Opportunities
In conjunction with IEEE Cluster 2015
Sept 8, Chicago, IL

Modern processors and operating systems being used in HPC systems expose a wealth of information about how system resources, including energy, are being utilized. Lightweight tools that gather and analyze this information could provide feedback, including run-time, to increase application performance; optimize system resource utilization; and drive more efficient future HPC system design.

Also, HPCMASPA 2015 seeks original Full (8 page) and Short (4 page) Papers on new ideas, research, techniques, and tools in the area of HPC monitoring, analysis, and feedback as it relates to increasing efficiency with respect to energy, resource utilization, and application run-time. SUBMISSION DEADLINES: Abstracts on May 11, 2015 and papers on May 18, 2015.

Full details at https://sites.google.com/site/hpcmaspa2015

Interdisciplinary Program in High Performance Computing, Parallel, Scientific, and Statistical Computing
June 15 – Aug 7, 2015

We are very excited to announce the 2015 edition of our REU Site on High Performance Computing with interdisciplinary application projects of mathematics and statistics.

We highly appreciate your forwarding of this announcement and its attached PDF flier to all your colleagues and students!

The program is conducted in 8 weeks from June 15 to August 07 2015. For all information and to apply by March 01, 2015, please visit: http://www.umbc.edu/hpcreu Applications due March 1, 2015

Program Dates : June 1 – Aug 1, 2015

This summer in Austin TX, 12 undergraduates majoring in science and engineering disciplines will be immersed in training at The University of Texas at Austin to be the next generation of ‘game changers’. Participants will explore grand challenges such as climate modeling, weather forecasting, drug delivery, brain mapping, energy exploration and understanding the human genome, to name a few.For more information, contact Rosalia Gomez, Education & Outreach Manager, at rosie@tacc.utexas.edu

Program Dates: June 1 – July 24, 2015

Clemson University is accepting applications for participation in the REU Site: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Collaborative Data Visualization Applications for summer 2015.Who should apply: all undergraduate students, enrolled in an undergraduate university/college with an interest in visualization. All undergraduates with an interest in visualization are encouraged to apply at http://citi.clemson.edu/viz/reu

For questions send email to REU Site Coordinator, Vetria Byrd at: vlbyrd@clemson.edu

Oregon Convention Center, Portland OR (in conjunction with HPDC’15)
June 15 or 16, 2015

There is a need for comprehensive, balanced and flexible distributed cyberinfrastructure (DCI) in support of science and engineering applications. A fundamental technical challenge is to support a broad range of application usage scenarios and modalities on a range of platforms with varying performance. The first generation of DCI has resulted in important scientific results as well as advances in the state-of-practice of delivering DCI as services to the user community, broadly defined. However, a complete conceptual framework for DCI design principles remains prominent by its absence. This missing framework prevents an objective assessment of important technical as well as policy considerations.

The SCREAM workshop generally aims to address this gap, and specifically aims to understand, through a combination of experience, application requirements, and conceptual models, how to best to create a conceptual framework for the objective design and assessment of distributed cyberinfrastructure. In other words, it aims to build toward the science of cyberinfrastructure upon what has hitherto been a purely empirical approach to cyberinfrastructure design and practice.

Although primarily targeted towards computing scientists, we believe this workshop will have an impact beyond the computing specialist in light of the fact that production cyberinfrastructure impacts the effectiveness of other science & engineering endeavors. This workshop will welcome technical contributions delivered via research-based results, experience papers, and vision papers.

For more information, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/scream15workshop/home. Paper submissions due Feb 13, 2015.

San Jose State University
Jun 14 – 20, 2015

The NSF-sponsored Chemistry Collaborations, Workshops and Community of Scholars (cCWCS) is sponsoring our Computational Chemistry for Chemistry Educators workshop at San Jose State University this summer (June 14 – 20). More details, on-line registration form, etc. are available at: http://www.ccwcs.org/upcomingworkshops/

Supplement to be published in Bioinformatics and Biology Insights
Submissions due June 1, 2015

Invitation to submit a paper for a supplement to be published in Bioinformatics and Biology Insights in the next
twelve months. The journal is extensively indexed and all published papers appear in Pubmed. The supplement focuses on current developments in machine learning techniques in biological data mining.If you are interested in contributing, please contact me as soon as possible to discuss your contribution. Contact: gerard.dumancas@okstate.edu

Software Safety: Research, Practice and a Path Forward
May 22 – July 30, 2015

The Computer Science Department at the University of Texas at Dallas will conduct a ten-week summer research program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for ten undergraduates from May 22 to July 30, 2015. The focus is on “software safety,” however, the technology and skills learned by the students have general applicability to research and practice in their future studies. A highlight which provides an overview of our program including research projects, lectures, and field trips is available at http://paris.utdallas.edu/reu/video/Eric-Wong.html or more information can be found at http://paris.utdallas.edu/reu

University of Oklahoma, CCE Forum, Norman OK
May 18 – 22, 2015

If you are a linux system administrator new to HPC, this is the workshop for you! In just five days you will:

* learn HPC system administration concepts and technologies and how to apply them;

* get hands-on skills building a small test cluster in lab sessions;

* hear real-life stories and get to ask experts questions in panel discussions.

For more information, see the LCI website: http://www.linuxclustersinstitute.org/workshops/

March 24-27, 2015 @ University of Missouri, Kansas City

The conference will have three keynote speakers:

* Biswanath Mukherjee, University of California-Davis
* Hiroshi Saito, NTT Labs, Japan
* Robert Doverspike, AT&T Labs-Research, NJ

40 papers will be presented in single-track sessions, plus there will be a poster session and a panel. There will be four tutorials on March 24, two in the morning and two in the afternoon.
For more information, contact: Deep Medhi (dmedhi@umkc.edu) or visit: www.drcn2015.org

Now Accepting Full-and Half-day Workshop Proposals for SC15!

