Upcoming Events

Title:Introduction to Cloud Computing with AWS
Date:Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time:2:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Neal Magee, School of Medicine Research Computing
Location:Health Sciences Library Carter Classroom
Categories:Computation
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop covers the basic paradigms of cloud infrastructure and introduces techniques for working in it. Why use the cloud for computation and storage? What are its advantages? We will discuss core concepts such as scaling and infrastructure-as-code, while also getting hands-on experience with creating computing, storage, and data resources in Amazon Web Services. Workshop participants will work directly in the AWS console and command-line tools. Upon completing this workshop, students will be familiar with basic cloud design, as well as with how to deploy simple, resizable environments on their own.

Pre-Requisites: None.

Title:Advanced Data Manipulation in R
Date:Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Time:2:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:VP Nagraj, School of Medicine Research Computing
Location:Health Sciences Library Carter Classroom
Categories:R
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Data analysis involves a large amount of janitor work - munging and cleaning data to facilitate downstream data analysis. This workshop is designed for those with a basic familiarity with R who want to learn tools and techniques for advanced data manipulation. It will cover data cleaning and "tidy data," and will introduce participants to R packages that enable data manipulation, analysis, and visualization using split-apply-combine strategies. Upon completing this lesson, participants will be able to use the dplyr package in R to effectively manipulate and conditionally compute summary statistics over subsets of a "big" dataset containing many observations.

Pre-Requisites: Basic familiarity with R

Title:How to Work With Databases
Date:Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Neal Magee, School of Medicine Research Computing
Location:Health Sciences Library Carter Classroom
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Attendees of this workshop will learn the basics of databases and how to work with them. We will cover how both structured (SQL) and unstructured (NoSQL) databases work, their advantages and disadvantages, and how to know which is appropriate for your research. Users will learn how to create and interact with databases in a variety of ways: Designing tables and data structures, inserting and updating records, and querying for information within a database. We will discuss common mistakes made when creating and using databases.

Pre-requisites: None.

Title:Introduction to Ivy
Date:Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time:9:00am - 10:30am
Presenter:Neal Magee, School of Medicine Research Computing
Location:Health Sciences Library Carter Classroom
Categories:Computation
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will introduce attendees to the Ivy secure computing platform. Ivy is a collection of HIPAA compliant data analysis systems, including virtual machines (VMs) and Domino Data Lab (DDL). Topics covered will range from account access, price structure, software installation and use-cases. Time will be allotted for questions and answers.

Pre-Requisites: None

Title:R Package Development Tools
Date:Monday, October 16, 2017
Time:2:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:VP Nagraj, School of Medicine Research Computing
Location:Health Sciences Library Carter Classroom
Categories:R
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Description: R is an open-source statistical programming language. New functions can be documented and distributed to other users as packages. This workshop will introduce attendees to some of the tools used for R package development.

Pre-Requisites: Basic familiarity with R

Title:Introduction to Cloud Computing with AWS
Date:Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time:9:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter:Neal Magee, School of Medicine Research Computing
Location:Health Sciences Library Carter Classroom
Categories:Computation
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop covers the basic paradigms of cloud infrastructure and introduces techniques for working in it. Why use the cloud for computation and storage? What are its advantages? We will discuss core concepts such as scaling and infrastructure-as-code, while also getting hands-on experience with creating computing, storage, and data resources in Amazon Web Services. Workshop participants will work directly in the AWS console and command-line tools. Upon completing this workshop, students will be familiar with basic cloud design, as well as with how to deploy simple, resizable environments on their own.

Pre-Requisites: None.

Title:Introduction to Docker Containers
Date:Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Time:2:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Neal Magee, School of Medicine Research Computing
Location:Health Sciences Library Carter Classroom
Categories:Computation
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

What are containers? What are they used for? This workshop will cover the basics of containers and explain why they’ve become so popular with software developers and administrators. Users will work directly with container images pulled from Docker Hub and build their own in class using Docker files. Particular attention will be given to how containers are useful to research, and to making our computing tools more portable and shareable.

Pre-Requisites:

  • Familiarity with the bash environment is required.
  • Familiarity with logging into remote servers is a plus (but not required).
  • Install Docker Community Edition on your laptop: https://www.docker.com/

 

Title:Introduction to Rivanna
Date:Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time:9:00am - 11:00am
Presenter:Cory Defreitas, School of Medicine Research Computing
Location:Health Sciences Library Carter Classroom
Categories:Computation
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop is designed for those who are new to the Rivanna Cluster. Topics include how to obtain an allocation and account; remote access; the modules environment; queues; SLURM; and job submissions. Pre-Requisites: Some programming experience.

Title:Introduction to Matlab
Date:Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time:2:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenter:Cory Defreitas, School of Medicine Research Computing
Location:Health Sciences Library Carter Classroom
Categories:Data Analysis
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will teach you the basics of Matlab. We will explore the data types, built-in functions and
apps, and visualizing your data, as well as accessing the Mathworks documentation. Be sure to bring your laptop with
Matlab already installed with a valid license to follow along with the examples. No prior experience is required.

Pre-Requisites: None.

Title:Introduction to Ivy
Date:Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time:9:00am - 10:30am
Presenter:BD Kim, School of Medicine Research Computing
Location:Health Sciences Library Carter Classroom
Categories:Computation
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

This workshop will introduce attendees to the Ivy secure computing platform. Ivy is a collection of HIPAA compliant data analysis systems, including virtual machines (VMs) and Domino Data Lab (DDL). Topics covered will range from account access, price structure, software installation and use-cases. Time will be allotted for questions and answers.

Pre-Requisites: None