We’re excited to offer a wide selection of opportunities for the Internet2 and InCommon technical community. Check out the events below and register (each event features a separate registration) to join us to convene virtually through small bites of the TechEX experience we call TechEXtras!
Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science (E-CAS,) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF Award #1904444)that is being administered and coordinated by Internet2 in collaboration with commercial cloud service providers. This workshop will highlight the achievements of the projects undertaken by the sub-awardees and discuss some of the benefits and challenges of using cloud platforms to support research.
Let’s face it — your time is limited. That’s why we’re trying something new — packing together a whole bunch of Internet2 industry members to give you bite-sized two-minute talks about community topics. Join us Sept. 30 from 1-2 p.m. for the next talk!
What is CAMP? The acronym means Campus Architecture and Middleware Planning. CAMP has come to mean the series of track sessions that include case studies, organizations’ innovations in identity management, best practices, and other presentations that help move the community forward.
What is ACAMP? It is the annual unconference where the research and education identity and access management community gathers to identify and work on long-range and global challenges.
This will brings together panel of women from the R&E community. It will foster a conversation among the panelists around current challenges, including the pandemic, security challenges, the impact of AI, and other topics, with special consideration to the effects on women. Registration information is coming soon.
Kate Darling is the leading expert in Social Robotics and MIT Media Lab Research Specialist who specializes in the future of human-robot interaction. Join us on Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. ET for a special TechEXtra21 presentation featuring Dr. Darling.
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is the National Science Foundations (NSF)’s premier facility to detect neutrinos with energies above approximately 10 GeV and a pillar for NSF’s Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (MMA) program, one of NSF’s 10 Big Ideas. The detector is located at the geographic South Pole and is designed to detect interactions of neutrinos of astrophysical origin by instrumenting over a gigaton of polar ice with 5160 optical sensors. The sensors are buried between 1450 and 2450 meters below the surface of the South Pole ice sheet.
To understand the impact of ice properties on the incoming neutrino detection, and origin, photon propagation simulations on GPUs are used. We executed a series of runs where we aggregated O(100 PFLOPS) worth of GPUs across multiple public Cloud providers and used them to run the IceCube simulations to produce the much needed calibration data. One such run harvested all available for sale GPUs across Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform the weekend before SC19, reaching over 51k GPUs total and 380 PFLOP32s, with GPU types spanning the full range of generations from the NVIDIA GRID K520 to the most modern NVIDIA T4 and V100. Another run, while smaller in scale, sustained the peak performance for much longer and used just-in-time fetching of input data. We report on the tools and effort needed to create and operate such systems, as well as the science motivation to do so.
Igor Sfiligoi, Lead Scientific Software Developer and Researcher at UCSD-SDSC Frank Würthwein, Director of OSG, HTC Lead at the SDSC and Professor of physics at UCSD
Please mark your calendars and plan to join us at TechEXtra 2021: perfSONAR Day, for an enlivening day of discussion about progress being made to enhance existing perfSONAR tools around the world. An international team of developers is presenting an annual progress update, assessing challenges for the upcoming months, providing “best practices” for performing measurement testing in the cloud, and more. A detailed agenda will be posted in a few weeks but you can register NOW to receive reminders and updates.