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Upcoming Events

7th International Conference on Open Repositories
Workflows for Digital Preservation and Curation
July 10, 9 a.m. to noon (GMT)
Edinburgh, U.K.

This three-hour workshop organized and led by staff from the Indiana University Data to Insight Center will provide an overview of workflow systems, a set of generic workflow components specifically developed for ingest, preservation, curation and ongoing access to materials that can be re-used by the workshop participants in their own repositories, hands-on experience using the Trident Workflow Workbench to compose workflows using the preservation and curation components provided, and a roadmap to creating customized components. Stacy Kowalczyk, Kavitha Chandrasekar and Yiming Sun will host this Microsoft sponsored workshop.

XSEDE12 Conference
July 16 to 20

XSEDE12, the inaugural conference of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment project, which is supported by the National Science Foundation, will run July 16 to 20 at the InterContinental hotel, 505 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago. The conference promises valuable networking opportunities and conference sessions including tutorials, papers, posters, panels, Birds of a Feather, a Visualization Showcase and reception, closing speaker and awards luncheon, a pre-conference reception for students and social event options.

National Computational Science Institute Summer Workshop
Introduction to Parallel Programming and Cluster Computing
July 29 to Aug. 4
University of Oklahoma

NCSI's Parallel and Cluster Computing workshops focus on teaching faculty how to move from traditional desktop computing to modern high-performance hardware. Offerings range from end-user-focused applications ready-designed for HPC to the details of creating applications designed to run on clusters, many-core machines, shared-memory machines and graphics processing units. The material is designed for undergraduate faculty from a variety of disciplines who would like to add parallel computing to their undergraduate teaching and research. In addition, undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to attend alongside a sponsoring faculty member.

Science Cloud Summer School
July 30 to Aug. 3
Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering

The Science Cloud Summer School targets education and training of graduate students and the fostering of a community around a topic that has increasing interest and relevance: the use of cloud computing technologies in science, including infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service. Because cloud computing systems and technologies provide a considerable departure from traditional models and evolve at a rapid pace, this event will provide a basis for students to immerse in a focused, intensive curriculum to learn fundamentals and experiment with these technologies in practice.