HPC Symposium Series

HPC Symposium logo.Researchers using UD’s community clusters–Mills and Farber–have requested more frequent meetings to share information with each other and to discuss use of the clusters with IT staff.   The series will consist of an HPC symposium on the fourth Wednesday of February, June and September. All symposiums are designed for those researchers using or interested in using the University’s High-Performance Computing (HPC) clusters. The February and September symposiums will begin with a one hour invited talk by a University research group about what they are accomplishing on the community clusters and conclude with a one hour open forum for researchers and IT staff: questions, answers, brainstorming, sharing. The June symposium is a poster session for research groups to highlight their research and how they are using cluster computing locally or nationally. Please contact us if you are interested in presenting at one of the open HPC Symposium scheduled dates.

Scheduled 2018 Dates

Feb 28, 2018

Title:  Applications of high performance computing in geochemistry

Location: Faculty Commons (116 Pearson Hall)

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Dr. Adam Wallace will discuss his research team’s use of Farber to investigate the kinetics of geochemical reactions with molecular dynamics simulations. Particular focus will be given to the various methods the group uses and develops to explore free energy landscapes and to obtain quantitative estimates of reaction rates in solution and at the mineral-water interface. The presentation will cover the use of LAMMPS in combination with the Colvars library to perform standard rare events sampling methods (e.g. umbrella sampling, metadynamics) and their custom implementations of the two-phase thermodynamic model (2PT) and forward flux sampling (FFS) method. Dr. Kendra Lynn, a postdoctoral researcher working with Dr. Jessica Warren, will also discuss her Matlab-based 3D models of chemical diffusion within minerals from Earth’s interior.

Jun 27, 2018

Title: Poster Session

Location: 132 Evans Hall, Collaboration Hub (iSuite)

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

IT Research Computing is hosting a poster session showcasing different research across campus that is being done using high performance computing. All research groups are invited to submit posters for projects on any HPC resource, including Mills, Farber, XSEDE clusters, department clusters, and clusters at other institutions.

Researchers are welcome to bring an existing poster or create a new poster. New posters can be printed through IT Client Support & Services in Smith Hall. Those who register to present a poster at the symposium will be able to print their poster for free before Friday, June 22. Documentation for poster printing is available at the IT web site.

To sign up to present a poster and/or receive assistance with your poster, please go to the poster signup page to reserve your spot.

All UD researchers are encouraged to attend to learn about other projects going on at the University and to connect with colleagues about high performance computing.

Refreshments will be served.

Sep 26, 2018

Title: Dana Veron

Location: Faculty Commons (116 Pearson Hall)

Time: 10 a.m. to noon