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Introduction to ASU's High Performance Computing Cluster

  • ASU Research Computing
  • 2020-12-14
This workshop will cover the Agave cluster configuration, batch and interactive access, and available software packages. Access has been greatly simplified with Open OnDemand, a browser-based portal to Agave supporting command-line shell, drag and drop file transfer, job submission, and RStudio and Jupyter interfaces. A sample of applications run on the system will demonstrate the variety of computational research Agave supports, including new GPU acceleration capability.

Introduction to ASU's High Performance Computing Cluster

  • ASU Research Computing
  • 2020-11-30
This workshop will cover the Agave cluster configuration, batch and interactive access, and available software packages. Access has been greatly simplified with Open OnDemand, a browser-based portal to Agave supporting command-line shell, drag and drop file transfer, job submission, and RStudio and Jupyter interfaces. A sample of applications run on the system will demonstrate the variety of computational research Agave supports, including new GPU acceleration capability.

Adapting R Applications for HPC and GPU

  • ASU Research Computing
  • 2020-11-16
This workshop will focus on approaches to porting R applications to a cluster environment such as that of ASU's Agave cluster. This is not an intro to R course. The intended audience member will have developed R code that runs on a desktop machine but now would like to run this code in a parallel environment.

Timeline of a pandemic

  • ASU Research Computing
  • 2020-11-03

Learn how Dr. Efrim Lim from ASU's Biodesign Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics used Research Computing’s advanced computational resources to perform genomics analysis of SARS-CoV-2 virus to reveal a timeline for the spread of COVID-19 infections in Arizona. Read the full story.

AEP Core Delivers Flexible X-Ray Detectors with Flexible Scintillators

  • KE Core Facilities
  • 2020-10-28
AEP Core was contracted by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) explosive ordinance disposal group to develop a flexible scintillator phosphor film for application to a flexible substrate digital x-ray detector. A digital x-ray detector is functionally similar to a large digital camera: a light source (x-rays) irradiates a sample to be imaged. The x-rays are attenuated as they pass through the sample and are detected by a digital x-ray detector where the incident x-rays are absorbed by a scintillator phosphor film and converted to visible light. The light is captured by an array of photodiodes connected in series with a thin film transistor fabricated on a large area display glass substrate (similar to a modern television). The light is converted to an electrical signal in the photodiode which is extracted when the transistor is turned on to produce a digital image (see example, Figure 1).