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Data Services Specialist

14 hours 18 min ago

Title: Data Services Specialist
Deadline to Apply: 2017-04-02
Deadline to Remove: 2017-04-03
Job Summary: The Data Visualization Specialist will help researchers and project teams understand and use data visualization techniques to support their work. The specialist will support the research agendas of faculty and students, enhance curricula, and encourage research innovation across the University relating to data visualization and visual thinking. The specialist will provide consulting services to faculty and students and collaborate with other campus units already providing visualization and design services. The specialist will work closely with the Data Management Services Librarian, the Digital Humanities Librarian, the GIS Specialist, the Head of Digital Initiatives, and others in both the Research Commons and elsewhere in University Libraries to increase understanding of visual data issues, ranging from preparing data for visualization to limitations of data visualization. The specialist will be responsible for leveraging research software and technology resou!
rces to enhance course development and research innovation. This position reports to the Manager of the Research Commons.
Job URL: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/77380
Job Location: Columbus, OH
Institution: The Ohio State University
Requisition Number: 426701
Posting Date: 2017-03-27
Job Posting Type: Job
Please visit http://hpcuniversity.org/careers/ to view this job on HPCU.
Please contact jobs@hpcuniversity.org with questions.

Stampede Status 4-4-2017

16 hours 2 min ago

Stampede will not be available from 8 am to 7:30 pm (CDT) on Tuesday, April 4th 2017. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

- TACC Team

MPI Foundations I & II

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 13:41

On April 14th, 2017; TACC will be offering the following training courses via webcast to the XSEDE community:

MPI Foundations I – 8:30AM – 12:00PM CT

Learn the basics of the Single Program, Multiple Data (SPMD) programming model through the use of the Message Passing Interface (MPI). This 3 hour course will provide attendees with an understanding of the SPMD model and how to use MPI collectives to move data between multiple processes. Familiarity with C/C++ or Fortran is expected.

MPI Foundations II – 1:00PM – 4:30PM CT

Building on the knowledge gained in MPI Foundations I, learn how to use both blocking and non-blocking MPI point-to-point communication to transmit information between parallel processes. An understanding of the SPMD model and familiarity with C/C++ or Fortran are expected.

You are welcome to register for either or both courses.

Registration: https://www.xsede.org/web/xup/course-calendar

MMBIOS Workshop on Computational Biophysics

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:06

Dear Colleague,

We would like to make you aware of the following workshop to be held at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center this spring:

Workshop Dates: May 30 – June 2, 2017
Application Deadline: May 8, 2017
For more details, or to apply visit:

The “Hands-On Workshop on Computational Biophysics is a joint-effort between The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group at UIUC [www.ks.uiuc.edu] and The National Center for Multiscale Modeling of Biological Systems (MMBioS) [mmbios.org]. Drs. Ivet Bahar (Pitt), Emad Tajkhorshid (UIUC), and Zan Luthey-Schulten (UIUC) will lead the instruction for this interactive 4 day event. The workshop will cover a wide range of physical models and computational approaches for the simulation of biological systems using NAMD, VMD, and ProDy. Space is limited and applications will be accepted until May 8th. This workshop is supported by MMBioS, an NIH Biomedical Technology and Research Resource (BTRR).

Wrangler user list announcement 3/25/2017

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 19:21

Wrangler experienced issues with the dssd nodes supporting /gpfs/flash filesystem. There were a number of jobs running at the time, many were not using this filesystem so should be unaffected. If your jobs were using /gpfs/flash and have failed because of the outage please submit a ticket and let us know.



Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:17

Deadline to Apply: 2017-04-21
Deadline to Remove: 2017-04-21
Job Summary: Owned by the U.S. Department of Energy and operated by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC, Fermilab is home to the country’s high energy physics program and host to over 1500 physicists from around the world. Fermilab offers a diverse and energetic professional setting for a challenging career.

Fermilab’s Scientific Distributed Computing Solutions Department seeks an Application Developer and Systems Analyst I to work with a team of developers, computing services specialists, and scientists to contribute to the development, deployment and support of the workflow/workload management system used by scientists to provision and manage computational resources in Grids, High Performance Computing Clusters and Commercial and Community based Cloud service providers.
Job URL: https://jobs-us.technomedia.com/fermilab/?_3x2123322Z3U45Kb895cbde-dcc6-4a6b-ba62-3a2d082a58a0&offerid=206
Job Location: Batavia, IL
Institution: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Requisition Number:
Posting Date: 2017-03-23
Job Posting Type: Job
Please visit http://hpcuniversity.org/careers/ to view this job on HPCU.
Please contact jobs@hpcuniversity.org with questions.

