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Hot Topics in Research

Hot Topics in Research is an educational lunch-and-learn series designed to inform the UTHSC community of opportunities and resources available to them. Attendees will learn about a variety of topics, from institutional support and tools to new policies, regulations and trending topics in the areas of health science education and research. 


"Using the Advanced Compute Facility of the Joint Institute of Computational Sciences"

 hot topics in research


When: March 26, 2019 from 12:00 — 1:00 pm CST

Where: General Education Building, Room A104 (8 S. Dunlap Street)

Presentation by Robert Davis, MD, MPH, Governor’s Chair, UTHSC-ORNL Center for Biomedical Informatics, Professor, Department of Pediatrics; and Akram Mohammed, PhD, Center for Biomedical Informatics

Lunch will be provided for the first 50 attendees!

During this session, the presenters will provide background to and an overview of the Advanced Compute Facility (ACF) at JICS, along with an introduction into how to set up accounts, transfer data and analyze data at the ACF.

The University of Tennessee (UT) Advanced Computing Facility (ACF) is a partnership between the Knoxville and Health Science Center campuses to invest in research computing and provide a balanced set of resources including computational nodes with a high-performance interconnect, a multi-petabyte high performance storage Lustre parallel file system, high-performance data transfer nodes, and 100 gigabit bandwidth network connectivity to Internet2. This ACF research environment includes an open science and secure information processing (SIP) enclave to meet the varied needs of researchers at both institutions. The ACF is currently comprised of 259 compute nodes containing 5,928 computational cores and nearly 36 TB of RAM. Secure access and file sharing within the SIP enclave allows researchers in a project to collaborate and utilize shared datasets. The ACF currently supports 178 unique applications, libraries, and tools across its enclaves.

Please register for the session and for HR128 credit through the UTHSC Training calendar. To see an archive of past presentations, please see the Recorded Presentations webpage.

Last Published: Mar 13, 2019