Introduction to Amazon Web Services

Strands of DNA
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 3:00am to 4:30am
via Zoom

Research IT and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab are partnering to provide this 90 minute general awareness session aimed at providing attendees a high level overview of AWS’ services and capabilities. During this webinar we will cover the fundamental infrastructure that AWS is built on and do an overview of networking, compute, and storage. By the end of this webinar, attendees should have an idea of how AWS can support a broad range of projects. We look forward to questions during, and at the end of the event.

Introduction to containers on Savio: creating reproducible, scalable, & portable workflows

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 8:40am to 10:00am
via Zoom (we will send the Zoom info after you register)

This training will introduce you to the key concepts and tools for using containers, in particular Docker and Singularity containers. Containers make it easy to install software, move your computation between different computing environments, and make your workflow reproducible. The training will focus on the use of Singularity on Savio, the campus high-performance computing cluster, including how to use Docker images by Singularity in a cluster environment. Registration required

Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference - March 2021

Sunday, March 7, 2021 - 4:00pm to Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 4:00pm

This year, when faced with the challenge of social distancing, Women in Data Science (WiDS) has built upon their traditional conference and announced an inaugural 24-hour global event on March 8th, International Women’s Day. WiDS, “aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field.” This worldwide event features women researchers from around the world who will present their work, share the latest data science skills, and discuss their journeys towards becoming the scholars they are today

Love Data Week 2021

Sunday, February 7, 2021 - 4:00pm to Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 4:00pm
A series of virtual events

Celebrate Love Data Week (LDW) by joining the UC community for a series of virtual events across campuses!

This nationwide campaign is designed to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, reuse, and other research data services. Students, faculty,researchers, librarians, and data specialists are invited to attend these events to gain hands-on experience, learn about resources, and engage in discussions around data needs throughout the research process.

VIRTUAL - UC Berkeley Cloud Meetup 010

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Online via Zoom:

The meetup will be on WEDNESDAY, December 9th at 4pm, and will feature a research-focused agenda the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE, a single virtual system that scientists can use to interactively share computing resources, data and expertise.) People around the world use these resources and services — things like supercomputers, collections of data and new tools — to improve our planet. See: for more!

Introduction to Job Submission, Scheduling, and Queueing on Savio

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 7:40am to 9:00am
Zoom (we will send the Zoom info after you register)

This training will discuss how the Slurm job scheduler works in general and how it is configured on Savio. The training will help you to understand how jobs are prioritized, why your job isn't running yet (or at all), and when your job will run. We'll also discuss how to submit various kinds of jobs, including parallel jobs.

Introduction to High Performance Computing with Savio training (via Zoom)

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 8:40am to 10:00am
Online via Zoom

Research IT is offering an introductory training session on using Savio, the campus Linux high-performance computing cluster. We will give an overview of how the cluster is set up, different ways you can get access to the cluster, logging in, transferring files, accessing software on the system, and submitting and monitoring jobs. New, prospective, and current users of Savio and other campus high performance computing (HPC) clusters (Cortex and Vector) are invited.

Researching in Troubled Times: A Community Exchange About Impacts of COVID-19

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 4:30am to 5:30am
Meeting Details Send Before the Event

The current pandemic has disrupted nearly every aspect of normal life across the globe. Researchers at Berkeley also face particular challenges: funding losses and interruptions; lack of access to lab spaces and equipment; loss of data and specimens; and for those working with community partners and underrepresented populations, new vulnerabilities and inequities. Graduate and post-doctoral students also face a tough job market, and early career researchers are disproportionately affected in terms of tenure, promotion, and grant prospects. At the same time, some Berkeley researchers have emerged as leaders and innovators in the fight against SARS-CoV-2, and shifting priorities, new collaborations, and new funding streams are creating other opportunities.



Virtual Training - Running Jobs in Parallel on Savio

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 8:40am to 10:00am
Online via Zoom

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This training will introduce you to the key concepts and tools for parallelization. We will discuss how to submit jobs to run in parallel on Savio, the campus high performance computing cluster, and how to monitor those jobs to check if they are doing what you expect. We will show examples of submitting parallel jobs using external software and running many small jobs in parallel in one large job that runs across one or more nodes. We will also discuss some of the tools in Python, R and MATLAB that allow you to run code in parallel.