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Introduction to Software Deployment in Virtualized Research Environments

On 04.12.2017 the Rechenzentrum of the University of Freiburg is hosting an introductory workshop on creation, usage, maintenance and sharing of Virtual Research Environments (VRE). The focus is on Neuroscience-related software (e.g. NEST, Neuron, Tensorflow, Python) but the methods and examples presented can be applied to other scientific fields as well.
When Dec 04, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Computing Center (Rechenzentrum), Computer Pool -113
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Target audience: Scientists (students, PhD students, Postdocs) who need well-defined software environments on the bwForCluster NEMO or in the bwCloud that they can control themselves.

Principal goals of the workshop: 

  • Overall: Learn how to create, use and maintain, and share virtual research environments (VRE) on NEMO or bwCloud.
    • Clarify distinction between the ability to *distribute/reconstruct* a VRE (ViCE) versus the ability to reference/archive/re-execute of VRE (CiTAR)
    • Usage of "conda" for software package management in user space (i.e. no admin required)
    • Create and run singularity containers on HPC for maximum independence from given HPC node operating system and software environment
    • Handle specific or conflicting Python requirements in separate VREs
    • Share VRE images or VRE recipes between users

 

RSVP not required, but appreciated for planning purposes. If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please send an email to bernd.wiebelt@rz.uni-freiburg.de

 

 

ViCE Workshop on Provisioning of Virtual Research Environments and Data Management

The ViCE project team organized together with the CiTAR and the de.NBI project a two day workshop and hackathon on Virtual Research Environments and Data Management at the computer center of the university. One of the workshop goals was to produce an overview over (competing) strategies, approaches and tools for provisioning Virtualized Research Environments for different disciplinary use cases of the project partners.
When Nov 06, 2017 10:30 AM to
Nov 07, 2017 04:00 PM
Where Rechenzentrum Freiburg
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The first day of the workshop started with presentations and live demos by Jonathan Bauer on "Current developements in bwLehrpool" and the convergence of VM building and PXE booting in bwLehrpool context as well as the provisioning of the major container technologies Docker and Singularity (Beta) on that platform. Björn Grüning of Prof. Backofen's group in Freiburg and associated to the de.NBI project (German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure) demonstrated practical computational reproducibility in the life sciences. The session was followed by Oleg Stobbe from the CiTAR projecton current developments in VRE frameworks. The first session got closed by Christopher Hauser from Ulm University by a presentation of ViCE Registry project.

Participants of ViCE/de.NBI/CiTAR Workshop on Virtualized Research Environments - Provisioning and Data Management

The afternoon session was dedicated to a hacking sessions on ViCE Registry, ways of VRE building (Container/VM) and the access to research data (Research Data Management). The second day clarified the distinction between provisioning of VRE (ViCE) and re-usability of VRE (CiTAR) as well as defined some (lightweight) guidelines for the creation of VRE and VRE workflows. Several existing usecases (HEP, computational chemistry, bioinformatics, bioconda for HPC) in different disciplines got discussed and evaluated for further uptake. Additionally, external dependencies (services, hardware, data sources and sinks, ...) of VREs were summarized. The workshop produced a good overview on the current state of developments in that field.

NEMO Extension

The NEMO cluster will be extended with new compute nodes and BeeGFS storage capacity.
When Oct 09, 2017 09:00 AM to
Oct 10, 2017 07:00 PM
Where NEMO
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This includes integration into existing infrastructure and testing. It is not clear yet how long this will take. Please check here for status updates.

ISILON Upgrade / Users' Homes offline

Due to an ISILON upgrade the users' homes will be shut down. Therefore the NEMO cluster will go offline at 15:00 o'clock for about 2- 3 hours.
When Oct 06, 2017
from 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where NEMO
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Please check here for status updates.

4th bwHPC Symposium in Tübingen

The annual bwHPC symposium in Baden-Württemberg brings together HPC users and HPC support teams. The next symposium will be held on October 4th, 2017 in Tübingen.
When Oct 04, 2017
Where University of Tübingen
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Registration is not yet open. However, please save the date!

NeuroCampus/ViCE Workshop on Virtualized Research Environments

On 08.06.2017 the Bernstein Center Freiburg will host a joint workshop of the NeuroCampus project and the ViCE project regarding Virtualized Research Environments. There will be short focus presentation, followed by discussions and hands-on-sessions on the federated services bwCloud, bwLehrpool and bwHPC offered by the computing center and it's partners. Please forward this information to colleagues who might be interested.
When Jun 08, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Bernstein Center Freiburg
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The presentations of the computing center services are short and meant to encourage discussion and hands on experience. Interested scientists are free to join and leave at any time they wish ("hop on - hop off"). The presentations will be repeated in the afternoon session.

Schedule:

10:00 - 10:10 Using bwCloud for virtualized research environments

10:30 - 10:40 Using bwLehrpool for teaching and training

11:00 - 11:10 Using bwForCluster NEMO with virtual research environments

11:30 - 11:40 bwCloud, bwLehrpool and bwForCluster: Building blocks for a smart scientific computing platform

 

12:00 - 14:00 Break and open discussion, fingerfood 

 

14:00 - 14:10 Using bwCloud for virtualized research environments

14:30 - 14:40 Using bwLehrpool for teaching and training

15:00 - 15:10 Using bwForCluster NEMO with virtual research environments

15:30 - 15:40 bwCloud, bwLehrpool and bwForCluster: Building blocks for a smart scientific computing platform