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      2015/07/22
    Bioinformatics Workshop at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater campus
    Last Changed by Kate Adams, Jul 22, 2015 14:32

    SUMMARY:

    Bioinformatics workshop
    Mon Aug 3 - Fri Aug 7 2015
    Oklahoma State University, Stillwater campus
    $125 registration (includes lunches)
    Contact: bioinformatics@okstate.edu

    Register at:
    https://secure.touchnet.com/C20271_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=80

    DETAILS:
    Seats still available at the bioinformatics workshop at Oklahoma State, Stillwater

    There are still seats available for the August 3 through August 7 bioinformatics workshop on the OSU-Stillwater campus.

    The cost for entire week (8:30AM to 5PM) is only $125 and includes lunches.

    Please join us with guest trainers Haibao Tang (University of Arizona - iPlant), and Vivek Krishnakumar (J. Craig Venter Institute), as we provide hands-on training in genome assembly methods and comparisons, annotation, metagenomics, comparative genomics, genetic variant mapping.

    Along with the iPlant infrastructure we will use the OSU supercomputer Cowboy providing both GUI and command-line training for researchers interested in these techniques.

    To reserve your spot, payment can be made by credit card at:
    https://secure.touchnet.com/C20271_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=80

    Due to increased student enrollment, there are no on-campus housing options available this year, but hotels in the area are reasonably priced (because it is not football season yet).

    For more information on hotels please check out the Stillwater Visitors Bureau website:
    http://www.visitstillwater.org/visitors/lodging/

    For questions, please contact Dr. Peter Hoyt directly at [(405) 744-6206] or email bioinformatics@okstate.edu

    Posted at Jul 22, 2015 by Kate Adams 0 Comments
      2015/07/14
    2015 OU Supercomputing Symposium Registration Now Open
    Last Changed by Kate Adams, Jul 14, 2015 10:38

    FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

    OKLAHOMA SUPERCOMPUTING SYMPOSIUM 2015
    Wed Sep 23 2015 8:00am-5:00pm (registration and breakfast 7:30am)
    FREE Reception/poster session Tue Sep 22 2015 5:30-7:00pm
    University of Oklahoma Norman campus

    KEYNOTE:
    Jim Kurose
    Assistant Director 
    Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE)
    National Science Foundation

    (NOTE: For those who may not be familiar, CISE leads supercomputing/cyberinfrastructure for the NSF.)

    Are you interested in the FREE Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium 2015 on Wed Sep 23 on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus?

    Over the past 13 Symposia, we've had over 3000 attendees from 112 academic institutions from 27 US states and territories, 143 private companies, 37 government agencies (federal, state, municipal, foreign) and 20 non-governmental organizations.

    The 2014 Symposium had 271 attendees, from 28 academic institutions in 8 states, 29 private companies, 9 government agencies and 4 non-governmental organizations.

    Posted at Jul 14, 2015 by Kate Adams 0 Comments
      2015/07/02
    Merit Offering FREE Online Security Webinars
    Last Changed by Kate Adams, Jul 02, 2015 11:10

    Lost and Found: The New Landscape of Data Breaches. (July 14, 2-3 PM Central)

    Speaker: Jefferson Dance, Seccuris

    Does your organization have an effective cybersecurity program in place? One of the key factors in protecting yourself from data breaches is to first understand what they are. As the level of potential cyber attacks and the number of data breaches suffered by organizations around the world increase almost daily, it’s imperative that your organization have an effective cybersecurity program in place. One of the key factors in protecting yourself from data breaches is understanding what they are. 

    Identify Security Weaknesses Before They Become a Threat.  (September 14, 2-3 PM Central)

    Speaker: Ivo Wiens, Seccuris

    Hackers and criminals breach organizations by taking advantage of vulnerabilities within their networks. Reevaluate your network security posture and learn best practices. A key factor of an effective cybersecurity program is knowing your vulnerabilities before attackers do. Hackers breach organizations by taking advantage of vulnerabilities within networks. Attackers pour over every inch of your enterprise network until they find a leak. And that’s where they break in, causing irreparable damage to your bottom line and reputation. 

