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SAVE THE DATE FOR THE INAUGURAL MEETING OF THE SINGULARITY USER GROUP, MARCH 12-13, 2019!

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE INAUGURAL MEETING OF THE SINGULARITY USER GROUP, MARCH 12-13, 2019!

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and Sylabs have teamed up to bring the Community its first ever meeting of the Singularity User Group (SUG). Plans are well underway, and this is what we have right now: the event will be hosted at SDSC, March 12-13, 2019.

Between Singularity, San Diego, and SDSC there’s ample reason to participate in SUG. However, we well understand that technical content is key. Although the detailed agenda remains a work in progress, here’s how it looks so far:

  • Keynote presentations from SDSC researchers engaged in state-of-the-art use cases involving Singularity and supercomputers
  • Keynote presentations from the Sylabs team featuring Singularity (and CentOS) founder Gregory Kurtzer
  • Contributed presentations from the Singularity Community
  • Hands-on technical sessions to address the needs of Singularity users from the novice to the expert
  • Unique networking opportunities for users and contributors in the uniquely collaborative setting provided by San Diego, and SDSC in particular

One intention of this post is to provide you with the impetus to start thinking about how you might contribute a presentation at the SUG meeting. We’ll issue a call for papers (CFP) early in the New Year. Broadly speaking, we’re interested in learning from each other through practically oriented contributions from Singularity end users to contributors.

The Silicon Valley edition of NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) is being held March 19-21, 2019, in San Jose, California. We selected the SUG dates to complement GTC so that out-of-state and international visitors are provided with an excellent excuse to spend a little more time in California. We hope you agree and decide to join us at SUG in San Diego before heading to GTC in San Jose.

Finally, it’s important we stay in touch as SUG is evolving rapidly and we’ll need to limit the numbers of participants. Our mini website is under development, and we expect it to ‘go live’ early in the New Year. In the interim, please express your interest in this event by signing up for event updates by sending email to sug@sdsc.edu. If you already have some ideas on what you might like to present, feel free to float that by us in your email as well.

2018 has been a remarkable year for Singularity, and 2019 is already shaping up well. We look forward to meeting you at SUG in March 2019 and wish you and yours the best for the holiday season.

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