Past Presentations

September 2015: Apple's Research Kit, at SGM-106, Thursday, September 24, 2015

On September 24th at Noontime in SGM-106 we will host our next ABCD-LMA talk with Engineers from Apple whom will talk about Apple's Research Kit.

Apple Inc. Consulting Engineers will describe use cases of medical researchers who have begun development on Researchkit.  Following the use cases, there will be a technical discussion explaining how to develop with Researchkit. This will be followed by  Q&A.

Millions of people around the world have an IPhone in their pocket.  Each iPhone is equipped with...
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May 2015: Rey Perez from HUIT on Security, at SGM 106, Thursday, May 21, 2015:

Hi Everyone,

Our next talk will be on May 21st 2015 when Rey Perez from HUIT will talk about Security.

His presentation will touch on how computer systems may be "hacked" or broken into and what one can do at the desktop, network, host, and application level to try and prevent this.

Rey will also conduct a small demonstration to show how some of the hacking tools work.

For the technical inclined, there will be some code samples as part of the Application Level section of the discussion.

When it comes to security use the The X-Files Motto: “TRUST NO ONE...

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April 2015: BD Kim from HMS Research Computing, at SGM 106, Thursday, April 16, 2015:

Hi Everyone,

Hopefully you will all have your taxes done and will be able to come to a great talk where Harvard Medical School’s Research Computing Group will be talking to us about the trials and tribulations of running their Orchestra Cluster.

For more information see:
• https://rc.hms.harvard.edu/

We will meet in the Seeley G. Mudd building room 106 (SGM-106) starting at Noontime on Thursday April 16th. The talk will start at...

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Nov 2014 - Chris Dwan on OpenStack Implementation at The Broad Institute, at SGM 106, Thursday, November 13, 2014:

The Broad Institute has a substantial effort underway to move their high-performance computing environment over to run on top of an all-openstack substrate.  Chris Dwan, Assistant Director of Research Computing and Data Services at the Broad, will speak on openstack, object storage, and global authentication via oAuth.
Please join us on Thursday, November 13th as Christopher Dwan (Assistant Director, Research Computing and Data Services at the Broad Institute) will be presenting on various topics including:

    Openstack
    Object storage...

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Aug 2014 - Christoph Doerbeck on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, at HMS, Seely Mudd Building 106, Thursday, August 28, 2014:

Please join us on Thursday, August 28 as Christoph Doerbeck (Principal
Solutions Architect @ Red Hat Inc.) will be presenting on the topic of Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL).  More specifically:

  • Overview of RHEL 7 Features
  • Fundamental differences between RHEL 6 & 7
  • Migrations from RHEL 6 to RHEL 7
  • Overview of systemd
  • Overview of Containers & Docker

Feel free to let us know if there's other areas you'd like Christoph to cover.
If we’re unable to cover them, there will be at least 30 - 45 minutes after the...

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May 2014 - Patrick McEvilly and Jefferson Burson on The LMAnet DDOS aftermath, at HMS, Seely Mudd Building 106, Thursday, May 29, 2014

Patrick McEvilly and Jefferson Burson of HUIT Networking will be presenting
on the LMAnet DDOS and the steps being taken to protect against future
problems. Current plans are for lunch and presentation in Seeley Mudd 106.

"On the weekend of April 19th and into the following week a DDoS
(Distributed Denial of Service) attack was launched against the Longwood
Medical Area network.  One institution in particular was the target while
many others just got caught in the crossfire.  Harvard's HUIT Network
Services will present a review of the attack and the...

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Apr 2014 - Brad Chapman on bcbio-nextgen, at HMS, Seely Mudd Building 106, Thursday, April 17, 2014:

bcbio-nextgen is a community developed set of validated, scalable pipelines
for running variant calling and RNA-seq analyses. It creates an
infrastructure from open source tools that is easy to install and run. The
goal is to implement best-practice approaches that scale across multiple
architectures ranging from single machines to large clusters, and combine
this with automated validation of results for correctness against reference
standards. For ABCD-LMA, we'll specifically focus on approaches used to
improve scaling on shared HPC clusters, and also discuss current...

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