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Wednesday, June 2
 

9:00am CDT

Workshop: Doing Genomics in the Cloud: From Repository to Result (Session 1)
Computational genomics has become a core toolkit in the study of biological systems at the molecular level. To run genomics workflows, a researcher needs access to advanced computer systems including compute, storage, memory, and networks to move and mine huge genomics datasets. The Cloud provides scalable compute solutions to run workflows. In this workshop, we will demonstrate how one can create a compute cluster in the Cloud using Kubernetes and run containerized genomics workflows. The Cloud workflows will include pulling high-throughput DNA datasets from the NCBI-SRA data repository, performing reference genome mapping of SRA RNAseq datasets, and building a gene co-expression network.

Target audience: Undergrads, Grad students, Post-Docs, Faculty, IT professionals. This workshop is limited to 40 participants.

We recognize and thank the following companies that contributed resources to make this workshop possible: Praxis AI LLC, Cisco, and c-Light.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. F. Alex Feltus

Dr. F. Alex Feltus

Professor, Genetics and Biochemistry Department, Clemson University
Dr. F. Alex Feltus received a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from Auburn University in 1992, served two years in the Peace Corps in the Fiji Islands, and then completed advanced training in biomedical sciences at Vanderbilt and Emory.  He has performed research in artificial intelligence... Read More →
MK

Meenakshi Kaushik

Kubernetes and AI/ML, Cisco
CM

Cole McKnight

Cloud Architect, Clemson University


Wednesday June 2, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Workshop Room A

10:00am CDT

Workshop: Intermediate perfSONAR Tips and Tactics (Morning Sessions)
This interactive workshop will cover several intermediate level perfSONAR topics, including MaDDash setup and configuration, command line testing and troubleshooting, and automated provisioning with Ansible, along with Q&A time for each topic. Audience participation is encouraged!

The workshop is divided up into four sessions. A short break is planned between sessions with a one-hour break for lunch.

Wednesday, June 2, 10:00 AM
Session 1: Command line testing and troubleshooting (45 minutes, including Q&A)
Session 2: MaDDash setup and configuration (45 minutes, including Q&A)
Wednesday, June 2, 1:00 PM
Session 3: PWA and testing frequency? (45 minutes, including Q&A)
Session 4: Ansible provisioning (75 minutes, including Q&A)

Speakers
avatar for Doug Southworth

Doug Southworth

Network Systems Analyst, International Networks @ Indiana University
Doug Southworth joined the International Networks @ Indiana University team in 2018 and is primarily responsible for network performance analysis and troubleshooting of their three NSF funded 100Gb international Research and Education links. Southworth is also involved in the development... Read More →



Wednesday June 2, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Workshop Room B

12:00pm CDT

Mid-Day Break
Wednesday June 2, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Workshop Room B

12:00pm CDT

Mid-Day Break
Wednesday June 2, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Workshop Room A

1:00pm CDT

Workshop: Intermediate perfSONAR Tips and Tactics (Afternoon Sessions)
This interactive workshop will cover several intermediate level perfSONAR topics, including MaDDash setup and configuration, command line testing and troubleshooting, and automated provisioning with Ansible, along with Q&A time for each topic. Audience participation is encouraged!

The workshop is divided up into four sessions. A short break is planned between sessions with a one-hour break for lunch.

Wednesday, June 2, 10:00 AM
Session 1: Command line testing and troubleshooting (45 minutes, including Q&A)
Session 2: MaDDash setup and configuration (45 minutes, including Q&A)
Wednesday, June 2, 1:00 PM
Session 3: PWA and testing frequency? (45 minutes, including Q&A)
Session 4: Ansible provisioning (75 minutes, including Q&A)

Speakers
avatar for Doug Southworth

Doug Southworth

Network Systems Analyst, International Networks @ Indiana University
Doug Southworth joined the International Networks @ Indiana University team in 2018 and is primarily responsible for network performance analysis and troubleshooting of their three NSF funded 100Gb international Research and Education links. Southworth is also involved in the development... Read More →



Wednesday June 2, 2021 1:00pm - 3:15pm CDT
Workshop Room B

1:00pm CDT

Workshop: Doing Genomics in the Cloud: From Repository to Result (Session 2)
Computational genomics has become a core toolkit in the study of biological systems at the molecular level. To run genomics workflows, a researcher needs access to advanced computer systems including compute, storage, memory, and networks to move and mine huge genomics datasets. The Cloud provides scalable compute solutions to run workflows. In this workshop, we will demonstrate how one can create a compute cluster in the Cloud using Kubernetes and run containerized genomics workflows. The Cloud workflows will include pulling high-throughput DNA datasets from the NCBI-SRA data repository, performing reference genome mapping of SRA RNAseq datasets, and building a gene co-expression network.

