People Network and Other Gatherings for June 2024

Mark your calendars for these upcoming People Network calls (Zoom details at the end). For handy calendar entries, try the CaRCC Events Calendar. As always, we also highlight other opportunities from our partners and collaborators that touch members of the community.

Our CaRCC Monthly Welcome call will take place Tuesday, June 4, 2-2:30pm ET (1pm CT/12pm MT/11am PT), where you can learn more about the CaRCC organization and opportunities. Email if you don’t have our People Network Zoom details.

Also, please note that our new community policy on AI bot participation will apply to all People Network gatherings starting in June 2024, and is being considered for application to all CaRCC-associated gatherings. Thank you to all those who provided feedback and input!

If you’re not on our mailing lists, join the People Network and join our Slack channels.

CaRCC People Network Calls

Data-Facing Track (1st Tuesdays)
Tue 6/4, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT
Unconference with breakouts on generated topics
An informal gathering to discuss top-of-mind topics.

Strategy and Policy-Facing Track (1st Wednesdays)
Wed 6/5, 12p ET/ 11a CT/ 10a MT/ 9a PT
Leadership Training Programs

Join us for an insightful discussion on leadership training programs. As the demands on research computing teams continue to grow and evolve, effective leadership is more crucial than ever. In this session, we’ll explore training programs specifically designed to develop leadership and managerial skills within research computing environments. Gain valuable insights from both the organizers and participants of these programs, and discover strategies to enhance your leadership capabilities in RCD.

Researcher-Facing Track (2nd Thursdays)
Thu 6/13, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT
Topic: ACCESS Pegasus – A hosted workflow system for ACCESS users
Processing and analyzing large research datasets has become more complicated as workflows require multiple dependencies and the volume of data requires analysis on high performance computing systems. Creating portable research workflows is critical for efficient, scalable reproducible research. The Pegasus workflow management system allows researchers to construct workflows in abstract terms without worrying about the details of the underlying execution environment and can coordinate multiple distributed resources. This presentation will introduce ACCESS Pegasus – a new hosted, Jupyter based, workflow interface to ACCESS resources.

Emerging Centers Track (3rd Wednesdays)
Wed 6/19, 12p ET/ 11a CT/ 10a MT/ 9a PT/ 7a HT
The National AI Research Resource (NAIRR) Pilot
There’s considerable information out about NAIRR, and Emerging Centers is providing a session discussing the NAIRR Pilot project: there are both compute and data resources available, the most recent allocations period had a lot of interest in getting more resources. Our call will be an open discussion of:
– NAIRR Webinar:
– NAIRR Partner Showcase: 
– NAIRR Task Force Report:
Starter questions:
– Is anyone in our community using or planning on using the NAIRR resources
– If so, tips and tricks for applying / approval / usage?
– Collaboration around use / availability of resources?
– Any one involved in the trustworthy AI component of NAIRR? 

Systems-Facing Track (3rd Thursdays)
Thu 6/20, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT
Debian GNU/Linux for Scientific Research
Over the past decade, Enterprise Linux has dominated large-scale research computing infrastructure. However, recent developments have sparked increased interest in community-led alternatives. Debian GNU/Linux, a long-standing choice among researchers for supporting scientific work, is experiencing a renewed interest for High-Throughput Computing (HTC) and High-Performance Computing (HPC) applications. This session will provide an overview of how Debian is being utilized to support scientific research and will include a case study showcasing the migration of HTC operations from Enterprise Linux 7 (EL7) to Debian. Presented by: Dennis van Dok, Nikhef, the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics; Andreas Tille, Debian Project Leader

Additional CaRCC Opportunities

Tue 6/11, 1p ET/ 10a PT (2nd Tuesdays): CaRCC Capabilities Model Office Hours – come and go as you please. Have questions about how to get started with the Research Computing and Data Capabilities Model?  Or are you already working with it and just want to discuss the process, or your suggestions for improvements. Zoom Session URL (Meeting ID: 381 654 7290; Passcode: carcc). Join the mailing list or send questions to

Tue 6/11, 2p ET/ 1p CT/ 12p MT/ 11a PT (2nd Tuesdays) RCD Staff and Student Workforce Development Interest Groups: Why do you go to a conference?  This month we will have a discussion on how we use conferences for professional development and the ways we can bring things back to our institutions to be useful.  Zoom Session URL (Meeting ID: 867 2543 9159 passcode 165236). Join the Interest Group mailing list.

Other Opportunities

Fri 6/14, 2p ET/11a PT (2nd Thursdays/2nd Fridays): US Research Software Engineers monthly community call. See for more information.

Wed 6/12, 2p ET/ 11a PT (2nd Wednesdays): Regulated Research Community of Practice (RRCoP) Community Discussions. June: “A Day with the CMMC Assessors” Workshop Report. Please use this Zoom link, and contact or Carolyn Ellis with any questions.

Mondays 4p ET/ 3p CT/ 2p MT/ 1p PT (every Monday): The OSG Consortium and NSF PATh host weekly Campus Office Hours. Zoom: For more information, please contact Christina Koch.

CaRCC Calls and Zoom

All CaRCC People Network calls will take place within a Zoom room communicated via email. Please help us keep these details secure (non-public), but feel free to share with a colleague.