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CENIC Pre-Conference Workshops

Introduction & Advanced Topics in Kubernetes, Prometheus, & Grafana for Managing Heterogeneous Networked Clusters

Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. It groups containers that make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery. Kubernetes builds upon 15 years of experience of running production workloads at Google, combined with best-of-breed ideas and practices from the community. Grafana is the open platform for creating beautiful analytics and monitoring dashboards. (Prometheus monitors Kubernetes, populating times series databases, which use Grafana to create dashboards.) The Pacific Research Platform's experienced Kubernetes and Grafana team will show participants beginner and advanced features with many worked in-depth examples.

Sunday, March 17 at 5301 Atkinson Hall, UCSD  |  John Graham, Chair
Instructors: Dima Mishin, Nadya Williams

  • 9:00 - 10:30: Basic Kubernetes setup and functionality on the PRP
  • 10:45 - 12:00: Grafana for monitoring and measuring usage
  • 12:00 - 1:00: Lunch and VROOM tech/image demos (Joel & Larry)
  • 1:00 -  2:00: Policy writing for access, scheduling, monitoring, and measuring
  • 2:00 - 2:30: Federating Kubernetes clusters 
  • 2:45 - 4:00: Security in Kubernetes, CIlogon, etc.

    Optional: Check-In & Refreshments for CENIC Conference Attendees at the Estancia until 6:00 PM

    $50.00 for the day. Limited to 100 participants. Register now. >

JupyterLab Introduction & In-Depth Uses

JupyterLab is the next-generation web-based user interface for Project Jupyter. JupyterLab enables you to work with documents and activities such as Jupyter notebooks, text editors, terminals, and custom components in a flexible, integrated, and extensible manner. You can arrange multiple documents and activities side by side in the work area using tabs and splitters. Documents and activities integrate with each other, enabling new workflows for interactive computing. This tutorial will be taught by experienced users of JupyterLab to create workflows. They will show in-depth exploration by stepping through their notebooks, and they will encourage participants to interact (bring your laptop!). 

Sunday, March 17 at Theater (VROOM) First floor Atkinson Hall, UCSD |  Larry Smarr, Chair
Instructors: Matthias Bussonnier, Scott Sellars, Ilkay Altintas and Kyle Marcus, Adam Tilghman, Joel Polizzi

  • 9:00 - 10:30: Introduction to JupyterLab; basic concepts and several examples (Matthias)
  • 10:45 - 12:00: JupyterLab for Instruction: Data Science and Machine Learning (Adam)
  • 12:00 - 1:00: Lunch and VROOM tech/image demos (Joel & Larry)
  • 1:00 - 2:00: JupyterLab for Climate computing (Scott) 
  • 2:00 - 2:45: JupyterLab for WiFire (Ilkay)
  • 3:00 - 4:00: JupyterLab for Applied Machine Learning in Genomics (Lon)

    Optional: Check-In & Refreshments for CENIC Conference Attendees at the Estancia until 6:00 PM

    $50.00 for the day. Limited to 75 participants. Register now. >

Virtual Reality Deep Dives: UCSD's Walk-in Virtual Reality CAVE Systems & Head-Mounted Displays

UCSD's Wide-Angle Virtual Environment (WAVE) display, true to its name, is shaped like an ocean wave, with a curved wall array of 35 55” LG commercial LCD monitors that end in a crest above the viewers' heads and a trough at their feet. CAVEkiosks are three-to-six-panel VR systems that have been installed at UCB, UCSD, UCM, and UCLA. The newer 500-megapixel SunCAVE is the world’s highest resolution VR system. It has 70 UHD 4K screens, driven by 35 CPUs, and 70 GPUs that are now also used for machine learning processing and training when nobody is looking. UCSD also has a lab full of head-mounted displays to support classes and VR/AR research. Split into three groups of six participants, each will be offered four hours of screen-immersion experience.

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Sunday, March 17 at 5004 Atkinson Hall, and CAVE/WAVE/Library UCSD |  Tom Defanti, Chair
Instructors/Demo team: Joel Polizzi, Tom DeFanti, Falko Kuester, Chris McFarland, Jeff Weekley, Jurgen Schulze, Isaac Nealey, Chris Hoffman

  • 9:00 - 10:00: CAVE design, building, and use, including CalVR (Tom, Jurgen, and Chris)
  • 10:00 - 10:45: Head Mounted Display theory and practice at UCSD, including Unity, Unreal Engine (Jurgen)
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00: CAVE/WAVE/CAVEKiosk immersions (3 groups of 6) (Falko, Jeff, Isaac, Chris H, Chris M, Joel, and Tom)
  • 12:00 - 1:00: Lunch and VROOM tech/image demos (Joel & Larry)
  • 1:00 - 2:30: CAVE/WAVE/CAVEKiosk immersions (3 groups of 6) (Falko, Jeff, Isaac, ChrisH, ChrisM, and Tom)
  • 2:45 - 4:00: CAVE/WAVE/CAVEKiosk immersions (3 groups of 6) (Falko, Jeff, Isaac, ChrisH, ChrisM, Tom)

    Optional: Check-In & Refreshments for CENIC Conference Attendees at the Estancia until 6:00 PM

    $50.00 for the day. Limited to 18 participants. Register now. >


Dear Participant:

These workshops are supported in part by the National Science Foundation.

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