Target audience: Undergrads, Grad students, Post-Docs, Faculty, IT professionals. This workshop is limited to 40 participants.

We recognize and thank the following companies that contributed resources to make this workshop possible: Praxis AI LLC, Cisco, and c-Light.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. F. Alex Feltus

Dr. F. Alex Feltus

Professor, Genetics and Biochemistry Department, Clemson University
Dr. F. Alex Feltus received a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from Auburn University in 1992, served two years in the Peace Corps in the Fiji Islands, and then completed advanced training in biomedical sciences at Vanderbilt and Emory.  He has performed research in artificial intelligence... Read More →
MK

Meenakshi Kaushik

Kubernetes and AI/ML, Cisco
CM

Cole McKnight

Cloud Architect, Clemson University


Wednesday June 2, 2021 1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Workshop Room A
 
Thursday, June 3
 

9:00am CDT

Sponsors Office Hours
The Sponsors Office Hours session is designed to provide attendees with an opportunity to connect with each of our sponsors in a breakout session.  We have representatives from our three sponsors who will be present in individual breakout sessions.  Attendees can join in with any of the breakout sessions to meet with a sponsor, and they are free to move from one breakout session to another at any time in order to meet with more than one sponsor.  See the breakout session schedule for this time to see which sponsors are assigned to which breakout session.  If you miss connecting with a sponsor, see the conference website under the Sponsors tab to get contact information for all of the sponsors.

Thursday June 3, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
.Main Room

9:00am CDT

Sponsors Office Hours: Cisco Systems
Cisco Systems will be present in this breakout room to meet with attendees.  Sponsors welcome questions about their products and services and may provide short briefings on particular topics of interest.

Thursday June 3, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Breakout Room B

9:00am CDT

Sponsors Office Hours: Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks will be present in this breakout room to meet with attendees.  Sponsors welcome questions about their products and services and may provide short briefings on particular topics of interest.

Thursday June 3, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Breakout Room C

9:00am CDT

Sponsors Office Hours: Telia Carrier
Telia Carrier will be present in this breakout room to meet with attendees.  Sponsors welcome questions about their products and services and may provide short briefings on particular topics of interest.

Thursday June 3, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Breakout Room A

10:00am CDT

Opening Welcome
This is the Opening Session and Welcome for the main conference portion of the GPN 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting.  We start this session with a greeting from James Deaton, Executive Director of the Great Plains Network, and information on the virtual meeting. He will recognize our sponsors and provide information on the Sponsors Office Hours that take place on Thursday and Friday of the meeting. James will also provide brief instructions on how to navigate between the Main Room and the Breakout Session Rooms and about the use of Sched to organize and manage your conference schedule.

Speakers
avatar for James Deaton

James Deaton

Executive Director, Great Plains Network


Thursday June 3, 2021 10:00am - 10:15am CDT
.Main Room

10:15am CDT

State of the States Research Panel
Research computing directors across the region will present information on the state of their research cyberinfrastructure.

Moderators
avatar for James Deaton

James Deaton

Executive Director, Great Plains Network

Speakers
MB

Mark Bookout

Director, IT Research Support Solutions, Missouri S&T, University of Missouri
avatar for Henry Neeman

Henry Neeman

Executive Director of Research Computing; Director of the OU Supercomputing Center for Education and Research, University of Oklahoma
Henry Neeman is founding Director of the OU Supercomputing Center for Education & Research (OSCER), Executive Director of Research Computing, Associate Professor of Engineering, and Adjunct Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma (OU). He received his... Read More →
KB

