Institute for CyberScience to host events in Feb. and Apr.

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Penn State's Institute for CyberScience will host events in February and April that are open to all Penn State students, faculty, and staff. 

  • Feb. 27: Summit, Sierra, and Advances in High-Performance Computing
    2:30–4 p.m., online via Zoom
    IBM scientist Jaime Moreno will be discussing Summit and Sierra, the world’s fastest two supercomputers, and how researchers can use them in a broad array of research.
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  • Feb. 28: Choosing High-Performance Computing Resources Wisely
    3:00–4:30 p.m., online via Zoom
    At this seminar geared toward researchers, attendees can learn about the many different types of high-performance computing resources available, whether through Penn State, at national laboratories, or through commercial providers like Amazon. ICS staff member Adam Lavely will discuss how to choose between these options and how to write these into grant proposals.
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  • April 1: ICS Symposium, “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Science and Society”
    8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Nittany Lion Inn, University Park campus
    This is our signature symposium where we get researchers together around topics related to high-performance computing. At this event, we will have:
    • A keynote speaker (Michael Franklin, co-creator of UC Berkeley’s Algorithms, Machines, and People Laboratory, or AMPLab)
    • Six panels ranging in focus from law to social good to science applications of big data
    • A student poster competition with two prizes of $750 in travel funds for students to present at national conferences
    • Opportunities to network with industry and government representative