    Posted at Jul 02, 2015 by Kate Adams 0 Comments
      2015/06/19
    FREE NVIDIA GPU Programming at OU Jul 15-16
    Last Changed by Kate Adams, Jun 19, 2015 10:27

    NVIDIA GPU Programming Workshop
    Wed July 15 - Thu July 16 2015 9:00am-4:30pm
    University of Oklahoma, Norman OK

    Contacts:
    Bob Crovella (rcrovella@nvidia.com)
    Henry Neeman (hneeman@ou.edu)

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ounvidia-gpu-programming-workshop-tickets-17445141889

    DETAILS:

    LOCATION: "The Core" Active Learning Classroom (room 1030)
    Stephenson Research & Technology Center
    101 David L. Boren Blvd., Norman OK 73019

    Organized by: NVIDIA and the University of Oklahoma

    The University of Oklahoma's OU Supercomputing Center for Education and Research (OSCER) and NVIDIA are pleased to offer a two-day
    GPU programming workshop.

    A simple lunch will be provided each day.

    There is no charge for this workshop.

    During the 2 days, attendees will be exposed to 3 major approaches to adding GPU acceleration to their applications, along with hands-on programming examples, and basic optimization techniques.

    AGENDA

    Wed July 15 2015

    1. Intro to GPU computing
    2. Intro to CUDA C/C++
    3. CUDA basic optimizations
    4. Working with GPU Libraries (CUBLAS, CUSPARSE)
    5. Brief intro to CUDA Fortran

    Thu July 16 2015

    1. Intro to OpenACC
    2. OpenACC basic optimizations
    3. Demo of GPU Graphical tools: Profiler, Nsight EE, debugging
    4. Analysis-driven optimization

    Attendees who wish to participate in the CUDA programming exercises are expected to bring their own laptop with Wifi connectivity, and should have a suitable SSH client installed, such as PuTTY for Windows users.

    Familiarity with basic Linux command line operations and usage of a basic text editor such as vi will be beneficial.

    Exercises are conducted primarily using the C and C++ programming languages.

    At the start of the workshop, attendees will receive instructions on setting up a temporary account on an OU GPU computing resources that will be used to conduct the workshop hands-on exercises.

    Seating is limited.

    Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and a ticket is required to attend the event.

    Posted at Jun 19, 2015 by Kate Adams 0 Comments
      2015/06/10
    Position for Bioinformatics Analyst & Programmer for Alfalfa Breeder's Toolbox
    Last Changed by Kate Adams, Jun 10, 2015 11:32

    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT from the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc. in Ardmore, OK

    Position: Bioinformatics Analyst & Programmer for Alfalfa Breeder's Toolbox

    Position ID: AD-591

    The Administrative Division of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc. is seeking applicants for the position of Bioinformatics Analyst & Programmer for the Alfalfa Breeder's Toolbox.

    The successful applicant will be responsible for implementing the database framework and user interface needed to develop a comprehensive alfalfa breeder's toolbox that integrates genome sequences with molecular markers, linkage maps, gene expression and phenotypic data for target traits.

    This position will collaborate with researchers, breeders and other computer scientists to ensure the developed system supports the goals of the project.

    This Bioinformatics Analyst & Programmer for the Alfalfa Breeder's Toolbox position is funded through an internal granting program.

    The Noble Foundation's Forage365 research initiative aims to provide a sustainable, year-round grazing system.

    Funding is available as of January 2015 and anticipated to be renewed annually based upon performance and funding availability and is scheduled to end on or before December 31, 2017.

    However, there may be a possibility for future funding past this date if the project produces positive outcomes and with approval of additional funds.

    Qualifications:

    Master of computer science, computer engineering, bioinformatics or a closely related area, or a bachelor's degree with comparable experience required.

    2 years full-time experience in scientific software and large scale database system design and implementation, or 4 years full-time experience with a bachelor's degree required.

    Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

    * Broad knowledge of industry software development standards and practices

    * Experience with development in a Linux environment

    * Ability to solve problems independently yet function well as part of a multi-disciplinary team

    * Experience with relational databases, preferably MySQL

    * Excellent communication and organizational skills

    Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities:

    * Experience with developing scientific systems in a web environment

    * Experience with at least one of the following programming languages: Java, Perl, PHP or Python

    * Basic knowledge of molecular biology, genomics, genetics and transcriptomics concepts and techniques is a plus.

