The goal of these meetings is to both build the UCSD RCD Community as a self-identifying group, and to provide the Community with resources to succeed.
During the meetings, researchers and RCD professionals can come together to discuss issues important to the UCSD research community, learn about resources, software, tools, and services relevant to our work. Through the meetings, our mailing list, and other modes of communication, the RCD community can share and learn together.
What do you want to talk about and learn more about?
Our meetings are held every other month on the second Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Upcoming meeting dates:
Large language models like ChatGPT have many potential uses for research, such as code generation or drafting documentation. Let’s get together to discuss where we’re at and what we’re keeping our eyes on.
Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. PDT. (Calendar invite)
Recording, slides, and notes are available on the pages for past meetings.
Picking a compute resource is more than just a matter of finding enough cores and memory. During this meeting, we’ll discuss some facets to consider when your research computing needs outgrow your laptop. How productive you’ll be on a compute resource can be impacted by several factors, like the software applications to be run, the data you’re working with, the level and types of support, and whether the resource is paid vs. “free” (allocated). The presenters will share recommendations on selecting compute resources, a list of some campus and national resources, and a few examples from other UCSD researchers.
Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. PDT.
How do we address IT needs to ensure our research is successful when traveling? Especially when the research relies on more than just packing the right chargers. Research IT can be hard enough, before working with equipment or data beyond the campus boundary. We’ll cover some of the general recommendations, and share some of the challenges other researchers have experienced.
Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. PDT.
How do we address IT needs to ensure our research is successful when traveling? Especially when the research relies on more than just packing the right chargers. Research IT can be hard enough, before working with equipment or data beyond the campus boundary. We’ll cover some general recommendations and share some of the challenges other researchers have experienced.
Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. PST.
Science gateways are web platforms that simplify the participation in science by easing the connection to otherwise difficult to use resources (like HPC or instruments), sharing data and computational codes, collaborating, and generating large international audiences for broader impact. This meeting provided a background on science gateways, including how to find existing gateways and what tools and platforms are out there if you want to host a gateway.
Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. PDT.
A meeting about how UC San Diego researchers are being supported with cloud computing options through UC agreements with commercial cloud service providers and researchers share about their adoption of cloud computing/storage platforms in their workflows.
Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. PDT.
An introduction to the Globus data management service including campus resources and presentations by research groups using it.
June 21, 2022, 2:00 p.m. PDT