Webinar: Get Started with CyVerse: Practical Help to Manage Your Data Store

Data 3


11 a.m., March 17, 2023

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About this webinar

There's no such thing as a "free" lunch, the saying goes....but CyVerse does give you 5 GB of free storage with your Basic account (and up to 5 TB for a paid subscription). However, anyone with data knows it's easy to find yourself up against your data quota, so learning and practicing good data management is an essential skill for doing computational research. CyVerse's Trainer-of-trainers, Jason Williams, will help both seasoned and new users to CyVerse with how to find out what their data quota is in CyVerse, how to assess which files are "data hogs", how to manage your active analyses from eating up all your compute units, how to use the CyVerse Discovery Environment interface and other tools to keep your data and analyses within limits so you don't lose data or compute resources when you really need them. Join us for some practical magic on managing your data clutter in CyVerse, it'll be the best half-hour you'll spend on your research career.

What you'll learn

  • How the CyVerse quota system works for individuals and teams
  • How to identify your 'data hog' files
  • Best practices for managing data

About the presenter

Jason Williams

Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Jason Williams says he's found ideal surroundings for a “career” in science. "I am not sure how I first got interested in science, but I had my own television when I was young, and without cable, PBS was the only channel I could get reception on. Hours of nature shows, broadcasts from the New York Philharmonic, and Julia Child, may have contributed to my interests (and modest talents) in science, classical music, and cooking." Jason attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook, doing undergraduate research in the university’s ecology and evolution department studying plant phylogenetics and systematics. He then joined Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, working with the molecular genetics of plant development in Arabidopsis and later in cancer research, looking into underlying molecular dynamics of prostate cancer. As part of the original iPlant Collaborative (CyVerse's first incarnation), Jason was on the Education, Outreach & Training (EOT) team and is now the Lead for CyVerse EOT.

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