    Application Instructions:

    To apply for the Bioinformatics Analyst & Programmer for the Alfalfa Breeder's Toolbox, applicants are requested to apply online by completing the application and submitting a resume, copy(s) of college transcripts, contact information for 3 references (non-relatives), and a cover letter explaining interest in the position and career goals.

    If applicant does not have the ability to upload the additional documents they can be faxed to [(580) 224-6240] (please include
    position number), but the application should be completed and submitted online.

    Applications will be accepted until a candidate is hired.

    Interested applicants should apply immediately.

    The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.
    Human Resources Department
    Position Number: AD-591
    2510 Sam Noble Parkway
    Ardmore, OK 73401
    E-mail: NFHR@noble.org
    Website: www.noble.org/

    Posted at Jun 10, 2015 by Kate Adams 0 Comments
      2015/06/05
    Notes from the Annual Meeting about DDoS
    Last Changed by Kate Adams, Jun 05, 2015 10:32

    From Brad Fleming, KanREN:

    Someone in the crowd during yesterday’s presentation on DDoS asked whether anyone tracked what networks allow spoofing. I knew I’d seen something but couldn’t recall fast enough on the stage. I looked round a bit this afternoon and found this: http://www.senki.org/everyone-should-be-deploying-bcp-38-wait-they-are/

    The question was based more around “name and shame” so operators could potentially bock the traffic. After thinking that approach through it wouldn’t work unfortunately. Even if the ASes or net blocks were listed they wouldn’t be of much help. The problem is those networks can claim to be anybody. So if they claim to be (say) Facebook you can’t just block Facebook’s IPs. And unless you’re peering directly with the AS spewing the junk traffic you will never know the REAL source AS.

    Posted at Jun 05, 2015 by Kate Adams 0 Comments
      2015/06/04
    U of MN Supercomputing Institute Hiring Three Positions
    Last Changed by Kate Adams, Jun 04, 2015 14:47

    The University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) has three openings that we are seeking to fill as soon as possible.

    1. Data Intensive Development Lead
    ==================================
    This position will be responsible for: supervising a group of developers; independently assessing needs and creating effective software solutions; identifying, troubleshooting, and resolving day-­to-­day application problems; accurately communicating with associated teams and users; and maintaining strong relationships with the systems staff to implement system enhancements. Salary Range 85K-115K DOQ.

    To Apply:  https://www.myu.umn.edu/psp/psprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=301158&PostingSeq=1

    2. Systems Software Developer
    =============================
    This position will be responsible for: independently and routinely assessing automation needs and implementing effective solutions; providing formal or informal training in assigned areas; readily identifying, troubleshooting, and resolving systems program problems; and maintaining strong relationships with the systems staff to review their needs and plan for system enhancements and modifications. Salary Range 65K-85K DOQ.

    To Apply: https://www.myu.umn.edu/psp/psprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=301373&PostingSeq=1

    3. System Administrator
    =======================
    The successful candidate for this position will join a dynamic and advanced infrastructure operations team which leverages the latest technologies in the field of high performance computing.  Salary Range 55K-85K DOQ

    To Apply: https://www.myu.umn.edu/psp/psprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=301166&PostingSeq=1

    Posted at Jun 04, 2015 by Kate Adams 0 Comments
    Northwest Missouri State University Seeks Computer Science Professor
    Last Changed by Kate Adams, Jun 04, 2015 14:43

    Northwest Missouri State University is in Maryville, MO.

    POSITION: Tenure-track Assistant Professor or Term Lecturer of Computer Science
    DEPARTMENT: Mathematics, Computer Science, & Information Systems 
    REPORTS TO: Chair of Mathematics, Computer Science & Information Systems 
    CONTRACT TERMS: Nine-month position with optional summer teaching
    PRIMARY DUTY:   A tenure-track assistant professor or term lecturer position in Computer Science within the Mathematics, Computer Science, and Information Systems Department with the option to teach summer courses when courses are available.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    1. Have a broad background in Computer Science with the ability to teach most undergraduate courses in computer science and related areas. Preferred specializations for graduate level courses and for research activities include, big data, mobile computing, computer networks, cyber security, database systems, human computer interaction, project management and object-oriented programming
    2. Advise students in these areas
    3. Participate in department activities including curriculum development and service activities
    4. Conduct applied research in these areas, 
    5. Perform other duties as assigned

