SEPTEMBER 12 - 13
HAVENER CENTER - ROLLA, MO
further. faster.

Monday

7:30am

Registration

Havener Center

Registration

1 Hour


To begin your RTD experience, meet us on the second floor of Havener to check in and receive your nametag.

8am

Picking the Right Bird

Carver / Turner

Autonomy and Acquisition

3 Hours

Buddy Scharfenberg, Systems Administrator - Specialist at Missouri University of Science & Technology


The UAS industry has taken off. Hobbyists have bolstered the market options for the ready to fly and DIY UAS markets in the United states, so which way should you go? We will walk you through the process of airframe and autopilot selection, as well as step you through a DIY build of our standard quadcopter build with the pixhawk autopilot.

8am

Puppeting the Cluster

Meramec / Gasconade

Visualization and HPC

3 Hours

Dr. Timothy Middelkoop, PhD, Director of Research Computing Support Services at University of Missouri

George Robb III, HPC System Administrator at University of Missouri, Research Computing Support Services


Puppet/Razor is a popular configuration management and provisioning system that is making inroads into the HPC and academic computing arena. In our presentation we cover the basics of configuration management, automated provisioning, and the use of Puppet and Razor in particular and how we use it at the University of Missouri to build our and manage our HPC clusters and our Linux Labs. In our workshop we cover the details of using and building a Puppet/Razor infrastructure in an interactive hands on setting with real hardware on our portable teaching cluster. Bring a test laptop of your own to reprovision and reconfigure it as a node in our demo cluster.

8am

Getting Started With The Raspberry Pi

Missouri / Ozark

Connected World

3 Hours

Don Howdeshell, System Administrator/IoT Developer at Missouri University of Science & Technology


The Raspberry Pi 3 is a very capable development board, but how can one utilize all of its features? In this session, Don Howdeshell will walk through all of the features of the Pi. We will cover hardware and software, SPI, I2C, UART, and much more. This session is geared toward beginners and intermediate users of the system. You will leave with a firm foundation of knowledge on which you can start designing and building your own "Internet of Things" (IoT) devices. This session has a capacity of 25 people, on a first come first serve basis. Arrive early to reserve yourself a spot.

11am

Break / Vendor Expo

Havener Center

30 Minutes


Break / Vendor Expo

11:30am

Lunch

St. Pat's A

Meal

1 Hour


Lunch

11:30am

XSEDE Region 4 Champions

Havener Center Burgess Room

Birds of a Feather

1 Hour

Dr. Timothy Middelkoop, PhD, Director of Research Computing Support Services at University of Missouri


Join your fellow Region 4 Campus Champions in the Burgess Room to discuss the program, what you can expect to gain from participating, what we hope to achieve in the way of both short term and long term goals, future visions for the program, etc. Dr Timothy Middlekoop from the University of Missouri will act as the emcee for this meeting which should draw attendance from both current and perspective Campus Champions from around the Region.

12:30pm

Welcome to RTD2016

St. Pat's C

Keynote (All Tracks)

20 Minutes


Welcome to RTD2016

1pm

KEYNOTE Lessons Learned: Seven Years of Crash and Burn

St. Pat's C

Autonomy and Acquisition

1 Hour

Dr. Keith Cunningham, Research Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing at University of Alaska Fairbanks


Dr. Cunningham is research professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and has worked with unmanned aircraft systems since 2009. This includes diverse applications including public safety, wild fire incident command, cadastral surveying, marine biology, terrestrial ecology, pipeline & oilfield operations, geotechnical engineering, aerosol sampling, and also with thedrone command/control with ground controls stations. His address will provide examples of these projects and how aircraft and sensors were selected and how automation is employed to conduct better and safer science.

2:30pm

Visual Storytelling with Drones

Carver / Turner

Autonomy and Acquisition

1 Hour

Richard Shaw, Director, Pictures of the Year International Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Missouri School of Journalism


Aerial views from unmanned aircraft are the gee-whiz moments that attract thousands of enthusiasts to purchase consumer-grade models. And those out-of-the-box brands are all equipped with amazing 4k-resolution cameras that offer stunning FPV displays. But what are the advanced maneuvers that can turn an amateur-looking video into cinematography? Learn the skilled flight techniques used by professional videographers at news organizations and media companies that make the most of this emerging new visual tool.

