The Libraries debuts a Research Computing event series and interest group

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On Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the D. H. Hill Library Multimedia Seminar Center, Eric Sills, the Assistant Vice Chancellor of OIT Shared Services, will give a talk entitled “Computing Resources to Support Research at NC State” that focuses on OIT services including high performance computing, research storage, and NIST 800-171 compliant environments.

In his talk, Sills will focus on the OIT High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster and discuss additional research IT services under development, including expanded research storage for grantees and NIST 800-171-compliant secure computing environments. The talk is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.

Sills’ talk is the debut event in the Libraries’ new Research Computing Event Series. Upcoming events include “Internet of things (IoT) Workshop with Brian Beach” on Monday, Oct. 2 at 10:00 a.m. and “What Makes a Supercomputer so Super?” with John Blondin on Tuesday, Nov 7 at 10:00 a.m.

Research Computing events are associated with the new Research Computing Interest Group (RCIG), formed by the NCSU Libraries, College of Sciences IT, and OIT. The RCIG is a forum for information sharing and informal discussion about topics such as high performance computing, supercomputing, cloud computing, and emerging areas such as the Internet of Things (IoT). The events are open to NC State faculty and students. Join the group to receive announcements of upcoming events.

"The same way computers become more and more integrated on all aspects of our daily life, all cutting-edge scientific research endeavors now require the use of computers one way or another,” says Daniel Lucio, Systems Programmer/Specialist in the College of Sciences. “The Research Computing Event Series has been created with the objective of helping our community to learn more about infrastructure, technology, tools and methods available to support the research needs within our academic and research community, while helping NC State be a premier research university."