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Only a week left to sign up for the joint LITA and ACRL supercomputing webinar

What’s so super about supercomputing? A very basic introduction to high performance computing

Presenters: Jamene Brooks-Kieffer and Mark J. Laufersweiler
Tuesday February 28, 2017
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Central Time

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This 90 minute webinar provides a bare-bones introduction to high-performance computing (HPC) or supercomputing. This program is a unique attempt to connect the academic library to introductory information about HPC. Librarians who are learning about researchers’ data-intensive work will want to familiarize themselves with the computing environment often used to conduct that work. Bibliometric analysis, quantitative statistical analysis, and geographic data visualizations are just a few examples of computationally-intensive work underway in humanities, social science, and science fields.

Covered topics will include:

  • Why librarians should care about HPC
  • HPC terminology and working environment
  • Examples of problems appropriate for HPC
  • HPC resources at institutions and nation-wide
  • Low-cost entry-level programs for learning distributed computing

Details here and Registration here

Jamene Brooks-Kieffer brings a background in electronic resources to her work as Data Services Librarian at the University or Kansas.

Dr. Mark Laufersweiler has, since the Fall of 2013, served as the Research Data Specialist for the University of Oklahoma Libraries.

     

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Questions or Comments?

contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty, mbeatty@ala.org
contact ACRL at (312) 280-2522 or Margot Conahan, mconahan@ala.org

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