2:30pm

Listen to Your Data

Meramec / Gasconade

Visualization and HPC

1 Hour

Scot Gresham-Lancaster, Associate Professor of Sound Design at University of Texas at Dallas


In this workshop participants will learn about using sonification and visualization to better perceive the tight relationships in arbitrary data sets. Attendees will be given several templates of pure data-extended patches that will allow them to experiment with the concept of creating their own sonifications. Interested persons are encouraged to bring CSV files of data that they are interested in sonifying. Topics to be explored will be the basic concepts of sonification and the taxonomy of its types that Gresham-Lancaster and his team have been developing.

2:30pm

Techno Tinkerers: Fun with Arduinos

Missouri / Ozark

Connected World

1 Hour

Bryan Thompson, Batee.com, Founder at Batee Electronic Parts and Repair


In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to configure the Internet of Things Development and Programming Environment to connect your PC and microcontroller to measure and control physical devices in the real world. Included in this talk is a how-to for controlling RGB LEDs, Relays and other outputs and reading data from sensors and send to back to the PC for remote processing. This session has a capacity of 25 people, on a first come first serve basis. Arrive early to reserve yourself a spot. What you'll need: - A Windows, Mac or Linux Laptop with a free USB port - Optionally, preinstall the Arduino Software for your OS:https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software

3:30pm

Creating IoT Devices with Raspberry Pi

Missouri / Ozark

Connected World

1 Hour

Don Howdeshell, System Administrator/IoT Developer at Missouri University of Science & Technology


This session is a follow-up on the "Getting Started With The Raspberry Pi" workshop. Starting from a base knowledge of the Pi, we will cover several important concepts necessary to create useful and secure IoT devices.

3:30pm

SLURM & You

Meramec / Gasconade

Visualization and HPC

1 Hour

Dr. David Swanson, Director of Holland Computing Center at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


The Holland Computing Center (HCC) at the University of Nebraska operates four clusters, three of which currently use the SLURM batch system. After experience with PBS Pro, Maui/Torque, Moab, SGE and Condor, HCC deployed SLURM several years ago and has not looked back. This talk will briefly introduce SLURM and discuss various details relevant to the HCC configuration. How HCC offers its SLURM clusters as an opportunistic resource to the Open Science Grid will be presented as well.

3:30pm

Getting Legal in UAV Flight

Carver / Turner

Autonomy and Acquisition

1 Hour

Buddy Scharfenberg, Systems Administrator - Specialist at Missouri University of Science & Technology


Scratching your head over what you need to do to use a UAS to collect data for your company or university? Get a handle on what part 107 means for you and how to stay legal in case you need more than what part 107 rules have to offer.

4:30pm

KEYNOTE PROnet: A PRogrammable Optical Network Prototype

St. Pat's C

Visualization and HPC

1 Hour

Dr. Andrea Fumagalli, Professor of Telecommunications Engineering at University of Texas at Dallas


Accessible exascale computing is the next frontier that will push the capacity to handle vastly more accurate predictive models and analysis of massively greater quantities of data. Advances in quantum technology in the areas of science, engineering, and computing are essential to global competitive success. In order to support the analysis of such large quantities of data, new network paradigms are required. Introducing PROnet, a programmable optical network prototype with the ability to dynamically provide optical circuits that are provisioned on-demand and dedicated to supporting specific applications requiring low latencies and high transmission rates. In today's Science DMZ networks, PROnet will be able to extend provided networking capabilities by multiplexing the signal across many different wavelengths within the optical network.

6pm

Street Party Social

Havener Center Promenade

Social and Fireworks

2 Hours


Come join the party and network with others with similar interests. Stay and sample some of the Missouri's best beer, wine, and BBQ and of course, Slice of Pie!

8:15pm

Fireworks

Havener Center Lawn

Social and Fireworks

30 Minutes


After the street party social, we will present a spectacular sky show choreographed and built entirely by Missouri S&T's Explosive Engineering program.

