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Today is the last day of the 2018 ACI-REF Virtual residency workshop here in Norman Ok. It was a great week with a lot of great people. I highly recommend the workshop for anyone in the area of Advanced Computing Instruction especially those do some Research and Education Facilitation in their roles.

Thank you Aaron Bergstrom (U North Dakota) for again facilitating the panel discussion on Emerging Technologies at the . My fellow panel members included:

  • David Chin, Drexel U re Hadoop/Spark/MapReduce
  • Shawn Doughty, Tufts U re OnDemand and Jupyter/Rstudio
  • Anita Schwartz, U Delaware re Singularity
  • Mariya Vyushkova, U Notre Dame re Quantum Computing

I was invited to this panel to share based on the work we are doing at the CMSE department related to FPGAs.

  • Purchased 2 nodes with Altera FPGAs
  • Started a FPGA Taskforce for interested researchers
  • Working with a Graduate Student (Ahmed Yousif) on an independent study related to an optimization problem (function fitting) on FPGAs
  • This fall CMSE plans to conduct a Graduate Course to benchmark and test the 7 dwarves algorithms

Here is a direct link to my FPGA slides:

FPGA only slides

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Deciding Which Technologies to Adopt, and When @ 2018 ACI-REF VR

Wed 08 August 2018 by Dr. Dirk Colbry

Image used in presentation representing the technology adoption wave

I had fun leading a discussion on Deciding Which Technologies to Adopt, and When at the 2018 ACI-REF Virtual residency event in Norman Oklahoma. Since many of the participants were virtual I experimented with doing a Brainstorming exercise over zoom. We had local volunteers on typing in comments from our …

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Teams of CI Professionals: Recruitment & Retention, Management, Team-building, and Motivation Panel @ 2018 ACI-REF VR

Tue 07 August 2018 by Dr. Dirk Colbry

Image from Panel

Thank you Aaron Bergstrom (U North Dakota) for facilitating the panel discussion on Teams of CI Professionals: Recruitment & Retention, Management, Team-building, and Motivation at the 2018 ACI-REF Virtual residency. My fellow panel members included:

  • Jerry Perez, U Texas Dallas
  • Derek Leydig, Pennsylvania State U
  • Claire Mizumoto, U California San Diego …
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Leading and Listening in Complex CI Conversations @ 2018 ACI-REF VR

Mon 06 August 2018 by Dr. Dirk Colbry

Graphical Depiction of two people having a complex conversation

I just got done trying out our latest CyberAmbassador Curriculum developed specifically for the 2018 ACI-REF Virtual residency.

We had some growing pains related to getting zoom breakout rooms working with a large group of people calling in. Some didn't have working mics, others work in a group room and …

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Progress Update on the Development and Implementation of the Advanced CI-REF VR Program

Wed 25 July 2018 by Dr. Dirk Colbry

ACI-Ref Buiding Picture

Henry Neeman did a great job presenting our paper on Progress Update for the CI-REF VR Program at PEARC18.

Writing of this paper was truly a unique experience for me. The entire paper was written virtually over weekly video conference meetings and included the thirteen sited (maximum) authors and I …

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Fitting iCE-Cube Neutrino Path models using Neural Networks

Tue 24 July 2018 by Dr. Dirk Colbry

Mohammed and his poster

This summer Mohammed Salih worked with me as part of the Engineering ENSURE Program. He presented his work with Jessie Micallef and me as a poster at MidSURE.

Poster Abstract: Neutrinos are small particles with a mass close to zero. It’s rare interaction with normal matter makes it difficult …

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Campus Champions 101 Panel at PEARC18

Mon 23 July 2018 by Dr. Dirk Colbry

Campus Champion Logo Logo

I had an opportunity to participate on the "Researcher Facing" Panel as part of the Campus Champion 101 workshop at PEARC18.

Link to Notes For the Panel can be found here

The Campus Champions 101 workshop explores campus research computing roles. The workshop builds on the Campus Champions’ history and …

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Bringing Professional Skills Training to CI - PEARC18 Birds of a Feather (BOF)

Sun 22 July 2018 by Dr. Dirk Colbry

PEARC18 Logo

The CyberAmbassador a Birds of a Feather Event at the 2018 PEARC Conference. Please Join us on Wednesday, July 25th from 5pm - 6pm. More information can be found here:

Link to BOF Schedule

Description: A number of professional skills training programs and resources have been developed in recent years, in …

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Pelican Github.io Tutorial

Tue 17 July 2018 by Dr. Dirk Colbry

Pelican Github.io  Logo

My student's and I figured out how to use Pelican with Github.io pages to create some websites for work. We tried to type up the instructions as a tutorial and build a pelican template. Here is a link to the tutorial:

Pelican / Github.io Tutorial

Some of our websites …

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Installing RStudio on the MSU HPCC

Fri 06 July 2018 by Dr. Dirk Colbry

Rstudio

These instructions are for installing RStudio on the HPCC. RStudio provides a variety of installers on their website https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download2/. However, the HPCC uses an older version of Linux and the precompiled binaries are not compatible. Trying to install RStudio from the source code is …

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