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Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
Research & Education Facilitators
Virtual Residency 2015

hosted at
the University of Oklahoma (OU)
and available live via videoconferencing
Sunday May 31 - Saturday June 6 2015

Table of Contents


Other Virtual Residency Workshops


Agenda (TENTATIVE)

NOTES:
  • All times are APPROXIMATE.
  • This agenda is SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
  • We may not cover everything on this agenda, and we may cover topics not on this agenda.

  • Sunday May 31: doors open 6:30pm CT @ SRTC
    Stephenson Research & Technology Center "The Core" active learning classroom (except tour)
    • 6:30-7:00pm CT:
      Workshop check-in and pizza
    • 7:00-7:05pm CT:
      Plenary:
      Welcome
      Henry Neeman
    • 7:05-7:30pm CT:
      Plenary:
      ACI-REF Virtual Residency 2015 Overview
      Henry Neeman
      PowerPoint   PDF
    • 7:30-8:00pm CT:
      Plenary:
      Introduction to research cyberinfrastructure consulting
      Henry Neeman
      PowerPoint     PDF
    • 8:00-8:15pm CT:
      Walk to Four Partners Place
    • 8:15-9:15pm CT:
      Demonstration:
      How to give a CI tour
      4PP data center
      Henry Neeman
  • Monday June 1:
    doors open 8:30am CT (Bizzell LL118 and LL123)
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-10:30am CT:
      Plenary:
      Effective Communication: How to talk to researchers about their research

      Henry Neeman
      PowerPoint     PDF
    • 10:30-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45-12:00noon CT:
      BREAKOUT SESSIONS
      • Computational & Data-enabled Science & Engineering Track:
        Lecture/Lab:
        Deploying Community Codes
        Josh Alexander
        PowerPoint     PDF
      • Science DMZ Track:
        Lecture:
        OpenFlow
        Zane Gray
        Slides
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCH
    • 1:30-3:00pm CT:
      BREAKOUT SESSIONS
      • Computational & Data-enabled Science & Engineering Track:
        Practicum: Real users and their CDS&E research
        Amy McGovern
      • Science DMZ Track:
        Lab: OpenFlow
        Josh Alexander, David Brockus, Zane Gray
        Slides
    • 3:00-3:30pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:30-4:30pm CT:
      Plenary:
      Cyberinfrastructure User Support