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
    Education:  Doctoral degree in Computer Science or related area 
    Skills: Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science
    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
    Education: Doctoral degree in Computer Science 
    Experience: Teaching experience in computer science 
    WORKING CONDITIONS: Typical classroom and office conditions with student focused office hours required  
    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: 
    EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED:  Faculty are issued a personal laptop.  All classrooms, including computer labs, are technology-enhanced (document stations, video equipment, wireless Internet access). 
    TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Ability to complete classroom functions and lift up to 20 pounds 

    COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information see: 
    [www.maryville.org].

    UNIVERSITY: Northwest Missouri State University is a traditional resident-based campus with total enrollment over 7,000 students. Northwest, a four-time winner of the Missouri Quality Award, is a teaching-focused institution requiring a twelve-hour teaching load per trimester. For more information see: [www.nwmissouri.edu].
    COLLEGE: The College of Arts and Sciences is one of three academic colleges at Northwest. Comprised of five departments and 16 academic areas, the College offers 104 different major and minor programs. The College is the home of Northwest's General Education program and serves all students across campus, regardless of their major. For more information visit our website at http://www.nwmissouri.edu/academics/arts/index.htm.
    DEPARTMENT: The Mathematics, Computer Science, and Information Systems department houses the Computer Science discipline and has approximately 100 undergraduate majors, 450 graduate students, and 18 full-time faculty members with several undergraduate programs, including computer science, interactive digital media, management information systems, business education, business technology, and master’s programs in applied computer science and instructional technology. Courses taught in sophisticated electronic classrooms using an active learning instructional paradigm. More details are available on the department website at http://www.nwmissouri.edu/mathcsis/index.htm
    SALARY: Competitive, market-based
    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of credentials starts June 19, 2015 and continues until the position is 
    filled.  
    DATE AVAILABLE: August 17, 2015
    TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking http://agency.governmentjobs.com/nwmissouri/default.cfm to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit the application materials listed below in order for them to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email mdrake@nwmissouri.edu for more information.
    APPLICATION MATERIALS: Letter of application describing your teaching experience and your suitability for this computer science position, current resume, copies of teaching evaluation reports, copies of transcripts, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references

    INQUIRIES FOR THE POSITION CAN BE MADE TO: 
    Search Committee 
    Northwest Missouri State University 
    Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, & Information Systems 
    800 University Drive 
    Maryville, MO  64468 
    Phone: 660-562-1807 
    Email: cbenson@nwmissouri.edu

    Posted at Jun 04, 2015 by Kate Adams 0 Comments
      2015/05/01
    Keynote Announced for OU Supercomputing Symposium 2015
    Last Changed by Kate Adams, May 01, 2015 10:25

    OKLAHOMA SUPERCOMPUTING SYMPOSIUM 2015
    Wed Sep 23 2015 8:00am-5:00pm (registration and breakfast 7:30am)
    FREE Reception/poster session Tue Sep 22 2015 5:30-7:00pm
    University of Oklahoma Norman campus

    KEYNOTE
    Jim Kurose
    Assistant Director [head of directorate]
    Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE)
    National Science Foundation

    (NOTE: For those who may not be familiar, CISE leads supercomputing/cyberinfrastructure for the NSF.)

    Are you interested in the FREE Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium 2015 on Wed Sep 23 on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus?

    Over the past 13 Symposia, we've had over 3000 attendees from 112 academic institutions from 27 US states and territories, 143 private companies, 37 government agencies (federal, state, municipal, foreign) and 20 non-governmental organizations.

    The 2014 Symposium had 271 attendees, from 28 academic institutions in 8 states, 29 private companies, 9 government agencies and 4 non-governmental organizations.

    Please feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested -- undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, professionals, colleagues etc. Many thanks.

    If you've received this note in error, please ignore it.

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    SUMMARY:

    SAVE THE DATE!

    FREE Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium 2015 Wed Sep 23 @ University of Oklahoma, Norman campus, 8:00am-5:00pm

    FREE reception/poster session Tue Sep 22 5:30-7:00pm

    DETAILS:

    The Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium 2015 will be held Wed Sep 23 all day on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus, with a reception/poster session Tuesday evening (Sep 22), 5:30-7:00pm.

