All Tutorials

  • Tue Jul 6, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    585
    Walter Library

    Relational Database is a type of database management system (DBMS) that stores data in the form of related tables. It has been widely used in scientific research and industry. SQL is the standard language for accessing relational database management system.


    The topics which will be discussed in this tutorial:


    1) A brief overview of relational database design concepts and principals


    2) Conceptual data model, data, and constraints


    3) Introduction to Structural Query Language (SQL)


    4) A demonstration on how to create database and tables, input data, and retrieve or query data from database using Oracle database.


  • Thu Jul 1, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    138
    Cargill Building

    Motifs are conserved regions in protein or nucleic acid sequences that are predictive for structures and functions of these sequences. There are a few motif analysis programs and databases publicly available. They are extensively used for individual sequence structural or functional analysis and genome sequence annotations.


    This tutorial will review all these motif programs and databases and demonstrate Pfam and InterProScan software.


  • Wed Jun 30, 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 chemistry techniques that is used to build, display, manipulate, simulate, and calculate molecular properties. InsightII is a graphic user interface that acts as a front end to many of these molecular modeling tools.


    This tutorial covers the basic biomolecular building and visualization features within InsightII, in addition to demonstrating its interface to some of its molecular modeling modules.


  • Tue Jun 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    585
    Walter Library

    This one day workshop will help researchers write better and portable parallel codes. It will focus on basic point-to-point communication and collective communications, which are the most commonly used MPI routines in high-performance scientific computation. In addition, the advantage of using MPI non-blocking communication will be introduced.


    The workshop will combine lecture with hands-on practice. The lecture introduces basic principles and the hands-on portion focuses on the use of MPI principles via the selected examples. Programming will be done in FORTRAN or C, so any background in these two languages is helpful.


  • Mon Jun 28, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    This tutorial is designed to help users run Gaussian calculations effectively on the Institute resources. The tutorial will include how to submit jobs, how to interpret some calculations, and how to visualize results.


  • 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.


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