ARCC17 Program

Advancing Research Computing on Campuses: Best Practices Workshop

The Advanced Research Computing on Campuses (ARCC) workshop is co-locating at PEARC17 this July in New Orleans with the aim of beginning to more broadly integrate with the ongoing PEARC annual conference. To minimize disruption and overlap with the standard program, the ARCC at PEARC will involve a full-day tutorial on Monday, July 10, and then a single parallel track alongside the four paper tracks in the technical program on Tuesday and Wednesday (schedule below), with shared plenaries, breaks, meals and other activities.

The tutorial titled “ARCC Tutorial: Enabling and Advancing Research Computing on Campuses” will provide a broad overview of research computing on campuses including evolving trends in cyberinfrastructure, computing, and people resources on campuses. This open tutorial is intended for those people charged with supporting their campuses’ research communities in the use of cyberinfrastructure. This would include CIOs, research computing directors and managers, CI engineers, research facilitators, Sponsored Research Office personnel, and researchers interested in learning more about maintaining, advocating for, and enabling strong research computing resources and enhancing support on your campus. The tutorial will also cover establishing and operating Science DMZs and preparation and submission of campus CI plans and CI-related proposals.

See the detailed ARCC session schedule

Monday, July 10 (TUTORIAL)

  • 8:45 – 9:00: Welcome/Audience introductions
  • 9:00 – 10:00: CI evolution panel discussion—Case studies providing a range of experience
    • Barr von Oehsen, Rutgers University
    • Gwen Jacobs, University of Hawaii
    • Patrick Schmitz, UC Berkeley
    • Michael Erickson, Colorado School of Mines
  • 10:00 – 10:30: Finding and supporting faculty users (Henry Neeman, University of Oklahoma)
  • 10:30 – 11:00: Break
  • 11:00 – 11:45: Providing computing: local compute environment and accessing national resources—OSG, XSEDE, INCITE, NIH Cloud, etc. (Tom Cheatham, University of Utah)
  • 11:45 – 12:30: End to end connectivity — Science DMZ, data transfer, working with your regional network (Joe Breen, University of Utah & Greg Monaco, Great Plains Network )
  • 12:30 – 1:30: Lunch
  • 1:30 – 2:15: Community of people: ACI-REF / CaRC (Lauren Michael, University of Wisconsin & Anita Orendt, University of Utah)
  • 2:15 – 3:00: Cybersecurity (Von Welch, NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, Indiana University)
  • 3:00 – 3:30 Break
  • 3:30 – 5:00 Breakout sessions
    • Funding opportunities & proposal writing (Dustin Atkins, Clemson University)
    • Creating CI and data management plans for your campus (Jill Gemmill, Clemson University, John Hicks, Internet2)
    • Monitoring tools (perfSONAR and XDMoD) (Joe Breen, University of Utah & Tom Furlani, University of Buffalo)

Tuesday, July 11

  • 11-12:30: Cloud, containers and related topics
  • 1:30-2:15: Facilitation topics
  • 2:15-3: Lightning talks by Campus Champion Fellows
  • 4-5: Open BoF on Defining Facilitator Roles and Workforce Development

Wednesday, July 12

  • 11-12:30: Identity and access management, security and related topics
  • 1:30-3: Advanced systems, technology, storage and network topics
  • 4-5: Open BoF on the Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRCC)