The Holland Computing Center will host a joint Open Science Grid and Software Carpentry Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 6-8, in Avery Hall, Room 119.
The Open Science Grid makes it easier to distribute high throughput computing for research in the United States. The resources accessible through the OSG consist of computing and storage elements at more than 100 individual sites across the nation.
Software Carpentry is a volunteer organization whose goal is to make scientists more productive by teaching basic computing skills. It runs short workshops that cover program design, version control, testing and task automation.
Topics for the first two days of the workshop include: automating tasks using the Unix Shell; using Git for software version control; and how to build modular, robust code with Python.
On Jan. 8, the workshop will introduce concepts of distributed high-throughput computing and provide participants with tools to access computing cycles from more than 100 resource providers via single job submission on the OSG.
Registration is now available online, but space is limited. The cost per day is $10 and participants can register for the entire workshop or single sessions.
For additional information, including the complete agenda, click here.