Berkeley Research Computing

Stretch your FCA further using ht_helper for improved efficiency on Savio

ht_helper usage (screenshot from GitHub)

The ht_helper utility is available to assist researchers in using Savio, the shared campus high performance computing (HPC) cluster, more efficiently. The utility can make a dramatic difference in maximizing the quantity of computation a researcher can perform using the Berkeley Research Computing Program’s free Faculty Computing Allowance.

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BRC is recruiting: Research Computing Support internships and Domain Consultant position

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It’s the start of Fall semester, and the Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) Program is recruiting for undergraduate and graduate student positions!

Research Computing Support (undergraduate internships)

First, BRC is seeking multiple Research Computing Support interns. The positions are open to UC Berkeley undergraduate students in any year and any major, with expected graduation between May 2018 - May 2022. Here’s the job description:

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Seismologist processes earthquake waveforms recorded by smartphones on multiple platforms

MyShake users across the globe

Growing up in Anyang, in a central region of China greatly impacted by earthquakes, Qingkai Kong was inspired to do research in seismology precisely because earthquakes are serious natural hazards that affect communities worldwide. Berkeley’s proximity to the Hayward Fault influenced his decision to complete his graduate studies under Richard Allen at the UC Berkeley Seismology Lab.

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Research IT Staff Present at UC Berkeley CaVraCon

3D model of Egyptian sarcophagus constructed using photogrammetry software

Emerging image technologies took digital humanities to new heights in this year’s statewide CaVraCon [1], the biennial California Visual Resources Association Conference, which is affiliated with the Visual Resources Association. Librarians, archivists, and scholars gathered at UC Berkeley to discuss developments and issues in the field of image and media management.

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Welcome to Berkeley Research Computing's Summer 2017 Interns

Research IT welcomes a UX/Visualization intern, a Journalism and Outreach intern, and two Coding/Database interns to the Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) team for summer 2017. Cassie Zhang, our returning UX/Visualization intern, will be implementing a “dashboard” for the Savio High Performance Compute cluster, a project continuing from spring 2017.

Challenges and Opportunities of VM Image Curation and Discovery

PEARC17 schedule screenshot, "Challenges and Opportunities of VM Image Curation and Discovery"

Virtual Machine (VM) images are being used more and more widely, across a range of research computation services. With the increasing creation and adoption of VM images, there is a need for maintenance regimes, discovery mechanisms, and curation practices to support researchers whose focus is on the use of these images, not their creation and upkeep.

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Singularity on Savio: containerized applications and mobility of computation

Singularity workflow, image credit: singularity.lbl.gov

Singularity is an emerging software tool that facilitates the movement of software applications and workflows between computational environments -- from a researcher’s laptop, to Berkeley’s high-performance computing cluster, Savio, to XSEDE’s national-scale clusters (e.g., Jetstream, Comet) or

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