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Transform Your Data at Research Computing Days Feb. 16-17


The campus community is invited to Research Computing Days from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 16 and 17 in the Student Union Lookout Room. Find out how computing tools and resources can help to transform your research. Regardless of the type or combination of your data, you’ll learn more about the tools that store, format, process and visualize your data in new ways.

This free two-day event features presentations by Rudi Eigenmann, director of the NSF Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Program, and Steven Gordon, education director of Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)/Ohio Supercomputer Center.

Anyone looking to know more about using advanced computing for research should attend (from graduate assistant to established researcher). With two days of presentations and workshops, Research Computing Days features:

  • Special guest speaker presentations from NSF and XSEDE/Ohio Supercomputer Center
  • Lightning talks presented by Boise State researchers about big data and computing
  • Resources fair to learn more about the services supporting Boise State researchers
  • Workshop to learn how to integrate computer science into the curriculum
  • Free lunch sponsored by the Office of Information Technology (OIT)
  • Drawing to win a free iPad


The National Science Foundation defines cyberinfrastructure, or research computing, as a collection of advanced technologies and services to support scientific inquiry. This includes:

  • Computing clusters as well as high performance and high throughput computing systems
  • Data management, data integration and data storage systems
  • High-speed networks
  • Data mining and data visualization
  • Collaboration and security tools
  • The people who design, build and support these systems

The seminar is presented by the OIT Research Computing Services, Albertsons Library, and the Division of Research and Economic Development.