      Henry Neeman
      PowerPoint     PDF
    • 4:30-5:00pm CT:
      End-of-day wrapup
    • 5:30pm CT
      Supper
      Recommendation: Scratch, 132 W. Main, Norman
  • Tuesday June 2:
    doors open 8:30am CT (Bizzell LL118 and LL123)
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-9:15am CT:
      Plenary:
      Project Guidelines
      Henry Neeman
    • 9:15-10:15am CT:
      Plenary:
      Faculty: Tenure, Promotion, Reward System
      Bruce Mason
      PowerPoint
    • 10:15-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45-12:00noon CT:
      BREAKOUT SESSIONS
      • Computational & Data-enabled Science & Engineering Track:
        Lecture:
        Benchmarking & Tuning
        Brett Zimmerman
        PowerPoint
      • Science DMZ Track:
        Lecture:
        Exploring Open Daylight
        David Brockus
        PowerPoint     PDF
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCH
    • 1:30-3:00pm CT:
      BREAKOUT SESSIONS
      • Computational & Data-enabled Science & Engineering Track:
        Practicum: Real users and their CDS&E research
        Randy Kolar & Kendra Dresback
      • Science DMZ Track:
        Lab: Exploring Open Daylight
        Josh Alexander, David Brockus, Zane Gray
        Exercise
    • 3:00-3:30pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:30-4:30pm CT:
      BREAKOUT SESSIONS
      • Computational & Data-enabled Science & Engineering Track:
        "Speed Dating": Real users and their CDS&E research
        Sam Bush
        Lauren Gilbert & Reda Bababrik
        Richard Todd
      • Science DMZ Track:
        Practicum: Real users' high bandwidth research
        Horst Severini
    • 4:30-5:00pm CT:
      End-of-day wrapup
    • 5:30pm CT
      Supper
      Recommendation: Blu, 201 S. Crawford Ave, Norman
  • Wednesday June 3:
    doors open 8:30am CT (Bizzell LL118 and LL123) NOTE: Wednesday afternoon, NO FOOD will be served (NO midafternoon snack, and NO supper restaurant recommendation).
    YOU will be entirely responsible for your own food, including costs.
  • Thursday June 4:
    doors open 8:30am CT (Bizzell LL118 and LL123)
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-10:15am CT:
      Plenary:
      The Shifting Landscape of CI Funding Opportunities
      J. Barr von Oehsen, Clemson University (via video)
      PowerPoint
    • 10:00-10:30am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:30-12:00noon CT:
      BREAKOUT SESSIONS
      • Computational & Data-enabled Science & Engineering Track:
        Panel:
        Finding and Provisioning Remote Resources
        XSEDE: Jeff Pummill, University of Arkansas
        Open Science Grid:
        Horst Severini, OU
        Elizabeth Prout, Indiana University (via video)
        Rob Gardner, University of Chicago (via video)
        Prout:     PDF
        Gardner:     PowerPoint     PDF
      • Science DMZ Track:
        Lecture:
        The Software in SDN
        David Brockus
        Slides coming soon
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCH
    • 1:30-3:00pm CT:
      BREAKOUT SESSIONS
      • Computational & Data-enabled Science & Engineering Track:
        "Speed Dating":
        Real users and their CDS&E research
        Gerry Creager
        Youngsun Jung
        Mani Razi
      • Science DMZ Track:
        Lab:
        The Software in SDN
        Josh Alexander, David Brockus
        Slides coming soon
    • 3:00-3:30pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:30-4:30pm CT:
      BREAKOUT SESSIONS
      • Computational & Data-enabled Science & Engineering Track:
        Catch-up:
        Leftover slides from previous talks
      • Science DMZ Track:
        Practicum:
        Real users' high bandwidth research
        Gerry Creager
    • 4:30-5:00pm CT:
      End-of-day wrapup
    • 5:30pm CT
      Supper
      Recommendation: Louie's at Brookhaven, 3750 W. Robinson, Norman
  • Friday June 5:
    doors open 8:30am CT (Bizzell LL118 and LL123)
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-10:15am CT:
      Plenary:
      So You Want to Write a Cyberinfrastructure Proposal
      Henry Neeman
      PowerPoint     PDF
    • 10:15-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45am-12:00noon CT:
      Plenary:
      Stories from the Trenches
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCH
    • 1:30-3:00pm CT:
      Project work time
    • 3:00-3:30pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:30-4:30pm CT:
      Project work time
    • 4:30-5:00pm CT:
      Plenary:
      Project presentations for early departers
    • 5:30pm CT
      Supper
      Recommendation: Misal, 580 Ed Noble Parkway, Norman
  • Saturday June 6:
    doors open 8:30am CT (Bizzell LL118 and LL123 (lower level))
    • 8:00am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 8:30am-10:00am CT:
      Plenary:
      Project presentations
    • 10:00-10:30am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:30am-12:00noon CT:
      Plenary:
      Project presentations
    • 12:00noon CT:
      Adjourn


Projects

ACI-REF workshop attendees are required to devise, design and execute a project during the week of the workshop, and to give a brief presentation on it at the end of the workshop (Saturday morning is strongly preferred).
 
Projects should be on a topic related to material covered in the Virtual Residency, for example proposal writing, CI consulting, Software Defined Networking etc, whether at the attendee's institution or elsewhere, and how this project will leverage the material covered in the Virtual Residency.
 
Student attendees may wish to focus more on how they will put what they've learned to use in their studies.
 
PRESENTATIONS ABOUT AN ATTENDEE'S RESEARCH ARE STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.
 
Presentations should be 5 minutes long, including time for one or two questions.
 
TEAM PROJECTS/PRESENTATIONS by small groups of attendees are encouraged. A team presentation is limited to 5 minutes total (NOT 5 minutes per team member).


Workshop Location

Sunday May 31

Monday June 1 - Saturday June 6


Weather

According to weather.com, during the workshop highs will be in the 70s and 80s F, and lows will be in the 50s and 60s F, with little or no rain. You probably won't need an umbrella.


What to Bring

Clothing: We recommend dressing in layers. Expect to dress light enough for being outdoors a little but in an air conditioned classroom a lot. The classroom may be a bit chilly, or a bit warm, or just right.

Laptops Needed in Bizzell: We encourage you to bring a laptop with you to Norman.


Air Travel
Will Rogers World Airport (OKC)
Click here.


Lodging

Lodging for attendees receiving hotel support has been prebooked and is being paid by the workshop
(National Science Foundation grant no. ACI-1440783).

