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Dear Colleagues:

I solicit your input for planning a campus update on the UAB cyber-infrastructure during August 2008. IT is willing to host this as a half-day event and could be coordinated with new faculty and graduate students coming to campus for next academic year.

Please review the preliminary outline for a half-day CI update given below and send me, Bob, or John-Paul your input and/or willingness to make a presentation. Also, let us know best date(s) for this half-day workshop.

David

PS: Circulate to others on campus whom you believe will be interested in participating...


David L. Shealy, Ph.D. Professor & Chair, Department of Physics Director of HPC Services, IT/Infrastructure 310 Campbell Hall, 1300 University Blvd University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL 35294-1170 Email: dls@uab.edu Voice: 205-934-8068; FAX: 205-934-8042

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Preliminary outline of half-day CI workshop on campus since last update on April 3, 2007 -- http://www.uab.edu/it/CyberInfrastructure/Cyberinfrastructure_v2_4.pdf

Speakers/Topics:

Welcome/Introductions-Sheila

National Resources, e.g. Internet2-speaker -- suggestions solicited

Regional Resources, e.g. SURA or SURAgrid update such as Gary Crane or some other speaker

State Resources, e.g. ASA-David Young

Campus Resources, e.g. HPC clusters -??; UABgrid and NLR (John Paul); caBIG (John Sandefur); Biostatistics - SSG applications (??); Engineering applications (??); Microbiology applications (Elliott - ?); Genetics applications (?)...other suggestions.