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:  Revealing the mechanisms of biological machines through the computational microscope

Location: Faculty Commons (116 Pearson Hall)

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

At the technological interface of chemistry, physics, biology, and computing, there exists the only scientific instrument capable of characterizing the conformational dynamics of macromolecules, and the functional properties they give rise to, at atomistic resolution. The computational microscope, realized through the application of supercomputers to perform all-atom molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, has emerged as a powerful tool to investigate the complex cellular machinery that supports life, as well as the pathogenic systems that threaten it. The Hadden Lab at UD leverages the computational microscope to study biological machines, including viruses and molecular motors. Enabled by high-performance computing, our million-atom simulations reveal structural and dynamical details that are inaccessible to experiments, allowing us to elucidate the mechanisms by which biological machines function. By developing a mechanistic understanding of these machines, we aim to identify strategies to inhibit their undesired functions (e.g., in viral infection) and prevent their dysfunction (e.g., in essential cellular processes), ultimately to treat disease.

Presenters:  Jodi Hadden-Perilla, Hadden Lab

June or July, 2020 (Postponed)

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 (Postponed)

Title: TBD

Location: Faculty Commons (116 Pearson Hall)

Time: 10 a.m. to noon