XCRI engineer Eric Coulter is working with staff at Doane University to complete an implementation of the XSEDE Compatible Basic Cluster stack. This cluster will bring the roster of XCRI-assisted cluster implementations to 8. The newly-implemented cluster at Doane will support the university's students and researchers with a computational resource built with best practices derived from XSEDE administrators, making it an easily manageable resource based the nation's large cyberinfrastructure resources.
XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Resource Integration has helped Slippery Rock University implement a new OpenHPC system. The Lava system, led by Dr. Nitin Sukhija, will be used for research as well as education, and brings 9.8TF to the campus computing infrastructure. XCRI Engineer Eric Coulter assisted in the system installation and configuration and training, working together with Dr. Sukhija and SRU Enterprise IT manager Henry Magusiak.
XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Resource Integration and the National Center for Genome Analysis Support convened a birds of a feather meeting at the 2017 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing entitled "What I Wish I Had Known When I Started in Computational Science" which focused on the adoption of cyberinfrastructure tools and practices. Attendees consisted of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professionals. Key topics discussed included imposter syndrome and paths to a career in computational science.