Women in HPC & AI Panel and Luncheon

UF Information Technology hosts semesterly Women in HPC & AI panel discussions to celebrate and promote women working in research computing and AI. These panels generate lively and collegial conversations and are thought-provoking as well as great networking opportunities. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend the Spring 2023 event, which is free and includes lunch:

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 22 │ 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Health Science Center Library, Communicore Building C1-121
Registration: Attend the Spring 2023 Panel and Lunch

The Spring 2023 panelists are:
Dr. Azra Bihorac, Senior Associate Dean for Research Affairs at College of Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Anesthesiology
Dr. Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, Associate Professor, Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Shreya Saxena, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dr. Borui Zhang, Natural Language Processing Specialist, Academic Research Consulting and Services, George A. Smathers Libraries

UF’s Women in HPC & AI chapter provides mentoring opportunities and resources for female students and research community members. Space for the event is limited, so please register early. Anyone with questions about the university’s WHPC & AI chapter is welcome to contact AI Support Team Lead Ying Zhang.

Expanding External Usage of HiPerGator

Federated identity access allows only authorized users secure access to multiple services and domains via a single set of verified credentials. To support federated access to HiPerGator, on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, the following websites will be updated to use the InCommon Discovery Service:

jupyterhub.rc.ufl.edu and jhub.rc.ufl.edu
ondemand.rc.ufl.edu and ood.rc.ufl.edu

InCommon is an integrated service enabling single sign-on, access to cloud and local services, and global collaboration. UF faculty with collaborators at other InCommon federated institutions will benefit by not having to arrange GatorLink IDs for them. State university system and SEC institution faculty will also benefit, because they will now be able to use their institutional account credentials; a boon for those institutions’ instructors teaching large classes using HiPerGator AI.

Users will be directed to the InCommon Federation Discovery website after the update is complete. Be sure the ‘Remember selection for this web browser session’ checkbox is selected to skip this step in the future on the same computer. Then, select ‘University of Florida’ from the dropdown. After selecting University of Florida, users will be directed to the GatorLink login page (https://login.ufl.edu/).

UFIT wants all HiPerGator ecosystem users to be aware of this impending change. Anyone with questions about these InCommon federated access additions may contact Training and Biocomputing Specialist Dr. Matt Gitzendanner.

Full-Day NVIDIA Workshops–Summer 2022

UFIT is offering two, full-day NVIDIA workshops this summer.  Registration for the Deep Learning Institute (DLI) offerings is open to faculty and to staff who support research computing applications. Anyone with questions prior to registering may contact AI Support Team Lead Ying Zhang, yingz@ufl.edu.

NVIDIA DLI: Building Transformer-Based Natural Language Processing Applications
This is an online workshop, held via Zoom.
DATE: June 21, 2022
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
INFORMATION: https://rc.ufl.edu/calendar/#!view/event/date/20220621/event_id/24401

NVIDIA DLI: Fundamentals of Deep Learning
This is an in-person workshop, held at the UF Informatics Institute (432 Newell Drive).
DATE: July 28, 2022
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
INFORMATION: https://www.rc.ufl.edu/calendar/#!view/event/date/20220728/event_id/24328

Participants receive an NVIDIA DLI certificate to recognize their subject matter competency after the successful completion of the post-workshop assessment. UFIT offers year-round training opportunities to support research inquiry. Visit the calendar of training and events for other learning opportunities.