Faculty Technology Workshop - Information Technology at the Johns

Report
October 4, 2011
Arellano Theater
Tony Dalrymple
Mike McCarty
Scott Zeger
Mark Robbins
Physics and Astronomy
Goals: Provide resources for large computational
and data intensive projects on Homewood
Campus – enable faculty to do more by
pooling resources
Centralize resources to improve efficiency
→ special purpose air conditioned rooms
and systems administration
Increase competitiveness for new grants and
faculty
Info: http://www.idies.jhu.edu/hpc.aspx or
https://hhpc.idies.jhu.edu/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
Management committee (appointed by Deans):
Burns, Dalrymple, Falk, Garcia-Moreno, Haines,
Mittal, Robbins
Partnership between faculty and Deans
 Faculty: Purchase standardized compute nodes
Pay node fee to cover average rack/power/cable
costs
Allow Deans to allocate 10% of compute power
Minimum buy-in 8 nodes, < 1 user per node
 Deans: Purchase head nodes and infiniband
switch
Systems administrator who provides basic service
- operating system, compilers, queuing software
10% Deans’ share available to Homewood faculty,
particularly for temporary spikes in compute
needs, initial phase of new computational
initiatives, new hires, users “kicking the tires” before
buying in
HHPCv1 -Turned on December 2008
 171 compute nodes, 8 cores, 16GB each
HHPCv2 – Being built
 174 compute nodes – 12 cores, 48GB each
 Capable of expansion to 600 nodes
Housed in newly renovated Bloomberg 156
 Power and cooling for 750kW of equipment
Other initiatives being built in Bloomberg 156:
100 TFlop Graphics Processor Laboratory – MRI for
researchers in Modeling Complex Systems
IGERT
Datascope – 5 PetaByte facility for rapid
processing of large datasets
Theresa Caruso, IT
The Phoenix Project
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What is it?
› Specialized workload management system for
compute-intensive jobs
› Includes job queuing, scheduling policy, priority,
resource management, match-making
› Serial or Parallel jobs run simultaneously
› Efficiently harness idle compute power into single
usable resource
pool
A Shared
Compute Cluster
Midrange Technical Support Team
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What components make up the SCC?
› Management Nodes
 2 x HP Proliant DL380 G4 (Intel)
› Compute Nodes
 14 x HP Proliant DL 380 G4 (Intel)
 6 x HP Proliant DL 385 (AMD)
› Storage
 Sun Storedge 6920 SAN (8TB Raw)
 2 x 500GB volumes shared via NFS
› RedHat 5.6 64-bit & Condor 7.6.1
› Theoretical Benchmarks?
 MIPS = 316200
GFLOPS = 77.2
Midrange Technical Support Team
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Evolution from virtual infrastructure and shared
storage to a full service private cloud
Working with researchers and distributed IT groups
to increase service levels and accessibility of [email protected]
computing services
Working with Educause, Internet2 and like-minded
insitutions to build a foundation for community
cloud solutions
Working with industry vendors to reduce complexity
& cost while increasing maturity level & adoption of
innovative technologies
The Johns Hopkins Biostatistics Center (JHBC) offers REDCap (Research Electronic Data
Capture) a secure web-based application that supports data capture and management for
research studies. We offer training, support and development services to support your
REDCap project from start to finish.
Advantages of using REDCap for your research studies:
Secure
Easy to use
Fast
Robust
Commitment to quality
Flexible
Data entry
Data export
REDCap is supported by the REDCap Consortium which is comprised of 273 active
institutional partners from CTSA, GCRC, RCMI and other institutions. It is currently in
production use or development build-status for more than 22,130 studies with over 31,350
end-users spanning numerous research focus areas across the consortium. The REDCap
software is primarily developed at Vanderbilt University and is provided free of charge to
institutional consortium members. JHU became a consortium member in April 2009 through
the efforts of JHBC.
