All Tutorials

  • Fri Jun 25, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    Molecular modeling is a general term that covers a wide range of molecular graphics and computational techniques that are used to build, display, manipulate, simulate, and calculate molecular properties. Cerius2 and MaterialStudio are two graphic user interfaces that act as a front end to many of these molecular modeling tools.


    This tutorial covers the basic molecular crystals building and visualization features within these two interfaces, in addition to demonstrating some of their utility modules.


  • Thu Jun 24, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    Statistics are very important to many scientific research projects. R and S-PLUS are powerful statistical computing environments available at the Supercomputing Institute. The S language and environment was developed in the 1980s by Bell Laboratories for data analysis. S was further developed into a commercial product called S-PLUS. R is a dialect of the S language.


    This tutorial will demonstrate how to read and manipulate data in the R and S-PLUS environments. In addition, attendees will learn how to perform basic statistical analysis and how to produce graphics with the software packages.


  • Wed Jun 23, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    585
    Walter Library

    The GeneData Expressionist suite is a computational system from GeneData Inc. used in analyzing gene expression data from any one or two-channel microarrays. It consists of three closely integrated modules: Refiner, CoBi, and Analyst (for data quality control, data management, and statistical data analysis).


    This tutorial will cover the main features of each module with some walk-though practice using Affymetrix one-channel sample data.


  • Tue Jun 22, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    138
    Cargill Building

    The Computational Genetics Laboratory (CGL) at the Supercomputing Institute is dedicated to meet the emerging computational needs of computational biology, especially in the areas of Computational Genomics/Genetics and Bioinformatics.


    This tutorial will introduce the hardware, software, databases, and user support available at the CGL. The main focus will be on the more than 70 plus software tools for Bioinformatics, Microarray Data Analysis, and Evolution, as well as how to access these resources.


    We will discuss how to use protein and nucleotide sequence databases installed locally. The relational database management system available at CGL will also be introduced.


  • Mon Jun 21, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    This tutorial is geared towards individuals who are interested in learning how to write parallel programs, but who have no prior experience with parallel computing.


    The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, a summary of parallel programming paradigms, an introduction to message passing interface (MPI) and OpenMP, and how to compile and run parallel programs with an emphasis on the Institute's Linux Cluster.


  • Fri Jun 18, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    PERL is a scripting language that can make the task of writing and maintaining scripts for various UNIX tasks considerably easier than trying to use one of the many shell languages. PERL is very useful, for example, in retrieving output from files of completed jobs for use in reports, input to subsequent jobs, and so forth. Since PERL is supported on virtually all computer platforms, PERL scripts are often very portable. PERL scripts can be extremely simple or complicated and powerful.


  • Thu Jun 17, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    585
    Walter Library

    The majority of the most powerful scientific research computers in the world use Linux or Unix for their operating system. Learning the basics of Unix/Linux is the first step to becoming comfortable working in the Unix/Linux environment and to utilizing these powerful resources effectively for your research.


    This tutorial is designed to introduce you to the LINUX/UNIX operating system. We will discuss some of the most commonly used commands, some helpful shortcuts, and some of the key elements of using LINUX/UNIX for your research efforts.


  • Wed Jun 16, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    The majority of the most powerful scientific research computers in the world use Linux or Unix for their operating system. Learning the basics of Unix/Linux is the first step to becoming comfortable working in the Unix/Linux environment and to utilizing these powerful resources effectively for your research.


    This tutorial is designed to introduce you to the LINUX/UNIX operating system. We will discuss some of the most commonly used commands, some helpful shortcuts, and some of the key elements of using LINUX/UNIX for your research efforts.


  • Tue Jun 15, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    This tutorial is geared to new users and will provide an introduction to the facilities and computational resources of the Supercomputing Institute. All members of the technical user support staff will be introduced in order to facilitate assistance with all aspects of scientific computing and visualization at the Institute.


  • Fri Jun 11, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    In today's post-genome era, scientists are trying to understand the millions of interrelations between proteins, small molecules, and phenotypes. BioPathway's analysis tools, in conjunction with biological knowledge databases, provide a powerful computational solution to this problem.


    PathwayAssist is a piece of commercial pathway analysis software. It can help analyze the biological association networks of a given gene list. The database built-in with this system can be enriched by importing Public pathway databases or extracting text facts from pubmed.


    This tutorial will demonstrate the functionalities of this software.


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