Kevin Brandt

AVP Research Cyberinfrastructure, South Dakota State University
DC

David Chaffin

Director of HPCC, University of Arkansas
avatar for Pratul Agarwal

Pratul Agarwal

Assistant Vice President for Research Cyberinfrastructure, Oklahoma State University
Dr. Pratul Agarwal is the Assistant Vice President of Research for Cyber-Infrastructure and is also the Director of High Performance Computing Center at OSU. He has over 15 years of experience in high performance computing and scientific research. He previously held positions at University... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson

Director of Research Computing, University of South Dakota
avatar for Riley Epperson

Riley Epperson

IT Associate Director, University of Kansas
Riley Epperson has been with the University of Kansas since 2012. He has experience in Petabyte scale storage systems, high-throughput networking, high performance clusters, and enterprise class data centers.
avatar for Hongfeng Yu

Hongfeng Yu

Interim Director, Holland Computing Center; Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Hongfeng Yu is an associate professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Currently, he also serves as the interim director of Holland Computing Center. He received his B.S. degree and M.S. degree in Computer Science from Zhejiang University... Read More →



Thursday June 3, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
.Main Room

11:15am CDT

Sponsors Lightning Talks
During this session, each of the conference's sponsors are offered an opportunity to give a ten-minute lightning talk, which can be on any topic that they wish to share with the GPN audience.

Telia Carrier:

Cisco Systems: "Routed Optical Networking - RON"

Juniper Networks:  

Moderators
avatar for James Deaton

James Deaton

Executive Director, Great Plains Network


Thursday June 3, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
.Main Room

12:00pm CDT

Mid-Day Break
During the mid-day break, attendees are welcome to gather in the Main Room for informal discussion with other attendees.  Bring your lunch and eat while chatting with your colleagues from the Great Plains Network.

Thursday June 3, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm CDT
.Main Room

12:45pm CDT

State of the State Networks Panel
A feature of every GPN Annual Meeting is the State of the State Networks Panel during which representatives from each of the state networks that make up the Great Plains Network give a brief presentation on the activities, plans, or other topics of interest regarding their networks and members.  This is a great time to see what all kinds of new and interesting things are going on within our region and in the individual states.

Moderators
avatar for James Deaton

James Deaton

Executive Director, Great Plains Network

Speakers
avatar for Cort Buffington

Cort Buffington

Executive Director, KanREN
Custom World-Class Services & SupportKanREN is a perfect example of a successful public-private partnership as we leverage relationships with service providers to build fiber optic infrastructure for our members. KanREN purchases raw connectivity building blocks, converting those... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Buker

Andrew Buker

Assistant Vice President, Infrastructure Services, University of Nebraska
Andrew Buker is the Assistant Vice President for Infrastructure Services in the office of Information Technology Services at the University of Nebraska.  He provides leadership in support of systems, networks, telecommunications, and data centers.  His teams also partner closely... Read More →
PK

Paul Kern

Network and Security Director, South Dakota Board of Regents
Paul is an information security professional with over twenty years’ experience in IT. Since 1995, Paul has worked in the telecommunications and financial industries as well as in secondary and post-secondary education.
avatar for Scott Ramoly

Scott Ramoly

Chief Technology Officer, Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network
Chief Technology Officer – ARE-ON Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network
JH

John Hennessey

Chief Technology Officer, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education & OneNet
avatar for Hank Niederhelm

Hank Niederhelm

Director of Infrastructure, MOREnet
Hank has the been Director of Infrastructure since 2005. His areas of responsibility include Network Services, Systems Administration, and Development.
SS

Steve Schallehn

Network Architect, Iowa State University



Thursday June 3, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
.Main Room

1:45pm CDT

Break
During the break attendees are invited to gather in the Main Room for informal discussion with other attendees.  Get a cup of coffee or tea and chat with your colleagues from the Great Plains Network.

Thursday June 3, 2021 1:45pm - 2:00pm CDT
.Main Room

2:00pm CDT

Breakout Session 1: State Broadband Infrastructure Opportunities
The federal government is working to provide funding to states to improve broadband availability through infrastructure build-outs and expansion efforts.  The speakers during this breakout will describe efforts in their respective states within the Great Plains Network region to broaden their reach through new fiber infrastructure.