Susan Payne
Robin N Sinn
The Sheridan Libraries
FEATURE COMPARISON
Refworks
Endnote
Endnote Web
Zotero
Papers2
Mendeley
Cost
Free for JHU students,
staff and faculty
Requires individual
purchase by user,
research group, or
department through
Hopkins Software
Procurement and
Renewal System
(SPARS). Educational
discounts available
Free to JHU
students, staff, and
faculty. Requires
setting up a user
account through ISI
Web of Knowledge.
EndNote Web
complements
EndNote on the
desktop
Free, charges apply
for optional file
storage above
100MB
Purchase; student Free for basic
discount available.
Web-based
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Import
references from
online
databases
Yes. Import batches of
Yes. Import batches of
search results from many search results from
databases
many databases.
Yes
Yes. Use icon in
browser's address
bar to add citations
individually or in
groups. (Note:
Yes. Can search & Yes. Aside from
import from many importing from
databases.
library databases,
Mendeley can also
import Endnote,
Papers and other
bibliographic
databases you may
have created in
other tools.
Yes
No
No
Yes, share EndNote
web account with
other Endnote Web
users
Database can be
shared with owner
setup and owner
permission only
Yes:
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from PubMed,
import articles one
at a time using the
PMID or DOI.)
Store
references
online
Yes
Share
references with
others
Yes:
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Yes
Yes:
Multi-user access
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Simultaneous
editing of an
account
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Offers read-only
access of the
same data
Refshare allows
for sharing
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databases or
folders to other
researchers at JHU
or any researcher
with Internet
access
Traveling library
within a word
document
PDFs contained
within a library
.data subfolder
for ease of
sharing
Save as
compressed file
with data
subfolder
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Yes
Yes
Papers
Livfe
Via email
Yes
Share
references with
others
RefWorks
Endnote
Endnote Web
Zotero
Papers2
Mendeley
Yes:
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Yes:
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Yes, share EndNote
web account with
other Endnote Web
users
Database can be
shared with owner
setup and owner
permission only
Yes:

Yes
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Multi-user access
Simultaneous
editing of an
account
Offers read-only
access of the
same data
Refshare allows
for sharing
databases or
folders to other
researchers at
JHU or any
researcher with
Internet access
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
Traveling library
within a word
document
PDFs contained
within a library
.data subfolder
for ease of
sharing
Save as
compressed file
with data
subfolder

Papers
Livfe
Via email
MS Word
Integration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes.
Yes
Custom
bibliographic
styles
supported
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Use FindIt @
JHU full-text
links
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Requires online
connection
Can work offline, once
online account is active.
No, only for importing Yes
and exporting
references from online
databases
Yes
For search
functions.
No, desktop
version can be
used offline, but
syncing the web
version to the
offline version
requires a
connection
Platform
Web-based, OS
independent
Mac, Windows
Specific versions of
Firefox
Mac
Web-based, OS
independent
Web-based, OS
independent
Brian Cole
Candice Dalrymple
CER
Advancing Teaching Excellence
at Hopkins
www.cer.jhu.edu / [email protected]
Average 15-20 courses per semester / ~2,000
students
Can dramatically increase attendance and engagement
Can be used anonymously or graded
Fully integrated with Blackboard
Web-Based Plagiarism Detection
Fully Integrated with Blackboard
Extremely easy to use
Contract Renewed until 10/13, now includes PeerMark & GradeMark
www.turnitin.com
Blackboard Training
Interactive Mapping Tool
Grants – Specifically Outreach and Assessment Sections
Equipment Loans, Multimedia Lab, Personal Consultations, Group
Trainings
www.cer.jhu.edu / [email protected]
Graham Bouton, IT
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Overview of student virtual desktop service
› Comparison to physical lab services
Planned availability & licensing
› Homewood undergraduate students
Future plans
› Related improvements to the Krieger Lab
› “Anytime, Anywhere” access
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Overview of supported classrooms
› General Pool vs. Departmental
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Recent changes and upgrades
› Gilman, Shaffer, Hodson, Dunning…
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Future plans
› Increased technology usage
› Analog to Digital transition
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Challenges
› Scheduling/Usage
› Reporting technical or operational problems
 “Help” button and phone support
› Maintenance
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Q&A / Suggestions / Feedback
Sam Livingston
Aaron Lyle
IT
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Self-Service Proxy
Dashboard
› Overview
› Email Options
› Section Information
› Roster Downloads
› Grade Import
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Grade Roster
› Saving/Clearing Grades
› Post to Registrars
 This cannot be undone
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Admin Role
› How to grant Admin Role
Steve Sears
IT
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Part of existing storage & virtualization service
infrastructure
Evolving to an on-demand, self-service
environment
Initial offerings for distributed IT groups and
research areas
› Self managed local storage & data center
backup
› Self managed local storage & IT managed
backup
› Data center primary storage and backup
Brian Schisler
IT
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DropBox
JShare At-A-Glance
JShare DropBox Feature
WebDav Nav App
Your Life’s Work…Wherever You
Are.
