HPC Symposium Series

HPC Symposium logo.Researchers using UD’s community clusters 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 or July and September. All symposia are designed for those researchers using or interested in using the University’s High-Performance Computing (HPC) clusters. The February and September symposium 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 or July 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 2020 Dates

Feb 26, 2020

Title:  Using High-performance Computing to Simulate Regional Climate at the Poles

Location: Faculty Commons (116 Pearson Hall)

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Currently there is a large research focus on characterizing polar climate as the warming experienced at the poles is 2-3x what is observed globally causing unprecedented losses in sea ice and land-based glacial ice.  However, the polar environment is inhospitable to instrumentation, and research scientists, making the long-term observations needed to study the region at climate-scales (decades to centuries) very challenging to obtain. This is especially true for studies that explore mechanisms that lead to climate system feedbacks. One way to address this challenge is to combine in situ observations with satellite and modeling data.  Our research group is using UD’s HPC clusters in two polar projects.  The first involves analysis of satellite sea ice volume and cloud-radiation data to look at the impact of spring cloudiness on summer sea ice volume loss in the Arctic.  The second utilizes a regional-scale climate model to simulate the summertime conditions over Eastern Antarctica.  Both projects are designed to improve our ability to predict how the atmosphere interacts with the frozen sea/land surface in a changing climate.

Presenters:  Dana Veron
Other authors:

June or July, 2020 (TBD)

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 locally or nationally, including Mills, Farber, Caviness, 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 19. 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.

September 23, 2020

Title: TBD

Location: Faculty Commons (116 Pearson Hall)

Time: 10 a.m. to noon