    We'd be delighted to have you participate. It's a great way to learn what's happening on the advanced computing side of your research and teaching areas.

    The Symposium is FREE and comes with meals and snacks, including the FREE reception and poster session the evening of Tue Sep 22.

    And, if you know of students -- graduate, undergraduate, community college, career tech, high school -- who are interested in these areas, this is a great opportunity to introduce them to conferences, especially because it's FREE.

    Also, if you know of colleagues and/or students who might be interested, please feel free to forward this note to them.

    We'll also have a vendor exposition, where you'll have an opportunity to learn about existing and emerging supercomputing technologies.

    If you've received this note in error, please ignore it.

    Posted at May 01, 2015 by Kate Adams 0 Comments
      2015/04/30
    U of OK Seeks Assoc Director Research Computing
    Last Changed by Kate Adams, May 01, 2015 10:22
    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT University of Oklahoma

    Administrator II
    Site Specific Job Description:
    Associate Director, Research Computing

    Classification: Monthly Staff (Exempt)

    Salary Grade/Level/Family/Range:
    Pay Band II-- 01 Administrative Family
    Salary is negotiable based on experience.

    Reports to: Managing Director, Research Services

    Date: March, 2015

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Job Function

    The individual in this role will provide operational management and leadership for OU IT's Research Computing Team, specifically the OU Supercomputing Center for Education & Research (OSCER).

    He or she will provide oversight, direction, mentoring, coaching, and professional development to a team of research computing systems professionals, and will assist with systems administration tasks as necessary and appropriate.

    This individual will assist the Assistant Vice-President for Research Strategy with establishing the future strategic direction for Research Computing and will work with the Managing Director of Research Services to define and deliver business services relevant to the needs of the OU research community.

    As an IT Leader, he or she must embody the mission and vision of OU IT and the University; be a catalyst for change, modeling the way for others to follow.

    As a liaison between team members, executive leadership, and other work groups, must communicate a shared vision and inspire team members to reach organizational, team, and individual goals.

    Essential Job Duties

    The essential job duties of this position are as follows:

    Strategic Planning, Assessment and Leadership – (20%)

    * Work with Executive Leadership to help identify business strategy, requirements, trends, and desired business outcomes for Research Computing.

    * Stay abreast of trends and new advances in the high performance computing industry by reading, researching, and participating in forums or communities of HPC professionals.

    Relationship Management and Communication (50%)

    * Work with supercomputer users to develop their own research computing software or help them deploy and use third party software (commercial and/or open source).

    * Teach research computing topics to individuals, small and/or large groups.

    * Develop and/or collaborate on research projects and/or grant proposals related to OSCER's role.

    * Establish, maintain, and/or participate in research computing consortia locally, regionally, and nationally.

    * Represent OSCER at conferences, workshops and meetings locally, regionally, and nationally.

    * Coordinate conferences, meetings and workshops, both at OU and in the local, regional, and national community.

    * Disseminate results of OSCER endeavors to the local, regional, national and worldwide research computing community, including outreach to the full spectrum of institution types.

    * Publish conference papers, journal articles, white papers and/or other scholarly publications for dissemination to the research computing community.

    * Help communicate the organizational and team vision to team members and help them achieve goals that support that vision. Conversely, provide regular team updates to leadership on team projects and performance.

    * Cultivate strong relationships across the University by developing mutual trust and respect with colleagues and customers.

    * Help foster a collaborative, creative and innovative work environment where team members are encouraged to grow and are recognized for results.

    * Facilitate or lead meetings of cross-functional teams internally or externally.

    * Make formal presentations to team members, OU IT Leadership, faculty members, university executives, and/or national forums.

    Administration and Management - (30%)

    * Provide leadership, management, direction, and feedback to team members on a daily basis.

    * Responsible for workload management of the Research Computing team.

    * Work with the Managing Director of Research Services as well as the AVP of Research Strategy to set priorities on projects and tasks.

    * Work with the Managing Director of Research Services as well as the Talent & Organizational Programs Team to develop a workforce plan for team members that includes an assessment of immediate and future workforce needs and a succession plan for key individuals.