Days Inn
2543 W. Main St, Norman, 405-360-1234

  • Lodging for out-of-town workshop attendees who are being given hotel support is at the Days Inn, at no charge to the attendees (except as noted below).
  • You will need to provide the hotel with a credit card for any incidental expenses you may incur (for example, in-room movies, phone charges etc).
  • Accomodations are provided at DOUBLE OCCUPANCY in a NON-SMOKING room with two beds.
  • Check-in is Sunday May 31 and check-out is Saturday June 6.
  • If you would prefer single occupancy, then you will have to pay the difference in room cost.
     
    This also applies if you plan to room with non-workshop guests (for example, family).
     
    Please note that we CANNOT guarantee availability of a single room, but it's likely that rooms will be available.
  • If you would prefer a smoking room, please alert us IMMEDIATELY. If we cannot find you a smoking roommate, then you may have to pay the single occupancy upcharge, IF a smoking room is available.
  • If you would like to check in before Sunday May 31 or check out after Saturday June 6, you will need to make separate arrangements with the hotel by calling 405-360-1234.
     
    Please note that the hotel may need to put you in a different room for the extra night(s), and that there is a remote possibility that you may need to stay at a different hotel, depending on availability.
  • The Days Inn has wireless Internet access throughout, but of course the workshop cannot guarantee the quality of your signal.


Driving Directions to Norman from the Will Rogers World Airport (OKC)

  1. As you drive out of the OKC airport, look for the on-ramp to I-44 on your right. There's only one such on-ramp, which is actually I-44 westbound.
  2. After you've been on I-44 W for a few miles, you'll come to a fork between I-44 W and I-44 E. Stay on I-44 W on the right side.
  3. You'll come to a major curve. DON'T take the I-44 W exit; instead, stay on the same road, which will become I-240 E (go figure).
  4. After several miles, take the I-35 S exit (toward Dallas).
  5. Follow I-35 S out of Oklahoma City, through Moore, and into Norman.


Driving Directions from I-35 to the Days Inn
2543 W. Main St, Norman, 405-360-1234

  1. From I-35, take the Main St exit eastbound toward downtown Norman (I think it's exit #109). You should be driving toward the Walmart.
  2. Take Main St eastbound a few blocks, staying in the leftmost lane.
  3. At the traffic signal at N. Interstate Drive, turn left (northbound). Note that it's called N. Interstate Drive on your left but 26th Ave on your right.
  4. The Days Inn will be immediately on your right (east).


Driving Directions from the Days Inn to the
Stephenson Research & Technology Center
101 David L. Boren Blvd, Norman
(map)
Sunday May 31 2015 ONLY
Workshop check-in, 6:30-7:00pm @ OU
Opening Session, 7:00-8:00pm @ OU

  1. From the Days Inn, go out and turn left (eastbound) onto Main St at the traffic signal.
  2. After a few blocks, you'll come to 24th Ave (traffic signal). Turn right (southbound) onto 24th Ave.
  3. Take 24th Ave southbound, roughly 1 1/2 miles, crossing traffic signals at Boyd St and Lindsey St, to OK Hwy 9 (traffic signal).
  4. At the traffic signal, turn left (eastbound) onto OK Hwy 9.
  5. On OK Hwy 9, you'll cross traffic signals at McGee, Imhoff, Chautauqua and then you'll come to a traffic signal at Jenkins.
  6. Turn left (northbound) onto Jenkins Ave. On your right hand side, immediately after you turn onto Jenkins, you'll see first the National Weather Center, then David L. Boren Blvd. The Stephenson Research & Technology Center, where the Sunday May 31 evening session will be held, is on Jenkins between David L. Boren Blvd and Columbus.
  7. Turn right (eastbound) onto David L. Boren Blvd., go past the National Weather Center on your right, then turn left (northbound) into the Stephenson parking lot.
  8. If you miss David L. Boren Blvd., then take the next right (eastbound) onto Columbus, and then turn right (southbound) into the Stephenson parking lot.
  9. PARKING: Because parking isn't enforced on weekends, you can park anywhere in the Stephenson parking lot.