HPC Storage Software Engineer I

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:59

Title: HPC Storage Software Engineer I
Deadline to Apply: 2017-04-30
Deadline to Remove: 2017-04-30
Job Summary: Position Details – “What You Will Do”
As part of the Data Analysis Services Group (DASG), NCAR is hiring a Software Engineer/Programmer I to performs systems programming, administration and technical support for the Computational & Information Systems Laboratory’s (CISL) high-performance storage systems, high-performance networks and data transfer services. This position will assist with the installation, maintenance, administration, troubleshooting and operation of both software and hardware systems. The environment is composed of multi-vendor resources with numerous specialized hardware components. The Software Engineer I will develop web-based documentation of system procedures and applications. This position will also develop programs to support automated system maintenance, monitor system resources and usage, and implement system security policies.
The primary job location for this position is in Boulder Colorado. Production systems supported are located at the NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) located in Cheyenne Wyoming. Will be required to work at the NWSC during periods of system installation, system upgrade, or system troubleshooting.
Software Engineering and Development
As part of the team, develops, implements and documents new features or capabilities in system administration and system monitoring software. Develops and maintains systems software as necessary for the deployment and management of high-performance parallel file systems and networks. Develops and maintains security monitoring and analysis software. Helps define group standards and guidelines for software development and documentation.
Research and Evaluation
Assists the Data Analysis Services Group in research, planning, and recommendations to the High-End Services Section and CISL management for hardware and software products, configurations and functional enhancements or upgrades in support of the Data Analysis and Visualization missions of CISL. Evaluates, benchmarks, and reports on new hardware and software systems related to high-performance storage solutions, both centralized and compute localized.
Participates in HPC Futures Lab I/O Innovation Lab research projects. This may include development of systems level code to support different file systems and storage hardware. The research will include shared file systems across both local and wide area networks, evaluation of cloud based object store solutions, evaluation of high-performance networks, and evaluation of new storage and memory technologies.
Operational Monitoring and Troubleshooting
Operates and monitors the behavior of the groups server and storage systems, networks and related hardware on a routine, daily basis to ensure proper and efficient operations. Alerts other DASG staff, vendor representatives and/or CISL Operations staff of anomalistic conditions or behaviors, as appropriate, and takes remedial actions as necessary. Diagnoses and may repair failed hardware components.
Provides service on a 7x24 on-call basis troubleshooting and resolving system related problems presented by users or identified as part of ongoing monitoring. Refers and escalates problems to senior members of the DASG staff as appropriate.
Systems Administration
Provides systems support for diverse architectures. Installs and upgrades system hardware and software, including computational systems, high-performance storage systems and a variety of network fabrics. Helps define standards and guidelines for operation and maintenance and produces systems operation and procedural documentation. Compiles, installs and maintains commercial and free application software.
Organizational Representation and Reporting
Provides regular DASG activities reports to management and may contribute to CISL or NCAR annual report and development plans. Attends group, section and divisional meetings and may represent the Data Analysis Services Group and its activities at such meetings.
Minimum Job Requirements – “What You Need”
Bachelor’s degree and one to three years of experience; Associate’s degree and three to four years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in one or more of the following fields: Computer Science, Mathematics, Computer Engineering, Information Sciences, Software Engineering, or equivalent.
Experience should be in the following areas:
Experience with the UNIX operating system environment, specifically Linux, with an emphasis on storage systems, file systems and networks.
Experience in UNIX scripting languages and at least one higher level programming language.
Demonstrated skill in at least one common scripting language such as Perl, csh, Python, PHP
Demonstrated basic knowledge of a higher level programming language and general software engineering practices.
Demonstrated skill in the administration of Linux based stand-alone and/or clustered systems including a basic knowledge of file systems and computer security.
Demonstrated skill in performing tasks requiring organization and attention to detail.
Good English written and verbal communication skills and the ability to write systems documentation.
Job URL: https://ucar.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=218123&version=1#.WMbkJ179mKs.gmail
Job Location: Boulder, CO
Institution: Nation
Requisition Number: 17108
Posting Date: 2017-03-23
Job Posting Type: Job
Please visit http://hpcuniversity.org/careers/ to view this job on HPCU.
Please contact jobs@hpcuniversity.org with questions.

