Past Events

Title Date Time Description
Overview of Anton 2 Enhanced Sampling Techniques 5/25/2023 3:30 PM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT

This webinar explains enhanced sampling techniques used on Anton 2.
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How to Write a Successful Anton 2 Proposal 5/25/2023 2:00 PM EDT - 3:30 PM EDT

This webinar explains Anton 2’s capabilities, who can apply, and how to prepare a successful application.
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ACCESS HPC Monthly Workshop: Machine Learning and BIG DATA 5/23/2023 11:00 AM EDT - 5:30 PM EDT

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is pleased to present a Machine Learning and Big Data workshop, sponsored by ACCESS.

This workshop will focus on topics including big data analytics and machine learning with Spark, and deep learning using Tensorflow.

This will be an IN PERSON event hosted by various satellite sites, there WILL NOT be a direct to desktop option for this event. The satellite site list(subject to change) is as follows:

Gateway Focus Week - May 22-26, 2023 5/22/2023 12:00 PM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT

Looking to build a sustainability plan for your science gateway? Planning to write your next funding proposal? 

Join us at the next Focus Week to create your starter sustainability toolkit!

Struggling to find the perfect computing resources for your science gateway? 5/18/2023 4:00 PM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT

Look no further!

Join us for an exclusive webinar featuring ACCESS resource providers who specialize in scientific computing resources. Discover a variety of HPC systems and services that can help take your science gateway to the next level. Save time on analyzing what resources best fit your science gateway's needs. From this talk, you will learn about the solutions available and find the perfect fit (or perfect mixture) for your unique needs.

You will hear about the following HPC resources:

Expanse: Singularity Containers 5/18/2023 2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT

Singularity is a container platform that allows you, as an HPC user, to pack the applications and libraries into a single container (as a Singularity image). With the Singularity image, you can share, move and reproduce the application you build in the container. You can also build the image outside the supercomputer cluster with your laptop, which will give you complete control over choosing any major Linux distributions and system libraries and can decide how to install the application you need.

Anvil Open OnDemand 101 5/05/2023 2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT

Anvil Open OnDemand 101 is for students, staff, and faculty interested in transitioning from using local computing resources to using the ACCESS Anvil cluster via Open OnDemand. No prerequisite knowledge is required.


Topic Overview:

  • Background on clusters and Open OnDemand
  • Navigating Open OnDemand
  • Launching interactive apps
ACCESS Collaboration with NVIDIA: GPU Monitoring Tools to Maximize Application Performance and System Utilization Workshop 5/01/2023 2:00 PM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT

OSC Workshop Series with NVIDIA & ACCESS

GlobusWorld 2023 4/25/2023 9:00 AM EDT - 2:00 PM EDT

Join Globus for the annual GlobusWorld conference, April 25-27, 2023 – in Chicago or online!

GlobusWorld brings together researchers, systems administrators, developers and IT leaders from top research computing centers, national labs, federal agencies, and universities around the world. The event is designed to provide new insights into managing research data and storage at scale, as well as building cutting-edge data portals and science gateways.

ACCESS HPC Workshop: Shared Memory Programming Using OpenMP 4/24/2023 11:00 AM EDT - 7:00 PM EDT

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is pleased to announce a one day, Shared Memory Programming Using OpenMP workshop sponsored by ACCESS. This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to OpenMP programming. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using OpenMP.

Expanse: Introduction to Neural Networks, Convolution Neural Networks and Deep Learning 4/20/2023 2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT

Deep learning neural networks have become a prominent tool in science and machine learning. This webinar will provide a brief overview of the main concepts of neural networks and feature discovery. We will also demonstrate the basic convolution neural network for digit recognition using TensorFlow and try to get an intuition about how the network performs and what defines deep learning in practice. We will also review some useful notes on running deep networks on HPCs, such as using tensorboard, notebooks, and batch jobs. 

Harnessing the Power of Cloud and Machine Learning for Climate and Ocean Advances 4/15/2023 10:00 AM EDT - 11:00 AM EDT

A live tutorial on machine learning and deep learning framework using TensorFlow, Keras and Scikit-Learn.

Automate Data Handling between ACCESS and On Campus Storage 4/05/2023 2:00 PM EDT - 2:30 PM EDT

As the volume of data generated continues to explode, the need to move data quickly and reliably for analysis, collaboration, and storage increases. Whether you want to move data off expensive instruments, sync data between local and remote resources, publish data to portals, or even archive data for long-term preservation, automating the data handling will reduce obstacles and make the data available to others more quickly. In this webinar you will learn some best practices and automation techniques. Learn how to:

How to Write a Successful "Maximize" ACCESS Allocations Request 4/04/2023 3:00 PM EDT - 4:30 PM EDT

This live webinar is targeted toward researchers with the largest-scale computational, analysis, and storage needs. Join the ACCESS Allocations team on Tuesday, April 4 @ 3PM ET, as they detail the required components, review criteria, and other necessary information to craft a successful request.

Requests are due on April 15 and successful requests will begin or renew on July 1. For more information on "Maximize" requests, please see the website.

ACCESS Collaboration with NVIDIA: Four Ways to GPU Computing Workshop 4/03/2023 2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT

OSC Workshop Series with NVIDIA & ACCESS

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) in collaboration with NVIDIA and ACCESS will host the Four Ways to GPU Computing Workshop on Monday, April 3, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST.

Four Ways to GPU Computing

Share Data with Globus (for Storage Providers) 3/29/2023 2:00 PM EDT - 2:45 PM EDT

With Globus sharing you can easily reduce storage costs and employ a “self-service” method for researchers to access and share data. With over 40,000 Globus-enabled systems, many researchers are already using Globus to store and share data. Come learn how to deploy guest collections and hear directly from an ACCESS resource provider how Globus eliminates some of the mundane time-consuming and hand-holding tasks involved in sharing research data securely and reliably.

In this webinar you will learn:

· How to search and find other Globus collections or endpoints

ACES: RNA-seq and Differential Expression 3/28/2023 2:30 PM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT

This short course covers a brief introduction to RNA-seq technology, NGS QC, and differential expression analysis/data visualization.

More information about this short course at

Containerized Bioinformatics Applications for HPC 3/23/2023 2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT

This bioinformatics workshop will introduce the containerized bioinformatics computing resources provided by Purdue Rosen Center for Advanced Computing in ACCESS Anvil. Familiarity with the Linux/Unix command-line is recommended.

Topics overview:

  • Containerized bioinformatics applications on Anvil
  • Open OnDemand for GUI applications
  • Customized R containers for RNAseq and scRNAseq analysis
  • Customized Python containers supporting Jupyter
  • Batch jobs and interactive jobs
Ookami user group meeting 3/23/2023 2:00 PM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT

Ookami User Group

Transfer and Share Data on ACCESS with Globus 3/23/2023 2:00 PM EDT - 2:30 PM EDT

Learn how to get started with Globus. See how easy it is to get your data to and from ACCESS resources (a few megabytes to tens of terabytes at a time) and why over 1,600 campuses and research organizations offer Globus services for managing research data. Learn how to move data between your campus and ACCESS systems, how to schedule recurring transfers and synchronization tasks, and how to share your data on an ACCESS system with your collaborators at multiple institutions.

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