Tuesday

7:30am

Breakfast

Havener Center

Meal

1 Hour


Breakfast

8:30am

KEYNOTE Ninja or Samurai - which one are you?

St. Pat's C

Connected World

1 Hour

Chris McCoy, Associate Vice Chancellor IT, CIO at University of Arkansas


Successful management of innovation requires both ninja and samurai. Knowing your personality type and your role allows you to lead your organization through the tricky transformation from disruption to enterprise service. Focusing on the innovation lifecycle this talk will explore characteristics of personality, system, consumer, safety, transition and end of life.

9:30am

Break / Vendor Expo

Havener Center

Tech Demos

30 Minutes


Break / Vendor Expo

10am

Remote Sensing from Drones

Missouri / Ozark

Autonomy and Acquisition

1 Hour

Wasit Wulamu, Assistant Professor at Center for Sustainability at Saint Louis University


Recent developments in compact imaging sensors and Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) have provided a new avenue of research for remote sensing applications. There exist both numerous opportunities and challenges with broader usage of UAS remote sensing, which is in part related to regulations but mostly attributed to processing algorithms of ultra-high resolution imagery, translating the abundant spectral information contained in hyperspectral and hyperspatial data to useful information. Dr. Wasit Wulamu, an Assistant Professor of remote sensing at Saint Louis University will present example projects of how data are collected from sensors integrated with multiple UAS systems and processed and interpreted using a number of software tools.

10am

Introduction to Scientific Visualization Featuring ParaView

Carver / Turner

Visualization and HPC

1 Hour

Dr. Vetria Byrd, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) at Purdue Polytechnic Institute


Participants of this talk will gain hands-on experience creating a simple vtk file from scratch and loading that file into ParaView. Participants will also gain knowledge of how to run ParaView commands in the python shell that comes with Paraview to generate visualizations.

10am

Linux & Clusters 101

Meramec / Gasconade

Visualization and HPC

1 Hour

Nick Eggleston, System Administrator at Missouri University of Science & Technology


In this workshop we will discuss the basics of the Linux operating system. We will cover how it differs from Microsoft Windows; different methods of obtaining, configuring, and using Linux. We will also cover how to navigate the Linux command line interface (CLI), and other various aspects that make up the Linux operating system. The class will focus mainly on Ubuntu Linux, but the skills learned will transfer to other variants of Linux. Bringing a laptop to this workshop is optional, but encouraged.

11am

MidWest Big Data Hub Lightning Talks

Missouri / Ozark

Visualization and HPC

1 Hour


Midwest Big Data Hub is hosting an Early Career lightning talk session on the topic of data in a research project setting. Travel reimbursement for presenters is available for up to $250/presenter. Pre-tenured faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates are encouraged to give a quick 5-minute presentation on any data issue of relevance to a research project in which you participated. Eight to ten lightning talks will be scheduled. In the time remaining, Aaron Bergstrom- University of North Dakota Project Coordinator for the Midwest Big Data Hub (MBDH - http://MidwestBigDataHub.org ) will provide information, and answer questions about, the MBDH.

11am

Puppet for Decision Makers

Meramec / Gasconade

Visualization and HPC

1 Hour


As campus and regional HPC centers become more diverse in hardware and software platforms it becomes increasingly difficult to use an imaged based method of deploying nodes. In this talk we discuss one approach for provisioning and configuring heterogeneous and dynamic HPC/HTC/Big Data clusters utilizing Puppet and Razor. Puppet/Razor is used in enterprise, internet scale, and academia to managed hundreds to tens of thousands of machines in a scalable and automated fashion. In the talk we will discuss the capabilities of the tools, how they are used, and our experience in using them at the University of Missouri in both enterprise and research computing.

12pm

Grab & Go Lunch

Havener Center

Meal

1 Hour


Before you leave RTD, grab a lunch to go, or enjoy lunch connecting with your peers in St. Pat's Ballroom.

To view a PDF of the latest schedule for RTD2016 please click here.