R HPC Training Webinar

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:45

This training will provide existing R users with training on how to use R in an HPC environment. We will cover logistical issues with getting your R code up and running on TACC resources, as well as how to take advantage of the unique resources available at TACC. This includes covering usage of the ‘parallel’ package in R and how to manage CRAN packages in a multi-user environment. Previous familiarity with R is assumed.

Registration: https://www.xsede.org/web/xup/course-calendar

Please submit any questions you may have via the Consulting section of the XSEDE User Portal.


NHERI DesignSafe Training Webinar - Unleashing Jupyter and R in DesignSafe

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:28

This webinar focuses on utilizing Jupyter and R within the DesignSafe environment. Topics covered include:

- Advanced Data Analysis
- Data Correlation
- Plotting

Please see the following link to register for the event:


Registrants will be contacted via email shortly before the event with connection information for the webinar.

About NHERI and DesignSafe:

The Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) is a NSF funded, distributed, multi-user, national facility that provides the natural hazards engineering community with state-of-the-art research infrastructure.

DesignSafe-ci.org (DesignSafe) is the CI component of the NHERI collaboration. DesignSafe embraces a “cloud” strategy for the “big data” generated in natural hazards engineering research. It supports research workflows, data analysis and visualization, and the full lifecycle of data required by engineers and scientists to effectively address the threats posed to civil infrastructure by natural hazards.

Sr. Software Engineer

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 14:29

Title: Sr. Software Engineer
Deadline to Apply: 2017-04-21
Deadline to Remove: 2017-04-21
Job Summary: The Sr. software engineer will serve as technical resource to all users on highly complex code development, architecture, debugging, profiling, optimization, documentation, installation and maintenance of open source scientific applications; data mining and best practices to utilize HPC resources. The incumbent will enable faculty to advance research-computing agendas by interacting directly with researchers, providing feedback on how to improve application performance, and actively participating in application development. There will be also many opportunities to establish scientific collaborations and partnerships with research groups. This position will serve as lead on moderate to large IT architecture and applications development projects. The position will be expected to influence research groups towards innovative solutions and provide oversight to lower level staff. As a project lead, the incumbent is expected to interact with various departments and external constituents outside of JHU.
Job URL: https://jobs.jhu.edu/jhujobs/jobview.cfm?reqId=313472&postId=14077
Job Location: Baltimore, MD
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Requisition Number: 313472
Posting Date: 2017-03-21
Job Posting Type: Job
Please visit http://hpcuniversity.org/careers/ to view this job on HPCU.
Please contact jobs@hpcuniversity.org with questions.

Jetstream: New VM flavors (sizes) being introduced

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 07:28

Jetstream is increasing the diversity of flavors (VM sizes) available to users. The current m1. flavors will have their root disks capped at 60GB. A new storage s1. flavor is being created to accommodate the flavors where the root disk is greater than 60GB.

This change is being undertaken to encourage users to adopt modern cloud computing techniques; in particular, encouraging the use of volumes which are persistent storage entities and discouraging the use of the local ephemeral storage associated with computing instances.

It should be noted that imaging requests for s1.* instances via Atmosphere will not be honored. As before, imaging should be done on the smallest m1.* size possible. Information about imaging and disk sizes is available via wiki.jetstream-cloud.org.

Please send any questions or concerns to Jetstream support via help@xsede.org.

Wrangler Maintenance 3/28

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 19:24

Wrangler will not be available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (CT) on Tuesday, 28 March 2017. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

Thank you,

- TACC Team

Jetstream Atmosphere Web Interface Maintenance - 3/28/17 Noon to 8p Eastern

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:24

Jetstream’s Atmosphere interface will be offline on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 12pm Eastern through 8pm Eastern for upgrades/enhancements.

Existing/running instances will still be available via ssh. API users will not be affected by this upgrade.

Please contact help@xsede.org with any questions or concerns.

XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop - April 18-19, 2017 - MPI

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:02

April 18-19, 2017

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is pleased to announce a two-day MPI workshop, to be held April 18-19, 2017.

This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to MPI programming. Both days are compact, to accommodate multiple time zones, but packed with useful information and lab exercises. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using MPI – the standard programming tool of scalable parallel computing.

Due to demand, this workshop will be telecast to several satellite sites.

This workshop is NOT available via a webcast.

You may attend this event at any of the following sites:

  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Delaware
  • National University
  • Tufts University
  • Howard University
  • Georgia State University
  • University of Utah
  • University of Houston – Clear Lake
  • Purdue University
  • Ohio Supercomputer Center
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Old Dominion University
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Please choose the appropriate link on the XSEDE Portal Registration pages: https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar

For more information about this event including the agenda and links to the power point presentations, please visit the following page:


ECSS symposium 3/21 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 15:07

Please join us for the 3/21 ECSS symposium, 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern.


Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 350 667 546

David O’Neal (PSC) will be discussing his work with PI Curtis Marean at Arizona State. The title of the talk is “The Paleoscape Project for Studies of Modern Human Origins”. The work is fascinating and is a former best paper winner at the XSEDE conference. It has been hypothesized that the Cape area of South Africa, due to its uniquely rich coastal and terrestrial food resources, may have been the refuge region for the progenitor lineage of all modern humans during harsh global glacial phases. Human origins research recognizes the evolutionary significance of paleoclimate and paleoenvironment. There are three components to the ECSS work: 1) run a South African regional climate model to hindcast the climate parameters needed to project vegetation and other resources into the past, 2) run vegetation projections from these climate projections, and 3) run multiple agent-based simulations of the foragers on the these ancient paleoscapes. This unique endeavor is made possible by an unprecedented collaboration of scientists from several countries and many disciplines. This work was also the subject of a Campus Champion Fellows collaboration with Fellow Eric Shook.

For the full abstract please see http://www.xsede.org/ecss-symposium.


Thu, 03/16/2017 - 14:28

CyberGIS Center

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides supercomputing and advanced digital resources for the nation’s science enterprise. At NCSA, University of Illinois faculty, staff, students, and collaborators from around the globe use advanced digital resources to address research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. NCSA has been advancing one third of the Fortune 50 for more than 30 years by bringing industry, researchers and students together to solve grand challenges at rapid speed and scale.

NCSA is currently seeking one or more Research Programmers/Senior Research Programmers to design, develop, test and implement software and interfaces for the CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies (CyberGIS), and play a major role in developing the CyberGIS platform and associated geospatial software and tools with emphasis on computation, performance, and scalability to big geospatial data and complex spatial analysis and modeling.


HPC Software Engineer

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 14:09

Title: HPC Software Engineer
Deadline to Apply: 2017-04-16
Deadline to Remove: 2017-04-16
Job Summary: The HPC Software Engineer will be an integral member of multiple research teams focused on cutting-edge computational astrophysics research. The HPC Software Engineer will work with researchers associated with the Department of Astrophysical Sciences to provide domain-centric computational expertise in algorithm development and selection, code development, and optimization to create efficient and scalable research code.
Job URL: https://main-princeton.icims.com/jobs/7269/hpc-software-engineer/job?hub=15
Job Location: Princeton, NJ
Institution: Princeton University
Requisition Number: 20177269
Posting Date: 2017-03-16
Job Posting Type: Job
Please visit http://hpcuniversity.org/careers/ to view this job on HPCU.
Please contact jobs@hpcuniversity.org with questions.

Research Software Engineer

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 14:07

Title: Research Software Engineer
Deadline to Apply: 2017-04-16
Deadline to Remove: 2017-04-16
Job Summary: The Research Software Engineer will be an integral member of multiple research teams focused on cutting-edge computational neuroscience research. The Research Software Engineer will work with researchers associated with Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI) to provide domain-centric computational expertise in algorithm development and selection, code development, and optimization to create efficient and scalable research code.
Job URL: https://main-princeton.icims.com/jobs/7180/research-software-engineer/job?hub=15&mobile=false&width=1200&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240
Job Location: Princeton, NJ
Institution: Princeton University
Requisition Number: 20177180
Posting Date: 2017-03-16
Job Posting Type: Job
Please visit http://hpcuniversity.org/careers/ to view this job on HPCU.
Please contact jobs@hpcuniversity.org with questions.

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 14:02

Title: DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program
Deadline to Apply: 2017-05-16
Deadline to Remove: 2017-05-16
Job Summary: The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate student’s overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories.
Job URL: https://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/
Job Location: Various
Institution: U.S. Department of Energy
Requisition Number:
Posting Date: 2017-03-16
Job Posting Type: Graduate Fellowship
Please visit http://hpcuniversity.org/careers/ to view this job on HPCU.
Please contact jobs@hpcuniversity.org with questions.

XSEDE Short Survey: Training

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:43

The XSEDE Training team would appreciate your input and feedback on several aspects of training, such as topics and delivery methods. Our goal is to effectively improve and expand XSEDE training offerings. Please take a few minutes to complete a five-question survey currently available at the XSEDE User Portal, visible after you sign in:


Thank you in advance for your input and feedback.

Susan Mehringer
XSEDE Training Lead