The OIT/IDRE Hoffman2 shared computing cluster will remain operational. Essential support functions for the cluster will be maintained, including user support through the online ticketing system. Requests for Hoffman2 storage allocations and node purchases will be processed and provisioned as usual, although the accounting transactions may be delayed. Contact your school, divisional, and/or departmental IT units for questions related to the status of services they provide to support research activities.
Remote Research Consulting and Training Opportunities
As you adapt to working remotely, we want to assure you that IDRE activities are continuing. These include ensuring that Hoffman2 and its related services continue to operate and function smoothly. In addition, this might be an opportune time for you to ‘attend’ consulting drop-in hours to get rapid answers or advice on questions about computation and data, develop new relationships with our IDRE RTG technologists, and participate in workshops and training courses.
Statistical Consulting and Questions
- Until the campus resumes in-person operations, statistical consultants are hosting drop-in hours in Zoom every Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon, and every Wednesday and Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. (Meeting ID: idrestat or 3102060996)
- Statistical analysis questions can be sent any time to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advanced Research Computing Consulting and Hoffman2 Questions
- Until the campus resumes in-person operations, advanced research computing consultants (HPC) are hosting drop-in hours in Zoom every Monday from 2 to 3 p.m. (Meeting ID: 94645739884)
- Submit questions at any time by opening a new ticket within the IDRE Helpdesk system. You do not need to be a Hoffman2 user to submit advanced research computing questions.
- Depending on the complexity of your question, technologists will respond within the ticketing system, or reach out to you to arrange a one-on-one Zoom consultation session.
GIS/Visualization Consulting and Questions
- Until the campus resumes in-person operations, consultants are hosting drop-in hours in Zoom every Tuesday from 2 to 3 p.m. for questions related to ArcGIS, ArcPro, QGIS, Python, and web mapping. (Meeting ID: mapping)
- 3D, XR, VR consultants are hosting drop-in hours in Zoom every Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. (Meeting ID: digitalresearchsupport)
- GIS/Visualization questions can be sent any time to email@example.com.
Remote Workshops and Training Sessions
- The campus Workshops Portal currently lists more than 60 training workshops, some that will be held live, and others that are pre-recorded.
- The live Spring quarter workshops hosted by IDRE and other campus organizations will be held in Zoom. Go to the Workshops Portal for more details; RSVP to get the appropriate Zoom Meeting ID.
IDRE’s Schedule of Live Workshops for the Remainder of Spring Quarter
- April 23: Learning Deep Learning with PyTorch (3) Knowing PyTorch
- April 27: Introduction to ggplot2
- April 29: Intro to GIS: Getting Started with Spatial Research
- April 29: Learning Deep Learning with PyTorch (4) Convolutional Neural Networks
- May 4: Learning Deep Learning with PyTorch (5) Data Augmentation and Transfer Learning
- May 4: Introduction to Mplus 8
- May 7: Learning Deep Learning with PyTorch (6) Recurrent Neural Networks and LSTM
- May 11: R Data Management
- May 12: Data Processing and Visualization using MATLAB
- May 13: Rebel Story Mapping: Critical Perspectives on Data Visualizations
- May 15: Exploring Data and Machine Learning with Interactive Python Tools
- May 18: A Practical Introduction to Factor Analysis in SPSS
- May 20: Running Applications on the Hoffman2 Cluster: Part I
- May 22: Using SQL with Python for Data Analysis
- May 26: “Power and Sample Size” with Stata Corp’s Chuck Huber
- May 27: Running Applications on the Hoffman2 Cluster: Part II
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