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2GB of Storage Space – FREE!
Secure DropBox Web Site
Multi-Platform
Works Offline
Only Transfers
Changes
Invite Students & Colleagues Via Email
See Other’s Changes Instantly
1 Month History
Changes Can Be Undone & Files
Recovered
• SSL and AES 256 Bit
Encryption
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• Files On The Go
• Supported on iPad,
iPhone, BlackBerry &
Android
• Easily Edit Files on
Mobile Devices
• Easy Uploads and
Sharing
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Basic – 2GB
Free
Pro50 – 50GB
$9.99/Month
Pro100 – 100GB $19.99/Month
Teams – 350+GB Contact Sales
www.dropbox.com
• Secure File Access from Anywhere at
Any Time
• 5GB Storage Space – FREE!
• Share Files Inside and Outside Johns
Hopkins
• Advanced Collaboration and
Document Management
• Secure DropBox Feature
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Email Integration
Application Library Services
HIPAA and FERPA Compliant
Daily Back-Ups for Disaster Recovery
Secure DropBox Feature
• Roles Based Permissions
• Personalized Uploads
• Once It’s There…It’s There
www.it.jhu.edu/jshare
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WebDav Client for iOS (iPad, iPhone and Ipod)
Open Documents in Other Applications
Save Email Attachments
Forward Downloaded Documents
Stream Video and Music
FREE!
Barbara Prallel
Sayeed Choudhury
MSEL
[email protected]
Web Site: http://dmp.data.jhu.edu/
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NSF data management plan requirement is
enforcement of long-standing data sharing policy
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In January 2011, the requirement went live – we had
our first request for help in December 2010
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Through work on NSF-funded Data Conservancy, built
unique, initial infrastructure specifically configured for
data
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Two services:
› NSF Data management plan development-July 2011
› Implementation of data management plan-October
2011
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Generally, a description of data, plans for sharing,
retention and access strategy, standards, roles, target
repositories, operational and archival data, etc.
Free, personalized consultation on DMP specific to
your research and NSF Directorate
Work with you to develop an effective plan, which
may be customizable for future proposals
Due to iterative process of DMP development and
waves of proposals due on the same day, we ask for
three weeks to help you (3 wks is not your total effort)
Even if proposal due date is imminent, we will help you
to the best of our abilities
Development of detailed agreement , which builds
upon 2-page DMP
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Deposition of data into JHU Data Archive for 5
years (potential for extension). Benefits
include:
› Unique, persistent identifiers for citation, sharing,
interoperability, etc.