Speakers
avatar for Cort Buffington

Cort Buffington

Executive Director, KanREN
Custom World-Class Services & SupportKanREN is a perfect example of a successful public-private partnership as we leverage relationships with service providers to build fiber optic infrastructure for our members. KanREN purchases raw connectivity building blocks, converting those... Read More →


Thursday June 3, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Breakout Room A

2:00pm CDT

Breakout Session 2: Internet2 CLASS Program & NGI Update
Internet2 is partnering with major cloud providers and research universities to develop the Cloud Learning and Skills Sessions (CLASS) program to fill the gaps in training for cloud and research computing. The program accelerates the adoption of best practices in research computing and data in the cloud and provides professional development for research computing and data professionals (those who support researchers).  In this session, Internet2 will present the CLASS program and how you can participate in it.  Additionally, there will be an update on the deployment of the Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) network, including the optical, packet, automation, orchestration, and telemetry projects that comprise an amazingly comprehensive network infrastructure that can support research and education efforts for many years to come.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Brunson

Dana Brunson

Executive Director for Research Engagement, Internet2
Dana Brunson is Executive Director of Research Engagement at Internet2. Dana has been active in the community for many years, and co-chairs a number of CaRCC activities including the People Network, the RCD Capabilities Model Working Group, the Ecosystem Interest Group, and the Logistics... Read More →
CW

Chris Wilkinson

Director of Network Architecture and Planning, Internet2


Thursday June 3, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Breakout Room B

2:00pm CDT

Breakout Session 3: STINGAR - Threat Intelligence for Higher Education
At Duke University, STINGAR has helped to increase the security team’s blocking capabilities from 10 million malicious connection attempts per day to 2 billion per day at the height of the Mirai botnet. The honeypot portion of STINGAR accounts for a significant chunk of these blocks and also has increased the fidelity of what they block, reducing  false positives. Come hear information on STINGAR and consider how it might help manage and protect your users from malicious attacks against your campus.

Speakers
BM

Brian Mellon

Lead Security Operations Engineer, University of Nebraska Medical Center | Nebraska Medicine
AM

Alexander Merck

Duke University


Thursday June 3, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Breakout Room C

2:45pm CDT

Day 1 Wrap-up
James Deaton will review the day's activities and highlight sessions coming on Day 3 of the GPN Annual Meeting.  He will also invite attendees to join in at 9:00 AM on Friday for the Sponsors Office Hours during which attendees can meet with three more of the sponsors of the conference.  We will also be announcing the winners of the daily photo contest and the most popular Lightning Strike comment posted on the GPN Slack channel.

Speakers
avatar for James Deaton

James Deaton

Executive Director, Great Plains Network


Thursday June 3, 2021 2:45pm - 3:00pm CDT
.Main Room

3:00pm CDT

NSF CC* BoF
This is an open-ended Birds of a Feather (BoF) session designed for anyone from a GPN state network or member university who is considering, submitting, or has been awarded a proposal to the NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) Program.  CC* invests in coordinated campus-level networking and cyberinfrastructure improvements, innovation, integration, and engineering for science applications and distributed research projects.  The program's requirements are science-driven and comprise the primary motivation for any proposed activity.  Learning and workforce development (LWD) in cyberinfrastructure are explicitly addressed in the program.

Moderators
JS

Jennifer Schopf

Director, International Networks; Director, Engagement and Performance Operations Center, Indiana University

Speakers
HA

Hans Addleman

Senior Architect for IN@IU/EPOC, Indiana University, International Networks


Thursday June 3, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
.Main Room
 
Friday, June 4
 

9:00am CDT

GPN CIP BoF
Welcome all!  In this BoF the GPN Cyberinfrastructure Program Committee will discuss possible CC* submissions for October.  Join them and collaborate!  This group has a long history of receiving funding for multiple institution grants.   They are especially interested in collaborating with state and regional networks on an Area 2 submission.

Moderators
DA

Daniel Andresen

Professor, Computer Science, Kansas State University

Friday June 4, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Breakout Room B

9:00am CDT

Security BoF
This session is a Birds of a Feather session with the open ended topic of Security as it impacts the higher education and R&E Network community in the Great Plains Networks.  The target audience is CISOs, CIOs, and security professionals responsible for implementing and providing IT security to protect your organization from the myriad security threats that affect us daily.  Discussions may extend into the more specific realms of security policy and actions required for protecting research data from theft, privacy exposures, data loss, or data integrity violations.

