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ECSS symposium 9/19 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern

Start date
09/19/2017 12:00 CDT
End date
09/19/2017 13:00 CDT
Posted by Nancy Wilkins-Diehr on 09/13/2017 17:44 UTC

Please join us for the September ECSS symposium.

Tues Sept 19, 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern

Webinar (PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android): Launch Zoom webinar,
Telephone (US Toll): Dial: +1 408 638 0968
(or) +1 646 558 8656
International numbers available: Zoom International Dial-in Numbers
Meeting ID: 350 667 546

This month’s speakers are Mona Wong, talking about her work on the COSMIC2 Cryo-EM science gateway for PI Michael Cianfrocco (U Michigan). Structural biology is in the midst of a revolution. Instrumentation and software improvements have allowed for the full realization of cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) as a tool capable of determining atomic structures of protein and macromolecular samples. These advances open the door to solving new structures that were previously unattainable, but handling large datasets (10+ terabytes) and access to supercomputers for analysis which are key to these advances, are not accessible by many. Specifically, we have adapted the successful and mature Cyberinfrastructure for Phylogenetic Research (CIPRES) Workbench and integrated Globus Auth and Globus Transfer to enable federated user identity management and large dataset transfers to XSEDE-allocated systems.

Damon Dougall (TACC) will talk about his work with PI Patrick Fragile (College of Charleston) to have Cosmos++, an MPI code for simulating black holes, run on Stampede2. These are low clock-frequency but high core-count nodes, and there are some challenges associated with running on this hardware efficiently.  This talk will focus on some of the initial steps we have taken to improve serial performance and how these steps relate to C++ software design.

Full abstracts and connection details are available at