    * Assist with recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and evaluating employee performance.

    * Make budget recommendations for personnel, materials and equipment for the Research Computing Team.

    * Help develop, implement and maintain policies and procedures as needed for Research Computing.

    * Work with the Managing Director of Research Services to define metrics and reporting strategies that effectively communicate the successes and progress of research computing projects.

    Required Education and Experience

    Bachelor's degree in any STEM discipline, including but not limited to physical sciences, biosciences, geosciences, mathematics, computer science, engineering and/or social sciences AND 24-36 months or more of work experience in system administration as well as in a leadership role

    OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Competencies

    * Communication; Highly developed written, oral, listening and presentation skills.

    * Leadership and Management skills.

    * Change Management; Ability to embrace and lead change.

    * Creative and Innovative thinking.

    * Relationship Management.

    * Business Acumen; Understanding of Higher Education and Research.

    Required Skills and Proficiencies

    * Demonstrated ability to effectively lead, manage and develop high performing teams.

    * Excellent customer service skills as demonstrated by the ability to work directly with constituents and vendors to understand and resolve function and/or technical issues to deliver an exceptional customer experience.

    * Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of individuals, including faculty, students, senior technical and non-technical staff.

    * The ability to plan for and execute decisions to ensure the unit is fully staffed with personnel that have the skills necessary to respond with solutions that support the University and IT goals.

    * A commitment to staff development and the skills necessary to provide mentoring, coaching, and support for continuous career development.

    * Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with non-technical and technical audiences.

    * Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

    * Good organizational skills with the ability to exercise discretion and ingenuity to determine the proper course of action while following established standards.

    * Demonstrated excellent analytical and logic skills including decision-making abilities.

    * Ability to think creatively and innovatively.

    * Must be able to lead complex discussions by seeking input, identifying obstacles, being transparent, and driving to results.

    * Must be flexible to adapt easily to changing environments, requirements and deadlines.

    * Must be highly reliable, trustworthy, honest, and commitment oriented.

    Required Certifications, Registrations, or Licenses:
    None

    Departmental Preferences

    * Advanced Degree or PHD

    * Previous experience working in Higher Education

    * Previous experience writing or collaborating on grant proposals

    * Previous teaching experience in a University environment.

    Supervisory Responsibility

    Spends the majority of time performing supervisory functions including planning, solving problems, directing subordinates, making decisions and interpreting policy.

    Responsibilities include hiring, firing, training, and evaluating employees.

    Work Environment

    This job operates in a standard, professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to push, reach, stand, pull, engage in repetitive motions, grasp, walk, feel, touch, speak, hear and see.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
    This is a full-time position. Regular days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. but flexibility can be requested. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

    Travel

    Travel is primarily local during the business day. 

    May need to attend meetings in Oklahoma City or Tulsa.

    Overnight travel may be expected for training and/ or conferences.

    Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable)

    Must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship.

    Posted at Apr 30, 2015 by Kate Adams 0 Comments
      2015/04/21
    Open Science Grid User School at U of WI Madison
    Last Changed by Kate Adams, Apr 21, 2015 15:02

    Open Science Grid User School 2015
    Mon July 27 - Fri July 31 2015
    University of Wisconsin Madison
    APPLICATIONS DUE FRIDAY MAY 1 2015
    Contact: user-school@opensciencegrid.org
    http://www.opensciencegrid.org/UserSchool

    DETAILS:

    ANNOUNCING THE OPEN SCIENCE GRID USER SCHOOL 2015!

    If you could access thousands, maybe millions of hours of computing, how would it transform your research? What discoveries might you make?

    We are looking for students to apply for and attend the Open Science Grid (OSG) User School 2015, where they will learn to use high throughput computing (HTC) to harness vast amounts of computing power for research.

    The School takes place 27-31 July at the beautiful University of Wisconsin in Madison.

    Using lectures, discussions, roleplays, and lots of hands-on work with OSG experts in HTC, students will learn how HTC systems work, how to run and manage many jobs and huge datasets to implement a full scientific computing workflow, and where to turn for help and more info.

    Worried about costs?

    Successful applicants will get financial support to attend the OSG School, covering all basic travel, hotel, and food costs. This is a great deal!

    Ideal candidates are science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate students whose research demands large-scale computing.