Moderators
avatar for Rick Haugerud

Rick Haugerud

Chief Information Security Officer/Director of IT Security, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Friday June 4, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Breakout Room A

10:00am CDT

Welcome Day 2
This is a short welcoming session for Day Two of the general conference.  James Deaton will provide a brief summary of the day’s events.  Don’t forget to participate in the photo contest and to post a Lightning Strike, which is a notable or favorite comment heard during the day, on the meeting’s Slack channel

Speakers
avatar for James Deaton

James Deaton

Executive Director, Great Plains Network


Friday June 4, 2021 10:00am - 10:15am CDT
.Main Room

10:15am CDT

GP CyberTeam, Women in HPC, & GP-ARGO
In the past two years, universities across the region have collaborated on new projects supporting research cyberinfrastructure. In July of 2019, an NSF proposal led by the University of Missouri and including the research computing directors across five states resulted in the creation of the Great Plains CyberTeam.

One year later, in July of 2020 under the leadership of Kansas State University, even more universities came together with another NSF proposal titled Great Plains Augmented Regional Gateway to the Open Science Grid (GP-ARGO). Its goal is to expand the computing capabilities across the region and to help participating universities contribute to the Open Science Grid, a national pool of research computing resources.

Most recently as we entered 2021, a new Women in HPC chapter was created and began a series of engaging speakers and open discussions.

Leaders within each of these initiatives will provide updates and answer questions from the community.



Speakers
NP

Natasha Pavlovikj

Graduate Research Assistant, Holland Computing Center & Nebraska Food for Health Center, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
DA

Daniel Andresen

Professor, Computer Science, Kansas State University
avatar for Grant Scott

Grant Scott

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Missouri
CR

Christina Roberts

University of Missouri


Friday June 4, 2021 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
.Main Room

11:15am CDT

Break
During the break attendees are invited to connect into the Main Room for information discussion with other attendees.  Get a cup of coffee or tea and chat with your colleagues from the Great Plains Network.

Friday June 4, 2021 11:15am - 11:30am CDT
.Main Room

11:30am CDT

Breakout Session 4: Researcher Facilitator BoF
This breakout is a Birds of a Feather session where attendees interested in or engaging in facilitating researchers awareness, access, and effective use of computational and data (aka cyberinfrastructure) resources and services, and other related topics can gather for open discussion.  

Moderators
avatar for Dana Brunson

Dana Brunson

Executive Director for Research Engagement, Internet2
Dana Brunson is Executive Director of Research Engagement at Internet2. Dana has been active in the community for many years, and co-chairs a number of CaRCC activities including the People Network, the RCD Capabilities Model Working Group, the Ecosystem Interest Group, and the Logistics... Read More →

Friday June 4, 2021 11:30am - 12:15pm CDT
Breakout Room A

11:30am CDT

Breakout Session 5: Learning More about GPN
The Great Plains Network is well known as the Internet2 Connector for its member states.  But GPN goes well beyond that, as a leader in the Research and Education Networking community, as a catalyst for research computing and networking efforts across the entire region and nationally, and as an organization supporting research computing through groups such as the GPN Research Platform, the GPN Carpentry Mentoring Group, GPN CyberInfrastructure Program, the Regional CyberTeam, and others.  Come hear GPN Executive Director James Deaton talk about these various programs, with open dialogue on how you can get engaged in one of these groups.

Speakers
avatar for James Deaton

James Deaton

Executive Director, Great Plains Network


Friday June 4, 2021 11:30am - 12:15pm CDT
Breakout Room B

11:30am CDT

Breakout Session 6: KSU Enclave Project
As the United States government is moving forward with requirements for safeguarding sponsored research information, Kansas State University has developed a solution for the technical requirements. The Research Information Security Enclave, or RISE, is a cloud-based system that uses Microsoft Azure cloud to meet the appropriate standards for each sponsored-research effort.

Speakers
IC

Ian Czarnezki

Executive Director of Operations - Research Vice President, Kansas State University
Ian Czarnezki is the Executive Director of Operations & Technology for the Office of the Vice President for Research at Kansas State University.  He has over 20 years of experience in higher education administration.  Throughout the course of his career he has experience with numerous... Read More →



Friday June 4, 2021 11:30am - 12:15pm CDT
Breakout Room C

12:15pm CDT

Mid-Day Break
During the mid-day break attendees are invited to connect to the Main Room for information discussion with other attendees.  Bring your lunch and eat while you chat with your colleagues from the Great Plains Network.

