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Mar 25 2014

Join Us! Hands on Maine Dataverse Sessions

Wednesday March 26th & Thursday March 27th 12:30pm-1:30pm 

ACG@UMaine Locally Sourced Cloud Based Data Storage Solutions, Data Management Plans & Maine Dataverse Repository Hands on Sessions

Need a secure NSF compliant data repository? Check out the locally hosted cloud based ACG Maine Dataverse repository. Need to know more about NSF data management compliance? Get information on how the ACG can help develop and help implement data management plans for your NSF project. Become NSF compliant and be better positioned to receive future grant monies. Come and create a free account at the Hands on Session.

All sessions are at Norman Smith Hall Room 107

Other Upcoming Sessions 

ACG@UMaine Scientific Applications of High Performance Computing

Wednesday April 2nd & Thursday April 3rd 12:30pm-1:30pm Brown Bag

Want to get results faster or many more results in the same time? HPC parallel processing allows for multiple computations(large data sets) to be processed in a faction of time it takes for a single high speed computer. Think of having 50 or 100 computers dedicated to processing your project’s data. Achieve faster results, spend more time in the field less time behind the computer, and bring your projects up to speed. Learn how fast to get up and running in this hands on session.

ACG@UMaine Applied uses of Virtual Machines/Servers

Wednesday April 9th & Thursday April 10th 12:30pm-1:30pm Brown Bag

How much of your research depends on a single PC working correctly?  How long would it take to recover from a hardware failure? Tired of maintaining computers? Want to spend more of your time on your research and less time (and money) on computer maintenance? Want to share a dedicated computer among multiple users with little risk? Want reliable, cost effect, and fast computing power? Realize all this and more with virtual machine (VM) technology. VM allows you to design a custom built “machine” or a copy of an existing

Oct 21 2013

Join Us! ACG Introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC) Informational Session Oct 23rd

Intro to ACG High Performance Computing (HPC) Informational Session

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:30pm-1:30pm

Norman Smith Hall UMaine Campus Room 107

Want to get results faster or many more results in the same time? HPC parallel processing allows for multiple computations(large data sets) to be processed in a faction of time it takes for a single high speed computer. Think of having 50 or 100 computers dedicated to processing your project’s data. Achieve faster results, spend more time in the field less time behind the computer, and bring your projects up to speed.  See presentation slides here

Oct 09 2013

Join Us! ACG Cloud Computing with Virtual Machines Informational Session Oct 16th

Intro to ACG Cloud Computing with Virtual Machines Informational Session

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:30pm-1:30pm

Norman Smith Hall UMaine Campus Room 107

How much of your research depends on a single PC working correctly?  How long would it take to recover from a hardware failure? Tired of maintaining computers? Want to spend more of your time on your research and less time (and money) on computer maintenance? Want to share a dedicated computer among multiple users with little risk? Want reliable, cost effect, and fast computing power? Realize all this and more with virtual machine (VM) technology. VM allows you to design a custom built “machine” or a copy of an existing computer’s specs to be stored and retrieved on any designated computer/s. VM’s are regularly backed up and provide integrated software management. Please come see for yourself to learn more!

 

 

Oct 07 2013

ACG vWALL Informational Session Oct 9th

Please join us at the upcoming ACG informational session.

Intro to the ACG Visualization Wall (vWALL) Get the Big Picture?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 12:30pm-1:30pm

Norman Smith Hall UMaine Campus Room 107

Tired of sacrificing resolution to view large data close up? Want to present the bigger picture clearly? The vWALL located at Norman Smith Hall on the UMaine campus provides a wall of six displays measuring 12 ft by 4 ½ ft. Maximizing the resolution of one display’s resolution power to the collective of six 55 inch displays coupled with high speed fiber connectivity, this system delivers real time data streaming in a big way. Come see it for yourself.  It allows you to see your images, such as map data for example, without having to continually zoom in to see more detail and zoom out to see more area.

If you would like to display work during the session please contact acg@maine.edu to make arrangements.

Sep 18 2013

ACG to Present at the 2013 Maine EPSCoR State Conference!

2013 Maine State

September 30th

The University of Maine Wells Conference Center

Orono, Maine

See the presentation slides here

Sep 17 2013

Welcome our New Cloud Administrator!

Meet Sam Winchenbach

Sam received both a BS in Electrical Engineering and a MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Maine and is currently working towards his PhD.  Sam has been involved in a wide range of interesting research projects including tracking humpback whales with underwater sonar arrays, characterizing the mixing characteristics of a gas test chamber using the bulb from a strand of holiday lights, and building a remote controlled internet-enabled robot from a vacuum cleaner.  When Sam is not working on the Cloud or building remote weather stations he can usually be found exploring the ocean bottom in his dive gear.

Aug 16 2013

New Website Launched!

All New Website……Check this Out!

We added some great new content.

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Aug 07 2013

Mark Your Calendars…Upcoming Informational Session Scheduled for Fall Semester

The Advanced Computing Group (ACG) and Maine at UMaine Present

Advanced Computing Tools for Everyone!

Join Us for the upcoming Brown Bag

Wednesdays 12:30pm-1:30 pm

Oct 2 Intro to ACG Data Management (DM)
Oct 9 Intro to the ACG Visualization Wall (vWALL) Get the Big Picture?
Oct 16 Intro to ACG Cloud Computing with Virtual Machines (CC)
Oct 23 Intro to ACG High Performance Computing (HPC)

For more information and details Cyberinfrastructure Lunch and Learn flyer – brown bag Fall 2013

 

Oct 23 2012

1,000,000 hours and counting!

Since the new cluster has been installed in April users have logged more than 1,000,000 core-hours of use. When told this, Bruce Segee replied: “That’s over 114 years!” I think he used a calculator.