    Also, we will consider applications from post-doctoral students, faculty, staff, and advanced undergraduates, so make a good case for yourself!

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Application Period - OPEN NOW: 1 April - 1 May 2015
    OSG User School: 27-31 July 2015

    MORE INFORMATION AND APPLICATIONS

    Web:

    http://www.opensciencegrid.org/UserSchool

    Email: user-school@opensciencegrid.org

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OSGUserSchool

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/OSGUserSchool

    Event Flyer:

    https://twiki.opensciencegrid.org/twiki/pub/Education/OSGUserSchool2015/osg-user-school-2015-flyer.pdf

    Posted at Apr 21, 2015 by Kate Adams 0 Comments
    Linux Cluster Institute Workshop at OU Deadline
    Last Changed by Kate Adams, Apr 21, 2015 15:03

    *** EARLY BIRD RATE -- SAVE $105 THRU FRI APR 24! ***
    *** DEADLINE THIS COMING FRIDAY (APR 24)! ***

    Linux Cluster Institute (LCI) Workshop
    Mon May 18 - Fri May 22, 2015
    University of Oklahoma, CCE Forum, Norman OK
    Contact: lci@ncsa.illinois.edu
    http://www.linuxclustersinstitute.org/workshops/

    REGISTRATION:

    http://www.linuxclustersinstitute.org/workshops/register.php

    DETAILS:

    If you are a linux system administrator new to HPC, this is the workshop for you!

    In just five days you will:

    * learn HPC system administration concepts and technologies and how to apply them;

    * get hands-on skills building a small test cluster in lab sessions;

    * hear real-life stories and get to ask experts questions in panel discussions.

    For more information, see the LCI website:

    http://www.linuxclustersinstitute.org/workshops/

    BREAKFAST, LUNCH, SNACKS AND BEVERAGES PROVIDED DAILY

    TENTATIVE AGENDA -- SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

    Monday

    8:00am: Breakfast
    8:30am: Welcome and Open
    9:00am: Lecture: Intro to HPC
    10:00am: Lab: Intro to HPC exercise
    10:30am: Break
    11:00am: Lecture: Intro to MPI
    12:00noon: Working Lunch/Lab: Intro to MPI exercise
    1:00pm: Lecture: Cluster Stack Basics
    3:00pm: Break
    3:30pm: Lab: Build-a-Cluster: Quick Introduction to EC2
    3:45pm: Lab: Build-a-Cluster: Head Node Setup
    7:30pm: TOUR: OU Data Center

    Tuesday

    8:00am: Breakfast
    8:30am: Lecture: Intro to Networking
    9:00am: Lecture: HPC Storage Part I
    10:30am: Break
    11:00am: Lab: Build-a-Cluster: Storage Server
    12:00noon: Lunch
    1:00pm: Lecture: HPC Storage Part II
    2:00pm: Lecture: Introduction to Configuration Management
    3:00pm: Break
    3:30pm: Lab: Build-a-Cluster: Compute Nodes
    4:30pm: Lecture: Node Health Check

    Wednesday

    8:00am: Breakfast
    8:30am: Lecture: Scheduling & Resource Management Part I
    10:30am: Break
    11:00am: Lab: Build-a-Cluster: Install Scheduler on Head Node
    12:00noon: Lunch
    1:00pm: Lecture: Scheduling & Resource Management Part II
    2:00pm: Lab: Build-a-Cluster: Run application via scheduler Part I
    3:00pm: Break
    3:30pm: Lecture: HPC User Support
    4:30pm: Lab: Build-a-Cluster: Run application via scheduler Part II

    Thursday

    8:00am: Breakfast
    8:30am: Lecture: Networking
    10:00am: Panel/Roundtable: Hardware
    10:30am: Break
    11:00am: Lecture: Third-Party Software Management
    12:00noon: Lunch
    1:00pm: Lecture: Account Management
    2:30pm: Panel/Roundtable: Software
    3:00pm: Break
    3:30pm: Lecture: Monitoring
    4:30pm: Lecture: Hadoop

    Friday

    8:00am: Breakfast
    8:30am: Lecture: ADVANCED TOPIC to be announced
    10:00am: Panel/Roundtable: People
    10:30am: Break
    11:00am: Wrap-up Discussion and Q&A
    12:00noon: Box Lunch and Adjourn

    Posted at Apr 21, 2015 by Kate Adams 0 Comments
      2015/04/15
    2015 Annual Meeting Sponsors, part 2
    Last Changed by Kate Adams, Apr 15, 2015 10:06

    We have two more sponsors:

    Onmibond at Silver and DDN at Platinum.  Thank you very much!

