocessor systems. The basic approach to parallelizing with OpenMP is to insert special comments (directives) into the code that assist the compiler in mapping computation onto the CPUs. The beauty of this approach is that it is often possible to create efficient parallel code with only minor modifications to a serial code. This tutorial covers the major features of OpenMP through discussion and examples in C and Fortran. Some experience in C or Fortran programming is assumed. Understanding of parallel programming in general is helpful, but not required.

3:30pm on Monday, September 25th 2017

111 Cummington Mall; Room B27

http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/training/register/index.php?admingroup_id=43




Book Club

Book Club

The Howard Thurman Center Book Club meets Monday nights from 6 – 7 pm to discuss culturally enlightening and thought-provoking books. Facilitated by graduate intern Sheri Bakare, the group serves as a place for students of all class years to connect over literature.

6:00pm on Monday, September 25th 2017

Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, 775 Commonwealth Ave Lower Level

http://www.bu.edu/thurman/programs/book-club/




IS&T RCS Tutorial - Introduction to C++ Programming, Part Two

IS&T RCS Tutorial - Introduction to C++ Programming, Part Two

This tutorial is a continuation of Introduction to C++ Programming, Part One. We strongly recommend that if you are interested in this tutorial, you also register for Parts One, Three, and Four.

10:00am on Tuesday, September 26th 2017

111 Cummington Mall; Room B27

http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/training/register/index.php?admingroup_id=43




IS&T RCS Tutorial - Managing Projects on the SCC

IS&T RCS Tutorial - Managing Projects on the SCC

This tutorial covers a high level overview and best practices for managing projects on the Shared Computing Cluster (SCC). Topics include compute resources, project creation, project management, storage/SU allocation management, and the Buy-In Program. Recommended for new research faculty/staff, Lead Project Investigators (LPIs), Administrative Contacts, and active researchers on the SCC.

10:00am on Tuesday, September 26th 2017

72 E Concord St, Room L1110

http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/training/register/index.php?admingroup_id=43




IS&T RCS Tutorial - Introduction to MPI, Part One

IS&T RCS Tutorial - Introduction to MPI, Part One

On contemporary computers, speeding up computations is most often achieved by employing multiprocessors concurrently on shared.memory multi.cored nodes or multiprocessor distributed.memory clusters. MPI is a library of communication functions to enable and enhance multiprocessing on these computer architectures. This tutorial introduces many of the basic MPI functions through practical examples. Working knowledge of C or Fortran is required to attend the course. Basic knowledge of Unix/Linux will be helpful.

1:15pm on Tuesday, September 26th 2017

111 Cummington Mall; Room B27

http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/training/register/index.php?admingroup_id=43




IS&T RCS Tutorial - Introduction to GPU Programming

IS&T RCS Tutorial - Introduction to GPU Programming

Originally designed to render computer graphics, GPUs now provide the ability to accelerate scientific applications traditionally handled by CPUs. This tutorial is an introduction to general programming using GPUs. We will explore the applications that would benefit the most from GPU acceleration, go over different languages and software tools available on our Linux cluster, and discuss their benefits for different types of applications.

3:30pm on Tuesday, September 26th 2017

111 Cummington Mall; Room B27

http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/training/register/index.php?admingroup_id=43




Tea Time

Tea Time

Facilitated by two HTC Student Ambassadors, the Tea Time program invites students from every corner of the campus to come together weekly for some tea and conversation. Learn more about tea varieties and how they are served around the world. During open hours, the Thurman Center also provides hot tea. Please bring your own mug!

3:30pm on Tuesday, September 26th 2017

Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, 775 Commonwealth Ave Lower Level




Creative Encounter

Creative Encounter

The Creative Encounter program invites BU students, faculty and staff to discover Dr. Thurman’s commitment to the “search for common ground” and the “unity of all people” through corporate study of Thurman’s writings, audio meditations, sermons and video interviews.

5:00pm on Tuesday, September 26th 2017

Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, 775 Commonwealth Ave Lower Level