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ilifu user engagement workshop: 28 August 2019

The ilifu consortium would like to invite current and prospective users of the ilifu cloud computing facility to a user engagement workshop where we will present the current status of the ilifu cloud computing facility and opportunities to run new Astronomy and Bioinformatics projects on the facility. 

This workshop aims to provide support and background information for the current call for projects (closing on 1st October 2019) to use the ilifu facilities.

The workshop will include presentations, demos and a discussion with our current and prospective users over facility requirements and how to better prepare for the submission of new projects.

While the call only covers astronomy and bioinformatics and projects must be led by an ilifu partner*, we encourage the submission of multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional teams.

*Ilifu partners are:

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)
  • Sol Plaatje University (SPU
  • South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO)
  • Stellenbosch University (SU)
  • University of Cape Town (UCT)
  • University of the Western Cape (UWC)

Date: 28 August 2019
Venue: SANBI Seminar Rooms, 5th Floor, Life Sciences Building, University of the Western Cape.
Directions:
https://goo.gl/maps/Netr7nAxZ4VVjF4Y7

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Workshop programme

 9:00 - Introduction to ilifu and the call for projects - Mattia Vaccari
 9:30 - ilifu User-Focused Tech Talk - Jeremy Smith
 9:50 - Ongoing Astronomy Projects & Support - Jordan Collier
10:10 - Ongoing Bioinformatics Projects & Support - Dane Kennedy
10:30 - Coffee Break
11:00 - ilifu cloud demo - Jordan Collier, Dane Kennedy, Jeremy Smith
11:30 - Discussion / Q&A Session : Astronomy & Bioinformatics Splinters
12:30 - Wrap-Up

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