The AI Africa Consortium opens to SGCI participants

Members of the SGCI community are invited to join the recently launched AI Africa Consortium . The Consortium is a global collaborative effort to bring about a step-change in the research and application of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Africa. Membership in the Consortium is free and open to academic and research institutions. To apply for Membership please contact Dr. Roy Forbes: Roy.Forbes@wits.ac.za .

Hands-on, free, nanoHUB workshop on machine learning—November 3, 1:30 PM ET

nanoHUB has a new workshop scheduled in the Fall 2021 session of their Hands-on Data Science and Machine Learning Training Series. Series information:  Our series is aimed at active researchers and educators and is designed to introduce practical skills with online, hands-on activities that participants will be able to incorporate into their own work. Hands-on activities will use nanoHUB cloud computing resources, negating the need to download or install any software. All...

Jetstream Availability Update

Timelines for Jetstream2 are still uncertain at this time, so it is recommended that your research group get a startup allocation now on Jetstream1 and get a supplement for JS2 when it becomes available. Migrating to JS2 will be reasonably easy. More information about getting Jetstream1 startup allocations is available here:  http://wiki.jetstream-cloud. org/Jetstream+Allocations More information about getting Jetstream1 API access is available here: ...

RDA Webinar: How To Get Attention for Research Project Outputs, Oct. 21, 2021

Organized by the RDA-US office, this webinar is designed for RDA Chairs and Working and Interest group members, but anyone interested in this topic is invited and welcome to attend. Working and Interest Groups commit a great deal of time and expertise to develop recommendations that can significantly impact research data practices, policies, and systems. But, capturing attention from colleagues all over the world, who have the power to act on these insights and effect change, is a whole other...

HICSS-55 Going Virtual

The HICSS-55 conference will be virtual again in 2022. With 1,554 paper submissions, the 2022 proceedings are expected to hit another milestone of research impact. The virtual version of  HICSS-55 will be similar to last year's, with the ability for registered participants to download papers and view video presentations on demand. Information on online sessions will be posted on our conference website. HICSS-55 Proceedings HICSS Research Papers will be published...

XSEDE Webinar: Data Management & File Systems on Expanse, Oct. 21, 2021

When: Thursday, October 21, 2021 Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm (Pacific Time)   Location: Zoom details will be provided a day prior to the event  REGISTER TODAY:  https://portal.xsede.org/ course-calendar/-/training- user/class/2531/session/4225 In this webinar, we will cover a few basic data management techniques and I/O best practices in the context of the Expanse system at SDSC. We will learn about the file systems that are part...

XSEDE Webinar: Accessing and Running Jobs on Expanse, Sept. 16, 2021

When: Thursday, September 16, 2021 Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm (Pacific Time)   Location: Zoom details will be provided a day prior to the event  REGISTER TODAY:  https://portal.xsede.org/ course-calendar/-/training- user/class/2530/session/4224 This webinar covers the basics of accessing SDSC's Expanse supercomputer, managing the user environment, compiling and running jobs using Slurm, where to run them, and how to run batch jobs. We will also cover...

Free Webinar: How to Publish, Update, and Archive Data Using HUBzero

The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance is partnering on a project with Towson University to create a series of webinars open to the public to learn about and evaluate several open data portal technologies and their uses. The next webinar will be Wednesday, September 15th at 2 PM. The topic will be open data and technologies for publishing data for smart cities and data science for social good! The discussion will be on how to publish, update and archive data using HUBZero. ...

2021 NSF Cybersecurity Summit, October 12–13, 15, & 18–19

The NSF cyberinfrastructure ecosystem presents an aggregate of complex cybersecurity needs (e.g., scientific data and instruments, unique computational and storage resources, complex collaborations) as compared to other organizations and sectors. This community has a unique opportunity to develop information security practices tailored to these needs as well as break new ground on efficient, effective ways to protect information assets while supporting science. The summit brings together...

Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium—Sept. 29, 2021

The Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium will be online from 9:00 am-5:00 pm Central Time on September 29, 2021. The Symposium is free, and all are invited to attend. Details can be found here:  http://symposium2021.oscer.ou. edu/ , or contact Henry Neeman with questions ( hneeman@ou.edu ). Speakers include: Margaret Martonosi Assistant Director, Computer and Information Science & Engineering National Science Foundation Lynne Parker Director, National AI Initiative...

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