Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Reminder about the OSG User School 2016


The deadline for applications is this Friday, April 15!!!

Please help spread the word, especially through personal connections to people who might benefit from the School. Announcing the Open Science Grid User School 2016! If you could access hundreds, thousands, or even more computers for your scholarly work, what could you do? How could it transform your work? What discoveries might you make? We are seeking applicants for the Open Science Grid (OSG) User School 2016, which takes place 25 - 29 July at the beautiful University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Participants will learn to use high throughput computing (HTC) to harness vast amounts of computing power for research, applicable to nearly any field of study (e.g., physics, chemistry, engineering, life sciences, earth sciences, agricultural and animal sciences, economics, social sciences, medicine, and more). Using lectures, discussions, roleplays, and lots of hands-on work with OSG experts in HTC, participants will learn how HTC systems work, how to run and manage many jobs and huge datasets to implement a full scientific computing workflow, and where to turn for help and more info.

 Worried about costs? Successful applicants will receive financial support to attend the OSG School, covering all basic travel, hotel, and food costs. This is a great deal! Ideal candidates are graduate students whose research involves or could involve large-scale computing - work that cannot be done on one laptop or a handful of computers. And every year, we accept some post-doctoral students, faculty, staff, and advanced undergraduates, so make a good case for yourself!


Application Period (OPEN NOW): 14 March - 15 April 2016 OSG
User School: 25 - 29 July 2016

Web: http://www.opensciencegrid.org/UserSchool
Email: user-school@opensciencegrid.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OSGUserSchool
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OSGUserSchool