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2024 Research Computing Days

The 2024 Boise State Research Computing Days will be held April 8-10 in the Student Union Building. This page will be updated as more information becomes available. Registration is free!

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Monday, April 8th

Time Activity Activity
9:00 – 10:00am Coffee and refreshments
Simplot Ballroom B&D
10:00 – 10:10am Opening Remarks
Max Davis-Johnson, Associate Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Simplot Ballroom B&D
10:10 – 11:00am Keynote: Supercomputing in Plain English
Henry Neeman, Executive Director of Research Computing and the Director of the University of Oklahoma (OU) Supercomputing Center for Education & Research (OSCER)
Simplot Ballroom B&D
11:00 – 12:00pm AI-driven Structure-enabled Antiviral Platform (ASAP)
Mike Henry, Research Software Engineer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Simplot Ballroom B&D
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch
Simplot Ballroom B&D
1:00 – 2:00pm Nuclear Microreactor Integration with High Performance Computing
Kit Menlove, HPC Software Analyst/Consultant, Idaho National Laboratory
Simplot Ballroom C
Building scalable deep learning workflows with PyTorch
Dave Johnson, PhD in Computing Student, Boise State University
Simplot Ballroom A
2:00 – 3:00pm Intro to MOOSE
Cody Permann, Department Manager, Computational Frameworks, Idaho National Laboratory
Simplot Ballroom C
3:00 – 4:00pm Poster Session
Simplot Ballroom B&D

Tuesday, April 9th

Time Activity Activity
9:00 – 9:45am Coffee and refreshments
Simplot Ballroom B&D
9:45 – 10:00am Opening Remarks
Nancy Glenn, Vice President of Research and Economic Development
Simplot Ballroom B&D
10:00 – 11:00am AI Panel
Ellie Dworak, Research Data Librarian, Boise State University
Jen Schneider, Associate Dean of the College of Innovation and Design, Boise State University
Amy Vecchione, Assistant Director of Research and Innovation Team, Boise State University
Leif Nelson, Director of Research Computing Services, Boise State University
Casey Kennington, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Boise State University
Steven Hyde, Assistant Professor of Management in the College of Business and Economics, Boise State University
Simplot Ballroom B&D
11:00 – 12:00pm Statewide Cyberinfrastructure (CI)
Eric Whiting, Division Director, Advanced Scientific Computing at Idaho National Laboratory
Michael Haney, Director, Intermountain Center for the Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure (IC3I) and Associate Professor of Cybersecurity, Computer Science, and Technology Management, University of Idaho
Andy Binder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Idaho Regional Optical Network (IRON)
Simplot Ballroom B&D
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch and General Overview of Amazon HPC Services
Scott Friedman, Principal Technical Business Development Manager, Amazon Web Services
Simplot Ballroom B&D
1:00 – 2:00pm Intro to Falcon
Benji Oswald, HPC Director, Research Computing and Data Services, University of Idaho
Simplot Ballroom C
Intro to R
Carolyn Koehn, PhD in Ecology Student, Boise State University
Kyle Shannon, Scientific Programmer, Boise State University
Simplot Ballroom A
2:00 – 4:00pm Intro to Borah
Jenny Fothergill, HPC Systems Engineer, Boise State University
Simplot Ballroom C

Wednesday, April 10th

Time Activity Activity
10:00 – 4:00pm Deep Dives
Trueblood room
Bring your research computing related questions, issues, and errors! RCS staff will be available to go in-depth into any subject in a group or one-on-one format.
Visit the Grad Student Showcase!

Event Highlights

  • Invited speakers! Hear from experts from across campus and beyond!
  • Free lunch!!
  • Supercharge your research with supercomputers and high speed infrastructure
  • Explore the intersection of AI, ML, and high performance computing through workshops, talks, and an expert panel
  • Learn how to use our HPC systems Borah and Falcon to automate tasks and R to manipulate data

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Past Research Computing Days