Walking Directions from the
Stephenson Research & Technology Center
to Four Partners Place
301 David L. Boren Blvd., Norman OK 73019

Sunday May 31 2015 ONLY
Supercomputing Center tour, 8:15-9:15pm

  1. Exit SRTC from the back entrance, facing the SRTC parking lot,
    OR
    exit SRTC from the primary entrance (near the guard station), and turn right to face the SRTC parking lot.
  2. Cross the parking lot, walking to David L. Boren Blvd, staying on the same (north) side of DLB.
  3. Walk past Three Partners Place.
  4. Four Partners Place will be the next building on your left.
  5. Enter 4PP by the front (west-facing) entrance and gather in the lobby.


Driving Directions from the Days Inn to
Bizzell Memorial Library
202 W. Boyd St., Norman
Monday June 1 - Saturday June 6 2015

  1. From the Days Inn, exit the parking lot and turn left (southbound) onto the frontage road.
  2. At the traffic signal at Main St, turn left (eastbound) onto Main St.
  3. Get into the right hand lane.
  4. After a few blocks, you'll come to 24th Ave (traffic signal). Turn right (southbound) onto 24th Ave.
  5. Take 24th Ave southbound to Boyd St (traffic signal) and turn left (eastbound) onto Boyd.
  6. You'll cross several traffic signals, including Berry, Flood and Chautauqua, and then you'll come to a traffic light at Elm Ave.
  7. Turn right (southbound) onto Elm Ave, go past Catlett Music Center on your right, then park in the parking deck on your right.
  8. From the parking deck, staying on the same side of Elm Ave, turn right (southbound), and walk toward Brooks St, away from Boyd St.
  9. When you get to Goddard Health Center on your right, before Brooks St, turn left and cross at the crosswalk.
  10. Follow the sidewalk that connects to the crosswalk towards the big clock tower.
  11. Bizzell Library is just past the clock tower.


Driving Directions from Four Partners Place to the Days Inn
Sunday May 31 2015 ONLY

  1. Exit the SRTC parking lot, turning right (westbound) onto David L. Boren Blvd.
  2. Turn left (southbound) onto Jenkins Ave.
  3. Turn right (westbound) onto OK Hwy 9 (first traffic signal).
  4. Cross several traffic signals, including Chautauqa, Imhoff and McGee.
  5. Just before I-35, turn right (northbound) onto 24th Ave SW.
  6. Cross multiple traffic signals, including at Lindsey and at Boyd.
  7. At Main St, turn left (westbound) onto Main St (traffic signal).
  8. Quickly get into in the right hand lane.
  9. At 26th Ave/Interstate Dr, turn right (northbound).
  10. The Days Inn will be right in front of you.


Parking

  • Parking at the Stephenson Research & Technology Center
     
    Sunday May 31 2015
     
    On weekends, parking on campus is open to the public in lots with white signs with green lettering, so everyone can park in the Stephenson lot at no charge and without a visitor pass.
     
    If you need a parking pass for the rest of the week, you should pick it up Sunday evening at Stephenson.
  • Parking at Bizzell Memorial Library
    Monday June 1 - Saturday June 6
    • Parking Deck (free with visitor pass, which we'll provide)
      Elm Ave between Boyd and Brooks, west side.
    • Parking Lot (free with visitor pass, which we'll provide)
      Elm Ave between Brooks and Lindsey, east side.


Workshop Meals

Meals are provided during the workshop, at no charge to attendees, as follows:

  • Sunday May 31: pizza party (includes vegetarian options)
  • Monday June 1, Tuesday June 2, Thursday June 4, Friday June 5
    • 8:30am CT: Breakfast
    • 10:00-10:30am CT: Midmorning snack
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT: Lunch
    • 3:00-3:30pm CT: Midafternoon snack
    • 5:30pm CT: Dinner at the recommended restaurant or on your own, in either case at your own expense
  • Wednesday June 3
    • 8:30am CT: Breakfast
    • 10:00-10:30am CT: Midmorning snack
    • 12:00noon CT: Box Lunch to go
    • Afternoon and evening: meals on your own, at your own expense
  • Saturday June 6
    • 8:30am CT: Breakfast (light)
    • 10:00-10:30am CT: Midmorning snack
  • Although we will try to accomodate special requests, we cannot make guarantees.
     
    We typically CAN provide a vegetarian option, which typically will include dairy products.
     
    Entrees typically are chicken or beef, and typically a vegetarian option is provided, but while we make a best effort to provide an appropriate vegetarian option, we CANNOT guarantee that the vegetarian option will meet everyone's specific needs.
     
    If you're concerned about the specifics of the meals, please contact us.


 

 


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