SC15 will include nearly 30 full-day and half-day workshops that complement the overall Technical Program events, expand the knowledge base of its subject area, and extend its impact by providing greater depth of focus. Workshop proposals will be peer-reviewed academically with a focus on submissions that will inspire deep and interactive dialogue in topics of interest to the HPC community. This year’s dates for workshop submissions and notifications are earlier than usual to accommodate the expanded focus on peer review. Submission Deadline: February 7, 2015.
Notification: March 20, 2015. Proposals must be submitted at: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/

Are you a student looking for an internship or faculty interested in mentoring a student? Blue Waters Student Internship Program is actively seeking faculty and students to participate in year-long student internship opportunities.

Students in the program will gain experiences involving the application of high-performance computing to problems in science, mathematics, or engineering. This program provides support for internship activities at any accredited degree granting institution in the United States. The internships awarded through this program may be for students working with a faculty member on their home campus, or at
another campus.

Faculty who would like to mentor an undergraduate student can post descriptions of available positions. Faculty can submit internship positions at: http://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/internships or http://shodor.org/petascale/participation/internships

Interested students can apply at: http://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/internships or http://shodor.org/petascale/participation/internships
Applications due March 20, 2015. Contact Phil List at bplist@shodor.org with questions.

March 17-19, 2015

Professionals involved in operating and supporting campus shared research computing infrastructure are invited to participate in this sharing of experience. If you are interested in giving a lightening talk on your current practices and issues facing your research computing infrastructure please submit an abstract using the form located on the workshop registration page: http://citi.clemson.edu/arcc/register.html For more information on the workshop, hotels, and registration, please visit our website: http://citi.clemson.edu/arcc/

Arlington VA
March 16, 2015

The NSF Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) will host a one-day workshop on CAREER Proposal Writing on March 16, 2015.

The goal of this workshop is to introduce junior CAREER-eligible faculty to the NSF CAREER program and help them to prepare their CAREER proposals to target CISE programs. Attendees will have the opportunity to improve their skills in proposal writing, as well as to interact with NSF program
directors from different CISE divisions (ACI, CCF, CNS, and IIS) and recent NSF CAREER awardees. The workshop includes presentations and discussions on proposal preparation, experience sharing, a mock panel, and meetings with Program Directors from various research programs within CISE.

In order to attend this event, registration is required before February 20, 2015. For more information, please visit:: http://csl.seas.gwu.edu/nsf-cise-career/

Salt Lake City UT USA
March 13 – March 18, 2015

Jump start your career … join the community. The Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 2015 Computational Science and Engineering (CSE15) conference Broader Engagement (BE) program will provide a rich scientific program, mentoring, and career and professional development to students, faculty, and professionals who aspire to broaden their experience in research- based professional activities. CSE is indispensable for leading edge investigation and engineering design in a vast number of industrial sectors, including for example, aerospace, automotive, biological, chemical, and semiconductor technologies that all rely increasingly on advanced modeling and simulation. Special themes for this year’s conference include: CSE software, big data analytics, multiphysics, multiscale, and multilevel methods, visual data analysis, biomedical computing, and many more.
For more information, visit: http://shinstitute.org/apply. Application deadline: Jan 23, 2015. Contact: info@shinstitute.org

International Summer School 2015 – HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States are invited to apply for the sixth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be held June 21-26, 2015, in Toronto, Canada. Applications are due March 11, 2015. The summer school is sponsored by Compute/Calcul Canada, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) with funds from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) and the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (RIKEN AICS) in Japan. Further information and application: https://ihpcss2015.computecanada.ca

For more information, visit the individual sites:

(1) Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Computational Sciences http://reu.cct.lsu.edu/

(2) Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Materials Science http://reu.lasigma.loni.org/

(3) LA-SiGMA RET: Interdisciplinary Research Experiences for Teachers in Materials Science http://ret.lasigma.loni.org/

Applications due (for each program): March 1, 2015

Henry Neeman, University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK
“Supercomputing in Plain English” is a workshop series on High Performance Computing (HPC) that is designed especially for people with a solid understanding of their own domain Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline, but modest experience with computing and little or no experience with advanced computing. We use analogies, storytelling and play, rather than doing deep technical dives, to discover the key concepts of advanced computing. Prerequisite: 1 semester of programming experience/training/coursework in one or more of C, C++, Fortran and/or Java, recently.

More information and registration can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/supercomputing-in-plain-english-spring-2015-registration-14309649547

“Designing and Building Applications for Extreme-Scale”
Spring 2015

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Blue Waters project will offer an online graduate course on “Designing and Building Applications for Extreme-Scale Systems” in spring 2015 and is seeking university partners that are interested in offering the course for credit to their students. Many problems in the sciences require more computing power and I/O performance than is available on all but the largest machines. Using these systems effectively requires a quantitative approach to performance, applied from the selection of model and algorithm to the choice of programming languages and libraries. This course will introduce students to the features of extreme-scale systems and how to use performance modeling to design, implement, and tune large-scale applications in simulation and data-intensive science. This course will include video lectures, quizzes, and homework assignments and will provide students with accounts on the petascale Blue Waters supercomputer. The instructor is William Gropp, the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in the Department of Computer Science and director of the Parallel Computing Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Interested faculty should contact Steve Gordon, organizer of the Blue Waters course program, at sgordon@osc.edu or by phone at 614-292-4132.
Web : http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/news/story/blue_waters_project_to_offer_online_course_on_designing_and_building_applic