› Data sharing requests handled by JHU DMS
(consistent with policy or research needs)
› Compliance for JHU Data Policy
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Post-award implementation of DMP is currently
supported through budget line item of 2% of
TDC
Kelly Bystry
IT
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Make it possible to:
› Connect
› Communicate
› Coordinate
› Compete
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For the purpose of:
› Information sharing
› Information seeking
› Innovation
Today
myJH
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Email
JShare
Instant Messaging
Announcements
Calendars
Bookmarks
Apps
Tomorrow
myJH
• Collaboration
Network
– Wikis
– Blogs
– Polls
• Individual
Dashboard
Tomorrow
myJH
• Collaboration
Network
– Wikis
– Blogs
– Polls
• Individual
Dashboard
Steven Frantz
Charles Goldman
Sean Stanley
Academic Technologies
Webcasting, Webinar, Live
Streaming
 VTC, Videoconference
 Lecture Capture
 Collaboration Space
 “Unified communication”
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CONCEPTS
Half Duplex (one-way conversations)
Live Streaming
Podcasting
Webcasting
Lecture Capture
Full Duplex (two-way conversations)
VTC/Videoconference
Collaboration Environment
PRODUCTS
Adobe Connect
Sonic Foundry Mediasite
Web-Ex
Gotomeeting
H.323
Microsoft Lync
Skype, ichat, G-Talk
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H.323 Videoconference Products (Polycom,
Tandberg, Cisco)
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Dedicated hardware appliances
Installed permanently
Quality Assurance (QA)
Standardized
Scalable
Collaboration Environments
› Used for direct collaboration on documents,
programming, websites, presentations, etc.
› Screen sharing, drop boxes, mouse and keyboard control
› Video quality is less important than a stable connection
and common workspace
› Adobe Connect, Web-Ex
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Streaming, Podcasting, Webcasting, Webinar
One-way communication optimized
May or may not be live
Portability
Higher quality video and production
May or may not include feedback options via email/chat
or polls
› Adobe Connect, Webex, Gotomeeting
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Lecture Capture
› Captures audio/video and presentation materials
(Powerpoint, etc)
› May or may not stream live
› Allows for finite control of access.
› Mediasite
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“Unified Communication”
› Designed for ease-of-use. Combines
email/chat with video
› May or may not include document sharing
or VOIP telephony
› Augmented chat
› Microsoft Lync
What aspect of your collaboration is most
important?
 Who is your audience?
 Is this a single event or part of a series?
 What are your time/budget constraints?
 How flexible is your location?
 Do you require technical assistance during the
event or are you tech savvy?
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Bobby Byrd
Melissa Wisniewski
IT
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Brief history of the Technology Store
› Mission, products offered, customer base
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Benefits to purchasing from the store
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Personal purchases
Departmental purchases
Discounts
Funding for student and faculty IT projects
Services provided
› Student sales consultants
› Authorized warranty support for Apple & Dell
› Improved website and order/quote process
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Q&A / Suggestions / Feedback
Assure availability of authorized and
legal software
 Not a plethora of titles
 Useful software
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Primarily Enterprise and/or Volume
Licenses
› Departmental purchases
› Personal purchases
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Can’t find the software you are looking
for?
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Website for SLIC –
http://www.it.johnshopkins.edu/services/software/slic/
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New Software Request
Forefront Security Suite: Client Security, Exchange Security, Online Protection for Exchange , SharePoint Security, Office
Communication Server Security, Threat Management Gateway Online, Unified Access Gateway
Enterprise
CALs
Standard
CALs
Servers
Windows Rights
Mgmt Services
CAL
System Center
Client Suite
Windows Server
CAL
System Center
Configuration
Manager
(Workload, File and
Print, WSS, AD)
Windows Server
Key
(Monitoring and
Updates)
System Center
Configuration
Manager
Server consoles not included in
CAL Suites
Exchange Ent
CAL
(Archiving, Unified
messaging,
Compliance)
Exchange Std
CAL
(Messaging,
Calendar, Contacts)
Exchange Server
Core CAL Suite component
Office SharePoint
Ent CAL
OCS Standard
OCS Enterprise
CALs
(E-forms, Spreadsheet
publishing, Data
integration, FAST,
Performance Point)
SQL CAL
Plus Server
(IM, Conferencing)
Office SharePoint
Std CAL
(ECM, Portal, Search)
Office SharePoint
Server
Office
Communications
Server
Enterprise CAL Suite
component
System Center
Operations
Manager
SQL Component added
Tony Dalrymple
Mike McCarty
Slides will soon be available at:
http://www.it.jhu.edu/events/workshop

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