    Our List of Sponsors So Far:
    Platinum 

    DDN
    TeliaSonera International Carrier
    Jive Communications, Inc.

    Silver 

    Onmibond
    Lenovo

    Bronze 

    Level 3 Communications
    Infinera
    Ciena

    Posted at Apr 15, 2015 by Kate Adams 0 Comments
      2015/04/09
    2015 Annual Meeting Sponsors, part 1
    Last Changed by Kate Adams, Apr 09, 2015 15:56

    Thanks to all of our sponsors so far!  You enable us to put on the annual meeting.

    Platinum Sponsors

    TeliaSonera International Carrier
    Jive Communications, Inc.

    Silver Sponsors

    Lenovo

    Bronze Sponsors

    Level 3 Communications
    Infinera
    Ciena

    Posted at Apr 09, 2015 by Kate Adams 0 Comments
      2015/04/03
    FREE WORKSHOP at OU, VSCSE Performance Tuning
    Last Changed by Kate Adams, Apr 03, 2015 11:52

    http://www.vscse.org/
    info@vscse.org

    DETAILS:

    The Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering is looking forward to another successful summer school program providing undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, staff, faculty and professionals the skills they need to use advanced computational resources to further their research.

    Exciting courses include:

    * Performance Tuning Summer School Aug 17-21 2015 (@ OU and others)
    * Science Visualization, August 24-25 2015

    These are being offered through one of a kind high-definition videoconferencing delivered simultaneously nationwide to specific sites.

    (Offsite participation ISN'T offered -- you MUST attend at one of the official sites.)

    * Supercomputing for Everyone Series:
    Performance Tuning Summer School
    (August 17 - 21, 2015)

    From a user perspective, supercomputers are more complicated to program and handle than an ordinary desktop workstation. 
    Unfortunately, this leads to parallel programs that do not necessarily satisfy the performance expectations of the users. Such unexpected performance results can have many reasons.

    Basic knowledge on performance modeling, prediction and verification, as taught in this summer school, is needed by users to formulate and verify their performance expectations.

    Sites for Performance Tuning:

    U Oklahoma
    Georgia State U
    Louisiana State U
    Michigan State U
    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali
    Princeton U
    Purdue U
    U California Los Angeles
    U Colorado Boulder
    U Delaware
    U Houston, Center for Advanced Computing and Data Systems
    U Houston Clear Lake
    U Michigan
    U Tennessee/ORNL, JICS
    U Texas Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center
    U Texas Brownsville
    U Utah
    Virginia Tech

    * Science Visualization
    (August 24 - 25, 2015)

    This two-day training covers all aspects of visualizing data from a broad variety of domains.

    The training kicks off with an introduction to visualization followed by best practices when dealing with diverse data (abstract and spatial), demonstrating a variety of methods and techniques on those data sets and demonstrating a range of freely available software.

    Real world problems for which visualization is needed will be demonstrated and attendees will be taken through the process of visualizing this data and gaining insight.

    Virtual Summer School courses are delivered simultaneously at multiple locations across the country using high-definition videoconferencing technology.

    Please check below for available site locations.

    NOTE: Attendees are required to provide their own laptops.

    Sites for Science Visualization:

    Georgia State U
    Louisiana State U
    Marquette U
    Michigan State U
    Princeton U
    Purdue U
    U Arizona
    U California Los Angeles
    U Connecticut
    U Delaware
    U Houston, Center for Advanced Computing and Data Systems
    U Houston Clear Lake
    U Iowa
    U Michigan
    U Tennessee/ORNL, JICS
    U Texas Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center
    U Texas Brownsville
    U Utah
    Virginia Tech

    For each workshop, you MUST attend at one of these sites to participate. There WON'T be support for participating from elsewhere.

    Posted at Apr 03, 2015 by Kate Adams 0 Comments
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