The annual Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC) conference was originally designed for High Performance Computing managers and users but has since expanded to provide a forum for discussing challenges, opportunities, and solutions among many types of research facilitators, including librarians.
Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) is conducting its third annual survey of our users, to solicit feedback from our community, and to gather the data we need to make a compelling case to campus leadership for sustained funding of our program.
What’s cloud computing, and how might you use it in your research? This workshop will cover the basics of what services are available to researchers, how to get access to them, and a set of specific research use cases where cloud computing can help.
UC Berkeley’s Research IT group was invited to participate in the 2017 Binder workshop hosted at UC Davis in October of last year. The workshop’s goal was to “enhance and extend the functionality of the binder notebook computing platform,” and specifically “ to brainstorm and prototype support for credentials so that private resources can be used to source and execute binders (on, e.g., AWS accounts and private repositories).”
How might matter give rise to subjective experience? This question helps drive the Gallant Lab at UC Berkeley to find explanations to the mysteries of neuroscience. The Gallant Lab focuses much of its research on functional cartography of the brain, mapping areas of the brain that are involved in cognitive or motor functions.
This year’s University of California Computing Services Conference (UCCSC) included a new track -- Research IT -- and was hosted at the beautiful UC San Diego (UCSD) campus August 7–9, 2017. The annual conference gathered together over 500 people from all 10 UC campuses, 3 Medical Center campuses, and the Office of the President.
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.
As both a visiting doctoral candidate at UCLA’s Department of Sociology and a lecturer in the School of Information’s Master of Information and Data Science program (MIDS), Brooks Ambrose needed an efficient way to organize and switch between his different workflows throughout the day.