Rosen Center for Advanced Computing staff to present at research computing conference

Rosen Center for Advanced Computing (RCAC) staff will present posters and papers about topics such as Purdue’s powerful new Anvil supercomputer, biocontainers and workforce development, lead a tutorial about Anvil’s interactive computing capabilities and moderate a panel discussion about student programs at the upcoming Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC) conference held in Boston from July 10-14, 2022.

A group of RCAC staff will present the paper, “Anvil - System Architecture and Experiences from Deployment and Early User Operations.” RCAC staff will also lead a tutorial about interactive computing on Anvil’s composable platform.

Preston Smith, executive director of RCAC, is the author of the paper "Measuring the Relative Outputs of Computational Researchers in Higher Education", which explores the impact of the use of high-performance computing on the output of the average university researcher.

Betsy Hillery, director for high-performance computing, is a co-author on the paper “Understanding Factors that Influence Research Computing and Data Careers,” which is a finalist of the best paper in the Workforce Development, Training, Diversity and Education track.

Jungha Woo, a senior software engineer for RCAC's Scientific Solutions Group, will present the paper "C3F: Collaborative Container-based Model Coupling Framework," about a new container-based model coupling framework to help researchers connect complex models across disciplines in a modular, more usable and reproducible manner.

Hillery and Laura Theademan, assistant director for center operations and visualization, will moderate a panel titled “Selling a Student Cyberinfrastructure Professional (CIP) Program Through Your Strategic House.”

The poster “HyperShell v2: Distributed Task Execution for HPC” by lead research data scientist Geoffrey Lentner and senior computational scientist Lev Gorenstein has been selected as a finalist for the conference’s best poster award. RCAC staff members will also present the following posters:

  • “Azure-based Hybrid Cloud Extension to Campus Clusters” by Samuel Weekly, Zoey Mertes, Erik Gough and Preston Smith
  • “Simplifying Scientific Application Access in Kubernetes with Push Button Deployments” by Taylor Johnston, Victor Shaw, Brian Werts, Samuel Weekly, Erik Gough and Preston Smith
  • “Biocontainers on Purdue Clusters” by Yucheng Zhang and Lev Gorenstein
  • “Halcyon: Unified HPC Center Operations” by Shawn Rice and Kevin Colby
  • “CRAVRE: Cyber Resilience Adaptive Virtual Reality Experiences” by Jake White, George Takahashi, Mesut Akdere, Umit Karabiyik, Jason Doty, Jason Moats and Jin Kocsis

Writer: Adrienne Miller, science and technology writer, Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP), 765-496-8204,

Last updated: June 28, 2022