Friday June 4, 2021 12:15pm - 1:00pm CDT
.Main Room

1:00pm CDT

Intra-State Collaboration Panel
This is a panel discussion with representatives from the research community within the Great Plains Network about current and planned collaborative efforts between institutions across the GPN region.

Moderators
JE

Jeremy Evert

Associate Professor, Computer Science, Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Computer Science Education, High Performance Computing Education, Research Outreach at a small teaching university

Speakers
avatar for Don DuRousseau

Don DuRousseau

Director of Reseach Computing, University of Arkansas
Don DuRousseau is the Director of Research Computing at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville. He has more than 25 years of scientific research and development experience in signal processing, data informatics, cyberinfrastructure and cybersecurity. He was responsible for operation... Read More →
PK

Paul Kern

Network and Security Director, South Dakota Board of Regents
Paul is an information security professional with over twenty years’ experience in IT. Since 1995, Paul has worked in the telecommunications and financial industries as well as in secondary and post-secondary education.
DA

Daniel Andresen

Professor, Computer Science, Kansas State University
MB

Marcus Bond

Professor, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Southeast Missouri State University
avatar for Henry Neeman

Henry Neeman

Executive Director of Research Computing; Director of the OU Supercomputing Center for Education and Research, University of Oklahoma
Henry Neeman is founding Director of the OU Supercomputing Center for Education & Research (OSCER), Executive Director of Research Computing, Associate Professor of Engineering, and Adjunct Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma (OU). He received his... Read More →


Friday June 4, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
.Main Room

2:00pm CDT

Break
During the break attendees are invited to connect into the Main Room for informal discussion with other attendees.  Get a cup of coffee or tea and chat with your colleagues from the Great Plains Network.

Friday June 4, 2021 2:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
.Main Room

2:15pm CDT

Attendee Lightning Talks
Member lightning talks are brief five-minute presentations that any attendee at the conference can volunteer to make.  Topics can range from technical to personal where the presenter can provide insights into something he or she is doing that will help us all to get to know each other better.  Sign up to be one of the presenters.

Moderators
avatar for David Merrifield

David Merrifield

Interim Executive Director, Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network

Speakers
avatar for Cort Buffington

Cort Buffington

Executive Director, KanREN
Custom World-Class Services & SupportKanREN is a perfect example of a successful public-private partnership as we leverage relationships with service providers to build fiber optic infrastructure for our members. KanREN purchases raw connectivity building blocks, converting those... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Hutson

Kyle Hutson

HPC System Administrator, Kansas State University
JE

Jeremy Evert

Associate Professor, Computer Science, Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Computer Science Education, High Performance Computing Education, Research Outreach at a small teaching university
TF

Terrance Figy

Assistant Professor, Wichita State University



Friday June 4, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
.Main Room

3:00pm CDT

Day 2 Wrap-up
James Deaton wraps up the conference with a few words of thanks to all our presenters and sponsors, and especially for all the attendees who took time out of their busy schedules to participate in the GPN 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting.  James will also announce the winners of the daily photo contest and the most popular Lighting Strike comment posted on the GPN Slack channel.  Stick around to find out if you have won a prize!

Speakers
avatar for James Deaton

James Deaton

Executive Director, Great Plains Network


Friday June 4, 2021 3:00pm - 3:15pm CDT
.Main Room

3:15pm CDT

Women in HPC BoF
The Great Plains Network-Women in HPC (WHPC) chapter invites everyone to a BoF/Happy Hour!  Bring your discussions and preferred refreshments.  Learn about this new chapter and learn how high performance computing can further your research.  Across the disciplines from humanities to chemistry, applications to support computational research are happening at our institutions. We look forward to our discussion! This session is a Birds of a Feather session with the open ended topic of Women in High Performance Computing.

Moderators
avatar for Kim Owen

Kim Owen

Program Manager Information Technology, North Dakota State University
Bio:  Kim Owen, PhD, Division of Information Technology,  North Dakota State University -- Kim currently serves as Program Manager for Research and Education Network Resources for the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology at North Dakota State University. Her... Read More →

Friday June 4, 2021 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
.Main Room
 
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